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Jenifer Bartman

Founder & Principal, Jenifer Bartman Business Advisory Services

Venture capital, Business, Family business, Small business, Growth strategies, Business planning, Investor readiness, Business development, Current affairs, Tariffs, Global business relationships, Trade, Start ups, Emerging technologies

Media

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (May, 2020)

CBC News Network (TV), May 23, 2020Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-may-2020/

Discussing the week in business in times of COVID19, including retail closures and challenges, economic factors, and the outlook for the weeks ahead. Segment is live on a remote basis, due to COVID19, streaming globally on CBC News Network (TV).

Business in Times of COVID19 (Viewer Q & A)

CBC News Network (TV), April 12, 2020Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-viewer-q-a-business-in-times-of-covid19/

Answering viewer questions about business in times of COVID19. Segment is live on a remote basis, due to COVID19, streaming globally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (April, 2020)

CBC News Network (TV) , April 11, 2020Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-april-2020/

Discussing the week in business in times of COVID19, including record unemployment and support levels, as well as the struggling oil industry. Segment is live on a remote basis, due to COVID19, streaming globally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (March, 2020)

CBC News Network (TV), March 7, 2020Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-march-2020/

Discussing the week in business, including the economic impact of coronavirus. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (February, 2020)

CBC News Network (TV), February 22, 2020Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-february-2020/

Discussing the week in business, including rail blockades and coronavirus. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (December, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), December 14, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-december-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including New NAFTA, compensation for air travelers, and cannabis in Ontario. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (November, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), November 24, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-november-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including the CN Rail Strike, Lowe's store closures, and easyJet's carbon neutral plan. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (October, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), October 19, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-october-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including the issues we didn't see enough of on the Federal election campaign. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (September, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), September 14, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-september-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including the Federal election call and the impact on business and consumers. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (2nd Anniversary)

CBC News Network (TV), August 12, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-celebrating-2-years-on-cbc-news-network/

Celebrating 2 years on the CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel! This blog post provides an overview of some of the many topics we have discussed, with links to video footage. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (July, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), July 27, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-july-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including: Facebook's big fine, Boeing's Max mess, and when honey isn't honey. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV). Celebrating two years of regular appearances as a commentator on CBC News Network!

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (June, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), June 15, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-june-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including: the Raptors big win, the Pink Tax, and Tim Hortons new Beyond Meat menu items. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV). Celebrating my 20th appearance on the Biz Panel!

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (May, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), May 19, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-may-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including: Canada/US eliminate steel tariffs, what's up with the WhatsApp hack, and cattle producers' beef with Beyond Meat. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (January, 2019)

CBC News Network (TV), January 26, 2019Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-january-2019/

Discussing the week in business, including: the turmoil in Venezuela and Ontario's expanding autonomous vehicle pilot program. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (December, 2018)

CBC News Network (TV), December 15, 2018Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-december-2018/

Discussing the week in business, including: Huawei, the US/China dispute, and implications for Canada. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (November 2018)

CBC News Network (TV), November 10, 2018Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-november-2018/

Discussing the week in business, including: Bombardier's layoffs and selloffs, Bowring/Bombay file for creditor protection, and Amazon's toy catalogue. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (October, 2018)

CBC News Network (TV), October 13, 2018Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-october-2018/

Discussing the week in business, including: cannabis in the workplace and the week in markets. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel (June, 2018)

CBC News Network (TV), June 9, 2018Television

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-cbc-news-network-weekend-business-panel-june-2018/

Discussing the week in business, including: the G7 Summit and Donald Trump's press conference. Live segment (Toronto studio), broadcast nationally on CBC News Network (TV).

CJAD 800 AM Radio (Montreal), April 28, 2020Radio/Podcast

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-will-there-ever-be-a-right-time-to-re-open-the-economy-cjad-800-am/

Discussing re-opening the economy in times of COVID-19 live on The Natasha Hall Show (CJAD 800 AM radio). Also broadcast on iHeart Radio

Will COVID19 Change the Way We Do Business in the Future?

CJAD 800 AM Radio (Montreal), April 13, 2020Radio/Podcast

URL: https://www.jeniferbartman.com/media-will-covid19-change-the-way-we-do-business-in-the-future-cjad-800-am/

Discussing how COVID19 could change the way business is done in the future, with Natasha Hall on The Natasha Hall Show (CJAD 800 AM Radio); also broadcast on iHeart Radio.

Market Leadership and Growth Strategies

SET for Success (CJOB Radio), July 7, 2018Radio/Podcast

URL: http://braveworld.ca/audio/s.e.t.%20for%20success%20-%20july%207th%202018.mp3

Discussing growth strategies, the importance of market leadership, and steps that business leaders should take to successfully develop their companies (34 minutes in length)

Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb

SET for Success (CJOB Radio), February 2, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: http://braveworld.ca/audio/s.e.t.%20for%20success%20-%20february%202nd%202019.mp3

Discussing my new book, Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb (34 minutes in length)

What Happens to Businesses When Boomers Retire?

