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Wills & Continuity Planning: Avoiding Undue Influence

Posted: February 19, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Estate Planning, executor, CE summits, tax workshops, Philippe Richer, wills, continuity planning, undue influence, Karen Henderson

When it comes to long-term care planning, as a trusted intermediary you can help aging clients and those with declining cognitive function. It’s a difficult topic to discuss, but wills are an important part of the continuity planning conversation. Learn how to help clients avoid undue influence during this process, while ensuring that estate plans are properly executed.

Avoid a Tax Trap: Separate Business and Personal Assets

Posted: January 22, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , gst, hst, income tax act, Excise Tax Act, business expenses, Philippe Richer, personal assets, business assets, owner-manager, Business Law & Contracts

Most people seem to understand that you can’t treat your business’ money as your own . . . or do they? How many small business owners expense personal items from the company general account? This can get you into trouble on a tax audit and worse; significantly erode personal wealth.

Legalized Marijuana May Present New Business Liabilities

Posted: November 12, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, Human rights, Small Business, disability awareness week, entrepreneur, Business Builder Retreat, business law, Philippe Richer, business owner, business liabilities, accomodating addiction, Executive Business Growth Specialist

Cannabis problems at work? It’s one grey area that remains following Canada’s recent marijuana legalization, and employers need to know their obligations with regard to accommodating employees with addictions. Lawyer Philippe Richer weighs in on this important employment issue, which he says is the single largest area of potential liability for businesses.

Business Partnerships: Signing on the Dotted Line

Posted: September 24, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, self-employed, knowledge bureau, Small Business, business development, leadership, tax courses Evelyn Jacks, Business Builder Retreat, Philippe Richer, business owner, entreprenreur, prorietorship agreement, shareholder agreement, business contract, business investing

It’s critical to operate within safe havens if you are in business today. To mitigate the challenges and issues partners and shareholders in business face during the business-building process, it’s essential to have a contract in place. But many don’t understand the core components before signing on the dotted line.

Succession Planning: The Legalities Business Owners Need to Know

Posted: July 10, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, leadership courses, Executive Business Builder Program, business builders, transitioning a business, business law, Philippe Richer, buying a business, leadership decisions, online law courses, employee rights, selling a business, incorporation

Succession planning hinges on sound leadership development and astute forward-thinking, but there are also legal factors to consider. This week, Philippe Richer, author of Knowledge Bureau’s new Business Law certificate course in the Executive Business Builder Program, shares some important legal considerations for transitioning or selling your business. Philippe will also join us as a special guest lecturer at the new Business Builder Retreat.

Considering Buying a Business? Guidelines for Navigating Employee Rights

Posted: June 26, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, leadership courses, Executive Business Builder Program, business builders, business law, Philippe Richer, buying a business, emplpoyee rights, terminating employees, leadership decisions, online law courses

Our June poll asks readers whether or not they believe the self-employment route pays off in the long run, or whether having the financial security provided by an employer paycheque is smarter. Be sure to weigh in with your views, but in the meantime, Knowledge Bureau author Philippe Richer provides food for thought for those considering leaving the 9-to-5 behind for self-employment.