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I believe more people would be successful at buying or selling a business if they only took the time to educate themselves on the process – if they only had access to a comprehensive course that showed them exactly what they needed to do.

It’s the reason I created a library of free resources specific to buying or selling a business. It’s the reason I created two comprehensive courses:

  • The 8 Elements Approach To Buying A Business, and
  • The 8 Elements Approach To Selling A Business.

The content of each course is a culmination of my own business ownership experience and my own “hands-on” experience helping people buy a business and sell a business, as a Business Broker.

I believe that if I share my experiences with you, give you everything you need, that it will inspire you.

My name is Matthew Buxton. I’m passionate about teaching people how to buy a business and how to sell business. Small Businesses which by definition are firms that have fewer than 100 employees.

Please select one of the following two options…

If you're looking to BUY A BUSINESS:

  • Buy A Great Business,
  • For A Great Price, and
  • In A Way That Gives You The Greatest Probability of Business Success.


If you're looking to SELL A BUSINESS:

  • Sell Your Business For The Highest Possible Price,
  • For The Most Favourable “Terms”, and
  • In A Way That Puts More Money In YOUR pocket!


Matthew was really helpful in the process of buying a business. His experience and professionalism was one of the reason we found the best business we could ever invest in. His step by step guidance throughout  the process helped us achieve what a non-experienced investor felt like rock climbing. He would always find ways to resolve any of our concerns or direct us to the right person whenever needed. He is very responsive and his clients are his highest priority. He has a great reputation within his network and that helped us overcome many obstacles through the entire process of buying a business. I would recommend Matthew to my friends and family for any business sale or purchase they would need help with. SS

Matthew with Business & Finance Canada made choosing a business broker a very easy decision. From the moment we met his expertise, professionalism and care were the first thing we noticed. The valuation of our business for sale was fair and directly in line with what we had in mind. His vetting process clearly showed us that he didn’t just want to fill our schedule with anyone, but instead wanted to sit us down with the right buyers! The overall process and experience is smooth, comfortable and efficient. Whether you’re on the market as a seller or buyer, we would never hesitate to recommend his service to anyone and look forward to doing business with him again in the future. Excellent company and we wish you continued success! HM

Highly recommend Matthew’s expertise on your next business opportunity.

His experience, diligence and professionalism helped us make informed decisions on our past business acquisition.


When we made the decision to sell our business we had no idea where to start. When we met with Matthew, his extensive knowledge and experience in regards to selling a business, was  apparent. As we proceeded through this process with Matthew, he was able to explain every step and detail in a way that we could understand and when we had questions, he answered with patience and consideration. From evaluating our business, to letting us know what we would have to do to prepare our business for sale, his guidance and expertise were invaluable. The strongest thing that stood out for us was Matthews integrity. Through this whole process we never doubted that we could trust him with every delicate detail of our business. Without a doubt, we could not have done this process without Matthew and would highly recommend his services. BW

I’ve said this many times, but I appreciate working with you – especially because of your approach and attitude.

It’s nice to have the element of trust and know that these things can unfold smoothly and naturally without the subtle hussle or game playing.


Having never sold a business before, my experience with Matthew Buxton and Business & Finance Canada was very positive right from the outset.  He made the process for me very simple and maintained the level of communication required to keep me informed every step of the way.  He was attentive, knowledgeable and easy to deal with.  He answered all my questions as they arose in a timely fashion and was always easy to contact.  The potential buyers that were presented to me were all pre screened and pre qualified.  The whole sale process from start to finish lasted just over four months from initial listing date to completion of sale.  I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.  He delivered what was promised and left me totally satisfied! GD

I had spent about 5 months working with Matthew on the purchase of a business and would like to share my experience with you. Matthew was representing the seller and I was a first time buyer with real business experience, formal business schooling but as I found out allot to learn. My experience was positive right from the beginning, Matthew walked me through some preliminary evaluations of my capacity for taking on a new business to ensure that I was qualified as to reassure the seller that everyone’s efforts were warranted. Matthew was very patient but also assertive to ensure that all parties were moving forward throughout the evaluation period. Matthew’s knowledge of the purchasing and evaluation process was very solid and he was able to explain things in a way that was easy to understand for a new purchaser like myself. Matthew helped me work through the offer to purchase and remained impartial to ensure that both parties he represented had their best interests looked after. Although financing was approved after a long process due diligence proved some areas of weakness of the business that Matthew handled well and had some great solutions to help resolve any short comings. Matthew’s demeanour throughout this process remained very professional and poised regardless of how well or difficult things were progressing. I would think that any vendor or purchaser of any level would be fortunate to have Matthew on their side. CY

I first contacted Matthew Buxton in the Fall of 2012 to discuss the possibility and potential for selling my business.  My first impressions of Matthew instilled a great deal of confidence in his business acumen, his professionalism and above all, his calm, direct demeanour. After a number of discussions, I enlisted his aid in selling my business.  In very little time he set up a number of meetings with potential purchasers whom he had financially “vetted” prior to these meetings.  He attended every meeting with these individuals and had familiarized himself with both the financial and management aspect of my business. As a result of his efforts, I received a number of great offers – one of which I accepted and was able to retire in early 2013. Confidentiality is a major concern to owners when considering selling their business – Matthew understands this concern and takes the utmost care to ensure complete confidentiality throughout this process. He made the sometimes emotional process of selling a business somehow less arduous and time consuming. I can highly recommend Matthew as an excellent facilitator throughout this sale process. EAS