Monthly Motivation for Selling a Business 02.15

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Following is a recap of some of our favorite reads on selling a business, buying a business, business valuation, and other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom. Investment bankers don’t have magic words Beware of any business broker or investment banker that claims they can get a buyer to pay more for your business. Intelligent buyers […]

Start Your 2015 Reading List with “Finish Big”

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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,

Monthly Motivation for Selling a Business 11.14

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Following is a recap of some of our favorite reads on selling a business, buying a business, business value, and other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom.  3 things that happen when you hit the million-dollar mark When it comes to selling your business, size does indeed matter. Businesses that have at least $1 million in […]

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 […]

Monthly Motivation for Selling a Business 10.14

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Following is a recap of some of our favorite reads on selling a business, buying a business, business value, and other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom.  5 Things to Consider When Selling Your Business for Retirement. We liked number two on this list: make your financials tell a story that buyers will understand. Telling the […]

4 Things Disguised as a Small Business

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Depending how you define the term “small business” — and there is plenty of disagreement — there are lots of things parading around as a business that really aren’t. These creatures may have all the external trappings of a business venture, but at their heart they are something else. My (admittedly biased) definition of a […]