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This blog is dedicated to small businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone looking to buy, sell & grow businesses or franchises.

2016 Most Influential Brands in Canada

Recently, our CEO attended #FFWD2017 by ICA.  BizON has been a proud sponsor of this event for the last 3 years, aligning ourselves with the likes of Google, Amazon, BBM, Facebook, Globe & Mail, Yahoo, Twitter, Bell, Rogers, Pizza Nova, Starbucks, Steam Whistle, Porter, UBER, Kijiji and of course,  IPSOS. Our team believes that marketing, advertising and branding are the true competitive advantages for 2017, which is why we are huge fans of this event. The importance of sharing insightful content that resonates with your consumer positions you as a top of mind brand that differentiates you from competitors, drives valuable business and creates long term relationships.. This is key, especially with all of the noise surrounding our consumers.

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What to Look for When Buying a Business to Flip

Today we often stumble across many programs on television that have to do with “flipping”. Now, when we think of flipping we automatically associate it with flipping a house, but you should know that a house is not the only thing that can be flipped! Continue reading “What to Look for When Buying a Business to Flip”

7 Reasons Your Business Isn’t Worth What You Think It’s Worth

Think you know how much you could get for your business if you sold it? Think again. In my experience, business owners often get slapped with business valuations that are much lower than they think they deserve. Continue reading “7 Reasons Your Business Isn’t Worth What You Think It’s Worth”

We Have a Dirty, Scary Term. It’s Called…Succession Planning!

In a world where entrepreneurship is growing exponentially and more and more startups, small businesses and franchises are erecting, the discussion of succession planning is becoming more important than ever. Continue reading “We Have a Dirty, Scary Term. It’s Called…Succession Planning!”

Preparing for a Business Transition

Transitioning your business to a new owner is not always as easy as just handing over the keys. There are many things to consider, organize and prepare before making the transition – both emotionally & financially. Over the last 4 years of connecting buyers and sellers, I’ve noticed 2 things that are extremely  Continue reading “Preparing for a Business Transition”

BizSPOTLIGHT – Nobleton Optometry

We are very excited to share our next BizSPOTLIGHT with you all! As we always mention, at BizON we come across many terrific entrepreneurs daily and want to give them the recognition they deserve by putting the spotlight on them! Continue reading “BizSPOTLIGHT – Nobleton Optometry”

Overcoming Fear of Startup Failure!

On July 29th I participated in Startup Canada’s well known Twitter #StartupChat. This chat talked about overcoming fear of startup failure. Continue reading “Overcoming Fear of Startup Failure!”

Hockey Goalie’s Confessions: 3 Attributes I Have Brought to Business & Entrepreneurship

It is needless to say that as a boy growing up in Canada, I played hockey. And as previously mentioned, I went on to play as a semi-professional goaltender. Being a goalie taught me a ton of things that I have carried over to my everyday life and in business. Continue reading “Hockey Goalie’s Confessions: 3 Attributes I Have Brought to Business & Entrepreneurship”

The 3 Types of Business Buyers!

Buying an existing business or franchise can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in your professional life. Preparing yourself both emotionally and financially for your purchase must happen long before finding that perfect opportunity. A few of the things we urge BizON buyers to think about is Continue reading “The 3 Types of Business Buyers!”

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