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Selling your company in Nova Scotia involves several steps, and it is highly recommended to seek the guidance of a lawyer, accountant, or business advisor to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. Here is an outline of the process:

1. Prepare your business for sale: Before putting your company on the market, make sure it is in the best possible shape. This may include improving financial records, resolving outstanding legal issues, optimizing operations, and ensuring all necessary licenses and permits are up to date.

2. Get a Valuation: Determine the fair market value of your company. This can be done by consulting with a professional business valuator or using industry-specific valuation methods.… [Read more]

In Nova Scotia, you might consider forming a company for your business when:

1. Limited liability protection: You want to protect your personal assets from potential business debts and liabilities. By forming a company, the business becomes a separate legal entity, which means the owners (shareholders) are not personally liable for the company’s debts, except in cases of fraud or negligence.

2. Raising capital: If you plan to raise funds from investors or financial institutions, having a company structure can make it easier to attract investment. Investors often prefer to invest in a company because it provides a clear legal framework for ownership and profit distribution through shares.… [Read more]

Let’s imagine a company as a big boat, and who has what roles:

Shareholders: The shareholders would be the people who put money into buying the boat. They own different parts of the boat depending on how much money they put in. They want the boat to go to places where it can make more money, like treasure islands. But, they usually don’t drive the boat, they just check on it from time to time.

Directors: Now, the boat needs someone to decide where it should go, that’s the job of the directors. They are like the ship’s captains.… [Read more]