Canada’s four business structures: Sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation and cooperative

In Canada, four ways exist to structure your business: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation and cooperative.


In the ledger, accountants keep a running balance of the funds in different accounts using a system called a T-account.

Working capital (definition): Its relationship to current liabilities and current assets

Working capital is what remains on the balance sheet after current liabilities are subtracted from current assets.

A Bright Future for Diagnostic Imaging in Ontario

This report focuses on diagnostic imaging and the Ontario-grown companies that are breaking new ground to bring cutting-edge imaging capabilities to the world. 

Impact Investing: Building prosperity outside the mainstream

A discussion with Rt. Hon. Paul Martin and Bill Young, moderated by John Tory with Ilse Treurnicht. How can market forces be used to effectively solve social challenges in Canada? How can social purpose businesses impact social and environmental change in Canada, and how with changes to the Canada Revenue Agency regulations and better tax … Read More

Molecular Diagnostics: New tools for evidence-based medicine

This white paper highlights some of the developments fueling the medical diagnostic (Dx) industry — including accomplishments and promise as well as the challenges facing the sector. 

Net Change Week – Wired Wednesday

MaRS – Building Canada’s next generation of global technology companies.

Net Change Week – Ric Young

MaRS – Building Canada’s next generation of global technology companies.

"Been There" with Sean O’Dea

Charles Plant, MaRS advisor, interviews Sean O’Dea, one of the men behind Second Cup. From one tiny store to a national coffee retailing powerhouse, listen in as Sean talks about the highs and lows of the caffeine business and how tough times led to the business model innovation that forever changed the way the world … Read More

Social Entrepreneurship: Social Venture Finance

Social entrepreneurs are mobilizing talent and capital from both the public and private sectors to address complex societal challenges. But many promising social ventures fail to achieve their true potential due to limited access to resources. This introductory report to social venture financing will be the first in a series discussing the opportunities and challenges in the social finance ecosystem.


Entrepreneurship 101 2008/09 – Human Capital: Building high performance teams for your start-up’s success

Speaker: Lance Laking Every start-up encounters speed bumps on the highway of growth. It’s the people on your team who will enable your company to power through them. Skills and capabilities must evolve as you grow. You’ll need to navigate advisory and other boards, recruit well and have effective team communication and a CEO who … Read More

Regenerative Medicine: Industry Briefing

This industry briefing gives an overview of the global commercial landscape in regenerative medicine and relative strengths in Ontario.

Neurotechnology: Focus on Aging

This report discusses the opportunities that the neurotechnology industry offers to Canada.