Maximize Value

If you're like most entrepreneurs, a significant portion of your net worth is tied up in your business. In this section, learn about financial and qualitiative techniques available to ensure the value of your nest egg is maximized well before deciding to sell.



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Finding a way to get the maximum valuation possible for your business when you're ready to sell is a challenge faced by every business...

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Private companies are valued based on a multiple of EBITDA, with the multiple typically being lower because they are considered riskier...

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What types of insurance best serve the interests of entrepreneurs? Learn about them here so you can protect yourself and your future.

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It can be hard to focus on increasing the value of your business if you have no immediate intention of selling, but putting the work in...

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CSSI's Jodi Nielsen and David Deshotels explain how to make use of cost segregation as a way to improve your cash flow. Listen to this...

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One of the most common criticisms against investment bankers is the accusation that their only motivation is to get a deal done at all...

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Whether you've been through a recession or not, you still get a shiver when you think about what would happen to your business if one...

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Never underestimate the value of goodwill. Learn how goodwill can have a positive impact on your business valuation and also on your bottom...

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Pulling from some music industry greats of our time, here are great lyrical insights on increasing your valuation and successfully selling...

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An outside buyer will see your company as a less risky, more appealing acquisition if they can see how it would run without you, the owner....

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What would happen if you couldn't show up for work anymore? Would your business survive?

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Branching out from your comfort zone can be a very good thing, if you know what to look for. Jeff Smith shares his cross-industry...

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Ready to sell your business? Before you put the 'For Sale' sign up, learn what steps you should be taking first.

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If you're a business owner, make sure you're not falling victim to this crucial mistake.

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It is critical that business owners prepare well before the sale of their private company in order to ensure their financial and personal...

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Investment bankers do not have magic words that they whisper in the ears of buyers to get them to pay more for a company. Sellers should be...

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If you're in the business of making money, this podcast is for you. Cammie goes through how she and her partners built a highly profitable...

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In valuing a business, an appraiser must analyze every aspect and quantify his/her analysis of the company’s risk into value. George...

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What witchcraft is this? Let us share three magic tricks to get you the valuation your company deserves.