The ultimate test of your business can be found in a simple question: would someone want to buy your company? Whether you want to sell next year or a decade from now, you must be building an asset someone would buy – otherwise you have a job, not a business. Here are eight ways to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Regardless of the size of the business, its age – or that of its owner – the industry or geographic location, most of us end up reaching our limit as business owners in much the same way. Here are three reasons why my husband and I decided to sell the first business we started together back in 2003.