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ASK THE LEGAL SHARK: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INCORPORATING YOUR BUSINESS?

READER QUESTION: What Are The Benefits Of Incorporating My Business? Legal Shark’s Response | This is a common question posed to the Shark.  Many small business owners operate their businesses as sole proprietorships in which they and their businesses are one in the same.  This may work for a few folks but the better approach is to incorporate your business.  The top four benefits of incorporating your business are limited legal liability, advantageous tax treatment, building a corporate brand, and perpetual existence. By limited legal liability, the Shark is referring to personal asset protection.  Corporations allow owners (shareholders) to...

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Ask the Legal Shark: Can My Employer Post My Photo on Their Website Without Consent?

Can companies publish employee photos on the company website without an employee’s prior consent? Legal Shark’s Response | In today’s social media world, scores of employees may already have their pictures posted on the Internet on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. Many employees would not object to having their pictures posted on a company website but employers cannot make this assumption. Some folks may be “camera shy” or have more serious concerns regarding their privacy and the ability of others to locate them online. Privacy legislation requires an employer to seek consent prior to posting photos of employees online. More...

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WHICH EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT IS BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

Image Source “Show Me the Money!”  “Show Me the Money!!”   This became a very popular sound bite from the 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire. Chances are it will not likely be your opening statement during employment contract negotiations. What types of employment contracts are there and which one is best for you and your business? Oral or Verbal Contracts People often forget that an employment contract can exist even in the absence of a written document. A verbal or oral agreement contains the terms and conditions relating to an employment relationship between the parties based on their conduct and history....

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“Can You Own Your Name?”

Image Source Metta World Peace. Chad Ochocinco. Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock. Legal name changes and registered trademarks. Is this legal trickery or a legitimate attempt at building and preserving a brand? Did you know that Freddie Mercury of Queen was born “Farrokh Bulsara” and he changed his name to conceal his Parsi heritage? Steven Tyler of Aerosmith changed his name from Stephen Tallarico to increase his promotional appeal as did Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen was born “Carlos Irwin Estevez.” Kal Penn from the popular movie, “Harold and Kumar” also changed his name from “Kalpen Modi” for career...

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PHOTOS: VISAFF 2017 Opening Gala at Surrey City Hall

Published 11/19/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

The Opening Night Celebration for Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) was “THE” event to be seen at as it kicked off the festival with unforgettable entertainment.

Attendees walked the red carpet with one of the finest actresses in Bollywood, “Ms. Huma Qureshi” to indulge in some distinctly Indian delicacies and experience a night to remember to begin a week of… read more ❯

PHOTOS: Drishti Awards Gala 2017 at Aria Banquet Hall

Published 11/18/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Last night the Drishti Media Group celebrated its 7th anniversary and presented the 3rd Annual Drishti Awards Gala honouring 10 individuals who have achieved innovation and excellence work in their fields of endeavour.

It was a splendid night featuring a cocktail reception, award presentation, mesmerizing entertainment, fashion show, dinner and dance. Partial proceeds go to BC Children’s… read more ❯

Social Innovation Summit Report November 2017

Published 11/18/2017 in Sr3y

Maximum Canada
How do we build the strategic imagination that can shape our cities and communities to lead the world in achieving prosperity, sustainability, equality and reconciliation? Questions such as this are raised by Doug Saunders in his book ‘Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough’. His book roots for the open, pluralistic and… read more ❯

Meet Surrey Girl, Steph Hassell

Published 11/17/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Co- Owner of Violet + Ruby
Grew up in: Whalley | I’m proud to be from a place that four generations before me lived, I went to the same high school as my dad and my grandfather – I’m not sure many people can say… read more ❯

The Shell Busey 75th Birthday Roast & Toast Fundraiser

Published 11/15/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

The Surrey Hospice Society will be hosting a 75th Birthday Roast and Toast for home expert broadcaster, Shell Busey, on Saturday, November 25th at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Surrey, BC.

The celebration will feature a good-natured roast of Shell, a delicious dinner, silent auction, table raffles, door prizes and a live band with room to dance.

100% of the proceeds benefit the Surrey… read more ❯

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