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5 benefits of owning a franchise

5 Benefits of Owning a Franchise

Franchise ownership can be an excellent business model for new and experienced entrepreneurs.  Misconceptions and misinformation about owning a franchise often stops business owners from further exploring this viable option.  Here are five benefits of owning and operating a franchise in Western Canada. Brand recognition and marketing support It can take years for a new…

Financing options for your small business

Finance Options for you Small Business

Most business owners are aware of the three most common financing options: personal assets, investors, and bank lending. In addition to these types of financing, there are a few more that can be helpful when purchasing or growing a business. Business owners are sometimes able to access financing from provincial and federal governments. This financing…

Find out why businesses don’t sell and what you can do about it

Why businesses don't sell

Successfully selling their business is one of the most difficult things a business owner can face. Without expert help, the process can be complicated, time-consuming, and frustrating. By understanding and addressing the most common reasons that businesses don’t sell, qualified business brokers are able to make this process easier and more successful. Below are the…

Why confidentiality agreements are important for Buyers and Sellers

Confidentiality agreements

A signed confidentiality agreement is an integral part of a business sale, for the Buyer and the Seller.  This important document allows Sellers to share financial and proprietary business information without fear of misuse.  It provides Buyers with the information they need to make an informed purchasing decision. A confidentiality agreement is a legal agreement…

How to get serious about buying a business

How to get serious about buying a business

Wanting to buy a business and being ready to buy a business are two very different things.  As a Western Canada business broker, I meet many talented and motivated people interested in buying a business.  They are driven. . . but are they ready? Here are four things every buyer should do when they are…

Learn about the Buyer Qualification Process

buy qualification

One of the promises we make to our Sellers is that we will introduce them to serious and qualified Buyers.  The Buyer Qualification process can be time-consuming but it ultimately benefits both the Buyer and the Seller.  This process is important because it Gives potential purchasers the opportunity to get expert advice from the Business…

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…

Businesses for sale in Calgary

Businesses for sale in Calgary

Heading into 2016, there are plenty of great business opportunities in Calgary for new and seasoned business owners.  Below, we have highlighted a few businesses that are for sale in Calgary and the surrounding area. High end ornamental exterior fencing business listed at $499,000.  This successful niche business offers high-end ornamental fencing solutions, retaining walls,…

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…