This section of our website is to assist you in getting the right mind-set and encouraging early preparations for a successful retirement from your business.

Business succession will require active participation on your part, and in turn you are advised to seek the help of several professional advisors.

Business owners, business buyers, their families and successors can find additional support for retirement through associations, some Canadian universities and business professionals in our region.


Here are some links of places to start:

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

BDO Dunwoody LLP 

Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario
H. Wayne Hobbs Centre for Enterprise Studies

The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise 

Canadian Federation of Independent Business 

Centre for Family Business 

Estate Planning for Farm Families in British Columbia 

Grant Thornton LLP 

Memorial University of Newfoundland
PJ Gardiner Institute for Small Business Studies

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Inc. 

University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)
Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

University of Calgary (Alberta)
Centre for Family Business Management and Entrepreneurship

University of Manitoba
The Asper School of Business

Universite de Montreal, Quebec
Chair of Small and Medium-size Business Development and Succession —
Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales