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Passing the torch: The complexities of succession planning

Passing the torch: The complexities of succession planning

It is a common scenario. An entrepreneur has put their heart and soul into developing a successful business and now has some crucial decisions to make about who will run the business and how the accumulated wealth will be shared after he or she retires or dies. Succession planning is a detailed, often emotional and […]

The Management Buyout: The Paradigm shift

The Management Buyout: The Paradigm shift

It was summer 2016 when Louise Radmore, president of Ottawa commercial property management company Paradigm Properties, decided to retire and begin winding down the company she established 20 years earlier. After notifying the staff and starting to notify clients, she began her path to retirement. In only a few days, she realized that perhaps it […]

Flow-Through Shares

Flow-Through Shares

Flow-through shares are stocks that can only be purchased directly from Canadian oil and mineral exploration companies, usually at a slight premium. The company must use the invested money on the exploration for resources, and receive tax deductions for this work called Canadian Exploration Expenses (CEE).

How to Stress Test Your Business

How to Stress Test Your Business

We are in the midst of a remarkable economic period. A few weeks ago, ‘inverted yield curves’ brought predictions of an impending recession. In September, the TSX reached a record high and unemployment levels hit historic lows. But warning signs and threats persist, including on-going trade wars, geopolitical tensions in the EU and Middle East, […]