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A solid cybersecurity plan is just good business

Investing in cybersecurity isn’t something a small or medium-sized business does when they can afford it. It’s an essential step the moment you’ve got devices connected to the internet. Security risks start from day one and only increase as you build your business, accumulate more sensitive information and grow your online customer base. Even ...

Our experts help grow your startup – from first financing to making an exit

Zeifmans’ recent Instagram Live session focused on helping startups succeed from first financing to the final phase of their life cycles. The session was a roundup of our recent four-part series on startups, where we partnered with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a full-service business law firm. The blog series covered everything from first ...

Why your business is likely eligible for a SR&ED tax credit

As a small business ready to expand, you may have heard of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program. Maybe you’ve even skimmed the qualifications and asked your friends a few questions. If you think there’s no way your fledgling company would qualify for the R&D tax credit, we have good news. With ...

The Grand Finale – Exit Strategies for a Successful Startup

The scenario After years of hard work, a successful startup is ready to enter the final phase of the lifecycle of a business – the exit. Businesses in this position typically go down two paths, going public or opting to sell the company. In part four of our startup series, we have partnered with ...

Level Up: What Startups Should Know About Venture Capital Financing

The Scenario The long hours and sleepless nights you put into your startup are beginning to pay off. Demand for your business is accelerating – both your market share and profitability are increasing quickly. At this stage you may need to hire more employees and invest in technology to continue growth. This is an ...

What the Rogers family drama can teach us about succession planning

The Rogers family drama has been  captivating. The whole country watched it play out in the fall of 2021, when Edward Rogers tried to fire Rogers CEO Joe Natale. This move wasn’t a popular one with the board or Edward’s own family, as his mother, two sisters and other board members blocked the firing ...

Building a Solid Foundation – Knowing your options when it’s time to issue shares

Once your startup begins to see success, discussions often turn to shares – namely, the amount that should be issued and who should gain equity in your company. Zeifmans’ experts teamed up with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a full-service business law firm, to author this guide to help your startup with considerations around issuing shares and creating a solid share structure.   ...

Ontario tweaks Business Corporations Act, making it more business-friendly

This summer, two small but important amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) came into effect. These amendments eased restrictions on governance so that Ontario businesses can operate more efficiently, ensuring consistency with other Canadian jurisdictions.   Effective July 5, 2021, the new amendments also reduced approval thresholds for written shareholder resolutions and led to ...