Small Medium Business Academy
Grow as leaders, grow your people, grow your business
Grow Your Business
SMBA is a management training academy dedicated exclusively to established small and medium-sized businesses. SMBA provides proven, practical, functional strategies to support the growth and competitiveness of participating businesses.
The SMBA Growth Journey
Areas of strategic support for small and medium-sized companies looking to grow and expand include: Strategic Planning, Business Coaching, Board of Advisors, Leadership Counselling, Outsourcing, Exit Planning and M&A, Adventure Leadership Travels
SMBA Training & Advisory
A selection of our team’s core capabilities and areas of expertise: Business Plan preparation, Financial Management, Business Coaching, Strategic Planning, Business Model Workshop sessions, Leadership and Management, Communication & Presentation skills, Consultative Sales
Refer and Win
Refer us to your regional organization.
Please consider referring us to the chamber of commerce, board of trade, or economic development agency in your geographic area. Companies that refer us to their local offices can receive special discounts.
Just reach out and contact us with your references and business contact information.
Refer us to your friends.
Do you have a business network and existing contacts with Canadian small and medium-sized businesses? Are you looking to support their growth? Refer us to your entrepreneur friends who might need professional assistance in managing or scaling their business.
To learn more, contact us.
Key Challenges We Address
I would like to think about different ways of growing and expanding my business.
I want to grow my business but I don’t have a clear direction or action plan.
The financial performance of my business is not allowing me to grow as I’d like to.
My bookkeeping and financial reporting is disorganized and represents a major weakness in the business.
I’m struggling to obtain additional funding and financial support.
I have never prepared a detailed, structured business plan that outlines all key elements of my business (either for financing or other purposes).
I am getting pulled in multiple directions within my business, seemingly all the time. It feels like the business is managing me, rather than me managing the business.
I feel my business has become somewhat stagnant and the road ahead is unclear.
I don’t have the right team in place to help me grow the business.
It’s hard to find and retain the right people.
I find it extremely challenging to acquire new customers, it’s so competitive out there.
I don’t understand this online world. Everybody is trying to offer me a different solution for online marketing.
Nobody works as efficiently as I do, so I keep handling everything.
I just don’t have the time to manage my business properly.
Latest News, Facts, Insights
Our blog is a space to share some facts about small and medium-sized Canadian businesses, their common challenges, our insights and experience to help them develop winning growth strategies, and some business thoughts that we find compelling.
Based on a BDC Study*, 40% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are outperforming the Canadian economy. 29% of these companies have between 5% and 20% annual growth rates, while 12% show growth rates of greater than 20%. Approximately 60% […]
BDC’s 2016 survey shows that the four problems small business owners cited most often are: Finding money to finance projects (49% of respondents), Maintaining the business’s profitability (42%), Growing the company in an orderly manner (41%), Finding a balance between […]
Our vision is to create a national movement of lifelong learning for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses and we will achieve this together with visionary local partners. Through the support and guidance of our partnerships, we help businesses overcome an array of national and regional challenges. If you would like to become a partner, contact us.