3 Principles Of Timing The Sale Of Your Business

3 PRINCIPLES OF TIMING THE SALE OF YOUR BUSINESS

There are a lot of messages out there about selling your business, some of them accurate, some laughable and others dangerous. One of my least favorite messages — often employed by business brokers trying to get listings — is the “we get you top dollar” promise. While most business owners would like to get the […]

Middle Market M&A Link Roundup: Issue #11

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Following are some of the best articles we’ve run across on selling a business, buying a business, business valuation, building value in your business, and other helpful advice on middle market M&A. Enjoy!  Investment bankers don’t have magic words Beware of any business broker or investment banker that claims they can get a buyer to […]

Book Review: Finish Big by Bo Burlingham

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If you’ve ever perused Amazon.com or your local bookstore looking for information on how to exit your business, you’ve probably come up with a short list of resources. While there are countless titles about starting and running a business, there are precious few that tackle the work of how to successfully leave one. Fortunately, Bo […]

Happy Holidays from Allan Taylor & Co.

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We’d like to take a moment to thank you for your business, for reading, for sharing your knowledge and for allowing us to be a part of your small-business community. It’s been a great year, and we look forward to accomplishing even more with you 2015.  Sincerely,

Middle Market M&A Link Roundup: Issue #10

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Following are some of the best articles we’ve run across on selling a business, buying a business, business valuation, building value in your business, and other helpful advice on middle market M&A. Enjoy!  3 things that happen when you hit the million-dollar mark When it comes to selling your business, size does indeed matter. Businesses […]

The #1 Thing Small-Business Owners Can Learn From Veterans

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A few years ago I was researching franchises that focus on recruiting U.S. veterans as new franchisees. Many veterans retire from the military at a young age, and these franchisors feel that those who have served are uniquely qualified to run a small business. In fact, they believe so strongly in our veterans’ abilities that they […]

4 Small Business Lessons from the Berlin Wall in 1989

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There are moments in history that, upon mere mention, conjure up vivid memories of where we were at the time. Most of us remember every detail of what we were doing and how we felt as we watched the events of 9/11 unfold, or heard that JFK had been shot, or saw the white Ford […]

Middle Market M&A Link Roundup: Issue #9

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Following are some of the best articles we’ve run across on selling a business, buying a business, business valuation, building value in your business, and other helpful advice on middle market M&A. Enjoy!  5 Things to Consider When Selling Your Business for Retirement. — We liked number two on this list: Make your financials tell […]