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Economic Development Professionals

Succession Planning and Business Transitions for Economic Development Professionals

Lack of business succession planning is a leading contributor to poor business retention within community economic development initiatives. Our objective is to assist communities in retaining these valuable community assets and helping to ensure local businesses continue versus shutting down.

SuccessionMatching and Succession Plan Canada have partnered to bring together stakeholders in the community from the private and public, and not for profit sectors. Once the business community is selected, the stakeholders will be brought together to develop an action plan and implementation strategy to actively engage and assist business owners looking to transition their business. Over the course of the next three years, the SMCP will provide a “boots on the ground approach” with seminars, informational resources, one on one assistance and other programming in these communities.

If you would like to be a part of ensuring the future of Canadian communities, or for more information and to request an application for the SMCP, please use our Contact Us Form.

On January 4th, the Federal Government provided additional details on the tax changes that they will be implemented in 2018. It is important information for setting up any succession plan. We invited A-1 Accounting to speak about these changes. The Tax Planning webinar has been updated, and we have extended the deadline to view the webinar series to March 1st, 2018.

To register, please visit our Webinar Series webpage or contact

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Participants in this workshop will have access to ongoing and up to date information, resources, and templates on the three types of business transitions: family, employee share ownership programs, and third-party sales.

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