CPA, MBA, MEd
Speaker – Entrepreneur – Business Advisor
Laura Bechard has been featured on podcasts, in international news magazines and in guest posts. Speaking at local, provincial, national and international industry conferences and events, she is an experienced educator, speaker and facilitator.
Laura is the owner of ProVision Business Advisors where she is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs make better decisions to improve resource utilization, organizational performance and implement changes. As a co-owner in a 5th generation family business, Laura specializes in the family business, succession and exit planning to support entrepreneurs in getting “hands-off” and realizing their business legacy. Clients working with Laura learn how to make better decisions incorporating lessons from neuroscience and providing methodologies and tools to support decision making.
Prior to launching ProVision Business Advisors, Laura built a successful career in higher education in faculty member and leadership roles. Laura has also served on national, provincial and local boards, adding NGO experience to her specializations.
KFLA Financial Literacy
Hosted by Taysia Komers
Wondering how to build a business that can survive a pandemic or other surprises? Watch to learn more about durability and creating value for yourself now and when you sell or close shop. Watch the interview by clicking here!
Rocky View Entrepreneur Series
Hosted by Brian Manko
Laura is a serial entrepreneur, a certified business coach, consultant, instructor and mentor who has helped a wide variety of businesses and individuals achieve success, sustainability, and growth. Watch the interview by clicking here!
My Business Life
Hosted by Shama Yunus Joynt
Provision Business Advisors Founder, Laura Bechard, talks about life as a business owner and loving mother. In this episode, Shama and Laura talk about managing accounts for their family farm, the give and take of our partnerships, and why family comes first. Listen to the podcast by clicking here!
Epic Phelan – Episode 34
Hosted by Ryan Phelan
This time on the Epic Phelan Podcast we welcome in the New Year with Laura Bechard of ProVision Business Advisors.
We discuss the importance of goal-setting, how to achieve your goals and ways that you can learn to take advantage and leverage business situations with greater ease and frequency.
Check out the podcast for yourself by clicking here!
Epic Phelan – Episode 10
Hosted by Ryan Phelan
Our very own Senior Business Advisor, Laura Bechard, joins host Ryan Phelan to dive deeper into focusing on New Year’s goals, staying in control of your mission and the importance of keeping score. Check out the podcast for yourself by clicking here!
This Pint Has 20 Ounces by Wild Rose Brewery
Hosted by Josh + Jonathan
Join the hosts and our Senior Advisor, Laura Bechard, as they chat more about her century-old family farm, and how the next generation is moving towards the future through building a medicinal cannabis facility at Green Gram Botanicals. An interesting episode – click here to have a listen!
Scaling Your Handmade Product Business
Laura Bechard is a family business expert who helps families transition businesses to the next generation and is the founder of ProVision Business Advisors, a boutique family business advisory firm headquartered in Calgary, Canada!
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Delegate, Don’t Abdicate!
on The CTRL Lab
Laura Bechard was featured on the blog of Digital Delegation Agency, The CTRL Lab, to provide valuable tips and insight to small business owners on how to improve their delegation practices. Readers will walk away with 4 Simple Steps Before Delegating Their Next Task!
Noteworthy Media Mentions
Road to Reopening: Hill Street Bar & Restaurant
“‘It’s also important to maintain a growth mindset, according to business consultant Laura Bechard, founder of ProVision Business Advisors. ‘For many of us as business owners, the time that we’re in right now is one of the most challenging times that we’ve met in our lives… It’s about the passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, especially when it’s not going well—that’s the hallmark,’ says Bechard'” – Read the full article here!
Pandemic Pivots: Lollicup USA Becomes Mask Supplier
“When pivoting, keep in mind that one of the areas that’s important for business owners right now is building trust with customers, according to Laura Bechard, who heads ProVision Business Advisors. ‘Businesses that have been competing on price are going to find that customers are more concerned now about trust and safety. Make sure that your marketing messages and your communications are built around trust and safety.'” – Read the full article here!
Negotiating With Your Vendors and Suppliers During the COVID-19 Downturn
“These are unprecedented times, and like a domino effect, we’re seeing business after business shut down, massive layoffs, and all of this causing an extensive decrease in demand for products and services across many sectors and industries,” says Laura Bechard, CEO and business growth advisor for ProVision Business Advisors – Read the full article here!