The Desk of BizON

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



3 Reasons Buying a Franchise Might Be Better Than Starting Your Own Business

Franchises are systems that have been tested and refined and tested again. And gaining access to that system gives you, as a franchisee, the ability to start faster, reduce your initial investment, and avoid mistakes. Continue reading “3 Reasons Buying a Franchise Might Be Better Than Starting Your Own Business”


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”

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.”

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”

How to Create a Strong Selling Proposition

Looking to sell your business or franchise? Let’s dive into how you can create a strong selling proposition (aside from having your operations and financials in order) for your business or franchise for sale. Continue reading “How to Create a Strong Selling Proposition”

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

There are many books that discuss the inner workings of big M&A deals but there are few that delve into the purchase of a small business — a move that requires a different strategy. Small companies are difficult to buy, but they can have tremendous benefits to the acquirer over the long term — an argument that has been proven over and over again in Silicon Valley. Continue reading “How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)”


The core of what we do at BizON is attract and connect engaged business/franchise buyers & sellers. However, we have recently introduced an important initiative that aims to help small business owners, franchise owners and entrepreneurs grow their ventures. To date, we’ve done this via our “Grow” tab within the BizON marketplace. Continue reading “#BizCHATS”

The First 90 Days…

So, you identified and purchased an established, profitable, self-sufficient business or franchise that suits your lifestyle – GREAT! But what’s next? This is a crucial question. Most buyers expect a seller to help during the transition of ownership anywhere from 3 – 6 months (depending on how big the business or franchise is) however, as the new owner what can you do in the first 90 days? Here are my thoughts:

Continue reading “The First 90 Days…”

I Asked This Question on a Forum & the Response Was Great!

I often participate in open forums like BizCHATTER, Reddit and Quora. Recently, I asked this question and the response was very insightful:

Question: Would you start a business or buy a business?

Continue reading “I Asked This Question on a Forum & the Response Was Great!”

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