Articles By Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social enterprises part II

By Jon MacKenzie Tech businesses are not always seeking exclusively to make profits. Some tech entrepreneurs want to change the world. Yesterday we spoke about a few of ways of setting up a

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social Enterprises Part 1

By Jon MacKenzie Not every tech entrepreneur gets into business exclusively to make a profit. While there is nothing wrong with making money, some entrepreneurs are motivated more by a social, ethical, or

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: $750,000 capital gains exemption for small businesses

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business. There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of the

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

By Jonathan Mackenzie Tech entrepreneurs and IT Professionals generally have a great idea that they want to bring to the public. What stops many from being able to do this are the problems

Published on: October 21st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Convertible debentures

Tech businesses will almost invariably need some type of investment to help fuel their business. Two of the most prevalent types of financing tech entrepreneurs seek out are debt financing and equity financing;

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The publicly traded man

Since 2008, Kenneth Mike Merrill has been his own personal stock product. Through his Web site Kmikeym.com he sells to the public, shares of himself. ITBusiness.ca published an article on Merrill back in June

Published on: October 17th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: Seven mistakes tech companies make when incorporating

Many tech startup operators are aware that incorporating their business provides many advantages. However, very few are aware of the incorporating missteps and misconceptions that could cause them headaches down the road. Here

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: Provincial or federal incorporations

A common question asked by companies generally but especially tech startups who are looking to incorporate in Canada is whether they should incorporate federally or provincially.  While the differences in cost and function

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: What is a corporation?

October is small business month and to celebrate, writers from Aluvion Law will be making daily posts on one of the most common forms of Small Businesses: Corporations!  Corporations are particularly popular among

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: Who makes up a corporation? (Part 2)

Shareholders and ‘the one man corporation’ There are three types of people involved with a corporation: directors, officers, and shareholders. Each of these groups has its own responsibilities and powers within the corporation.

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: Who makes up a corporation? (Part 1)

If you are in IT, understanding the corporate structure and all the players within it is vital. Words like directors, shareholders, and officers are often bandied about, and its good to really understand

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Canada’s anti-spam law, all hype or something to watch out for?

We have all been the victims of “spam” at some point in our lives. It is almost daily that we receive some form of unsolicited e-mail message attempting to get us to buy

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal

The end of Groklaw and our online privacy?

“My personal decision is to get off of the Internet to the degree it's possible. I'm just an ordinary person. But I really know, after all my research and some serious thinking things

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Do you have a right to be forgotten?

The internet has a long memory. There are a lot of examples of different programs that take advantage of all the information you upload onto the Internet to then provide analytics and data

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Lessons learned from the ‘first publicly traded’ man

Kenneth Mike Merrill, also known as “kmikeym,” the first publicly traded person. Merrill is also an office manager, entrepreneur, and sometime artist. He has been his own personal stock market since early 2008.

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal