Serving Canada's Small Business Families
Providing solutions for Canada’s small and medium sized Business Families
Our Mission is to ensure that all small to medium sized family owned enterprises in Canada are aware of the benefits of implementing a Succession Accord® as a critical first step for the owner and her family to put their affairs in order from a Succession, Insurance and Estate Planning point of view. This approach is based on the best practices of many of the world’s largest and most successful family owned or controlled enterprises.
What We believe
We believe in family owned enterprises as the fundamental key to a growing economy. Over 80% of the world`s businesses are owned or controlled by a single family. 45% of GDP growth and 70% of new jobs created in Canada are from small and medium sized enterprises, many of whom, are family owned or controlled.
We also believe that the traditional approach of focusing exclusively on creditor protection, tax and legal agreements, although very important, is missing a critical step. The Succession Accord® should be done in conjunction with the last will and testament and the tax and legal agreements in order to achieve greater certainty of a successful transition of wealth and stewardship to the next generation family stakeholders.
Life Insurance for Estate Plans
We are independent financial advisors contracted with all the major life insurance carriers and we are paid commissions on policies placed with our clients. We have no bias towards any specific carrier from a compensation point of view. Please review our privacy and disclosure policy for details.
We do not provide or recommend insurance products or succession solutions without a proper needs analysis by having the client or prospective client complete a questionnaire. We use a tool called the Business Viewpoint™ developed by Cotton Systems which takes 10 minutes to complete either by phone or face to face which tells you what we do and based on your responses tells us both how to proceed from here.
WE DO NOT PRESCRIBE PRODUCTS OR SOLUTIONS WITHOUT UNCOVERING IMPORTANT NEEDS FROM THE CLIENT’S POINT OF VIEW.
Succession Plans for Family enterprises
We are also an independent fee based financial planning company focused on helping small business families create a well-rehearsed succession and estate plan which prepares the owner and her family for their role as owners, beneficiaries and stewards of wealth transitioned at the owner’s death.