Data processing and the ensuing need for efficient and secure storage solutions are at the center of most organizations’ business and as a result, the presence of data centers is expected to increase considerably in the coming years. Clients generally use data center services in any of the following manners: i) by concluding a turnkey […]

The Province of Québec has recently seen an increase in the presence of data center providers. This burgeoning market can be associated with Québec’s many advantages including, but not limited to, affordable and dependable energy sources and its cooler climate. In addition, Montréal’s global reputation in the field of artificial intelligence is no stranger to […]

Gascon is proud to announce the appointment of Audrey Robitaille as a partner. A talented lawyer, admitted to the bar in 2012, Me Robitaille has been part of the Gascon team since she was a law student. Me Robitaille provides strategic advice in real estate and business law. Also known for her expertise in intellectual […]

Starting a business requires a substantial investment in time on the part of the entrepreneur.  The latter is quickly called upon to make many decisions and to coordinate the various tasks to be performed in order to ensure, as much as possible, not only a successful start, but also the healthy growth of the company. […]

The protection of intellectual property is compulsory in order to maintain the competitive advantage of revolutionary or innovative technology.  This protection ensures the production and sale of a key product, limits competition, creates alternative sources of revenue through user licenses, provides protection against fraudulent use and adds tangible value to an organization. That said, there […]

The sole proprietorship is often the legal structure chosen by self-employed entrepreneurs. As its name suggests, a sole proprietorship is a business operated by one person who has direct control over the orientations of the business. It is simple and inexpensive to set up, as a sole proprietorship does not need to be registered unless […]

It is not always easy for entrepreneurs to determine which of a non-profit organization (“NPO”) or a cooperative (“Coop”), is the most appropriate legal entity to accomplish their social economy project. These two types of organizations have several similarities. For example, NPOs and Coops i) have a social purpose; ii) benefit more than one person; […]

A start-up company will often use different sources of financing to raise the capital needed to launch its project. After the entrepreneur’s personal investment, one of the main sources of financing for a start-up business is the financing provided by the entrepreneur’s family and friends, also known as “love money”. One of the advantages of […]

Financing a business by a financial institution, such as a loan from a bank, is one of the current financing methods available to a start-up company. Before approaching a financial institution, it is essential that the entrepreneur prepare a financial plan, within its business plan, which should include the various sources of funding for the […]