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Who's Taking My Courses?

Business Owners of all ages and levels of experience realize that to get to the finish line they may require some help. None of us knows it all and more importantly we don't know what we don't know. In my experience working with hundreds of successful business Owners, I found they all know you can't do it alone. And never hesitated to reach out for help.

  • Today it’s feast or famine. Some businesses are doing well, growing at a faster pace than ever in their personal history. Some can handle the growth while others are not experienced or equipped for it. Some are struggling or closing and they need help to improve, grow, pivot or sell.

  • More than 2/3 of all established businesses have seasoned Owners 55+ years old. They will be selling soon and need to make as much as they can for retirement. Therefore improving the value of their company first is key.

  • Younger business owners are building fast and selling sooner. Not waiting until they're older to sell. So same requirement for great improvement and speed in getting there and getting out.

  • Coaches, Consultants and other Trusted Advisers are also using my courses as a roadmap to assist their business Owner Clients. They're finding it's much easier than creating their own.

Here's What You Get

Through online courses I offer my expertise and experience in a guided, cost effective, time efficient process resulting in a rapid increase in the value of your business. And ultimately allowing you the ability to transition or sell on your terms. You don't have to decide now about selling. Just knowing you will have options should be pretty comforting.

  • With Clean Up Grow Up Scale Up you get systems and processes to improve, grow or pivot your business. Resulting in an immediate increase in value.

  • With the Enriched Preparation Selling System you get everything included with CUGUSU and the insights, processes and systems to properly prepare you and the business for sale. Increase value, be properly prepared then sell for much more.

  • With all the courses you get the answers to your questions delivered so it's easy for you to understand and act on. Designed to include your in house or outside resources in next steps.

  • You get answers to key questions you should be asking but don't realize it yet. There will be many both personal and about the business.

  • Starting in the new year I will be offering free Lunch and Learn zoom events. Bring your questions and I will do my best to answer them.

  • For specifics check out the Course Curriculum pages and enjoy the Free Previews.

Most Importantly Are My Courses For You?

Maybe you're motivated to move quickly because you're young and ambitious or you've slowed down the last few years and let the business operate on autopilot and need to make up for lost time.. Perhaps the industry has changed and you need to pivot. Regardless of the motivation the realization that you need help has hit you like a freight train. But where do you go and how do you know what's right for you?

  • You want to improve, grow or pivot but don't know what to do. Have no or little experience with rapid or extensive growth. Maybe you're a little out of date and learning new methods can be unnerving. I'll lead you step by step.

  • You feel that you don’t have the tools in house to improve, grow faster, pivot or to manage the process. Nobody has all the tools. I don't claim to either. What I can promise you is now you'll have many more to draw upon.

  • You’re too busy and think you have no time. My courses are self-paced to work at your own speed when you can comfortably carve out some time. A key learning you will enjoy is how to reduce your workload.

  • To be clear these courses are not meant to be solo projects. Many lessons are designed to include your team. I'll lay out who you may need and how to include them in the process.

  • And if you require ongoing motivation and assistance I can help here too. I offer equal amounts of encouragement and butt kicking.

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Meet Eric Gilboord Course Developer

Author, Specialist In Growing and Selling Businesses


Sample Of My Speaking and Writing Credits

Hundreds of Articles, Blogposts, Interviewed Online and Offline

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Testimonials

Kind words and keen observations.

I trust Eric to help me get the right things done at the right time.

Doug Cooper, CEO / Owner at World Water Operator Training Company Inc Windsor

"I have been working with Eric for a while now and find him to be second to none when it comes to guidance, coaching, planning and overall depth of business knowledge. In previous coaching experiences, I was often left feeling intimidated, dumb, or 'unheard' especially if my thinking didn't line up with their cookie cutter plan. After working through things with Eric, I often feel energized and confident and will look forward to our next discussion. I have NO reservations in trusting him to help me get the right things done and at the right time to make my business more valuable."

Eric is a top-notch speaker who has the ability to easily communicate to his audience.

