BarTalk | December 2016

BarTalk | December 2016

Start-ups and Small Business Issues

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Fortify Your Technology Start-Up

Fortify Your Technology Start-Up

A makeshift castle approach

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Dave's Tech Tips

Dave's Tech Tips

Internal Fraud

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Inside This Issue

As of December 2015, there were 1.17 million employer businesses in Canada. Of these, 1.14 million (97.9%) businesses were small businesses, 21,415 (1.8%) were medium-sized businesses and 2,933 (0.3%) were large enterprises. Western Canada has a robust and growing small business community led by British Columbia, which had 176,014 small businesses as of December 2015. Small businesses and start-ups, no matter what sector they fall into, typically deal with the same or similar issues. With thousands of businesses entering and exiting the marketplace every year, this edition of BarTalk gives the reader a flavor of some of the issues that many small businesses encounter early on or during their small business lifespan.*

* All statistics were from Key Small Business Statistics – June 2016 edition – Government of Canada (Innovation, Science, Economic Development Canada).

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Michael Welsh
In Business for Our Members

How the CBA will re-build membership

by Michael Welsh

Canada's Anti-Spam Law Is Not Just For Spammers

Broad reach affects many businesses

by Ryan J. Black

Caroline Nevin
Law a la Carte

Looking to grow your practice? Think small

by Caroline Nevin

Fortify Your Technology

A makeshift castle approach

by Zelius Kleefstra

David J. Bilinsky
Reducing Your Exposure
to Internal Fraud

The devil is often
hidden in the details

by David J. Bilinsky

Lawyers as Partners

Considerations for an effective partnership agreement*

by Dana Gordon

Internal Fraud

by David J. Bilinksy

BarTalk Focus

On SoloLink

by Travis Dudfield

Tony Wilson
BC Franchises Act is
in Force on February 1

So take note!

by Tony Wilson

Social Finance, Enterprise
and Innovation

What are we
talking about?

by Susan Manwaring
and Sarah Fitzpatrick

Rebeka Breder
Get Out of the Smoke
and Thrive

Small town equals big life

by Steve Brandner

Exploring the Fault Lines

Of a No-Fault System

by Raman Dasanjh

It Takes a Firm
to Article a Student

Is it time for you to give it a try?

by John Lakes



Section Updates

Insolvency Law | Appellate Advocacy |
Wills & Trusts Okanagan |
Civil Litigation Tri-Cities/New Westminster 

Chatter with the Chairs

News and Events

2016 Mentorship Receptions
Looking Back III: When is a law not a law?
Conflicting Decisions on Conflicting Rights
CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Call for Nominations
Making the Most of Media Attention
Removing Obstacles to Family Reunification 
BC Legislative Update
CLEBC Update

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How Trump Could Dump the Paris Agreement
Tips from Courthouse Libraries BC
What Are Your Top Five?
PLEI Programs Funded by the Law Foundation of BC
New Members
Bar Moves