Thompson Rivers University

Startup Basics series: accounting & legal

TRU Generator

This is part of TRU Generator’s Startup Basics series
and today’s session looks at accounting and legal aspects of a business

Startup accounting

Properly setting up a business from the start can save a company time and money in the long run.

In this workshop, accounting mentors will give you the tools and knowledge to prepare you as an entrepreneur for the accounting side of the business.

We will cover:

  • Business structure from an accounting perspective
  • Financial reporting (financial statements)
  • Choosing a year-end
  • Business expenses (what qualifies and how to track)
  • Accountant vs. bookkeeper vs. software options

Startup legal

While often not seen as the exciting side of entrepreneurship, any business looking to start off on the right foot legally will have a chance to glean information from a local expert versed in startup law at this workshop.

We will cover:

  • Business structure from a legal perspective
  • Commercial agreements
  • Overview of employment legalities
  • Funding legalities
  • Compilation of typical legal needs and budget


Startup Basics general information

Who is is for?

Startup Basics is for entrepreneurs and startup-curious looking for the tools to get started, and is for anyone interested in starting their own business. Whether you are an entrepreneur yourself or just startup-curious, this is where you learn how to turn your passion into a paycheck!

Today is a great day to start a business