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Corporate Name Changes – How Are They Done?

Corporations may wish to change their names for a variety of reasons, including changes in lines of business and company re-branding. In order to change a corporate name, the corporation's Articles must be amended by preparing and filing Articles of Amendment.

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Why Do You Need Corporate By-laws for Your Company?

Corporate by-laws are one of the foundational documents of a corporation. They commonly provide general rules regardinghow the business is to conduct its affairs from a legal perspective.

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Ontario Business Registration Explained

If a business name is different from the business owner’s legal name, the business name must be registered. In Ontario, an unincorporated business registration is valid for five years before it has to be renewed.

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Three Reasons Domain Registrations Require Some Thought

If you are like most small businesses, having your own website is a big milestone because it means you are accessible to the rest of the world and your company’s brand is out there for everyone to see.

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Four Things Your Share Certificates Need to Include

You have successfully recruited shareholders for your business, and now you need to give them documentation of their stake in your company. How do you keep track of their shares and make sure everything is recorded properly?

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Two Benefits of Corporate Seals

If you have incorporated your business and you may wonder what a corporate seal is and whether it is required. In most jurisdictions the use of a corporate seal is optional, however seals still have valid uses.

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Four Steps to Completing Business Registrations

If you have a great business idea, you may have started looking for ways to make sure your business is registered and set up for success.

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We Were Recently Quoted in an Article about Business Name Registration and Renaming Your Company

Whether you are renaming your business for branding purposes or because you want to create an entirely new identity, coming up with the right name for your organization and making it work can be difficult.

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Issuing Shares After Business Incorporation: The Three Primary Types of Shares

Shares are units of ownership of business corporations which are purchased by one or more shareholders. Initially, shares are subscribed by one or more shareholders once a new company is incorporated.

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Reducing Employee Turnover After You Incorporate

Employee turnover is an issue that many incorporated businesses and unincorporated sole proprietorships and partnerships must manage. Although some employee turnover is to be expected, if you have experienced high rates of turnover during certain points of operation.

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Reporting Guidelines Your Professional Corporation Needs to Follow

Every professional corporation in Canada must follow certain ongoing reporting guidelines in order to remain in good standing. If your professional practice recently became a professional corporation.

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What are Some of the Tax Benefits of Incorporating a Business?

Business owners often decide to incorporate their business because of the tax benefits of incorporating. Depending on your circumstances and the Province in which your corporation operates, one of the main tax benefits of incorporating may be access to lower corporate tax rates.

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3 Critical Reasons to Keep Corporate Minute Books Up To Date

Unfortunately, keeping the minute books of a small business corporation up to date is often a low-priority task; however, these records are essential and required by law. Here are 3 critical reasons for keeping corporate records up to date.

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We Can Help You Acquire a Master Business Licence to Register Your Ontario Company Under its Designated Name

If you run a business in Ontario or anywhere else in Canada, (other than the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador), you must register your business name if you are operating under a name other than the legal name of the business owner.

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2 Good Reasons to Apply for Corporate Name Changes

Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web was Yahoo’s first name. Nissan used to be called Datsun, and the first name for Google was BackRub!

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Advantages of Business Incorporation

The most common forms of business structures in Canada are sole proprietorships, general partnerships and corporations.

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Business Name Registration: General Requirements for a Corporate Name

When applying for incorporation, your proposed corporate name should include a distinctive term, descriptive term and corporate identifier.

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Explaining the Objectives of NUANS Searches

NUANS searches (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Searches) refer to a computerized system that compares proposed trademarks, corporate and business names with a database of existing trademarks, corporate and business names in Canada.

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How to Apply for Non-Profit Incorporation

Non-profit incorporation can be performed at the Provincial or federal level. If your organization intends to operate in more than one Province, you may wish to incorporate it federally.

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Who Is Eligible To Incorporate a Company?

Anyone aged 18 or older who is not an undischarged bankrupt and is of sound mind can form a corporation under the CBCA (Canada Business Corporations Act) or the OBCA (Ontario Business Corporations Act)

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Where Should I Incorporate My Business?

The answer to this question involves making the decision as to whether you should incorporate your business under Canada’s federal laws – for example, a federally chartered corporation – or under the laws of one of the country’s Provinces, for example a Provincially chartered corporation.

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How to Keep Your Company Strong After Business Incorporation

Once you complete the business incorporation process, your business will be set up for success. That being the case, it is essential that you apply certain prudent financial practices to ensure the success of your company after business incorporation.

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Incorporations 101: Five Reasons to Incorporate Your Business

If you run a small business, you may have wondered about the benefits of incorporation. Corporations enjoy many advantages that are not available to unincorporated businesses, such as sole proprietorships and partnerships. Here are a few key reasons why you should consider incorporating your business.

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Mistakes to Avoid During the Business Name Registration Process

During the business name registration process, you want your company’s name to be unique and stand out. To make sure this happens, it is crucial that you avoid a few common mistakes as you choose your business’ name.

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Non-Profit Incorporation: How Do Charities and Non-Profits Differ?

Completing the non-profit incorporation process can help you protect against personal liability and can also ensure that your organization has an unlimited lifespan.

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Prevent Unnecessary Hassle by Keeping Your Minute Books Updated

Your business’ minute book serves as the official record book of your corporation’s activities. Minute books document many transactions, including the election of directors, appointment of officers, dividend issuance, ..

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Understanding the Key Positions in Your Company After You Incorporate

Once you incorporate your business, your company will benefit from limited liability and corporate name protection, and it will enjoy certain tax and other benefits. However, once you incorporate, ..

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What Should You Include in Your Corporate By-Laws?

While forming a new corporation, one of the first things you need to do is create a set of corporate by-laws. Corporate by-laws set out the procedures and standards that will govern your corporation.

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What You Need to Know about NUANS Name Searches

While choosing a name for your business, you may have come across the terms “NUANS” or “NUANS name searches”. NUANS is a computerized system that compares proposed corporate and business names with existing reserved names, registered corporate and unincorporated business names and registered trademarks in Canada.

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