Starting a business?

Whether you have decided to start a business because you are seeking financial freedom, looking to be your own boss or pursue a lifelong dream you must ensure that you are prepared and have planned out this life changing venture. There are important steps one must take when starting their own business, from financing your...

Crowdfunding is a high profile means of raising seed capital for start-ups.   Services such as kickstarter and indiegogo are frequently looked to by Canadian companies as potential funding vehicles.   Unfortunately, raising money by crowdfunding services such as these is not a viable option for most Canadian start-up businesses.   The reason being that...

An “offering memorandum” (“OM”) is a disclosure document intended to provide investors with the ability to make an informed investment decision. A client recently approached us wanting to use an offering memorandum to raise money in Ontario.  Our advice was to suggest the company use a term sheet, which is a bare bones description of the...

If you have a successful business and would like to grow it, one option available to you is to franchise your concept and sell franchises to other would-be entrepreneurs.   Franchising potentially allows you to add revenue through moneys paid to you by purchasers of franchises and through royalties received by you from franchisees from their...