• EDGE BUSINESS COMPETITION: GROOMING TOMORROW’S BUSINESS LEADERS TODAY

    With back to school, we tend to see a great many stories aimed either at parents, children or youth, or about adult continuing education. What these articles overlook, however, is post-secondary students and the opportunities available to them to develop important skills and key networks. One such opportunity is the EDGE Business Competition, mounted by […]

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  • Cohabitation agreements

    In a related post, we explained prenuptial agreements and how they determine division of property when a marriage dissolves. A prenuptial agreement addresses legally married couples’ matrimonial property, but what about couples who live together and aren’t married? If you’re in an unmarried relationship, you may want to consider a cohabitation agreement. What is a […]

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  • Selling a business: Tax and other implications

    Running your business fuels your passion and keeps you going through long days. But what happens when that’s no longer the case and you’re looking to sell your business? You’ve probably been so engaged with your company that you haven’t given it much thought. However, an exit strategy is a crucial consideration—regardless whether you’re selling […]

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  • Selling your business: are you ready?

    As an entrepreneur, your business is an extension of yourself and your vision come to life. You’ve poured a lot of blood, sweat and tears into building it from the ground up. The decision to sell it may well be one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Even if you don’t plan to sell your […]

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  • Franchising and Alberta’s Franchises Act

    If you’ve thought about starting your own business, you may have considered running a franchise. Although starting a franchise carries fewer risks than starting a wholly independent business, franchises in Alberta are subject to additional rules and regulations. This article provides an overview of franchisors’ and franchisees’ rights and obligations under Alberta’s Franchises Act. What […]

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  • Secondary market research

    Market research explores consumer behaviour, as well as the ways cultural, societal, economic and personal factors that influence that behaviour. Secondary market research investigates consumer information others have gathered, while primary research studies consumers directly. This article focuses on secondary research: what it is and the ways you can collect data. Unlike primary market research, […]

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  • Heritage Day reading list for ages 11+

    For over 40 years, Heritage Day has celebrated Alberta’s ethnic diversity and vibrant culture. Our provincial heritage begins with Indigenous peoples and spans generations to include immigrants who call Alberta home. At Lift Legal, we’ve assembled the following list of age-appropriate books about multiculturalism, suitable for children 11 and older. Look to our companion articles […]

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  • Primary market research

    Market research explores consumer behaviour, as well as the ways cultural, societal, economic and personal factors that influence that behaviour. Primary market research studies consumers directly, while secondary research investigates consumer information others have gathered. This article focuses on primary research: what it is and the ways you can collect data. Unlike secondary research, which […]

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  • Introduction to market research

    Market research involves gathering information about your customers and gaining knowledge of your competitors. Knowing how prospective customers will react to your products and services can guide your business decisions and position your company for success. This article explores the reasons to conduct market research, the benefits of market research projects and the best time […]

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