Are you starting or growing a small business? We can help. You call them Meetups; we've always called them free programs, seminars, workshops and small business networking - on various topics like social media, taxes, the law, networking, franchising- everything you'll need to run your small business. Meet experts and other like-minded professionals at our programs/networking events, and get your idea rolling! Ask library staff at our branches to help you find what you need- from business resources to great business material in our vast collections! We also have spaces for you to work and meet - everything you need to make your business a success.
Join our Meetup group today and you will never have to pay membership dues, and you will be notified of exciting and informative business programs which will help take your business to the next level!
Join us for the Small Business Network, hear a great talk and then network with your peers!
Legal Basics in Starting a Business
Join us for an evening with Ali Kermalli!
Ali will discuss:
- business structure: sole proprietorship vs. corporation.
- what does registering a business name mean?
- Partnerships vs. Corporations
- limited partnerships
- Corporations 101
- Directors, officers, shareholders, minute books
- Shareholder Agreement and their Advantages and Importance
- Discussion on the fundamentals of a good shareholders agreement
Ali Kermalli has been practicing law in Toronto since 2001. He joined Loopstra Nixon LLP as a partner in 2016 after having spent almost a decade at 2 large Canadian companies. He started his career at two large Bay Street law firms practicing in the field of Corporate and Securities. Ali Kermalli has been practicing law in Toronto since 2001. He joined Loopstra Nixon LLP as a partner in 2016 after having spent almost a decade at 2 large Canadian companies. He started his career at two large Bay Street law firms practicing in the field of Corporate and Securities.
Ali joined the Loopstra Nixon LLP after almost a decade in-house in senior positions at two dynamic, fast-paced and highly successful organizations. Prior to that, he spent several years at two major Bay Street law firms advising on mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate matters. Having been a consumer of legal services for most of his career, Ali has a keen understanding of precisely what clients are looking for when engaging external counsel. Ali prides himself in delivering quality, business practical and succinct advice and aims to be viewed as a business partner by all of his clients. Ali focussed on finance in business school and began his career prior to graduating law school in the marketing department of one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies assisting with the launch of one of the first mobile browser plans in North America. He has been counsel to companies involved in many high profile transactions and he has been featured in the 'Big Deals' section of Lexpert magazine and the National Post on numerous occasions.
What to bring
Smiles and business cards (if you have cards!)
Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Bloor Street. Located one block north of Bloor Street on the east side of Yonge Street.
TTC subway station Yonge. Walk to library north on Yonge Street.
Paid - parking lots on Cumberland Avenue, Asquith Ave and Church Street.