Online Summit: How to sell or buy a business
20+ experts offering you their knowledge, step-by-step guidance, and advice on what is involved in both selling and buying a business.
Join us online, May 6-10, 2019, from wherever you are and choose to watch the sessions that interest you most.
Buy and Sell Businesses or Farms
Connect with Professionals who can assist You throughout the transition with everything from Accounting to Finding Financing.
Videos, Articles, and Resources to help with everything from Writing A Succession or Business Plan to Transitioning a Business.
Assistance from Economic Development Professionals who can give free advice.
How it Works
Signing up is free and fast. Become a member and browse our public resources, request a free consultation, and connect with our Preferred Partners.
Members who want to match with business buyers and/or sellers can create a listing and pay an annual fee or input a coupon code obtained through special programming. Our matching algorithm will then look for profile commonality and send connections requests to buyers and sellers based on member information.
Members control who they connect with and set their own profile and privacy options to allow secure and discreet site access. In addition to getting matched with compatible members, everyone who has created a listing will also have access to more resources and receive a welcome message from us with suggestions and next steps for their transition plan.Buyers and Sellers can:
- Access articles, resources, and special programming
- Get a free 30 minute consultation with SuccessionMatching staff
- Find service professionals
- Create a listing
Our Membership Base
Members interested in purchasing a business or farm. Buyers can create listings to match with applicable owners who have posted a business or farm for sale.
Members interested in selling their business or farm. Sellers can create listings to match with applicable members who are interested in purchasing a business or farm.
Members interested in purchasing more than one business. As a Venture Capitalist, you will go through a verification process and receive a concierge experience of the site.
Succession Planning Professionals
Members whose services can help Buyers and Sellers during a business or farm transition. They include, but are not limited to, Accountants, Lawyers, Economic Development Officers, and Commercial Lenders. Please note that Succession Planning Professionals cannot browse listings, solicit business from, or advertise to, other members.
Members who are Succession Planning Professionals and who have been vetted by SXNM as trusted partners. Our Preferred Partners provide 1st-rate service at competitive prices for our members. They also enjoy prominent promotion on the site, the ability to upload videos and articles with our members, and personal recommendations from SXNM to members who are actively searching for the assistance they provide. To become a Preferred Partner, you must first sign up as a Succession Planning Professional and then apply to become a Preferred Partner.
Members who just want to look around or are not sure which membership category they belong to. These members have access to some resources and can connect with Preferred Partners only.
Who We Are
Our mission is to provide the assistance required for successful ownership transitions that benefit all parties involved, ensuring farms and businesses in communities across North America continue to operate for generations to come.
As a business we strive to support the production, services, and economic health of cities, towns, and citizens in the following ways:
Education - raising awareness of succession planning importance and the steps involved.
Community - working with community partners to deliver personalized succession planning solutions.
Connections - creating networks of owners, entrepreneurs, succession planning professionals, and other organizations and individuals who can assist in business transitions.
Generations - helping business owners fulfill their plans for exiting their business, and empowering new entrepreneurs for long-term success.
Development - utilizing the most advanced technology and proven business practices to facilitate efficient and effective business transitions.
Our values are the guiding principles that direct our actions and interactions.
Efficacy - measuring our success in terms of our members’ success.
Efficiency - valuing our members’ time and money as much as they do.
Humility - knowing our area of expertise and including others to assist in theirs.
Reliability - helping our members throughout their succession journey.
Affordability - making our products and services available to everyone who needs them.
Founder & CEO
Alison Anderson is the Founder and CEO of SuccessionMatching. With a background in Human Resources and Economic Development, Alison has always been interested in helping entrepreneurs. As a business owner herself, she understands the hard work and dedication that is required to...run a successful business. She strives every day to improve the business landscape for all businesses without losing sight of the people behind each.
Chief Operating Officer
Kim F. Hoyer is a strategic thinker and implementer. He has been a turnaround and high performance specialist since 1999. ...In that role, he has a history of producing strong results for a number of clients including: Cirque du Soliel, Leviton, The Calgary Flames, Ten Thousand Villages Packers Plus Energy Services, The Brick, Lufkin, Panorama Mountain Village The Better Business Bureau, Rogers Communications and many other businesses around the world.
Director of Special Projects
Dana Maxim is the Director of Special Projects at SuccessionMatching. Her previous experience in occupations including Disability Case Manager, Life Claims Assessor, and Personal Trainer have given her insight into how diverse small businesses operate....She graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a BSc Kinesiology in 2009, and happily resides in Nova Scotia with her husband and son.
Member Success Specialist and Analyst
Meg Ronson is the Member Success Specialist at SuccessionMatching. Meg is an experienced small business sector and succession planning researcher, educator, and resource coordinator, and has a passion for changing the succession landscape in Canada.... She holds a Bachelor of Humanities from Carleton University, a Certificate in Economics from Ryerson University, and a Master of Economic Development and Innovation from the University of Waterloo.
International Business Accounts Manager
Julia Wood is the Manager of International Business Accounts at SuccessionMatching. Her professional experience is rooted in Economic Development and Stakeholder Relations, having held past positions in both private and public sectors in Canada and abroad. Julia specifically has experience in business development in the rural and agricultural sectors.... She understands the unique opportunities facing rural Canada and she believes that small businesses play an important role in strengthening community. Julia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University and a Bachelor of Science (Management) from the European Business School in Germany.
Director of Communications and Learning
Jason Vinck is the Director of Communications and Learning at SuccessionMatching. He is a skilled and engaging public speaker and facilitator who has operated in the Communications and Education fields for nearly a decade....He has worked with students and professionals across Canada in QC, ON, SK, and AB from organizations such as Just for Laughs, Ubisoft, FCC, Northern Ontario Tourism, and various SMEs. Jason holds a BA from the University of Regina and an MA from McGill University.
Manager of Media Production and Design
Chelsea Lees is the Manager of Media Production and Design at SuccessionMatching. Chelsea’s passion for business evolved from managing a small yoga studio for three years, leaving her with the desire to start on her own entrepreneurial path....She went on to operate her own freelance based digital media business which provided her with the skills necessary to navigate a wide scope of online communications from video production to social media strategizing. Chelsea graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2016 with a diploma in Photojournalism, and from the University of Calgary in 2010 with BScs in Primatology and Physical Anthropology with a minor in Biology.
Really appreciate everything you've done for me so far. This is great!
Alison and her team are committed to helping small businesses successfully transition to the next owner, the next generation. We have felt the power of their conviction and talents, and the support they are giving us is amazing; we couldn’t have done this without them.
The webinar series that were a part of the SuccessionMatching Community Project, provided a diverse range of topics that were very relevant and spoke to our broad business demographic. The quality of the information presented by subject matter experts added depth to the webinar series, making it worth the time of our business owners.