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What can we learn from today’s leading entrepreneurs?

What can we learn from today’s leading entrepreneurs?

On Thursday, May 9th, hundreds of business owners gathered for The Globe & Mail’s Small Business Summit. The one-day, jam-packed agenda featured panel discussions and key notes from leading entrepreneurs and business experts.

Art of the Deal

Art of the Deal

Many real property transactions are often much more complex than initially anticipated. While some people may only see a standard transfer of land and buildings, many other details involving compliance and planning issues have to be taken...

Five takeaways from the Montréal Real Estate Forum

Five takeaways from the Montréal Real Estate Forum

Richter professionals were at the Montréal Real Estate Forum, where the main trends and major projects in the market were discussed. Here are five key takeaways, as revealed by Richter’s Real Estate group.

The Evolving Family Office Landscape

The Evolving Family Office Landscape

As families struggle to manage the material wealth transfer that is set to take place over the next decade, not to mention the more complex tax and estate planning environment in which families find themselves, it’s not surprising to see...

10 keys to understanding the economy in 2017

10 keys to understanding the economy in 2017

Every year, Richter hosts its Economic Forecast Forum in Toronto and Montreal, during which a leading economist is invited to present his or her outlook for the Canadian, U.S. and global economies. This year, Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief...

Culture Corner: Motivation

Culture Corner: Motivation

it’s important to have a good family dynamic, it is just as important to have a good dynamic with your “work family”. We believe that creating a culture akin to that of a family relationship, versus one of just an employee/employer, plays...

Long Live Free Entrepreneurship!

Long Live Free Entrepreneurship!

France and Quebec share not only a rich history but also a common language. French entrepreneurs may find this particularly interesting. From this perspective, is Quebec not the perfect “gateway” into North America?

Risk Management in a New Era

Risk Management in a New Era

Cyber-attacks are neither industry nor sector specific. As we’ve seen with just a small sampling of recent victims: the Canadian Revenue Agency, Casino Rama, PC Financial, and Yahoo , data breaches can have far-reaching financial and...

Consider all options

Consider all options

Many owners and entrepreneurs suffer from tunnel vision when it comes time to pass the business on. However, there are a number of options for exiting a business and all of them should be investigated thoroughly and considered equally...

To increase or not to increase: Capital Gains tax rates

To increase or not to increase: Capital Gains tax rates

We are expecting the federal budget announcement any day now. With the impending date looming, so too comes much speculation about what will be included, what will be shut out, and more importantly, what will affect your business and your...

Keeping up with the paperwork

Keeping up with the paperwork

Before you seek out a qualified buyer, it’s important to make certain representations as to the financial status of your company in order to justify the price you hope a buyer will pay.

Culture Corner: Teambuilding

Culture Corner: Teambuilding

In the interview, I always ask for examples of how the candidate has helped others, even when they wouldn’t get “noticed” for the help. After that, it is relatively easy to determine if someone is a team player once they’ve started with...

The key is transparency

The key is transparency

Much like your car needs regular oil changes to keep it running optimally, regular audits and careful financial reporting can help ensure your business is running at its peak. It’s crucial to have the proper reporting and assurance...

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

On behalf of all our partners and professionals, Richter is pleased to share that our Canadian Restructuring team has received top recognition in the “Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year $50MM to $100MM” category at the 11th annual...

Visualize, then plan

Visualize, then plan

Artists will tell you that the best paintings are created when the artist visualizes the painting hanging on the wall before he/she makes a single mark on the canvas. The same is true for selling a business. In order to maximize value,...

What’s up if the corporate rates drop?

What’s up if the corporate rates drop?

Along the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised a drastic cut to the U.S. corporate tax rate, which he viewed as a way to stimulate the economy and create more American jobs on American soil. The current corporate tax rate in the U.S. is...

