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BusinessesForSale Canada – Best of 2017

Here we give you our round-up of the best BFS articles this year.

Here’s our selection of our five favourite articles from 2017 – read on to discover industry tips, insight and advice that you may have missed.  

 1. How to Sell a Farm

In our guide to how you sell a farm we take you through every step of the process. We discuss how you can accurately evaluate your farm, how you can prepare your business for a successful sale, and the steps you then need to take to secure a sale.

We also give you an overview of the current challenges and opportunities within the sector so that you fully understand the possible strengths and weaknesses of your sale package. We also tell you when it is a good time to bring in professional specialist advice.

Read the article here.

2. How to Run a Coffee Shop

In this article, we tell you how to make your coffee shop a success. We discuss the skills you need and the potential pitfalls you should be aware of.

We talk about a need for passion but also foresight – how will you grow and develop your business? We also discuss how you need to keep one eye on your competition and find ways to get ahead of them; either with new products, or superior customer service and customer experience. If you’re serious about ensuring the success of your café within an over-saturated market, then this is the article for you.

Read the article here.

3. How to Buy a Hotel

In our article exploring how to buy and establish a hotel we talk about the need to be daring and creative, as well as organized and efficient.

We discuss how competitive the industry has become due to foreign investment, and therefore how imperative it is to ensure your hotel is offering customers something special and unique. It is vital to know what your brand is and what sets you apart, and also to consider how this is being communicated to potential customers through marketing. 

Read the full article here.

4. Sector Spotlight: Book Stores

As book buyers continue to buy books online rather than in store, it remains a challenging time for all independent book stores. However, in our guide we look at how to fight back and ensure customer loyalty and how to make the most of current book store trends.

We also give you practical advice about how you can go about buying a book store and then building a community.

Read the article here.

5. 6 Small Business Trends for 2017

At the beginning of the year we took a look at what the likely trends for 2017 were; they included an increase in smart phone sales, the introduction of new payment methods, location specific marketing, social commerce, video marketing, and on-demand instant delivery.

Did you see these trends take off and what are your predictions for the key new services and products in 2018? And how might your business benefit from these trends’ continued popularity, and any new trends that may be coming our way?

Read the article here.

Sophie Mitchell

About the author

Sophie has contributed to, and over the two years she worked at Dynamis House.

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