Starting a Small Business

There’s a lot to be said for starting your own small business. This script discusses some of the legal aspects to starting a business that you should consider.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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small business, starting a business, buying an existing business, acquiring a franchise, loyal customers, trained employees, direct competition, franchisor, sole proprietorship, partnership, incorporating a company, partner's rights and responsibilities, business licence, regulations and requirements
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