These remain uncertain and challenging times for businesses, their staff and families. Communities are welcoming the careful reopening of businesses, but recognize that we all continue to live with the impacts of COVID-19. FBA is here to help guide you through the processes in place to help us do with safety a priority. Have any […]

Building Customer Trust and Experience is Key to Profitability in 2021 

In early 2021, Success Through Trust conducted an online survey with 172 business owners and leaders across North America. Seventy one percent (71%) of the respondents were business owners and leaders, the other respondents included managers, front line and customer facing people. Seventy three percent (73%) of the respondents were Canadian and include responses from […]

Additional Covid-19 Info

BLOG POSTS Charcoal Marketing – Our new kind of work, thanks to COVID-19 Predictive Index: 25 Tips for working remotely Strategy Up: All for a new, better tomorrow BBB: How to navigate the Coronovirus crisis Wagepoint: Key resources for small business owners   EXTRA RESOURCES GOV CAN: Preventing Covid-19 in the Workplace Government of Canada: COVID-19 […]

Building Stronger Family Businesses for the Future

People are complicated. For family businesses, the dynamics are more complex to set direction, introduce change, and lead bold moves with the interaction of relatives and relations. “The family needs a mechanism for aligning the views of its members and communicating those views to managing the business.” In our survey of family businesses, we found […]

Welcome ByDesign Management & Investment

Faisal Khatib ByDesign Management & Investment Faisal Khatib, an entrepreneur who shows no sign of slowing down, founded ByDesign Management & Investment just five years ago and with 75 employees under his belt, the future is looking bright! ByDesign is currently involved in landscaping investments: Teak Tree Enterprises and Seascape Building Maintenance Inc., along with […]

Amanée Mousavi as President

​ Family Business Association Atlantic elected Amanée Mousavi as President at its Annual General Meeting held in Dartmouth on October 17. Amanée works in Sales and Marketing for Cresco, a family company established in 1989 by Hossein Mousavi and later, with his long-time partner, Taleb Abidali. She is second generation and understands that her family […]

Planning Ahead Yields Better Outcomes

Family-owned businesses are a cornerstone of Canada’s economy, yet trusted advice is critical to help them move from one generation to the next. Open communication and governance models can set entrepreneurial families up for future success. “Transition is not something that you do once and it’s done,” says Krista Han, a partner at Grant Thornton […]

Branding for your business

I used to work for an agency where we charged a minimum $25K to ‘get started’ on a branding assignment.  That might sound like a lot of money, but I know of many brand agencies in Toronto wouldn’t even blink at a $250-300K price tag (believe me, I saw the invoices!). Don’t get me wrong […]

Advising the Wise

ADVISING THE WISE ​COLIN MASON B.SC., CMO, PRACTICE PARTNER C-LEVEL EXECUTIVE SOLUTIONS ​​ In the midst of economic turmoil and rising challenges, what is the best source of sound, applicable counsel available to a CEO? It’s a simple question, but one with great significance for the development of small and midsize businesses (SMEs). At different times, […]

A.P. Reid Insurance finishes 2019 with the Top Canadian Insurance Brokerage award and announces its third Cross-Canada acquisition of the year

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia based Storm Insurance Group (Storm), which includes A.P. Reid Insurance, has been named Brokerage of the Year (10 Staff or More) in the 4th annual Insurance Business Canada (IBC) Awards.  At the same time, A.P. Reid is announcing its third brokerage acquisition of the year outside of Atlantic Canada – this time in Montreal, […]

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