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Should you incorporate your business?

Many self-employed workers think about or decide to incorporate their business to take advantage of the tax benefits granted to corporations. But is that the right thing to do?

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What is a shareholder agreement?

A shareholder agreement offers solutions to problems that are likely to come up and create conflict among shareholders. Without a good shareholder agreement, your business is vulnerable to the unexpected. The time you spend on defining your business relationships is an investment in the stability of your business's future.

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Improve your entrepreneurial savvy through mentorship

Entrepreneurial savvy is not something you learn at school. It’s partly innate and partly acquired throughout your business life. Mentorship will help you improve your entrepreneurial savvy and increase your chances of business success.

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What is a cooperative and how do I create one?

A cooperative is a group of people who come together to meet a mutual need. Creating a cooperative is a long-term project that must be well planned. Here are 10 steps for creating a cooperative.

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Determining your target export market

Before you go global, identify the foreign markets that are most likely to respond to your offer by researching potential export markets.

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How to draw up ironclad international contracts

An international agreement often entails contracts between a business and its foreign business partners. Make sure your contract clearly spells out the type of business relationship, objectives, partner roles and responsibilities and jurisdiction in order to reduce the risk of misunderstanding.

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Choosing a legal structure for your business

Whether you bought a franchise, have one or more partners or are self-employed, if you’re going into business with little money and few personal assets, you’ll need to decide upon a legal structure for your business: a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation or a cooperative.

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How to make the most of trade shows

Trade shows are great opportunities to break into and develop markets because you can meet buyers and industry specialists from around the world. They're also a good way to learn more about target market trends and size up the competition.

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