Shareholders’ Agreements: Important business insurance

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Everyone knows that accidents happen.  That’s why many of us carry insurance- on our homes, on our lives, and on our businesses. But, if you’re running a small privately held company, have you ever considered insuring your relationship with your shareholders? Maybe the answer is yes and you’ve wisely had a shareholders’ agreement drafted.  Great.…


Legal Guidance for Startups and Small Business Owners

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With a full service Solicitor team in place, Pihl Law Corporation is well equipped to assist startups and small business owners with their legal needs. Anjali Inman, a corporate lawyer with a focus on technology law emphasizes how important it is for business owners to work with advisors.   Seek your advisors early on.  Before…


E-Commerce: Selling online and protecting your process

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In August 2015, Air Canada advertised 10-pack flight passes for $800.  Many consumers thought it looked like a great deal (the passes normally retailed for $8000) and jumped onboard, purchasing the passes. However, the airline later cancelled the orders indicating that a pricing glitch had inadvertently occurred. Earlier in 2015, a mom purchased a play…


Why you need an Associate Agreement

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In the dental community, Associate Agreements can be a polarizing topic. Most dentists know someone who has been negatively impacted by an ineffective- or non-existent Associate Agreement. Whether it’s a new grad limited by aggressive restrictions or a practice owner stuck in a relationship that is no longer working, it is understandable that associates and…


MyBizDay Thompson Okanagan

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Anjali Inman with Katy Carr of Futurpreneur Canada at the Thompson Okanagan MyBizDay conference. Find out more about what kind of educational workshops, networking and exhibits you’ll find at MyBizDay here.


Equity Crowdfunding

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No longer just a buzzword, crowdfunding represents a game changing opportunity for startups to access capital and is redefining how companies raise money and interact with their investors.  Crowdfunding is increasingly being employed to help people and groups finance various projects by sourcing sufficient funds through an online platform.  Crowdfunding can take on different forms,…


Starting a Business: Some Key Considerations

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Small businesses make up a large portion of Kelowna’s business market, and that trend doesn’t seem to be stopping. If you are considering starting a business or expanding your existing business, here are a few details to consider and discuss with your lawyer and accountant. Sole Proprietorship versus Corporation Taking into account the unique circumstances…


The Importance of Shareholder Agreements for Small Businesses

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In 2012 there were over 50,000 small businesses in the Thompson-Okanagan region.  The strength of the entrepreneurial spirit in our region reflects a general trend throughout British Columbia – the Province with the highest per capita rate of small business ownership in Canada. Entrepreneurs (and people who invest in their businesses by taking shares) are…


Risky business: Do waivers offer complete immunity from liability?

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It’s fantastic being able to live in the Okanagan with all the sports and recreational activities to choose from in our all season playground.  Of course, some activities can involve slightly more risk for those of us with a thrill seeking character.  Undoubtedly, most people have been presented with a waiver for themselves or their […]