Hands-on Help for Successful Transitions


Transitioning your business is not an organic process. Whether you’re selling your business to a family member, an employee, or an outside buyer, the transition itself will not magically occur with the stroke of a pen. There are issues that go beyond the legal and financial that must be addressed if the business is to continue to run seamlessly and profitably.

ReGeneration focuses on small to medium-sized businesses. Our clients include artisans, builders, food producers, manufacturers, and professional service providers. We very often work with family businesses, particularly those transitioning from one generation to another, where the challenges might be more complex than a non-family small business. Our clients are usually in the $5 – 15-million-dollar annual revenue range, but there are a few noteworthy exceptions where we will take on a smaller client, if the fit is right.

Gary Linford, Founder and Principal – Gary’s career has been equal parts doing business and teaching business. He has implemented successful marketing strategies in the finance industry, managed regional buying operations for a major retailer, been general manager for an international manufacturer, and built the initial enrolment for Canada’s first private university. His academic career includes Dean of Business, VP Academic, and VP Articulation, Recruitment, and Marketing. He has taught college, undergraduate, and graduate-level business courses. This unique background, along with a creative mindset, diplomatic personality, and an MBA from one of the best business schools in North America, lets him deliver exceptional coaching, facilitation and business education services to his clients.

Carol Vincent, Principal – Carol began her career in editorial communications before switching into advertising, where she became an award-winning creative director and copywriter. For 20 years, her agency, Redbird Communications, has helped businesses and non-profits in Canada and abroad successfully communicate with their target audiences using owned, earned, and paid media, both traditional and digital.

Faculty – Our professors of practice combine theory with practical ‘street smarts’ as they bring their area of expertise to the classroom. These skilled professionals address essential everyday issues related to small business management. The topics are focused and concise and delivered with practical solutions that can be implemented quickly and easily.