Biz Info: Other things to consider

 
 
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  • Alberta - Copyright, Patents, Trademarks - This page from Canada Business Service for entrepreneurs, provides information and resources on copyright, patents and trade-marks that may apply to your business in Alberta and also provides access to Canadian and international copyright, patents and trade-mark databases
  • Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Business Considerations - This guide provides an overview on intellectual property, trademarks and patents
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office - The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include patents, trademarks, and copyrights

    Business Structure
    Have You Chosen a Structure For Your Business?
  • Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Business Considerations - This part of the guide provides an overview of different business structures and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Choosing the Right Structure For Your Agri-Business - This booklet from Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food reviews the basic business structures of proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, operatives and new generation co-operatives

    Labour & Manpower
    How Will You Find and Keep the Right People?
  • Hiring Employees - This site from Service Canada has a collection of links for information on hiring employees
  • Employers' Handbook for Agriculture and Horticulture - Use this handbook to help you achieve sound human resource management practices which can result in increased productivity, reduced staff turnover, and satisfied employees and managers
  • Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Business Considerations - This guide contains a section on manpower and labour and discusses employment standards, health insurance and worker's compensation
  • Payroll - Information from the Canada Revenue Agency on Canada Pension Plan contributions, employment insurance premiums and income tax for employers
  • Managing Employees -This Service Canada site provides information on Performance Management, Performance Appraisals and Performance Problems to aid in analyzing and improving your human resources management

    Phone the Ag-Info Centre, toll-free in Alberta at 310-FARM (3276), for assistance.

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    This information published to the web on November 14, 2016.
    Last Reviewed/Revised on February 7, 2017.