You are typically an existing Canadian business owner who has been in business over 2 years with less than 100 employees who is looking for help in one or more of the following areas :
Setting your business up properly
Acquiring financing for your business
Growing your business
Gain the skills to better manage your business
Improve the performance of your business
Getting your business ready for sale (in 3+ years)
Acquiring a business and need help evaluating
We can only provide services in Canada to Canadian businesses, as our expertise is on the laws, taxes, and regulations as they relate to Canada. We are not able to help businesses that are offshore who want to come to Canada, as there are firms where this is their sole purpose and they keep up with the every changing laws relating to immigration and starting a business in Canada. Once you land and have a business, we are able to help you.
We do not provide services for businesses that are pre-startup and only for start-ups that are willing to invest in their business, as our prices do not differ for start-up businesses. A start-up business will already have already been registered as a business and have a business number. We provide advisory services, start-up coaching and feasibility studies and business plans for financing for start-up businesses. There are many free or discounted services offered through the municipal, provincial, federal governments in Canada, as well as non-profit services. We cannot and do not compete with these offerings. Our focus is on helping businesses once they have received as much free or discounted help that is available. If needed, we can refer you to the appropriate centres throughout Ontario. Each province has their own way of managing programs for start-up businesses. There is also national help available for businesses whose owners are 39 years or younger.
Though we do provide business management consulting to help you implement services you need, our approach is to help coach and guide you so you are able to learn and gain the knowledge needed to sustain your business on your own. Our consulting services focus on strategic and not tactical engagements. If you do require consultants to perform tactical work, we have partners we can refer you to for those needs, such as marketing content development, web development or hr policy development to name a few. If we are working with you already on an engagement, as part of that engagement we are willing to get more involved with tactical consulting as part of the overall engagement, but is not our focus area.
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Our Products & Services
Products & Services for Owner-Operated Businesses
Business Coaching Services
Allows business owners to learn and gain the skills and guidance they need to meet their business goals one-on-one with a business coach. We provide custom as well as defined coaching programs.
We develop full business plans and feasibility studies for businesses who require financing or investment. Financials are prepared by a CPA.
Our Online Store
During the back half 2019 and in 2020, we will be investing time in developing online tools, guides and educational information in support of our services.
Whether a business needs to build their strategy for the first time or update their strategy for growth, we provide a full strategic plan engagement through facilitation or through coaching.
We provide assessments for different areas of your business to help you understand where there are problem areas to resolve along with providing recommendations.
Ad-Hoc Advisory Services
We offer 2-Hour Ad-Hoc Advisory Services where you can meet with an advisor online to bounce ideas off of them or get advice and guidance with your business.. You must already have a business.
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Providing business coaching and management consulting for over 9 years with over 50 years business experience between our 2 partners
Our 2 partners have over 25 years each of business and management experience working in complex businesses such as manufacturing, hi-technology, and financial services. We have executive and general management experience within large, medium, small, and start-up businesses in marketing, sales, operations, and finance.
We have been in business since 2010 and have worked with clients in a variety of industries including:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Food & Beverage
Accounting & Finance
We work directly with business owners to understand your specific goals and challenges to help them choose the right solutions for their business to ensure continued long-term success.
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What Our Clients Say
This is what some of our clients have said after working with us. All three of these clients below we have worked with over a long period time. Be sure to check out our other testimonials and our case studies.
Boxer Custom Cases
"We started working with RK Fischer with the intention of adding a second set of eyes to our finances. Rudy and Karen have provided far more than accounting oversight, bringing their combined expertise and experience to several areas of our business including marketing, sales, production, and overall business process. If you have a business problem that needs solving, I would recommend you start by getting Rudy or Karen on board."
Greg Hamilton, President
Joey's World Playground
"RK Fischer and Associates, were brought into the initial planning process for Joey's World and proved to be a valuable asset. The program lines introduced during this process were and will continue to be used as Joey's World functions as a successful business. Thank you Karen and Rudy"
Gord Gill, Owner & Operator
The Second Wedge Brewing Company
"When we were ready to take our business plan to the next level, the insight and experience that RK Fischer & Associates contributed was invaluable. Karen examined our work with a fine-toothed comb, identified gaps and coached us on how to pull in the data we needed and present it effectively. Rudy helped us structure our complex brewery financials into a detailed, comprehensive set of linked spreadsheets that were easy for us to read and analyze, but most importantly followed the best-practice accounting principles that institutional lenders require. Karen and Rudy are extremely well connected in the financial and legal spheres and have provided us with many beneficial referrals. And best of all, two separate lenders told us that the fact that we hired RK Fischer & Associates gave them extra confidence in us as entrepreneurs."
Our offices are located in Southwestern Ontario but we are able to provide most of our services across Canada as most services are performed remotely.
We will provide onsite services that require at least one day onsite in Sarnia, Chatham-Kent, London, Windsor, Woodstock, Leamington, Waterloo, Cambridge, Kitchener, Guelph, Milton, Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, Toronto, Vaughan, Markham, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Pickering and surrounding locations in the GTA and Southwestern Ontario. For other businesses in Canada who want service onsite and are outside our onsite area, please contact us to discuss your requirements as outside our outlined area will require fees for travel & living.
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