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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...
3 February. 2018
Are people Born Entrepreneurs or is the Entrepreneurial spirit something that is cultivated and developed? Recently I had reason to communicate with a 29 year old individual who is...
5 November. 2017
Are You a Business Owner Counting on Your Business for Retirement?
It is commonly reported that small business owners have neglected to save for the golden years, largely depending on selling their companies one day to fund their retirement. Do...
10 June. 2017
10 Steps to Setting up a Successful Business
“I’m ready to start my business, what’s next?” turned into a 10-step easy to read guide: 1. Know why you are doing this. Start with the end in mind....
7 April. 2017
Small Business Owner Retirement – When? How?
My favorite task during my tenure practicing Public Accounting was being able to tell small business owners that they were able to retire. I was always surprised by the...