BarTalk | December 2016

  • December 01, 2016
 

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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Columns

Features

Michael Welsh
FROM THE PRESIDENT
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
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Law a la Carte

Looking to grow your practice? Think small

by Caroline Nevin

Fortify Your Technology
Start-Up

A makeshift castle approach

by Zelius Kleefstra

David J. Bilinsky
PRACTICE TALK
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

DAVE'S TECH TIPS
Internal Fraud

by David J. Bilinksy

BarTalk Focus

On SoloLink

by Travis Dudfield

Tony Wilson
NOTHING OFFICIAL
BC Franchises Act is
in Force on February 1

So take note!

by Tony Wilson

GUEST COLUMN
Social Finance, Enterprise
and Innovation

What are we
talking about?

by Susan Manwaring
and Sarah Fitzpatrick

Rebeka Breder
GUEST COLUMN
Get Out of the Smoke
and Thrive

Small town equals big life

by Steve Brandner

GUEST COLUMN
Exploring the Fault Lines

Of a No-Fault System

by Raman Dasanjh

GUEST COLUMN
It Takes a Firm
to Article a Student

Is it time for you to give it a try?

by John Lakes

 

Sections

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

Also In This Issue

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