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Covering your assets: The importance of due diligence

Covering your assets: The importance of due diligence

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a business — or has even thought about it — has likely heard the term "due diligence." Most people, however, don't fully understand it or tend to underestimate its value. Due diligence is defined as “reasonable steps taken in order...

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Getting Creative When Financing Your Acquisition

Getting Creative When Financing Your Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are a thriving part of the Canadian business landscape. In the first half of 2018, M&A activity was worth $93 billion CAD, and it has been growing quite steadily since 1985. Clearly, small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada are alive and...

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Financing a Small Business in Canada

Financing a Small Business in Canada

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...

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