David Prowse CPA, CA, CVA, CEPA, CMAA Principal--Valuation Advisory/Value Acceleration/Exit Planning/Corporate Finance at Velorum Business Advisory

I have attended many of Eric's speaking events in the past. Eric is a top-notch speaker who has the ability to communicate to his audience using a natural, laid-back speaking style that can powerfully convey the simple truths of the importance of exit planning and value creation. He is a trusted figure in the community who is definitely worth getting to know.

Eric is right inside my head.

Said Many Business Owners

I don't know how he does it, but Eric is right inside my head. He knows what I'm thinking about, asks my questions for me and delivers the answers. In plain language so anyone can understand.

You made a potentially anxiety-ridden experience an actual pleasure.

Anthony Florendo (Financial Planner Co-Host)

Thank you Eric. Your warm and candid stories obviously come from your genuine desire to connect with your clients and your years of taking the time to care for their businesses and their families. You discussed complex issues with ease by making them relatable from the point of view of someone who may be unsure of how to go about transitioning their business either to family or to a third party. Thank you for taking the time to educate us in a warm and humorous way. You made a potentially anxiety-ridden experience an actual pleasure.

Eric speaks with experiential authority and excels in family business transition.

Asif Zaidi, Managing Partner - Virtuoso Capital Group, Chair - La Connexion

Eric speaks with experiential authority and excels in family business transition planning. He is also a passionate advocate for corporate responsibility and employer ethics. Eric shares his substantial knowledge and wisdom openly in a friendly, informative, and comfortable manner. His presentation at the La Connexion plenary session was widely appreciated by the audience comprising entrepreneurs, professional practitioners, and executives.

You engaged the audience so well with personal allegories that resonated with each of them.

Jody (Financial Planner Co-Host)

This is just a note to follow-up on yesterday’s lunch and dinner events. You engaged the audience so well with personal allegories that resonated with each of them. And thank you for showing such nice solidarity with Maricel, Anthony and me. Much appreciated. I thought the “Safe Room” setting for our guests was particularly effective: we’ll set up another one soon.

To say I learned a lot would be an understatement.

Scott Newlands, NMI Technical Services Inc.

It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. To say I learned a lot would be an understatement. I'm still deciding as to which direction I want to go in but you opened my eyes and forced me to re-visit options that I had previously discarded.

Eric’s session was rated number one.

East Coast Marketing Conference, Marketeast - Jon Denman, Denex Group

According to our attendee questionnaires Eric’s session was rated number one in all categories including best presentation and most useful session.

We realized improvements in our customer acquisition and relationships right away.

Pat and Jack Buckler, Toronto

We went home after Eric's event and immediately started using his techniques. We realized improvements in our customer acquisition and relationships right away.

Eric has an excellent understanding of his subject.

Dave Stell, Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

Eric has an excellent understanding of his subject. He has a lot of knowledge to share. He’s very easy to listen to and has great examples to use of his experiences.
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Improving, Growing, Pivoting or Selling

Instructor/Course Developer

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Course Developer, 4 X Author, Speaker, Coach. CEO Warren Business Development Center (AKA WarrenBDC)

Eric Gilboord

Eric Gilboord has worked with hundreds of Small and Medium-sized Business Owners over the past 26 years.

He is a management and business transition and transformation consultant, speaker, the author of several books, a columnist and the creator of hundreds of articles, seen in national newspapers and magazines, online and read regularly via his weekly emails.

His new book is 'Moving Forward' Get The Triple Effect - Sell your business for 3 times more and 3 times faster. Written specifically for Boomer Aged Business Owners. BABOs are going through a challenging time in their life. One of the biggest events they have to face today, is to sell or transition out of their company. Moving Forward is about both the emotional and practical struggles Owners are facing.

At the same time it serves to help the Owners family, Buyers and Trusted Advisers to better understand these challenges from the Sellers' perspective.

His first book 'Just Tell Me What To Do - Easy Marketing Tips for Small Business' was a best seller. The follow up updated Second Edition 'Just Tell Me More - Marketing Tips In 10 Minute Chunks' was released a few years ago. He also co-authored a book called Marketing Masters published by Profit Magazine.

Eric speaks to groups of Small and Medium-sized Business Owners on growing and preparing their businesses for sale and selling successfully. The goal is to increase the value of their company first, in order to sell on their terms and for more. He also speaks to Trusted Advisers to help them better understand Sellers.

