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Who Will Buy Boomer Businesses?

A recent CBC report estimated that $1.9 Trillion in business assets in Canada are poised to change hands in five years. These companies are vital to the economy employing some 2 million workers. Boomer businesses are estimated to represent 15% of…

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Vendor Financing

In today’s financial markets it can prove difficult to obtain any form of financing on the purchase of a new business. This can frustrate many potential purchasers. Alternative forms of financing, if available, may be too expensive. A seller may offer financing…

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Transactional Brokerage

When selling a business you will usually employ the services of a business broker. A good business broker will cooperate with other brokers so that the client is exposed to as many potential buyers as possible. Often, however, it is the listing…

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Factors That Influence Price

It is not a simple task to evaluate the suggested sales price of a business. The process itself can be very subjective. One way to establish the value of a small business is by the income method, the cashflow, often called…

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Start planning your exit strategy today!

I recently read an interesting article published by Gary Ampulski from Midwest Genesis, a management advisory firm based out of Illinois and Wisconsin. The article, “There’s a Perfect Storm Approaching for Exiting Business Owners”, reviews the implications of the current…

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Franchised pet food store for sale in Calgary area

Location:  Greater Calgary Area Business type:  Pet food store Price:  $75,000 + inventory Revenue: $750k Years in business:  5+ years Description Franchised pet food store for sale in greater Calgary area.  This established store has been in operation for over…

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SW Calgary Women’s Boutique for Sale

Location: SW Calgary Business type: Retail Price: $42,000 + inventory Revenue: $200k+ Years in business: 3 years Description Conveniently located in SW Calgary, this women’s boutique is close to downtown and situated along a major transit line. The boutique sells…

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Signing Leases

One of the most common challenges we see when evaluating a business is that the rents are too high compared to the volume of business. One case recently was a convenience store that was paying 50% of the gross margin…

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7 Steps for Joint Venture Success

Joint ventures are a common way for individuals to invest in business or real estate. In the simplest form, one will provide the labour and work the opportunity while the other one provides cash and remains silent. Here are 7…

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