Cogito Holdings provides support to small businesses and nonprofits at different points in their journey. We are a business development and business acquisition company, with a mission of creating a world in which ethical, sustainable businesses are thriving.

We want to bring together a new generation of entrepreneurs that consider the impact of their decisions to the world we live in.

Data-driven solutions, creativity, curiosity and ethical decision making are the values of our company.


Our services range from assistance with building a business, to support scaling up and facilitation of exit strategies. We invest in businesses we believe in.


We also offer support and discounted services for nonprofits.

I don't know where to start

I need help with my start-up

I need help scaling up

I need an exit strategy


COVID-19 Support

The pandemic is still here, and so are we. We are up to date on the latest government programs, emergency assistance to stay afloat, and creative ways to keep doing business. We offer:

  • Direction and support to reach your goals
  • Help navigating the information overload about available programs to assist businesses
  • Help with planning for new health and safety procedures
  • Assistance completing COVID-19 paperwork to access support
  • Financial support options
  • Practical, creative ways to pivot your business, use your skills in new ways and move forward again 
  • Creation and delivery of workshops for business support groups

All-Purpose Business Advising

You and your business had a life before COVID-19. Maybe you put some projects on the backburner, maybe you finally have the chance to tackle them, or maybe you are moving in a whole new direction. Any scenario, we can help you to: 

  • Become an entrepreneur or buy a second business
  • Leverage your resources and skills to grow your business
  • Access funding programs that make sense for you
  • Connect with specialists in all subject matters in business
  • Find ways to export product to new and international markets
  • Consider alternate revenue streams
  • Objectively look at your business and conduct a sustainability audit

Business Closure & Transition Services

You’ve made the decision to move on from your business. We can help make the process go more smoothly, working towards a successful conclusion. We’ve helped countless owners in your position and we want to see you exit on the best terms possible. Here’s what we bring to the table:

  • Expert mediation services for sellers and buyers
  • An objective look at the business’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Business valuation services
  • Marketing packages for sellers
  • Contract negotiation advising
  • Assistance renegotiating existing contracts, including advocacy
  • A business listing on the province’s largest directory of businesses for sale