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selling your business Archives - PoleStar
selling your business
9 November. 2018
Why Now Is the Riskiest Time to Own Your Business
Most people think of starting a business as risky, but unless you invest a significant amount of start-up cash in your venture, you’re not really risking much other than...
21 October. 2018
The Surprising Secret to a Big Exit
We get to see a lot of company founders who are contemplating an exit. Some of our customers get lucky early in life, but in the vast majority of...
6 October. 2018
One Way to Decide to Sell
How do you know the right time to sell your company? One answer to this age-old question is that the time to sell is when someone else is willing...
9 September. 2018
5 Reasons Why Now Might Be The Right Time To Sell
Are you trying to time the sale of your business so that you exit when both your business and the economy are peaking? While your objective to build your...
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...
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...
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...