Moolala Money Made Simple Podcast (Sirius XM), March 19, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: http://podcasts.moolala.ca/segments/what-happens-to-businesses-when-boomers-retire/

Discussing my new book, Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb.

Mandatory Quarantines in Effect for Returning Travelers (COVID 19)

The Canadian Press (via National Post), March 25, 2020Online

URL: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/canadian-press-newsalert-mandatory-quarantines-to-apply-to-returning-travellers

Discussing the importance of keeping goods flowing across the border during COVID 19, while rules for returning travelers are strengthened. Interview with the Washington DC bureau of The Canadian Press.

Creating Space for Life to Happen: We all have a role to play in changing the conversation

Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA), January 29, 2020Online

URL: https://central.cvca.ca/creating-space-life-happen-role-play-changing-conversation/2020/01/28/

Entrepreneurs and business leaders aren't always considered in the context of wellness and mental health. Building sustainable companies is dependent upon leaders who can add value over the long term; here's some ways to help. In support of Bell Let's Talk Day.

Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb
by Jenifer Bartman, Evelyn Jacks
Knowledge Bureau
January 2, 2019
978-1-77297-065-4

A new book by Jenifer Bartman and Evelyn Jacks was released in January, 2019 by publisher Knowledge Bureau. It addresses a common family secret that plagues millions of Canadians from coast to coast: what to do with the family business, at a time when Boomers are contemplating retirement. Will the company sell for the millions that owners dream about, blow up, or just wind down? Will family relationships survive it all?

The answer lies in the family’s ability to embrace change and work with purpose to build and transition a company that is scalable and has value beyond the original owner. But, at the same time, it is important to focus on the family relationships that will either suffer or thrive along the way. The reason? Even the most promising and profitable company could perish when the investment in the family business is marred by family conflict.

Worse, this is not the only factor at play. While it is normal for a typical family business to be inundated with challenge and change, seldom have so many potential threats been evident at the same time:

• Demographic factors: aging Baby Boomer owners have a limited number of potential successors.
• Disruption of key industries: new and complex business models and rapid digital/technological advancement could reduce expected valuations and make transition to new owners either irrelevant or much more costly.
• Dramatic change in the global economy: this makes strategic planning difficult, increases competition, and could escalate the cost of doing business, thereby shrinking profit margins.
• Uncertain tax rules: complex new tax changes, restrictions to family income sprinkling, and a new clawback of the small business deduction all impact profitability, investment opportunities, and access to capital. This challenge could be especially difficult for young entrepreneurs or successors who want to scale up the company for the future.
• Typical family business problems: conflict, apathy, sudden or emerging illness, or control issues can affect relationships, decision-making, and ultimately, the health of both entities: the family and the company.

Whether you are a long-time business owner getting ready to transition out, or a new entrant to the “gig economy” poised to grow and expand, you will appreciate this book for its contemporary and practical advice. It brings a common-sense approach to the challenges associated with building a company that has the potential to be sold to someone else in the future.

Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb is written by two experienced authors and business leaders who have helped the owners, executives, investors, and professional advisors with whom they work to prepare for the most explosive challenge in a generation: the retirement of the Baby Boomers and transition of their companies to a new guard, who face pitfalls and opportunities of their own.

Biography

Jenifer Bartman is the Founder & Principal of Jenifer Bartman Business Advisory Services, assisting clients in the growth and transition stages of development. An experienced senior executive, Jenifer held the role of Vice President & CFO in the venture capital industry. She previously worked as a management consultant, including with an international firm, consulting to a wide range of organizations. Jenifer is a published author, including of the recently released Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb, and appears regularly on a nationally televised business panel. She is a recognized speaker, writer, and has developed a number of accredited business courses. Jenifer is a member of the Women in Capital Markets Board-Ready Directory and holds the designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and Master Financial Advisor (MFA), and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree. She received the Intercontinental Hotels Group Canada 2007 CSTA Community Service Award, presented by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance PRESTIGE Awards, for her volunteer efforts and has held numerous governance roles, including Chair of the Content Committee of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and is on the Board of Directors of a national mutual fund company.

Expertise

  • COVID19 (Business & the Economy)
  • Investor readiness
  • Emerging technologies
  • Small business
  • Venture capital
  • Family business
  • Growth strategies
  • Business planning
  • Business development
  • Current affairs
  • Tariffs
  • Trade
  • Start ups

Education/Éducation

  • Knowledge Bureau
    Business Growth Specialist
    MFA (Master Financial Advisor, Business Growth Specialist), 2018

    I have developed two courses in this program


  • CMC- Manitoba Institute
    Management Consulting
    CMC (Certified Management Consultant), 1997
  • Manitoba Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Manitoba)
    Chartered Accountancy
    CA (now CPA. CA), 1994
  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Management
    Management (majors in Marketing and Human Resources)
    Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), 1988