Small & Medium Business

Ready to launch a dream or grow?

Do you have a concept or idea for your own new business but not quite sure where and how to start? Is your business already running but need that direction on how to take it to the next level and preparing for future growth?

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Flexibility & Budget

Realistic & common sense approach.

Small businesses simply do not have the budget for a full time senior to join their team yet they are needed for growth or survival. Flexible options, whether you need us 1-2 days/month, 1-2 weeks/month or more.

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Senior Resource

CEO, CFO, President, Controller, Director

Unique skill set in Public Accounting firms (10 yrs) and private sector (15 yrs) within a variety of industries in Public, Private, and Not-For-Profit organizations. Merging theoretical and practical with Outside-The-Box creativity.

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Business Development

It's who you know... AND who they know!

Networking is key to success. Linked with a slate of valued people such as lawyers, chartered accountants, bankers, insurance, website/media designers, computer support, skill entrepreneurs.... Become part of the circle!

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Portfolio

The following is a sample of services provided to our clients.

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Transportation Company

ClientCore & Non-Core Operations
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesCorporate Structuring/Reoganization
  • Prepared Corporate Restructure and Implementation Plan to branch non-core from core organization activities;
  • $1.5+ Billion gross revenue sales organization;
  • Restructure included proposed 5 new corporations;
  • For each new corporation plan, provided an initial detailed implementation process re: Corporate Structure, Financial, Human Resources, Procurement, Marketing/Advertising and Inter-Corporate transfers/agreements.
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Oil & Gas Company

ClientOil & Gas
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesCFO - Contract
  • Contract CFO;
  • All CFO functions including the incorporation of new entities, business processes, raising private capital;
  • Board of Director member and shareholder;
  • Organization develops, installs and customizes software for managing upstream and midstream operations, as well as financial and enterprise asset management systems for customers in the oil and gas and mining industry;
  • Company “A”, a TSX Capital Pool Company, acquired Company “B” as its Major Transaction. Acted as lead Liaison between the two corporations, the respective law firms and all key stakeholders. Prepared the Initial Public Offering document ensuring all information required per regulators was included and that all shareholder agreements, guarantees, and shares were properly recorded.
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Construction Company

ClientConstruction
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesStartup
  • Incorporate, set up corporate minute book, shareholders, directors, officers
  • Set up internal business processes;
  • Financial & Business Development advisor;
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping;
  • Evaluate the possible expansion from one city to another;
  • Yearly year-end financial statements and corporate income tax returns;
  • Assisted with WCB audit preparation.
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Computer Services Company

ClientComputer Services
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesCFO - Contract
  • Contract part-time CFO;
  • Assess all business processes, streamline and set new policies and procedures;
  • Supervise accounting/bookkeeping;
  • Deal with high level issues relating to accounting, corporate and acquisitions;
  • Communicate with external accountants for finalization of year-end financial statements and corporate income tax returns;
  • Prepare financial information for quarterly Board of Directors and Annual Shareholders meetings;
  • Tasks will include the proper setting up of the Corporate Minute Book and ensure all shareholder agreements, minutes, shares are properly documented.
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Forensic Audit

ClientResidential & Commercial Property
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesSpecial Project
  • Engaged to perform in-depth forensic audit relating to multiple offenses involving over 17 corporations, condominium board, personal financial documents of key stakeholders and conducting interviews;
  • Worked in conjunction with CRA, Lawyers, Accountants and Bankruptcy agency;
  • Term of the audit was approximately 6 months.
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Chartered Accountants Firms

ClientCA Firms
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesPublic Accounting Firms
  • Contract Senior Manager;
  • Managed and performed audits of private, public and non-profit organizations including audit program development, staff training, client relations;
  • Business process reviews, recommendations and implementation for clients;
  • Prepared and/or review Audit, Review and Notice to Reader Engagement files;
  • Quality control on Financial Statements and Notes to Financial Statements;
  • Prepared and reviewed personal income tax and corporate income tax returns (public, private and non-profit organizations)
  • Involved with acquisition and disposal of companies, reorganizations, special projects.
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E-Learning Company

ClientE-Learning
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesStartup - CFO
  • Contract CFO;
  • Involved from initial conception: prepared incorporation documents, initial Board of Directors, Shareholders, By-Laws;
  • Initial project upon joining the organization was to review and properly establish the organizational structure from ground level including updating and ensuring that all Corporate Minute Books were complete with all necessary items such as shares, minutes, and shareholder agreements;
  • Perform organization wide business and process evaluation;
  • Implemented policies and procedures throughout the organization;
  • Responsible for all accounting, financial and human resources;
  • Involved in private capital raising.
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Media Design Company

ClientMedia Design
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesPart of Your Team!
  • “Part of Your Team“ services;
  • Involved from initial conception: prepared incorporation documents, initial Board of Directors, Shareholders, By-Laws;
  • Initial project upon joining the organization was to review and properly establish the organizational structure from ground level including updating and ensuring that all Corporate Minute Books were complete with all necessary items such as shares, minutes, and shareholder agreements;
  • Organization wide business and process evaluation;Implemented policies and procedures throughout the organization;
  • Responsible for all accounting, financial and human resources;
  • Involved in private capital raising;
  • Advise on marketing, networking, business development, advertising.
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Manufacturing Company

ClientManufacturing
DateJanuary 21, 2015
CategoriesCFO - Contract
  • Contract CFO;
  • Initial project upon joining the organization was to review and properly establish the organizational structure from ground level including updating and ensuring that all Corporate Minute Books were complete with all necessary items such as shares, minutes, and shareholder agreements;
  • Responsible for group of related companies dealing with inter-company services, shareholdings, agreements, etc…;
  • Perform organization wide business and process evaluation;
  • Implemented policies and procedures throughout the organization;
  • Responsible for all accounting, financial and human resources;
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    Transportation Company

    Corporate Structuring/Reoganization

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    Oil & Gas Company

    CFO - Contract

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    Construction Company

    Startup

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    Computer Services Company

    CFO - Contract

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    Forensic Audit

    Special Project

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    Chartered Accountants Firms

    Public Accounting Firms

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    E-Learning Company

    Startup - CFO

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    Media Design Company

    Part of Your Team!

