“As a CFA in the Oil and Gas Industry in Alberta, I have been involved in structuring many acquisitions/divestiture transactions over the years. Looking for a change, my family and I decided to move to Kelowna. I contacted Nelson Bayford at Business Finders Canada and over the course of a few months I analyzed opportunities of interest to me. Once I zeroed in on a manufacturing business in Kelowna, I worked closely with Nelson to structure a transaction that resulted in a successful purchase of the business I wanted. I found Nelson’s understanding of the financial aspects of the business and deal structuring to be of immense support to me. I would not hesitate to recommend Nelson.”

Jeff Janzen

“John-Erik was a real asset in guiding me through my business acquisition. His knowledge, professionalism and experience really showed from the beginning to the end of the transaction. Without a doubt, I would hire John-Erik again.”

David Melillo

“When I spoke to Nelson for the first time, I was looking to leave my law practice  as a corporate lawyer and had decided to purchase an established business.  We immediately established an excellent rapport and quickly developed a strong business relationship based on mutual trust and respect.  Nelson became a key person on my team during my transition from the practice of law to purchasing an established business.  Nelson kept me focused and informed during the negotiations and was instrumental in resolving issues arising during the process.  Having bought and sold numerous businesses himself, Nelson was very familiar with all the steps of purchasing a business from the initial negotiations, the due diligence, the drafting of the different agreements to the closing and the transition process involved in the purchase of an established business.  His vast wealth of knowledge is only surpassed by his acute sense of honesty, integrity and business ethics.  Nelson will always be an integral part of my team on future acquisitions.”

Alain Chiasson

“I have worked with Steve on numerous business transactions involving the sale and/or purchase of various businesses. Throughout, I have found Steve to be personable, knowledgeable and entirely professional in all of his dealings on behalf of his clients. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell their business without reservation. Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.”

Curtis Darmohray

“Having had the chance to talk with past clients, Steve has great system for selling businesses. Any issues that come up he finds a way to resolve them. He can get the job done and with complete discretion.”

Rick Maddison, Owner, Tempest Media

“I have known Steve for a number of years now and he does a great job at representing his clients in a competent, professional and confidential manner.”

Nick Battaglio, Area Manager Business Banking, TD Canada Trust

“Steve and his colleagues were professional in every way. Their knowledge and expertise in business sales is second to none. If you’re serious about buying or selling a business, Steve is the man to talk to.”

Andrew Halvorsen

“Business Finders provided Total Office with assistance in evaluating our business and conducted negotiations on our behalf. The services of Business Finders were professional and timely. Steve Harvey was responsive and we have a high level of trust in Business Finders and the services provided. All dealings were held in the strictest confidence. Total Office would definitely recommend Steve Harvey and Business Finders.”

Roy Collins

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Steve on several commercial opportunities over the past two years. Steve’s business ownership background combines very well with a strong skill set in valuation analysis and the more intangible skill of knowing how to make a deal happen. I would highly recommend Steve for any commercial acquisition/disposition.”

Andrew Macrae, Owner / Consultant, Mortgage Financing BC

“Having worked with Steve over two years, I must say, he clearly understands his clients business before making recommendations. I have worked with Steve Harvey/Business Finders on numerous transactions and I recommend Business Finders to my clients whenever I can. Keep up the good work Steve!”

Scott Flamank, Commercial Account Manager, RBC Royal Bank

“As a couple who had been in the service business for over 16 years, we decided it was time to retire. We had no idea of the value of our business but did not want to abandon our valued client base and simply shut down. We were fortunate to get in touch with Steve Harvey with Business Finders who took a look at our business, our bookkeeping and financial records and evaluated the business for us. He then listed it, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that both he and Nelson Bayford brought forth not one, but several, offers from qualified buyers in a reasonably short time. Initial suitability of the purchasers had already been established by the time we met them which made it much easier for us to explain our business to them. Once we had an accepted offer, Business Finders was there to help us with the process of working with the lawyers and the buyers and the buyers accountants. We had a successful sale and transition of our business due in large part to the efforts of Steve and Nelson. We would not hesitate to recommend them to any business owner who is thinking of selling.”

