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Ziji Business Resource serves Victoria and BC by giving business owners, and those who wish to be, tools that can help them achieve their goals. It’s not just the tools, it’s the knowledge of how to employ them; understanding of how those tools can best serve you, not just in your business but in your life.

Serving as a Business Broker, Intermediary, Coach and Valuator since 2005, Mike Lenz has put together the resources at Ziji. A life long entrepreneur, Mike’s largest effort is a commercial printing operation he built to a $5,000,000 sales per year operation with 25 employees before selling the business and moving to BC. Mike was educated in business by doing it. Mike was educated in business sales by doing it and achieving certification through the International Business Brokers Association and then doing it more.

Mike is utilizing his well earned expertise in negotiations, business analysis, sales, marketing, lean manufacturing, brokerage, valuation, equipment appraisal, cost benefit analysis, value driver analysis, business exit strategy, time management, shoe tying and cat herding everyday in the service of his clients.

A word about a word, “Ziji” A Tibetan word meaning “confidence” or “brilliance”. Ziji is really the art of being or inhabiting those notions. It is our philosophy at Ziji that confidence and brilliance is gained through good work. Good work that serves people first. Experience has taught that “When people come first, prosperity follows.” When people live in a state prosperity – financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually – it is simply brilliant. .

mike@zijibusinessresource.com

250.361.3003

250.686.8308

People use Ziji Business Resources for…

Business Coaching

As a business coach, Mike is there to maximize what his business owner client believes important in their life and business. To help the client access and utilize what is already inside of them to make their aspirations a reality using the tools of accountability, common vetting, planning support and execution encouragement.

Business Planning

StratPad is the world’s highest-rated business planning software. Mike is a certified Stratpad advisor. If your looking for clarity and direction for your business that you can execute and measure, Mike can help.

Business Exit Strategies

It’s been said that it is hard to get into business and even harder to get out. That is true if you want to leave your business on your terms, on your timeline. Whether you are looking to pass your business on to family, selling it to employees or seeking an outside buyer to purchase your business. See how Mike can aide in strategizing your exit and in the execution of that strategy.

Business Valuation

Mike has considerable experience, resources (access to private market data), and education to be able to offer valuations that will stand up to considerable scrutiny. Mike offers valuations at many levels, significant reports suitable for lawyers and accountants or just some scratching on a napkin to help someone gain a sense of what their business might fetch in the marketplace; the more research, the more reliable the answer.

Business Sales and Brokerage

Mike earned his certification as a business intermediary in 2005 and has helped dozens and dozens of business sellers and buyers navigate the tricky and unpredictable waters of a business transaction. There is not a better-suited individual to handle your business sale in all of Victoria. Mike works together with Keith Mackenzie at Chinook Business Brokers to provide an even higher level of attention to his clients when brokerage is required.

Business Financing

Mike may not have the money you need himself but he knows who does and is experienced in helping business owners access that much needed capital. See how Mike can help you gain the confidence of investors so you can get the money you need to reach your business goals.

Business Coaching

As a business coach, Mike is there to maximize what his business owner client believes important in their life and business. To help the client access and utilize what is already inside of them to make their aspirations a reality using the tools of accountability, common vetting, planning support and execution encouragement.

Business Planning

StratPad is the world’s highest-rated business planning software. Mike is a certified Stratpad advisor. If your looking for clarity and direction for your business that you can execute and measure, Mike can help.

Business Exit Strategies

It’s been said that it is hard to get into business and even harder to get out. That is true if you want to leave your business on your terms, on your timeline. Whether you are looking to pass your business on to family, selling it to employees or seeking an outside buyer to purchase your business. See how Mike can aide in strategizing your exit and in the execution of that strategy.

Business Valuation

Mike has considerable experience, resources (access to private market data), and education to be able to offer valuations that will stand up to considerable scrutiny. Mike offers valuations at many levels, significant reports suitable for lawyers and accountants or just some scratching on a napkin to help someone gain a sense of what their business might fetch in the marketplace; the more research, the more reliable the answer.

Business Sales and Brokerage

Mike earned his certification as a business intermediary in 2005 and has helped dozens and dozens of business sellers and buyers navigate the tricky and unpredictable waters of a business transaction. There is not a better-suited individual to handle your business sale in all of Victoria. Mike works together with Keith Mackenzie at Chinook Business Brokers to provide an even higher level of attention to his clients when brokerage is required.

Business Financing

Mike may not have the money you need himself but he knows who does and is experienced in helping business owners access that much needed capital. See how Mike can help you gain the confidence of investors so you can get the money you need to reach your business goals.

Enough about me, what do you think about me?

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In the summer of 2012 my wife and I engaged the services of Mike Lenz to sell our business. It was quickly obvious that we made the right decision. Mike was clearly knowledgable, experienced and sensible in these affairs.

Dave H., Victoria BC. Business Owner January 22, 2016

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Our business is in a much better position financially and structurally thanks to the professional "coaching" it received from Mike Lenz. We would highly recommend his services to any other company.

Bill Finley, Victoria BC. Owner / Hemp & Company January 22, 2016

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Mike is easy to work with and knows his stuff.

Karen B., Victoria BC. Entrepreneur January 22, 2016

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Mike's work is thorough, professional and insightful.

Chris B., Victoria BC. Banker January 22, 2016

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I engaged Mike to sell my business… Mike was thoroughly professional and communicative throughout the sale process… was able to obtain a qualified buyer in a reasonable time frame. I cannot recommend Mike enough due to his perseverance, dedication, broad industry contacts, and business acumen. Thanks again!

Paul W., Victoria, BC Business Owner December 3, 2015

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In business, it is all about character. Mike is character. Always genuine and honest with that rare balance of hard work, professionalism and fun in all his dealings.

Rob Mc., Victoria BC. Entrepreneur January 22, 2016

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Mike possesses that rare combination of Mensa-level intelligence, great intuition and the ability to laugh at himself. I would eagerly partner with Mike on any endeavor from building an ark to staging a musical to taking over the world. You are in good hands with this guy!

Dr. Marven H. Krug, Brooklyn NY E-Commerce Entrepreneur January 22, 2016

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I have worked with and for Mike on several occasions. I had not had much success using business salespersons before meeting Mike. He is knowledgable, direct, forthright, and effective in putting the puck in the net for vendor or purchaser. His experience is extensive, and he understands business and numbers. I endorse him to you.

Greg H., Victoria BC. Lawyer January 22, 2016

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Mike Lenz has the training, tools and hard-won experience as a business intermediary to guide a business owner through a sale or business succession process. He knows buyers and knows what needs to be done on the buyer side as well. He's one of only a few in the field who see the whole picture

Rob M., Victoria BC. Business Lawyer January 22, 2016

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I appreciate Mike's incisive understanding and assesment of our business. He is excellent at distilling information down to what is most and in bringing focus to solutions. A pleasure working with him.

Lorna K., Victoria BC. Business Owner January 22, 2016

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Mike is reliable, knowledgeable and easy to work with.

Peter B., Nanaimo BC. CA January 22, 2016

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I would also like to congratulate you on the CIM you have prepared. I have been looking for a company to buy for a while and have seen quite a few CIM's. Yours is by far the most professional and comprehensive. I hope your clients appreciate the quality of service you are providing. Congratulations.

J Levasseur Business Buyer January 28, 2016

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My dealings with Mike while only the one business sale… were very positive at all times. I must point out that the transaction was successful. That in itself speaks volumes. Well done sir and I hope to have the privilege of working with you in the future.

Edgil. N., Victoria, BC Business Owner December 4, 2015

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