Monthly Motivation for Selling Your Business 03.14

Eureka Springs

Following is a short recap of some of the best articles I’ve read recently on selling your business, buying a business, business value, as well as other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom. [Plus a photo from my travels around Main Street USA.] Sell Now Or Keep Going? How One Entrepreneur Made Her Decision Good advice from someone […]

How to Sell Your Business for a Higher Multiple

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Every two years we get swept up in Olympics fever at my house, and I tend to get hit the hardest. Snowboard cross, skeleton, curling — I’ll stay up to watch it all. Over the past week or so I’ve also watched several bloggers attempt to make elegant tie-ins between growing an “Olympic” caliber business […]

The Problem With Loving Your Business

The Problem With Loving Your Business

Early in my corporate career I was in a team meeting where the manager asked us all to answer the following question: what are you motivated by? Sensing a trap, I kept quiet and let my unsuspecting co-workers take the bait. It was only a matter of seconds before somebody wearing his Gordon Gekko hat […]

Monthly Motivation for Selling Your Business 02.14

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Following is a short recap of some of the best articles I’ve read recently on selling a business, buying a business, business value, as well as other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom. [Plus a photo from my travels around Main Street USA.] Business Transitions: It is Hard to Let Go Business ownership transfers are inevitable, […]

What Due Diligence Really Feels Like

What Due Diligence Really Feels Like

When it comes to the process of selling your business, no phase is entered into with more dread than due diligence. I’ve heard a lot of colorful euphemisms for due diligence from business owners over the years. The most common has been to describe the experience as the business equivalent of a colonoscopy.  Another analogy […]

How to Build the Value of Your Business in 2014

How to Build Value in Your Business

The books are closed on 2013 and we’re already halfway through January. In addition to setting some of my own goals (alright, “resolutions”) for the coming year, I’ve read dozens of blog posts on the topic, including this one on why you should commit your goals to writing, this one on why we get sidetracked […]

Monthly Motivation for Selling Your Business 01.14

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Following is a short recap of some of the best articles I’ve recently read on selling a business, buying a business, business value, as well as other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom. [Photos are from my travels around Main Street USA.] When Selling a Business, Don’t Waste a Buyer’s Time – This post addresses how to answer […]