North America

Canada – Business Outlook Survey

The results of the winter Business Outlook Survey indicate that business prospects have improved following two years of overall modest activity. The responses reflect building domestic demand, a supportive export outlook and an expected recovery in energy-related activity.

Marketing Strategies for 2017

Source: Small Business Trends – Any good marketer knows to keep an eye on the future to stay ahead of the curve on new trends, emerging marketing channels, and other fresh ideas to deliver brand messages. With 2016 in the rear-view mirror , now is the time to start examining what the New Year is going to mean for marketing.

Planning Your Exit: Critical Success Factors in Maximizing Value

Join a panel of business transaction specialists and learn the critical success factors for how to properly plan for increasing the value of your business, buyer multiples current trends, making your company more financeable, and the options that are available to you. If you’re considering exiting in the next 2 to 5 years, planning starts now!

Keys to a Successful Merger

Keys To A Successful Merger By: Terence Shepherd I’ve seen various reports on M&A transactions that show failure rates ofmore… »

HEADING FOR THE EXIT AGENCY SUCCESSION/TRANSITION PLANNING REALITIES FOR THE SMALL AGENCY OWNER

ONE OF THE LARGEST CHALLENGES FACING THE OWNERS OF INSURANCE AGENCIES TODAY IS HOW TO SOLVE THE QUESTION OF “HOWmore… »

2016 Family Business Summit

Join Terry Shepherd as the Master of Ceremonies at the 2016 Family Business Summit on September 22nd from 1:30 to 5:00 pm at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis. To register please visit www.capeplymouthbusiness.com.

Solutions for the Owner Who Hangs on Too Long

Good News for Waiters Join closely held company consultant Rob Moore of ROCG and family business expert Steve Brilling ofmore… »

U.S. economic outlook lowered after Brexit

Source CNNMoney: A handful of economists are already downgrading their outlook for U.S. growth this year after Britons voted to leave the European Union. The vote sparked severe volatility in stock markets and a rally in the dollar. For America, that’s a one-two punch.

Selling your business – be one of the rare winners!

According to Chris George from George & Company, an intermediary located in Worcester, less than 10 percent of business owners who contact his company have sufficiently planned ahead.

How to Increase Your Business’s Value and Ensure a Successful Exit in Westborough

Most business owners are not operating their businesses in a way that actually builds its value. Typically, business owners aremore… »

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