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The Calgary Economy: An overview for business owners

The Calgary Economy

As we head into the second half of 2017, the Calgary economy is showing signs of recovery and improvement.  There are three areas in which current conditions are becoming increasingly favourable for new and veteran local business owners. Diversification With the depression in the oil and gas sector, more entrepreneurs have fast-tracked their entry into…

What business owners should do before they are forced to close their doors

Forced to close doors blog post

Earlier this month, I saw two articles from Calgary news outlets that discussed a concerning trend affecting many small to mid-sized Calgary businesses. Both the Calgary Herald and CBC reported that some Calgary businesses were closing with little to no notice. It is always tough to read about a business shutting down knowing how much…

Businesses for sale in Calgary

Businesses for sale in Calgary

As we head into Spring, there are plenty of great business opportunities in Calgary for new and seasoned business owners who want a fresh start.  Below, we have highlighted three excellent businesses for sale in Calgary. Car wash in Greater Calgary area listed at $6M.  This business was established in 2001 and consistently earns a…

2015 Overview

2015 overview

As 2015 draws to a close, it is a good time to take a look at the consistent trends that I saw while helping people to buy and sell businesses in Calgary this year.  While the oil industry and major elections dominated the news, plenty was happening behind the scenes with small to medium sized…