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Doing Business in Canada

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Starting or Buying a Business in Canada

When you want to start a business in Canada through investment, there are two types of businesses that you can look at:

1. Active Investment – Investment in a business with complete or partial participation in the business.

2. Passive Investment – Investment in a business where you are not actively participating and have no control on the business activities.

 

In the Active Investment option, you have three major options:

1. Buy a business, which is for sale. This is done through Business Broker and  a lawyer’s involvement in the beginning.

2. Set up a Franchise. In this option, Franchisor normally has his terms, which you agree and accept to run a business as a Franchisee.

3. Set up your own new venture. This is done through a professional Chartered Accountant, who will help you register the business, get your Tax IDs and set up your business accounts.

 

In any of the Active Investments, you can choose the structuring in any of the following ways:

1. Sole Proprietor – In this option, you are the sole owner of the business and completely responsible for the activities, profit and loss and other legal matters. You can register business on your own under this option.

2. Partnership – In this option, you can choose to have a partner with percentage ownership. This can be done in an existing business or even in new venture with a local Canadian or with any of your family members or friends. It is advisable to choose a Professional firm to get proper documentation prepared in a Partnership business.

3. Incorporation – In this option, you can choose to have one or more participating or non-participating directors. The entity of Incorporation holds all responsibilities based on the number of directors and their specific roles in the business. This is done through a professional accounting firm and law firm’s involvement.

 

Types of businesses that you can invest in

There are number of business opportunities open in Canada for a foreign investor or entrepreneur. Mainly the categories are divides in three sections:

1. Service Industry

2. Manufacturing Industry

3. Trading Industry

 

Service Industry has a large variety of opportunities for SME businesses, such as:

a. Accounting services

b. Consulting Services

c. Automotive Services

d. Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Services

e. Independent Contracting services. (IT / Electrical / Maintenance / Plumbing / Carpentry works/ Cleaning etc.)

g. Gardening services.

h. Recruitment  / Placement Services.

i. Spa / Saloon

j. Clinics

k. Legal Services

 

Manufacturing Industry has various options such as:

a. Production

b. Packaging

c. Food Processing

d. Designing

e. Resale and Wholesale

f. Agriculture

 

Trading Industry also has variety of options such as:

a. Import

b. Export

c. Wholesale

d. Distribution

e. Retail Outlets

 

Based on your area of interest, we have team of professionals to guide you. Please feel free to write us at admin@ABusinessinCanada.com.  We will be happy to assist you at the earliest.

On the phone, you can reach us at 00-1-613-800-8472.

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Canada – A Business Investment Destination

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canada – A Business Investment Destination

In this video, take a look at Canada and the business opportunities offered for global investors.

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Register a Corporation in Canada

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Register a Corporation in Canada

Incorporate in Canada – Name Search, NUANS, Name Approval, Preparation and Filing of Articles of Association, Articles of Incorporation, Corporate By-laws, Corporate Kits.

Incorporate in Canada:
Incorporate in Ontario, Incorporate in Alberta, Incorporate in BC, Incorporate in Saskatchewan.

Types of Corporations:
Professional Corporation, Not for Profit Corporation, Shelf Corporations and Non-resident Corporations

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Register Business Name in Canada

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Register Business Name in Canada

Register a Business Name in Canada for your Small Business. Learn about Business Name selection, Business Name Search and Registration in Canada.

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Corporate Minute Book, Corporate Seal and Share Certificates

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Corporate Minute Book, Corporate Seal and Share Certificates

orporate Minute Book is the number one tool for organizing your corporate records. View more details here: http://bit.ly/MinuteBookKit . When you register a corporation, you should get the Corporate Minute Book Kit to keep your records in order.

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Start-a-Business-in-Toronto

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Start-a-Business-in-Toronto

Learn from our Small Business Specialists about the different business structures you can register and which is best for you. Learn to register your business and CRA accounts properly, get maximum tax advantages, report properly to Canada Revenue Agency and avoid potential problems. We’ll also explain web domains, trademarks and copyrights and much more.

