Business Development Courses

MFA-Executive Business Growth Specialist Program

Executive Business Growth Program

Who Should Take This Program?

People who want to tap into the multiplicity of financial news that new business owners require, especially those who have recently acquired a business from a retiring owner.  Truly valuable advice for these clients takes more time, is broader and deeper.  To do it well  requires the skills and talents of a specialist trained in business development. Any advisor who wants to build their own business with scalability, and help other business owners do the same should take this program.

Competencies and Proficiency:

This MFA™ (Master Financial Advisor) possesses the skills to assist the small business owner to scale the enterprise from a one-to-four person, owner-managed business to a market-driven organization. The Business Growth Specialist assist with strategic business development and planning; the building and documentation sound business processes; policies and procedures; the implementation of business building contracts for employees, subcontractors, leases, suppliers and others; and finds marketing, personal leadership and networking opportunities.

Business Builder Retreat:

An important option is attendance at the Business Builder Retreat, a business leader retreat held in June 19-20, 2019 in Winnipeg and Nov 9-10, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta.  It is of particular benefit to students who seek in-person, peer-to-peer learning. If you are unable to attend the retreat, you may substitute with the Business Valuation for Advisors certificate course or the Fundamentals of Succession Planning certificate course.

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The Business Builder Retreat above may be substituted by one of the options listed below. 6 completed courses are required to earn a designation.


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What Graduates Say

You may have the expectation that your business will ultimately be worth something on transition. But, to make this a reality, your firm cannot be dependent on you the leader only. It is important to demonstrate that systems and knowledge reside in the firm, that it has a strong position in its marketplace and vibrant, recurring revenues. This program can help you build the foundations to make that happen. Jenifer Bartman
Embracing and encouraging leadership amongst my business partners and colleagues was a valuable experience Kristen Ramlal
Unlocking greater potential through leading by example and focusing on strengths.  This was demonstrated through real life examples and the impact this had on both operations and business success Laramie Tan-Amit
Content was awesome!  Learn to find value in what you do and identify 5 top character strengths to help with your personal and business success. Sandra Gibbs