Darlene and Jerry

“Rob is enthusiastic about his work, but always confidential. He is intelligent, with plenty of business experience. I appreciate his patience answering my questions and explaining how my sale will be structured. Rob is a busy guy, but still generous with his time.”

Tracy Smith, CHI, Kamloops

“Working in different areas of the real estate business has allowed Rob and I to refer clients to one another. I feel it’s a very important part of my business to have professional relationships with those who I can trust and rely on to help out my clients in areas I am unable to. Rob has always taken a very professional approach with my clients, his many years of experience and knowledge are clear and very much appreciated!”

Jennifer Huseby, Kamloops

“I would highly recommend Business Finders. They made buying my first business a positive experience. I am thankful to have Andrew Pohl as my business broker, he was always there to answer questions and had my best interest at heart. I wouldn’t buy another business without using Business Finders Canada!”

Rhonda L'Heureux, Vernon

“Recently we had the fortunate pleasure of meeting and dealing with Andrew Pohl, of Business Finders Canada, Kelowna. From the start, he understood our unique business and displayed a genuine interest in it. That was always portrayed to prospective purchasers. Professional, discreet and effective. Our business was ultimately sold for 95 per cent of the listed price. We are very satisfied clients and have no hesitation in recommending Andrew and Business Finders. He cares.”

Phil and Diane McAllister, Kelowna

“We really enjoyed working with Andrew at Business Finder’s and could not be happier with the purchase they assisted us with. Andrew and the team at Business Finders were attentive to our wants and needs and were able to find us the perfect business and space that we were looking for! We highly recommend this company!”

Adam and Lindsay Relvas, Kelowna

“Our development company worked with David Thomas for seven years covering the purchase and marketing of a mixed-use development site in North Vancouver. He provided a highest and best-use study, architectural input, market information and the final project marketing of 26 residential units and 27,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space. We found he was very conscientious and focused on the project from start to finish. We enjoyed his honest negotiating style that treated everyone fairly and with a touch of humour that allowed a sometimes-difficult process to come to a successful conclusion.”

I4 Property Group

“What a great experience working with Nelson Bayford at Business Finders! For years I was looking for a local business opportunity. I met Nelson and the dream came true. He provided me with an amazing combination of professionalism, business expertise, congeniality, and enthusiasm that enabled me to purchase a great business. His availability, support and practical knowledge enabled the process to be a lot smoother than I had anticipated. I would highly recommend Nelson and Business Finders if you are looking for a business opportunity.”

David Miller (manager/owner), Platinum Personnel & Business Services Inc.

“Thank you Business Finders for selling my business. With due diligence and extra hard work from them, they did what others could not. They are truly there to work for their clients every step of the way. Always calling and informing me along the way what was going on. Constant contact and communication with clients is an essential part of any business transaction. Nelson Bayford and his team made that possible. We can now retire and enjoy what life has to offer. Thank you Business Finders for finding our buyer!”

Maria Tsadilas

“Business Finders Canada provided Total Office with assistance in evaluating our business and conducted negotiations on our behalf. The services of Business Finders were professional and timely. Steve Harvey was responsive and we have a high level of trust in Business Finders Canada and the services provided. All dealings were held in the strictest confidence. Total Office would definitely recommend Steve Harvey and Business Finders.”

Roy Collins and Carmen Sprag

“I wanted to pass on my gratitude to John-Erik and his staff for a job well done in positioning and selling my business.  Although I have some knowledge in this process I found their approach and process very effective. I would refer him to anyone who has an interest in selling their business. I would suggest contact be made with Business Finders well in advance of when vendor is looking to culminate sale.”

Sam Elia

“If you need to sell your business, I recommend you contact Steve. He is an expert at bringing buyers to sellers. Great results, expertise, on time.”

Dean Desrosiers