Understanding how to structure your business from a fiscal and legal standpoint is a key component to starting a business and positioning the business for future growth. Business jurisdiction, types of transactions, financing needs, creditor protection, personal asset protection, inherent risk of the business, external risk to the business and more become key factors in selecting the correct form of ownership.
In this workshop, you will be provided with an outline of the basic concepts of starting a business, the tax rules surrounding such choices and the typical evolution of the business into a more complex, more fiscally responsible business with a structure designed to protect assets.
In addition, we will discuss briefly the different external financing options and structures available and the financial reporting requirements typically associated with these structures.
As a business owner, understanding what your key investors are reading and looking for will help you grow your business and negotiate better financing.
Join us as BDO experts will talk about the form, shape and level of complexity a business structure can take. Our experts will help you navigate the different choices.
Mathieu St-Denis is a Partner in our St-Laurent office and has more than 15 years of public accounting experience. He specializes in bilingual Canadian specialty tax services for small to mid-market corporations, family trust, estate planning and has extensive experience advising clients in professional services. He also has experience with corporate reorganizations, financing structure as well as some US and International Tax experience.