Panel: Buying a Business


January 16, 2020


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Okanagan CoLab

Panel: Buying a Business

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Okanagan CoLab
1405 St Paul St #201, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E4
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Kray Mitchell

Many people assume that to be an entrepreneur, you need to launch your own business.

The reality is that there are many existing opportunities available without starting from the ground up.

In this panel discussion, we will converse with local business owners Warren and Pam MacPhee who purchased the Tutu and Lulu fashion brand, as well as local franchisees Nicole and Phil Harris with The Property Guys.

We'll walk through the different paths that each of them took to acquire their respective businesses. We will discuss the differences between being an Independent Business vs a Franchise and what that means for you, the business owner, and your customers.

There's a lot to consider when buying a business or franchise, so let's find out what it takes together!


5:30-6pm - Arrival and Networking

6-7pm - Panel Discussion

7-7:30pm - Q&A


Who is this panel for?

Anyone interested in learning more about purchasing a business, whether that's an independent business, or a franchise.

What should I bring?

This is a discussion panel, so nothing is required to bring. However, you should bring a notebook and/or a laptop if you like to take notes.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Kray via his website at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No printed ticket required. We can check you in without it, or via ticket on your phone.