Which Expert Do You Need When Buying The Business You Work For?

You’ve been with a company for years and know the business and its culture. Now the owner is approaching retirement. For some entrepreneurial-minded employees, this situation is the perfect opportunity to transition into ownership and take the organization to new heights. Regardless of your industry experience, relationship to the owner…

Off the Shelf with Mary Liu

When it comes to books and resources, you’re probably overrun with recommendations. In a digital age, the challenge is no longer finding valuable content, but rather, cutting through the noise and absorbing the most critical information. To compile some high-impact informants, we sat down with…

As featured in The Globe and Mail: How to get your business in shape for financing

Is your business ready for financing?  In our third article produced in partnership with The Globe and Mail, we share advice for entrepreneurs looking to finance their business – a daunting process, especially for first-timers. As your business grows, there comes a point where bootstrapping isn’t enough. For many business…

The art of the pivot: How successful businesses have turned challenge into opportunity

You’ve spent years, and countless hours, building your business and this is finally going to be your year. If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be very familiar with this turning point. Early in the first quarter of 2020, this is how First West Capital client Dominik Desbois was feeling about his Metro Vancouver business…