Under New Management

About the Show

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT (4x30) charts the fascinating wild west of buying and selling small businesses. Renowned venture capitalist and a Dragon Investor on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, ARLENE DICKINSON is on a mission to launch the next generation of entrepreneurs who want to reinvent their lives and risk it all to buy a small business. In each fast-paced half-hour episode, Dickinson gets to know one team of aspiring business buyers, identifies their goals, and makes them aware of the risks that lie ahead. Dickinson then accompanies the buyers to three pre-selected small businesses that fit their investment objectives, skills and lifestyle goals. 

At each location, Dickinson helps the buyers interview the seller and explore the business using her signature “head and heart” technique. She digs into business and financial details like customer base, competition, and product margins. Then she pivots to how the buyers’ personalities will fit with the business, the lifestyle implications, and potential relationship pitfalls. Dickinson relies on her extensive experience to help the buyers understand whether they have what it takes to successfully put each business under new management. Millions of people aspire to entrepreneurship: to be their own boss, to take charge of their career destiny, and to secure financial freedom. But business start-ups are notoriously risky, with half failing within five years. Buying an existing business can reduce this risk and fast-track an entrepreneur along the route to success. 

A CBC original series, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT is produced by Proper Television. The series was selected as the winning format for the second year of the CBC Format Incubator and is distributed internationally by Warner Bros. International TV Production.​ For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; and Michelle McCree is Executive in Charge of Production. ​

Program Name

Under New Management

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Factual Entertainment

Schedule

Premieres on Friday, March 15 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT) | Winter 2019

Bios

Arlene Dickinson

Dragon | Dragons' Den
Host | Under New Management

Press Releases

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2019 PREMIERE DATES

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2019 PREMIERE DATES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2019 lineup of highly anticipated new titles and popular returning series, featuring original programming by Canadian storytellers. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

Canada’s public broadcaster today announced its robust 2018-19 slate, including 17 new series and 36 renewed titles – one of CBC’s largest returning lineups to date. Read More »

CBC AND WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION ANNOUNCE THE THIRD EDITION OF FORMAT INCUBA

CBC AND WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION ANNOUNCE THE THIRD EDITION OF FORMAT INCUBA

CBC and Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) today announced the return of the Format Incubator for a third round. Beginning today through April 23, Canadian producers are invited to submit ideas for original primetime unscripted formats with strong Canadian and international appeal. Format Incubator is a collaborative venture between CBC, WBITVP and the independent production community in Canada, aimed at boosting the creation of original, exportable television formats. Full submission details are available at cbc.ca/formatincubator. Read More »

CBC PARTNERS WITH WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR SECOND YEAR OF FORMAT INCUBAT

CBC PARTNERS WITH WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR SECOND YEAR OF FORMAT INCUBAT

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Program Name

Under New Management

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Factual Entertainment

Schedule

Premieres on Friday, March 15 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT) | Winter 2019

Bios

Arlene Dickinson

Dragon | Dragons' Den
Host | Under New Management