To Dos Before Incorporating Your Business

Things to do Before Incorporating your Business

The decision to incorporate your business is not always an easy one, though incorporation definitely has its advantages. If you have decided that incorporating is the right move for you, there are still some things you must consider so that you know exactly the best way to go about incorporating your business. Here are some things you must do before incorporating your business to ensure a smooth process and lay the groundwork for a profitable future.

 

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

How To Dissolve Your Corporation

The Right Way to Dissolve your Corporation

There are many reasons why you may choose to voluntarily dissolve your incorporated business. It may be that you’re closing up shop due to unfortunate circumstances, like no visible path to profit, or it may be a happier scenario, like you’ve been offered a great job somewhere. In any event, there are things you must consider and steps you must take to properly dissolve your business.

 

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Register Your Logo

Is it Necessary to Register your Logo?

Logos can be invaluable to a company’s success. What would McDonald’s be without the golden arches? Nike without its swoosh? Pepsi without its Ying-Yang-like logo? Having a great logo doesn’t have to just be for big International heavy-hitter brands–a strong logo could be equally important for your company. Your logo will live on your website, your business cards, and any other collateral, so it’s crucial that the logo sets the right tone.

 

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

government grants for non profits

Government grants and funding for a Not for Profit business

We often have clients who ask us where to go to find grants or funding available to Not for Profit or charitable businesses.

It is important to deal directly with the government regarding applying for Not for Profit or Charitable grants.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

federal vs ontario Non Profit Companies

What Is The Difference Between An Ontario And Federal Not For Profit Incorporation?

Overall information regarding a Not for Profit Incorporation

A Not for Profit or Non Profit incorporation is established to provide either services or products to the community without making profit.

These businesses are incorporating to support or improve the community.  A Not for Profit may generate revenues however the revenues stay within the organization to further its ability to promote and assist the community. 

Overall examples of Not for Profit Incorporations as are follows:

  • Sport or athletic organizations
  • Social Clubs
  • Professional or community organizations
  • Service Clubs

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Signs Your Business Needs Help

Signs that your Business is Struggling

The business world can be rough, tough, and competitive. Capitalism fosters a competitive climate in which only the strongest survive. So how can your company climb into the category of strong survivors? You can help your company not only stay in the game, but become an industry leader, by constantly finding ways for the business to evolve and remain essential in the marketplace.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

business search

How Do I Search An Existing Business?

If you wish to search an existing business anywhere within Canada, you can obtain a corporate profile report for the business within the jurisdiction is has been incorporated or registered within.

The information that is available is as follows:

  • Legal name of business
  • Business Address
  • How long the business has been incorporated or registered
  • Who the individuals or Directors/officer of the business are
  • If the business is active
  • Business Activity (not always provided)

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.