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Is vendor financing the way of the future?

vendor financing

Canadian small businesses have faced many challenges over the past few years and businesses for sale were no exception.  Even those in thriving areas, like quick-service restaurants and online retailers, felt the effects of pressures on small businesses when trying to sell.  Specifically, owners learned first-hand that banks were reluctant to provide financing to potential…

One chance to make a great exit

Some say that you only get one chance to make a good first impression.  In business, you get one chance to make a great exit.  Your business exit strategy is an important aspect of business ownership.  If your business experiences a summer slowdown, now is the perfect time to start putting together an exit strategy. …

Tips for buying another business

tips for buying another business

Business owners have many different reasons for wanting to buy another business.  Some owners want to grow by acquisition.  Other business owners want to diversify.  Regardless of the reason, all business owners have the same overall goal which is to increase revenue and strengthen the financial health of their business holdings.  Buying an additional business…

Is your business ready for a new owner?

Is your business ready for a new owner

One third of small businesses in Canada will change hands in the next three to five years.  Even if you are not planning on selling anytime soon, now is the time to get your business ready for a new owner.  Life happens.  Plans change.  A business that is prepared to sell is more likely to…