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    Manufacturing Company

    CFO - Contract

About Nexxt Level

Professional with an efficient, practical & personable common sense approach!

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About Don & Nexxt Level.....

CEO & Owner

Nexxt Level is a natural Division of StarDot Associates Inc. which is proud of 20+ years of strong service excellence to a variety of clients in an impressive array of industries. Neext level was launched to fulfill a dedication of the owner to apply his unique skill set in assisting small to medium size companies have affordable and flexible access to enhance success.  There are too many incredible business ideas/dreams that never launch or succeed because they don’t have somewhere to turn to for needed affordable and flex services to their budgets. Or to have that go to person to brain storm or receive creative out-of-the-box ideas to make their companies stand out and excel.

StarDot’s non-comprehensive listing of current/past clients include: Canadian Pacific Railway, Encana Corp., Enerflex Systems, Husky Energy, The City of Calgary, Seaspan International, Graham Construction, TransAlta Corp., SAIT, TransCanada Pipeline, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc., South Coast British Columbia Authority, Government of Manitoba, West Coast Express, AEUB, Shaw Cablesystems, Suncor Energy Inc., WellPoint Systems Inc., Washington Marine Group and more.

Professional, passionate, flexible, common sense and understanding of the challenges of starting a new venture or taking what you have proudly built to the next level!

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Testimonials

We are proud to be acknowledged for our service excellence!

“The experience that Don has acquired in his capacity as owner and CEO/CFO of businesses, combined with his 10 years of accounting, auditing and tax background in public practice gives him a distinct skill set and perspective that companies can benefit from for growth and success.”

client Senior Partner, CA Chartered Accounting Firm - International

“I have known Don for many years starting when he was employed by our firm for over 5 years and maintained a business association to this day. Don clearly showed aptitude for learning and a desire to succeed when he was with our firm. His positive attitude and strong work ethic has contributed to him being the technically strong and capable person he is today.”

client Senior Partner, CA Chartered Accounting Firm - National

“As a partner in a Chartered Accountant firm, Don worked for us as a Senior Manager for approximately 5 years where he conscientiously demonstrated and applied a very strong level of dedication and professionalism to all engagements he was assigned at all levels regardless of their complexity. His experience acquired during that period gives him a unique set of skills to assess and assist small and medium size companies from many perspectives.”

client President & CEO, CA Land & Cattle Company

“I worked with Don quite closely for several years, in his capacity as a founder and key principal of a number of junior companies. Don definitely added significant value on the business, accounting and financial side, and through his ability to effectively put in place systems (management, processes, accounting) that are often lacking as these smaller entities start to grow.”

client Lawyer - Principal Investment dealer - oil & natural gas, midstream, and oilfield services industries

"Don was instrumental in getting my small business started. He provides professional guidance in accounting, tax situations, networking and marketing. A valued resource at any level."

client Senior Design Consultant Fine Furniture & Interior Design

"While managing a very large and complex project I came to know and rely on the quality service and utmost professionalism of Don and the team. Don made sure to stay in close contact with me to better understand the project itself and also to ensure that resourcing solutions were exactly what we needed at each phase. This added great value and helped lead to the successful outcomes we strive for."

client Manager, Financial & Operational Practices Global oil & gas production industry

"Over the last 15 years I have had the privilege of working with Don as a business partner and co-worker. Don is passionate about what he does, and what he does best is help business grow, whether it is organizational change, financial change, and even preparation to take a company public, Don is all in when he takes on a commitment. Don knows the challenges a growing business has; and that the business owner may have concerns with their role changing. Don has weathered more than one economic downturn, and is known for prudent and intelligent business decisions."

client Risk Manager |Strategy and Operations Financial Institution and Crown Corporation

"Don has proven to be diligent, intelligent and ethical. In each case he worked through the details, presented the alternatives and then completed the work. He is a skilled accountant, very aware of tax implications, able to work well with shareholders and corporations, knowledgeable of human resource issues and well aware of the strengths and limitations of Small/Medium companies. He has ideas to strengthen companies and to help them grow."

client Board of Directors, Chairman Global provider of cloud-based training labs: software & hardware

"We have relied in Don since he initially helped us get incorporate, set up our structure and processes. We have now been a very successful construction company for over 20 years and he has always been there reliably and quickly to ease our minds and concentrate on our business growth. He assists us with accounting, taxes, special projects and we really do treat him as a valued member of our team. He is able to communicate with us extremely well to break down the issues and provide incredible solutions. We use his advice on business, marketing, design and networking decisions."

client Owner and CEO Residential construction

"Whether it is has been for website design, financial matters or consulting on their behalf, I have never been disappointed. 20 years of high quality service; always friendly and accommodating. I plan to use Don for my next venture in 2016 and forward."

client CEO & Shareholder Small business owner and Entrepreneur

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