Financing a Small Business in Canada

Contact Beal Business Brokers to learn more about financing your small business.
Contact Beal Business Brokers to learn more about financing your small business.

By the end of 2015, there were 1.14 million small businesses in Canada, making up 98% of Canada’s business landscape. Collectively, these businesses employed over 8 million people. And, each and every one of these businesses needed financing to get off the ground and grow into a successful venture. Fortunately, there are a number of options when it comes to financing a small business in Canada.

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What Happens When A Small Business Is Merged with A Mid-Sized Business?

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Need advice on mergers? Contact Beal Business Brokers and Advisors.

Mergers can be exciting to talk about but in many cases the new partners will be larger than the other partners. While this disparity in size could cause problems, it doesn’t have to. A lot of this comes down to the planning before the transaction and the execution afterward. With that in mind, here is a glimpse as to what happens when a small business is merged with a mid-sized business.

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How Lower Middle Market Private Equity Works

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Private equity. It is a broad term used to describe the funds that invest in businesses large and small. While the media generally focuses on big players such as KKR and the Carlyle Group, there is an entire ecosystem that specializes in small-to-medium sized businesses. This is known as the lower middle market. Here is an overview of how these funds work.
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What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Private Equity

What your business needs to know about private equity investors
What your business needs to know about private equity investors

When it comes to selling a business, one pool of potential buyers which cannot be ignored is private equity (PE). These funds specialize in buying and running companies, ultimately growing the business and then selling it for a profit – at least, in theory.

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Earnouts – Pros, Cons, What to Watch Out For

Advice on earnouts from Beal Business Brokers and Advisors.

When it comes to selling a small or medium-sized business, there is a different option a business owner can consider: an earnout. While an earnout can help the buyer and seller agree to terms, this sort of business agreement is not without its risks. As such, here is a rundown of earnouts, the pros, the cons, and what to watch out for.

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How to Leave the Family Business Without Leaving the Family

Family business means strong connections. Leaving, though, doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems.
Family business means strong connections. Leaving, though, doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems.

Family owned and operated companies have a way of becoming all-consuming. If your family happens to have a business, then you know the feeling. Vacations become board meetings while dinners and holidays become sales meetings.

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