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Successful Entrepreneurs Can Be The Doer And The Dealmaker

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546565644862{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]Where do you sit on the doer vs. dealmaker continuum? On one hand, you have business owners who are really good operators. They have a plan, know their numbers and work that plan. They look for small improvements every day and hesitate to entertain [...]

By |2019-01-04T01:34:15-06:00January 4th, 2019|Selling Your Business|Comments Off on Successful Entrepreneurs Can Be The Doer And The Dealmaker

How To Avoid Disappointment When It’s Time To Cash Out

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546565570758{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]How do you avoid not being disappointed with the money you make from the sale of your company? Perhaps you’ve heard that companies like yours trade using an industry rule of thumb or that companies of your size sell within a specific range, and [...]

By |2019-01-04T01:33:04-06:00January 4th, 2019|Selling Your Business|Comments Off on How To Avoid Disappointment When It’s Time To Cash Out

Business Valuation Overview

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546565462016{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]Business valuation goes beyond simple mathematics, but to get some idea of what your business might be worth, consider the three methods below. Your business is likely your largest asset so it's normal to want to know what it is worth. The problem is: [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:54:24-06:00January 4th, 2019|Selling Your Business|Comments Off on Business Valuation Overview

A blood pressure test for your business

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546565249138{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]When was the last time you had your blood pressure tested? Taking your blood pressure is one of the first things most doctors do before treating you for just about anything. How much pressure your blood is under as it courses through your veins [...]

By |2019-01-04T01:27:45-06:00January 4th, 2019|Selling Your Business|Comments Off on A blood pressure test for your business

5 Ways To Attract The Attention Of An Acquirer

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546565150500{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]In any negotiation, being the person who makes the first move usually puts you at a slight disadvantage. The first-mover tips their hand and reveals just how much he/she wants the asset being negotiated. Likewise, when considering the sale of your business, it is [...]

By |2019-01-04T01:26:31-06:00January 4th, 2019|Selling Your Business|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Attract The Attention Of An Acquirer

Due Diligence: The Entrepreneur’s Proctology Exam

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546564980873{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]Business owners have been known to refer to due diligence as "the entrepreneur's proctology exam." It's a crude analogy but a good representation of what it feels like when a stranger pokes, prods, and looks inside every inch of your business. Most professional acquirers [...]

By |2019-01-04T01:24:12-06:00January 4th, 2019|Selling Your Business|Comments Off on Due Diligence: The Entrepreneur’s Proctology Exam

The Surprising Secret To A Big Exit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="2758" img_size="800x200"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546564809847{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]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 examples where a founder is getting a seven- or eight-figure offer, it is [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:34:14-06:00January 4th, 2019|Exit Planning, Selling Your Business|Comments Off on The Surprising Secret To A Big Exit

Exiting Tips From One Of The Top 40 Under 40

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546564634559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]Wind Mobile founder Anthony Lacavera has started 12 businesses, six of which he has exited. His exits have ranged in value from the $6 million he got for one of his recent start-ups to $1.3 billion when he sold Wind Mobile. He did it [...]

By |2019-01-04T01:17:24-06:00January 4th, 2019|Exit Planning|Comments Off on Exiting Tips From One Of The Top 40 Under 40

What Your Birth Certificate Says About Your Exit Plan 

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546564508851{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]In our experience, your age has a big effect on your attitude towards your business and how you feel about one day getting out. Here's what we have found: Business owners between 25 and 46 years old Twenty- and thirty-something business owners grew up [...]

By |2019-01-04T01:15:29-06:00January 4th, 2019|Exit Planning|Comments Off on What Your Birth Certificate Says About Your Exit Plan 

5 Reasons Why Now Might Be The Right Time To Sell

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459507998211{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9" css=".vc_custom_1452702342137{padding-right: 45px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1546563149000{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]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 company’s value is admirable, here are five reasons why you may want to sell sooner [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:52:50-06:00January 4th, 2019|When To Sell Your Business|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Now Might Be The Right Time To Sell