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19 August. 2018
Why Bother Doing It the Hard Way?
Whether you want to sell your business next year or a decade from now, you will have two basic options for an external sale: the financial or the strategic...
2 August. 2018
7 Things to do Before Signing a Letter of Intent
You may be years away from selling your business, but it’s never too early to understand what the process involves. If you ever promised your child a treat for...
21 July. 2018
6 Little Things that Make a Big Difference to the Value of your Company
Here is a list of six little details to get right before you put your business on the market: Find your lease. If you rent space, you may be...
9 July. 2018
The Hidden Goal of the Smartest Business Owners
What are your business goals for the year? If you’re like most owners, you have a profit goal you want to hit. You may also have a top line...
16 June. 2018
One Hidden Thing That Drives Your Company’s Value
You already know that your company’s revenue and profits play a big role in how much your business is worth. Do you also know the role cash flow plays...
11 June. 2018
10 Things That Make Your Business More Valuable Than That of Your Industry Peers
The value of your company is partly determined by your industry. For example, cloud-based software companies are generally worth a lot more than printing companies these days. However, when...
21 May. 2018
Learning from Acquisitions That Fall Apart
John McCann sold The Bolt Supply House to Lawson Products (NASDAQ: LAWS) at the end of 2017. McCann’s strategy involved learning from the acquirers who knocked on his door....
9 May. 2018
Did Microsoft Overpay for LinkedIn?
Microsoft’s recent $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn provides an illustrative example of a strategic acquisition – the type of sale that usually garners the most gain for the acquired...
17 April. 2018
5 Lessons from Home Depot’s Acquisition of Blinds.com
Jay Steinfeld built Blinds.com into a $100 million e-tailer before selling out to Home Depot. Here are five things that made it a spectacular exit. Win the Make vs....
9 April. 2018
Income Potential: What can my business really do for me?
Does my business provide me with the income I deserve? There are many different reasons a person starts their own business. Some are really good at what they do...