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Eric Gilboord - Writer

Author of 4 Books

Best Seller










Contributor To

OfficeToday Magazine regular contributor.
Staples Blog regular contributor.
Small Business Canada Magazine multiple contributor.
Enterprise Magazine multiple contributor.
SOHO Magazine (Staples) multiple contributor.
CanadaOne.com site contributor.
Chapters/Indigo Books sold book.
Amazon sold books.
Profit Magazine contributor.
Pool & Spa Marketing multiple contributor.
Sales Promotion Magazine contributor.
Marketing Masters contributor, book published
by Profit Magazine.
Contributor to numerous newsletters and internet sites internationally.

Costco Connection US, Canada & Korea multiple contributor.
CCH Canadian purchased book originally.
Microsoft Canada leased book content for their small business site.
Sprint Canada purchased 10,000 copies of his book.
Globe And Mail ROB 43 weekly columns.
Canada Post newsletter contributor.
Canadian Professional Sales Association contributor.
Youthbusiness.com contributor to site.
Royal Bank website contributor.
Your Office Magazine multiple contributor.
National Post contributor and round table guest contributor.

And many more blogs, off/online magazines and websites etc.

Eric Gilboord - Speaker

Available For Events Internationally

Guest Speaker Past Events

La Connexion
TD Canada Trust internal event.
Canada Post internal event.
Orchard, Hiltz and McCliment Inc. paid internal event.
Fifth Third Bank guest speaker.
Casa Loma Networking Group public event.
Learning Annex paid multiple speaker.
Centennial College paid speaker.
Town of Richmond Hill multiple paid keynote speaker.
East Coast Marketing Conference paid keynote speaker.
Seneca College paid speaker.
Women Entrepreneurs of Canada guest speaker.
North York Chamber of Commerce guest speaker.
National Spa and Pool Institute paid keynote speaker.
ConsultNet paid speaker. 
NYCO Minerals paid keynote speaker and brainstorming leader.
Association of Independent Consultants guest keynote speaker.









MOJORADIO AM640 with host Scruff Connors guest speaker.
Entrepreneurs Association guest speaker.
Canadian Franchise Association guest speaker.
Ministry of Economic Development paid speaker.
Enterprise Toronto multiple paid keynote speaker.
Learning Channel On Air guest speaker.

TheGAAP.Net/TFN
Direct Marketing Association guest keynote speaker.
Professional Photographers of Ontario paid speaker.
Canadian Tamil Chamber of Commerce guest keynote speaker.
Canadian Information Processing Society guest keynote speaker.
Canadian Association of Mining Equipment/Services for Export paid speaker.
Various Client Sales Forces, Sales Agents, Franchisees, Distributors paid speaker.

Private Coaching Available

For a conversation to see if we are a good fit email eric@ericgilboord.com.

"I have been working with Eric for a while now and find him to be second to none when it comes to guidance, coaching, planning and overall depth of business knowledge.  In previous coaching experiences, I was often left feeling intimidated, dumb, or "unheard" especially if my thinking didn't line up with their cookie cutter plan. After working through things with Eric, I often feel energized and confident and will look forward to our next discussion.  I have NO reservations in trusting him to help me get the right things done and at the right time to make my business more valuable." Doug Cooper


GET ADVICE - You Are Not Alone

One of many valuable lessons I have learned from studying successful people is that no matter how famous or how rich they are, somewhere in their lives is a coach, a mentor, or an adviser. 

The first thing a new President does is establish their advisory group. This applies to presidents of companies or countries. You can't possibly know what to do in every circumstance, particularly if these are new to you. Smart, successful people surround themselves with even smarter associates. Getting guidance is an important element in your future success.


ONE ON ONE

Talk with me one on one and get great advice fast. Move your business forward faster than you had ever thought was possible. Or get you and the business ready for sale.

12 one hour coaching sessions to be used over a 12 month period. That could be once a month or once a week or more often. Whatever suits your requirements or budget you are in the driver's seat.

One on One Coaching sessions are sold in packages of 12. A package of 12 one hour sessions is $3600 + HST.