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Choosing Your Business Structure

Sole Proprietorship, partnership, corporation: Find out which one will best suit your business

“Of all the choices you make when starting a business, one of the most important is the type of legal structure you choose for your company. Not only will this decision have an impact on how much you pay in taxes, it will affect the amount of paperwork your business is required to do, the personal liability you face and your ability to raise money.” Entrepreneur.com

Each business entity—whether it be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or cooperative—carries its own set of advantages and disadvantages.  The question is: which one is right for you?

Presented in layman’s terms by an expert in the field, this webinar will:

  • Assist you in making the right choice for you and your business
  • Clarify the key differences between each business entity
  • Guide you through the necessary steps to formally constitute your business
  • Explain the laws applicable to companies in Quebec and Canada

Choosing the legal structure for your new business is one of those critical business decisions you just can’t afford to overlook—especially if you want to get off to a good start!

Date: TBA
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is a 60-minute interactive presentation.

Presentation Overview

This presentation will cover the following sections:

Laws applicable to companies in Quebec and Canada
Legal Forms
Question & Answers—Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions


Maude Joyal-Legault has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a minor in Political Science from Université de Montréal, and has been working as the Associate Director of Juripop since August 2011. She has a solid expertise in business constitution, since she herself contributed to founding Juripop. Ms. Joyal-Legault has gained a lot of experience in legal presentations, having given over thirty conferences on numerous law topics over the past two years. She developed clear ways of communicating her knowledge in comprehensive language, a key feature in any field of law.

Juripop is a non-profit organization as well as a social economy company. Its work is aimed at offering affordable or free legal services to people who do not qualify for legal aid from the government, but who do not have enough money to pay for legal counseling. Juripop will also be launching a new brand of services designed especially for small business owners.


Price per webinar:
Regular Rate: $69.00 plus applicable taxes
To register

CEDEC Member Rate: $35.00 plus applicable taxes
To register

McGill Alumni Rate: $35.00 plus applicable taxes
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McGill Student Rate: $10.00 plus applicable taxes
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This webinar will be recorded. All registered participants will receive the recording and slides after the event.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca


This webinar is sponsored by CEDEC.