You’ll need to make key decisions and enter agreements as your venture starts up. These resources can help.


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Shareholder agreement

Familiarize yourself with all that you’ll need to secure financing, including shareholder and subscription agreements.


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Key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs share a few key characteristics, especially in the technology business.

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Money or power? Decisions technology entrepreneurs make

Money or power? Decisions technology entrepreneurs make. This article discusses Noam Wasserman’s findings on what makes entrepreneurs choose money over power.


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Subscription agreement (angel or venture capital investors): Sample template for Ontario startups

Download a sample template of a subscription agreement, a key document to finalize with investors before they will finance your business.

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A review of John Hamm’s HBR article, “Why entrepreneurs don’t scale”

Four key tendencies keep many entrepreneurs from growing with their companies. A review of John Hamm’s HBR article, “Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Scale.”


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Shareholders agreement for startups: Sample template for Ontario startups

Download a sample template of a shareholders agreement, a key document to finalize before an investor will finance your business.

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Incorporating in Ontario: A guide to incorporation for startups

When should founders seek to incorporate their ventures, and what are the principal benefits of incorporation?


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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with investors, partners, customers and patents

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) protect confidential information that startups share with potential stakeholders.

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General partnership agreement: Sample template

Download a sample template of a general partnership agreement.


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Business structure basics and financial implications: Corporations and holding corporations

Corporation or a holding corporation? Learn what these structures mean for your business.

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Business structure basics and financial implications: Sole proprietorships and partnerships

Sole proprietor or partnership? The structure you choose for your business has financial implications.


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Obtaining consent for computer program installations under Canada’s anti-Spam legislation

If you plan on e-mailing customers, you should be aware of Canada’s spam laws.