There’s value and then there’s worth

There’s value and then there’s worth

It’s the intention of many business owners to use the proceeds of the sale of their company to fund a comfortable retirement – such is the beauty of finally reaping what you have sown. If this applies to you, it’s of course in your best...

Why data is critical in today’s retail industry

Why data is critical in today’s retail industry

For Simon Tooley, CEO of Etiket, the importance of data in today’s retail industry cannot be understated: “Data is everything. We use it a lot for planning, especially during growth periods, and to understand how people are buying.” His...

What its' worth now, and how

What its' worth now, and how

Maximizing the value of your business starts with knowing how much it is worth today. It’s crucial to assess the current performance of the business and determine if it is ready for transition. Decisions can then be made on what needs to...

Freezing value = saving long-term

Freezing value = saving long-term

Let’s say that you are the sole owner of the business where the common shares are worth $8,000,000 today. You want to implement a plan to save tax on the capital gains when you sell the business a number of years down the road...

Five real estate trends to watch for in 2017

Five real estate trends to watch for in 2017

The real estate market has grown substantially in recent years, but we could well see significant changes in the sector in 2017. Speakers at the Toronto Real Estate Forum in November 2016 explained what they expected for the future of the...

New year, new outlook: 2017 Economic Forecast event

New year, new outlook: 2017 Economic Forecast event

A new year brings with it new trends, new opportunities, and especially this year, a new host of challenges and uncertainty. Considering the economic and political horizon in North America and abroad, 2017 will surely be one of great...

Beware of the Tax Man

Beware of the Tax Man

Taxation of capital gains resulting from the sale of a business can impact your retirement plans. Yet with proper planning, it is possible to significantly reduce, or even eliminate this tax.

Culture Corner: Networking 101

Culture Corner: Networking 101

Networking is a large part of my career, that’s just the reality of this industry. We live in a transaction-based environment where you’re only good as your last file and you’re only as good as your relationships.

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

Planning for the transition of your business does not necessarily mean putting yourself out of a job. Perhaps you enjoy what you do and you can’t foresee a day when you are no longer involved to some degree in the business.

The Internet of Things: A Revolution That Comes with Risks

The Internet of Things: A Revolution That Comes with Risks

. Various studies predict that, in 2020, the world will have more than 21 billion connected devices, compared to 4 billion today, and that this market will represent $1.3 trillion in 2019. One thing is certain: the Internet of Things is a...

Planning for Success[ion]

Planning for Success[ion]

As a business owner, you have worked long and hard to build up a valuable asset and at some point down the road you will likely want to enjoy the fruits of your labour and retire. Between now and then, however, there are a number of...

Bay Street here we come!

Bay Street here we come!

We are excited to share that our Yonge Street team consisting of our Audit and US Tax practices will be moving to join our Bay Street office in the coming weeks!

M&D: State of the Nation

M&D: State of the Nation

We advise mid-market clients in the M&D sector daily, and yes, there are many factors that business owners need to be wary of (or even try to avoid) if they are doing business in the US and/or are considering expanding into Europe...

Tax implications of Brexit

Tax implications of Brexit

The decision of UK voters to leave the European Union gives rise to many uncertainties, which may remain for some years. If the EU leadership manages to keep every remaining country ‘on board’, it is anticipated that the largest risks and...

Culture corner: The importance of corporate giving

Culture corner: The importance of corporate giving

This month, it’s all about community. Community giving is a central value at Richter; it’s something we focus on through the Richter Charitable Foundation, the Richter Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship program, and of course, our...

How can organizations improve efficiency?

How can organizations improve efficiency?

Ask anyone within a corporation or professional services firm if they can explain the process of their deliverables and their answer will likely be along the lines of “Yes, we have been doing it the same way for the last 30 years”.

12 tips for managing your company cash situation

12 tips for managing your company cash situation

Financial issues are of critical importance for all entrepreneurs. This is especially true for startups and growth-stage companies, which all too often lack dedicated accounting personnel and do not know where financial management efforts...

Doing business in the U.S.: Which visa should you choose?

Doing business in the U.S.: Which visa should you choose?

Is your business ready to expand into the U.S., or perhaps you have already made that move? While the market is lucrative and may seem similar to Canada, there are many complexities of doing business in the U.S. that must be considered.

Caution: Tax risks ahead!

Caution: Tax risks ahead!

Many businesses have risk management processes and procedures in place to cover the risks related to their activities. However, very few of them have implemented protocols for managing tax risks and opportunities.

10 ways to maximize the value of your business

10 ways to maximize the value of your business

Some things bear repeating. For instance, the sale of a business requires that its owner or owners do some serious planning and implement measures that will not only speed up the sale process and make it more effective, but also maximize...

Culture Corner: Tax season is for the brave

Culture Corner: Tax season is for the brave

Richter’s HR Manager, Paula Fernandes, is a skilled professional that has helped many of her colleagues through the challenges that accompany the busy season known simply as “tax time.”

Ten practical risk management tips for SMEs

Ten practical risk management tips for SMEs

Global economic uncertainty, new competitors invading local markets, new regulations, fluctuating raw material prices, demographic changes, major weather events and new technology are all elements of risk that are now a part of our daily...

2016 Quebec Budget Executive Summary

2016 Quebec Budget Executive Summary

The Quebec government’s careful management of the public finances seems to have paid off, allowing them not onlytorealize the balanced budget that was planned in 2015-2016 but impressively realizing a $1.4 billion surplus. Thissurpluswas...

Overcoming the Border Barrier: A roundtable series

Overcoming the Border Barrier: A roundtable series

Is your business ready to expand into the U.S., or perhaps you have already made that move? While the market is lucrative and may seem similar to Canada, there are many complexities of doing business in the U.S. that must be considered.

Career women in the 21st century

Career women in the 21st century

Elizabeth Plank, Senior Editor at Mic.com, who was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, was in Montréal on January 12th to give a conference at CREW M, an association that promotes the advancement of women in commercial real estate.

CEO Scam: You’re a target. Don’t become a victim.

CEO Scam: You’re a target. Don’t become a victim.

You are a controller in an SME or the subsidiary of a large company. It’s 4 p.m. on Friday and you receive an email from the company’s CEO. He explains that you were chosen to carry out a confidential and important task which involves...

Action Canada-France

Action Canada-France

An article by Sophie Caudiu appeared in the January 2015 issue of Action Canada-France magazine, the official publication of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada.

Action Canada-France

Action Canada-France

An article by Guy St-Georges appeared in the February 2015 issue of Action Canada-France magazine, the official publication of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada.

Premières en affaires

Premières en affaires

“Diversité : un pas dans la bonne direction”
Paule Bouchard
November 12, 2013 (French Only)



AndrewAdessky

Andrew Adessky has over 20 years of financial advisory, insolvency consulting, cross-border restructuring, crisis management and forensic investigations and litigation support experience. Having led numerous large cases, served as a trustee, and...

MichelBabeu

With close to 30 years of tax experience, Michel Babeu puts his extensive expertise to use in serving SMEs and owner-managed businesses. Having himself founded and managed his own accounting firm in the 1990s, he is especially known for his in-depth...

EricBarbieri

Eric Barbieri is a seasoned professional who draws upon his strong analytical and business skills, and over fifteen years of experience in restructuring, to assist our clients in Canada and the United States. He has been involved in some of our most complex...

GillesBenchaya

Gilles Benchaya is often called upon to develop and assess business plans and assists in developing comprehensive reorganization strategies, including establishing improved cash flow management programs and forecasting models. He has recently acted as...

OlivierBenchaya

Olivier Benchaya is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency group of the Richter Advisory Group Inc. division. He possesses a keen business sense and the ability to quickly identify key issues to be addressed. Moreover, Olivier is attuned to his clients...

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