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Nuans Name Search and Preliminary Nuans Search

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nuans Name Search and Preliminary Nuans Search

NUANS Name Search and Preliminary NUANS Search are required and very useful when your are registering a business. http://bit.ly/NuansSearch – NUANS Report is mandatory when registering a corporation.

 

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Trademark and Copyright in Canada

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trademark and Copyright in Canada

Canadian Trademarks protect the Intellectual Property of a Business. Trademark a Name, Logo Trademark, Domain Name Trademark.
Copyright in Canada, Copyright Books, Copyright Music, Copyright Lyrics, Copyright Songs, Copyright Script, Copyright Videos, Copyright paintings, Copyright Images, Copyright Photographs

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Resort for sale in Canada

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Resort for sale in Canada

 

An outstanding opportunity for investors worldwide.

 

A beautiful resort on 25 acres of prime land, surrounded by lakes.  200 rooms with restaurant and 9 hole golf course.

 

Investment – CAD $5 million  (USD 4.80 million)

Return on INvestment – 5.8%

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Selling Your Business: Timing Is Everything

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Selling Your Business: Timing Is Everything

Selling Your Business Timing Is Everything

 

One of the most critical decisions an entrepreneur makes is determining the best time to bring in outside investors or sell the business entirely. Similar to investing in stocks or playing a game of poker, you need to have a strategy in place to know when to cash in your chips and maximize payout. Getting the timing right is key to getting the highest return for the business you’ve worked so hard to build.

Here are five points to keep in mind as you evaluate your options.
1. Know Which Factors Impact Valuation

A business is an attractive acquisition target when it is growing and has a track record of success. Regardless of what has been invested in the business, its valuation is always changing based on market conditions and its competitive positioning. Ultimately, a company’s value is driven primarily by its relevance in the marketplace, operational strength, and ability to generate cash flow going forward. Specifically, factors that impact valuation include:

Profitability
Cash flow
Client / customer relationship quality
Growth opportunities
Potential synergies with strategic buyers
Competitive market positioning / sustainable competitive advantages
Balance of the management team and reliance on the owner
Macroeconomic factors, including availability of affordable debt

2. Set Defined Goals

Experts view business growth as a stepwise function in which each incremental capital investment allows for growth potential with a maximum limit. Weigh whether you have optimized the business performance given the resources (time and people) in place. Set specific targets that you’d like to hit (revenue, financing, enterprise value, etc.) so that as the business grows, you have concrete objectives to serve as an indicator that it may be time for an exit or potential next round of investment.

3. Know the Current Valuation

Communicate regularly with a trusted professional for perspective of the market transaction multiples, potential sale price, best practices for preparing financial statements for potential buyers, and the general market landscape of potential buyers.  Advisers can connect you with their network of potential buyers and help you gauge the appetite of public markets for your business.

4. Evaluate the Opportunity Cost

Many entrepreneurs feel inclined to retain their business given the potential for independently driving growth, the annual cash flow streams, and the sense of purpose from their greatest endeavor. However, if you’re planning to sell at some point and current exit conditions are favorable, it may be wise to forego this perceived security. Connect with your wealth adviser to project the expected returns if proceeds from the sale were invested across different asset classes. Evaluate the opportunity cost of keeping your wealth tied into the business, as the returns can be greater–or the risk of holding your investments in a concentrated portfolio is diminished–if the capital is invested in alternative ways.  Investments in fixed income and equity markets will likely free your time and enhance liquidity options in the face of market changes, mitigating idiosyncratic risk.

5. Find Capable Buyers

Many buyers require that the seller stay vested in the business post-transaction in the form of minority stake, options, or some form of advisory service to ensure an effective transition. Accordingly, seek a buyer equipped with the skills and resources to execute on their business plan so the value of any remaining stake is preserved.

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Canada Shared by Canadians – Keep Exploring

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canada Shared by Canadians – Keep Exploring

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Canada Shared by Canadians – Keep Exploring