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The Grand Finale – Exit Strategies for a Successful Startup

The scenario After years of hard work, a successful startup is ready to enter the final phase of the lifecycle of a business – the exit. Businesses in this position typically go down two paths, going public or opting to sell the company. In part four of our startup series, we have partnered with ...

How to prepare your real estate business for a successful acquisition

Acquiring a company can be an exciting process, but it’s also a long and complicated one. Once you’ve decided on your target business and researched the implications of plunging into a new market, it’s time to think about due diligence and financing. A thorough due diligence period is essential in any successful acquisition, as ...

Tax compliance or tax avoidance? Supreme Court rules in Loblaw’s favour

The Supreme Court’s recent tax appeal ruling in favour of Loblaw Financial Holdings ended a lengthy and complicated dispute over how a dissolved subsidiary company – run from Barbados – should be taxed. Here’s what happened and why businesses should be paying attention: Case background Loblaw Financial, owned by grocery retailer Loblaw Companies Ltd., ...

What you need to know before starting your real estate acquisition process 

Real estate is an ever-changing market with a wealth of expansion opportunities. If you’re ready to grow your business and are looking to acquire a new company, there are several steps you’ll need to take first.   Considerations include what you’re looking to acquire (assets vs. shares) and whether you’ll be expanding to a new market. In ...

Building Community with One Kind Word

2021 didn’t slow down our community support – whether we were working together or apart. And it sure didn’t trip up our non-profit partners, Jack.org or Chai Lifeline, either. One Kind Word The pandemic has upended community participation. But giving doesn’t just fall on individuals. We believe corporate giving has an important role to ...

Level Up: What Startups Should Know About Venture Capital Financing

The Scenario The long hours and sleepless nights you put into your startup are beginning to pay off. Demand for your business is accelerating – both your market share and profitability are increasing quickly. At this stage you may need to hire more employees and invest in technology to continue growth. This is an ...

How to navigate the ins and outs of selling a pharmacy

Canada’s pharmaceutical industry is both strong and relatively small, with about 14,000 pharmacies and drug stores throughout the country.  In part 1 of our 2 part series, we explore the dos and don’ts of selling your pharmacy. Selling a pharmacy is more complicated than most business sales, mainly because the market is smaller, as ...

What the Rogers family drama can teach us about succession planning

The Rogers family drama has been  captivating. The whole country watched it play out in the fall of 2021, when Edward Rogers tried to fire Rogers CEO Joe Natale. This move wasn’t a popular one with the board or Edward’s own family, as his mother, two sisters and other board members blocked the firing ...