Brett is a corporate paralegal and freelance writer focusing on business, legal, and finance topics. His work has appeared in Publisher's Weekly, Thrive Insider, and various academic journals. When he's not writing, parsing legal documents, or investing with Wealthsimple, you can find him behind a chessboard or with a good book.
The Ultimate Guide to Registering a Business in Canada
Deciding to start a business in Canada is a massive step towards creating financial independence for you and your family. Rather than have your income ceiling dictated by your employer, you can choose your rates, the time you work, and the types of services you offer. With perks like these, it is no wonder that […]
Business Credit Score in Canada: Everything You Need to Know in 2023
For many entrepreneurs in Canada, business is a game of numbers. Profits, losses, liabilities, assets, and the like, are measured and checked to ensure their business is on track—for good reason. A business’s financial situation is paramount to its success. That’s why understanding business credit scores in Canada is so important. Without understanding how lenders […]
The Ultimate Guide to Holding Companies in Canada
Growth in business is almost never linear. You started out with an idea and four walls and now you might own a company and manage 10-20 employees. Reaching specific entrepreneurial milestones can bring a sense of deep accomplishment, but also ambition for future plans. If you’re in a position of growth and are wondering how […]
How many shares should I issue when incorporating in Canada?
So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and register your business in Canada. You’ve chosen who will run the company as directors and officers, what the name of the business will be, and which jurisdiction you’ll incorporate in. But, you haven’t discussed how many shares or securities that will be issued upon incorporation–or what kind. […]
How to incorporate an LLC in Canada (and why you probably shouldn’t)
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re always looking for the next best idea for your business. Whether you have already registered your business in Canada or not, you probably have heard of limited liability companies or LLCs. Touted for their flexibility, liability protection, and adjustable taxation treatment, you might be wondering if LLCs are offered in […]
Should I incorporate federally or provincially in Canada?
Starting a business is exciting. It can also be a bit daunting. You might have questions about how to run your business correctly, where to file your taxes, what types of business credit cards to use, and so on. Those are prudent things to think about, but you can feel overwhelmed quickly. One of the […]