Business Smarts: A Legal Education Guide to Small Business

This package of resources and articles was designed to introduce students to the major legal questions which must be considered when starting a small business.

The information was designed to complement Legal Studies module 3050: Law and Small Business, however it could be used in other subjects such as CALM or Social Studies. Topics covered in this package of information include:

  • the various ways in which a small business can be organized (propietorship, partnership, corporation);
  • the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a business in a leased property;
  • financing options and considerations;
  • contracts – what needs to be put in writing; and
  • the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees.

Note: the articles and activity contained within this package were originally published in a July 2009 issue of LawNowmagazine. They have since been reviewed and updated for 2010.

Dated Added:
December 1, 2009
Published By:
English Only
Grades 10 - 12
Legal Studies, Social Studies
Business, Contracts, Entrepreneur, Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards