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Anita Wortzman shared her experience about finding and cultivating passion at work as a speaker at the first annual SHEday conference in Winnipeg. Read more about Anita and this exciting event in the Winnipeg Free Press here.

Acumen Corporate Development Inc. sponsored the 2013 Agri Innovation Forum, an annual conference focused on connecting investors with entrepreneurs in the agri-business industry.

Anita Wortzman, CEO  and Richard Leipsic, Managing Director, shared their expertise on the issues around succession planning during their presentation at CAFE’s Family Business: Achieving Success in Succession event.

Anita was on a panel at Manitoba Ag Days, Agri-marketing Centre. The panel discussed Diversifying & Growing Your Markets.

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Enhancing access to capital for the Manitoba mid-market

Acumen Corporate Development and First West Capital announce partnership Manitoba has one of the most diverse and stable economies in Canada thanks to a thriving community of entrepreneurs and mid-market businesses. However, with limited access to funding, these dynamic businesses are unable to unlock their full growth potential. Acumen Corporate Development and First West Capital…

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Boyd Group Income Fund closes acquisition of Assured Automotive Inc.

On July 4, 2017, Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX: BYD.UN) (Boyd) completed its acquisition of the assets and business of Assured Automotive Inc. and related entities (collectively, Assured) for total consideration of $193.6 million, which was satisfied by a cash payment of $146.1 million and the issuance of $47.5 million in units of Boyd. Boyd…

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GOING GLOBAL- “All Hands on Deck”

GOING GLOBAL- “All Hands on Deck” By Alan Margulius and Anita Wortzman Transformational Growth: For many companies, Going Global can be transformational. Going Global sets the stage for unprecedented growth and profitability, making your company more appealing to investors, employees and customers. If management has the skills and commitment to get the entire company behind…

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Acumen Corporate Development Inc. Welcomes Alan Margulius to Our Team

Alan Margulius is joining forces with Acumen Corporate Development in the position of Managing Director to provide services in the areas of sales growth and international expansion. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Alan has over twenty-five years’ experience working with sales organization to enhance revenue. He excels at logistics for new market entry (geographic expansion)…

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How to Motivate Young Professionals

A cursory google of “How to Motivate Young Employees” pumps out a seemingly infinite number of listicles on how to relate to and influence young professionals. As many managers have learned, interacting with a generation that has grown up using Google as a verb, and reads the term listicle without a second glance can be…

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Preparing Useful Financial Projections: The Risk of Wearing Rose-Tinted Glasses

You have just completed your annual strategy session and your management team has developed five year financial projections… the growth is remarkable, profitability is amazing… but you’ve been through this before and know that it may not end up that way. How does this happen and what’s the downside of overstating projections? It’s great that…

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Transitioning Your Family Business or: Who Gets the Jets Tickets?

Less than 25% of family businesses survive to the third generation. That’s a disturbing statistic which highlights the difficulties with transitioning ownership to children and grandkids. As the saying goes, “failure is an orphan and success has many fathers”. Successful transition to the next generation requires a thoughtful and well managed process beginning with an…

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My Bank Doesn’t Get Me

“My bank doesn’t understand my business…” Many of our clients express this sentiment about their bank, whether they have been in a long term or short term relationship. Based on discussions with friends and relatives, many business owners believe that the grass is greener at another bank because “their brother-in-law/neighbour/work-out buddy” has a better interest…

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