Find out what your legal obligations are when it comes to starting and running a business. 

Legal and Insurance Resources

  • Insurance and Bonding

    The right type of business insurance can provide peace of mind in both your personal and business life.

  • Choosing a Business Structure

    The structure of your business will depend on whether you want to run your business yourself or with a partner or associates. There are four types of business structures: sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and co-operatives.

  • Privacy and Your Business

    The way you treat your clients' information matters. In Canada, most businesses have to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) which regulates how you may collect, use and disclose the personal information you gather as you do business. Some provinces, territories and industry sectors are subject to other regulations.

  • Naming Your Business

    Choose the name for your business carefully. It will precede you wherever you go!

  • E-Business Privacy and Security

    There are several strategies that can help you reduce the risks you and your customers face when doing business online. Be aware of these risks and take steps to deal with them before they become problems.

  • Cyber Security 

    Learn the simple steps to protect yourself and your business online. 

  • Business Size Doesn’t Matter Privacy Does

    In today's technology-driven, ever-connected world, privacy can be difficult to come by, and equally difficult to ensure. This is true not only in terms of what kind of information you should share, but also in terms of what kind of information you should collect.

Copyright and Intellectual Property