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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 […]

When Selling a Business Turns into Plan-B

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Anyone who has sold a business will tell you that it’s an eye-opening experience. The process of selling a business is something of a mystery until you go through it from start to finish. But what you really discover is a whole new way of looking at business in general, and your business in particular. […]

Do your numbers support the story of your business?

Do your numbers support the story of your business?

Every industry has its own special language, and the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is no exception. A blemish uncovered during due diligence may “torpedo” a deal, an active market is described as “frothy,” and tense moments between buyer and seller can cause deal “turbulence” — as in fasten your seatbelt while we get […]

Monthly Motivation for Selling a Business 09.14

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Following is a recap of some of my favorite Internet reads on selling a business, buying a business, business value, and other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom.  Looking ahead. I ran across this gem of a post on exit planning in an insurance journal. It does a great job of summing up the basic whys and […]

Business Valuation: Where Good Endings Start

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If you talk to anyone who has done business with me for any length of time — including less than an hour — they’ll most likely tell you that I gave them a book recommendation. As an English major, former bookstore employee, and avid reader I can’t resist trying to put people and books together. […]

Monthly Motivation for Selling Your Business 04.14

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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.] Part of the formula for selling a small business is YOU If you read […]

5 “Strategic” Ways to Sell Your Business

5 “Strategic” Ways to Sell Your Business

Looking back on the path of business experience that brought me to where I am today, I always smile when I think about the two-year whirlwind I spent working for a venture-backed Internet startup in my hometown of Seattle. With my freshly-minted MBA in hand, I decided to ditch the “old economy” and join the […]