Emotional Aspects


Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company


Every owner has their own retirement process. Some are vying to get out, but many have second thoughts -- are they ready? What comes next?...

Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies


Podcast with John Bly, author of 'Cracking the Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers and Acquisitions for...

Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business


Eighty percent of people with wealth in excess of $5 million gain it through entrepreneurship. Learn about wealth management strategies...

Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization


Private business owners: most of the statistics are not in your favor. Here's how you can break out of this cycle.

Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer


Learn the perspective of a buyer from an entrepreneur who has experiences both selling and buying businesses.

When Deciding to Sell, Prepare for Disappearing Owner Perks When Deciding to Sell, Prepare for Disappearing Owner Perks When Deciding to Sell, Prepare for Disappearing Owner Perks When Deciding to Sell, Prepare for Disappearing Owner Perks


When preparing an owner to sell his/her business, it's usually to prevent a deal from blowing up because of a buyer's actions. However, M&A...

Envision, Plan and Implement Your Business Transition Envision, Plan and Implement Your Business Transition Envision, Plan and Implement Your Business Transition Envision, Plan and Implement Your Business Transition


Jack Beauregard talks about his book, "Finding Your New Owner: For Your Business, for Your Life." If you are a business owner over the age...

Confronting Yourself: The Emotional Journey of Selling Your Business Confronting Yourself: The Emotional Journey of Selling Your Business Confronting Yourself: The Emotional Journey of Selling Your Business Confronting Yourself: The Emotional Journey of Selling Your Business


For many entrepreneurs, the hardest part of selling their business is wrestling with their own emotions. Here are some tips for...

Podcast: 6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System Podcast: 6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System Podcast: 6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System Podcast: 6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System


Entrepreneurs looking to streamline their processes will want to listen to this latest Divestopedia podcast with our guest, Mike Paton, who...

How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process


If not managed properly, poor deal team engagement can harm your sale price, or worse, kill your deal. Learn how to motivate your key...

What CEOs Wish They'd Known Before Hiring an Investment Banker What CEOs Wish They'd Known Before Hiring an Investment Banker What CEOs Wish They'd Known Before Hiring an Investment Banker What CEOs Wish They'd Known Before Hiring an Investment Banker


Finding the right investment bank may be a once-in-a-lifetime decision that sums up your life's work. Consider this advice from successful...

Seven Paradoxes of Middle Market M&A Seven Paradoxes of Middle Market M&A Seven Paradoxes of Middle Market M&A Seven Paradoxes of Middle Market M&A


For over 25 years, Rob Slee has seen hundreds of people fail to earn a living in the M&A industry. Learn these 7 paradoxes he says their...

Questions and Answers with John K. Paglia, Ph.D. - A Divestopedia Exclusive Questions and Answers with John K. Paglia, Ph.D. - A Divestopedia Exclusive Questions and Answers with John K. Paglia, Ph.D. - A Divestopedia Exclusive Questions and Answers with John K. Paglia, Ph.D. - A Divestopedia Exclusive


In this article, we have a candid Q&A with John K. Paglia Ph.D. John gives us his thoughts on topics ranging from emotional preparation to...

Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You? Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You? Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You? Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You?


A management buy-out or buy-in can be an excellent alternative to selling your company. Here are three steps to help you evaluate if...

Find a Family Successor for Your Business Find a Family Successor for Your Business Find a Family Successor for Your Business Find a Family Successor for Your Business


A traditional estate or succession plan for a family or closely held business should encompass and be part of the estate plan, the...

Podcast: Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth Podcast: Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth Podcast: Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth Podcast: Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth


In this podcast, Lisa Gray, founder of Graymatter Strategies LLC, explores how family businesses can prepare emotionally and financially...

An Estate Freeze Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg in Succession Planning An Estate Freeze Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg in Succession Planning An Estate Freeze Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg in Succession Planning An Estate Freeze Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg in Succession Planning


An estate freeze is just the tip of the iceberg in family business succession planning. Follow these best practices to prevent family...

Podcast: A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth Podcast: A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth Podcast: A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth Podcast: A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth


Many middle market entrepreneurs work hard every day to build up their business value. This podcast takes a different spin and educates...

Podcast: The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company? Podcast: The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company? Podcast: The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company? Podcast: The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company?


The most important question that business owners need to answer is who is going to own their business in a few years. Based on their answer...