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

The Key Ingredients for Succession Success

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“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas A. Edison

85% of family businesses that fail in transition do so because of poor communication and insufficient preparation. That’s why, every day, we work with family business owners to ensure they’re having the key conversations needed to plan for the future. Continue reading “The Key Ingredients for Succession Success”


How to Improve Your Profit with Intangible Assets

It is commonly accepted that banks can’t finance small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) these days.

Many SMEs lack the traditional collateral grade assets and/or reliable cash flow that banks need to write a commercial loan or extend a working line of credit. Continue reading “How to Improve Your Profit with Intangible Assets”

5 Ways to Profit from Brand Assets

A key question for many business leaders today is, “How do I manage to keep my existing clients while attracting new customers?” Building and sustaining a unique corporate brand is one of the tools that will allow you to do that. Continue reading “5 Ways to Profit from Brand Assets”

Former Tim Hortons Franchisee Talks Inclusion, Real Jobs & Real Pay.

Canada’s largest minority group is people who have a disability. The disability community makes up over 15% of Canada’s population or looking at it from a different point of view, the entire population of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta combined. Few Canadians are aware of this, most believe the disability community to be much smaller.

Continue reading “Former Tim Hortons Franchisee Talks Inclusion, Real Jobs & Real Pay.”

Buying a Business in Europe & Bringing it to Canada!

Recently Nunzio and I had a presentation and was asked:

“If I bought a business in Europe, can I bring it to Canada?”

It peaked my interest and compelled me to share Continue reading “Buying a Business in Europe & Bringing it to Canada!”

Intangible Assets: Missing Hidden Value in Your Business?

If you’re in business today you’ll be faced with a conundrum: the financial statements of your company tell you that certain physical objects are the principal assets of your business; sadly that’s not what the market, or your gut, is telling you. Continue reading “Intangible Assets: Missing Hidden Value in Your Business?”

Baby Boomers Ready to Cash in Business

“People buy on emotion, not facts,” said Sigrid de Kaste. “So, we looked closely at the target markets and applied solid marketing strategies. The result…we’ve sold our companies for a healthy profit.” Continue reading “Baby Boomers Ready to Cash in Business”

Inspiring Stories of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

The spotlight is definitely on the traditional definition of “Entrepreneurship” – identify a problem, build a startup, fund a startup and turn it into a miraculous Unicorn, however, we want to put some pressure on this definition and introduce a second – “Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition“.  Continue reading “Inspiring Stories of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition”

How I Learned to Lead With Zero Natural Charisma

If you think you just don’t have the personality to make it as a CEO, then there’s an interview you have to read.

Continue reading “How I Learned to Lead With Zero Natural Charisma”

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