The Montreal Entrepreneur Podcast

Cathy Bernard

Successful business owners and coaches are invited to speak as guests on the podcast. They will share their experiences and provide advice on topics such as obtaining funding, assembling a team, developing a business plan, and overcoming expansion obstacles. The Montreal Entrepreneur Podcast will also discuss the various phases of a company's development, such as the early stages, scaling up, and exit.
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Olivier Doucet Désilets - Financial Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid (AEVUS Wealth Management)
24-08-2023
Olivier Doucet Désilets - Financial Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid (AEVUS Wealth Management)
In this captivating episode of The Montreal Entrepreneur Podcast, Cathy Bernard sat down with Olivier Doucet Désilets, the accomplished president of AEVUS Wealth Management. They delved into the world of wealth management  and the financial mistakes entrepreneurs must avoid.Discover how Olivier's passion for finance led him to co-found AEVUS Wealth Management, a company centered around the concept of time – the most precious resource we have. Learn how meticulous planning and comprehensive legal considerations lay the foundation for successful wealth management strategies.Olivier challenges the conventional approach by emphasizing the power of value creation through strategic planning, rather than just relying on financial products. He shares insightful advice on adapting to evolving economic landscapes,  financial mistakes entrepreneurs must avoid, as well as maintaining a strong client-advisor relationship.If you're an entrepreneur seeking to secure your financial future, don't miss this opportunity to gain wisdom from a seasoned expert. ➜ Check out AEVUS Wealth Management - https://aevus.ca/en/➜ Check out Olivier's Linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivierdoucetdesilets/➜ Check out AEVUS Wealth Management - https://www.linkedin.com/company/aevus-gestion-de-patirmoine-inc/➜ To Watch the podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4kfym146GJU https://themontrealentrepreneurpodcast.ca/#entrepreneur #startup #smallbusiness #montrealpodcast #montrealentrepreneurpodcast #cathybernard #OlivierDoucetDesiletsSupport the Show.
Cathy Bernard Answers: Should I Start a New Company or Buy an Existing One?
11-04-2023
Cathy Bernard Answers: Should I Start a New Company or Buy an Existing One?
In this podcast, we will discuss the age-old question of whether it's better to start a new company or buy an existing one. This is a question that many aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners have grappled with, and there are pros and cons to both approaches.We'll begin by examining the advantages of starting a new company from scratch. Starting a new business allows you to build something from the ground up, with complete control over the vision and direction of the company. It also provides an opportunity to create a unique culture and brand identity that can differentiate you from the competition. Furthermore, starting a new business can be more cost-effective than purchasing an existing one, as you can avoid paying a premium for a pre-existing customer base or established infrastructure.However, starting a new company also comes with significant challenges. You will need to invest time, money, and energy into developing a new product or service, building a customer base, and establishing your brand. It can take several years before you see a return on your investment, and there is always a risk that your business may fail.On the other hand, buying an existing company can provide some significant advantages. One of the main benefits is that you're purchasing a business with an established customer base, brand recognition, and infrastructure. This can help you avoid the time and expense of building those elements from scratch. Additionally, an existing business may have a proven track record of profitability, making it a more secure investment than starting a new company.However, there are also some significant drawbacks to buying an existing company. One of the main risks is that you may inherit problems that you were not aware of when purchasing the business, such as outstanding debts, legal disputes, or operational inefficiencies. Additionally, you may have less control over the direction of the company, as you'll be working with an established culture and team.In the end, the decision of whether to start a new company or buy an existing one will depend on your personal goals, resources, and risk tolerance. Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages, and it's important to carefully consider these factors before making a decision. By weighing the pros and cons and doing your due diligence, you can make an informed choice that sets you up for success in the long run.#montrealentrepreneur #cathybernard #entrepreneurshipSupport the Show.