The Statistics Are Alarming...
Only 85% of new Canadian businesses survive their first year, and only 70% make it through their second. Shockingly, only 51% make it to year five! (Source: Industry Canada 2014)
The question is, why? Why the doom & gloom?
It’s certainly not for a lack of sweat, enthusiasm, gumption, and grit. Often, failed businesses start with an idea or dream, but launch without a plan, defined strategy, proper direction or professional knowledge.
Knowing that 98% of the Canadian market is made up of small businesses — high on passion and determination, with a knack for innovation — we sought out to make a difference and help entrepreneurs and small business owners turn things around.
Changing those statistics, and making an impact on the lives of small business owners, is exactly what motivates and drives us.
We founded Startwirth recognizing first hand that startups and small businesses have a need for ongoing professional support, assistance, day-to-day management tools and processes to survive, thrive and fulfill their true potential - although most don't admit or recognize it until it's too late. They need to continuously evaluate and improve their businesses to remain competitive, minimize their risks and financial exposure and capitalize on opportunities.
The team at Startwirth has the expertise, systems, full range of business development services and burning passion to put every entrepreneur and small business onto the road to success!
Small Business Is Our Only Business
Let’s face it, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to building a successful business. Today's small business owner has unique challenges, needs, wants and sensitivities that many service and product providers either don’t understand, aren’t structured to assist, or quite frankly, don’t care to address because they prefer to cast their line to catch the “Big Fish”. Not us, not at Startwirth! Helping the small fish grow big is what we're about!
We do what we do because we all have a sincere, deep rooted passion and commitment to make a positive impact on the Canadian small business community. To solely focus on respecting, assisting and developing existing and next generation small business owners so they achieve the success they are striving for, to enrich their lives – whatever that may mean to them. We have no interest in casting for the Big Fish! We're just fine working with and assisting the business majority that makes our communities thrive!
So who are we? We're an energetic, diverse team of experienced business professionals who have a lot of big business experience but are now serial entrepreneurs at heart and won't look back. We have walked in your shoes and been through the school of hard knocks with our own entrepreneurial ventures. As a result, we are that much wiser and know what it takes to increase the chances of being a success rather than adding to the failure statistics. Our clients have the benefit and learning from our experiences - and yes our mistakes!
We've got you covered!
From concept to completion, we will be with you every step of the way. Being an entrepreneur is complicated. There are many pieces to put together, including: ideation, planning, forming a team, generating revenues, raising capital, growing operations, achieving profitability, and last but not least...producing a sizable return for all stakeholders.
We have the team, expertise and processes to touch and impact all areas of your business through proven, uncomplicated, real-world, actionable solutions.
Call us your guardian angels because your best interests and success are always our top-of-mind priority. Plus there's nothing like an awesome success story right?