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Why do people sell their business? Potential buyers of a business want to know upfront why it’s for sale.  They’re naturally suspicious--if this is such a good business, then why is the owner selling? What is wrong? In all likelihood, the business is continuing to provide a...

You’ve done the math. And the message is clear. You don’t have enough money to fund your retirement and maintain the lifestyle you’ve come to know and expect. You’re not alone. Many 60-and-over Canadians are finding they need to keep working to make ends meet, especially if...

“Look up, look waaaaaay up!” I’m guessing that many of you are baby boomers like me. Even if you’re not, there’s still a good chance you grew up with the Friendly Giant, like my generation did. Life was much simpler then, wasn’t it--everything in its customary...

You want to sell your business. Fast. And also get the best price for it, of course! Let’s start by what that really means. While six to twelve months is the average time to sell a business, selling time varies by business size, type, and market. Based on that model,...

What about owning a business that only operates at certain times of the year—say a tour boat line in Canada?  I saw an article recently about owning a seasonal franchise and it prompted me to put together my own list of pros and cons to...