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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Business Research

Family Business Atlantic worked with Narrative Research in 2017 to better understand current offerings and resources available to family businesses, entrepreneurs, and small-medium enterprises and determine how we can help alleviate the challenges keeping these businesses up at night. Research findings: Secondary Literature Review FBA Member Study Business Study Report

My business, my baby!

“No one knows my business better than I do! I built this business from scratch, who are you to tell me what to do? We did great, we brought the business to this level.  We deserve a rest, we deserve to retire and keep on watching how our business will grow without us.” Are we […]

A.P. Reid Insurance to acquire Sheppard Insurance Service and Risk Management Ltd. 

March 3, 2019 DARTMOUTH, NS – A.P. Reid Insurance Ltd. (“A.P. Reid”) is pleased to announce its upcoming acquisition of Sheppard Insurance Service and Risk Management Ltd. (“Sheppard Insurance”) effective May 1, 2019. As part of its ongoing national expansion, Sheppard Insurance is A.P. Reid’s second acquisition in 2019, having acquired Wardell Insurance Limited of Burlington, […]

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