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Technological Advancement of the Confidential Information Memorandum Technological Advancement of the Confidential Information Memorandum Technological Advancement of the Confidential Information Memorandum Technological Advancement of the Confidential Information Memorandum


The internet has radically transformed numerous industries including music, publishing and retail. Middle market M&A has been slow to adopt...

How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process


The internet has radically transformed numerous industries including music, publishing and retail. Middle market M&A has been slow to adopt...

Challenging How We Think of EBITDA Challenging How We Think of EBITDA Challenging How We Think of EBITDA Challenging How We Think of EBITDA


Most business owners use EBITDA as a valuation method, even though it isn't GAAP. That being said, is it really as good of a valuation...

How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale


In this podcast with Thomas Smale, you will learn all about what you need to do to get your online business ready for sale, including...

Four Steps to Establishing a Board in a Private Enterprise Four Steps to Establishing a Board in a Private Enterprise Four Steps to Establishing a Board in a Private Enterprise Four Steps to Establishing a Board in a Private Enterprise


Private enterprise benefits from utilizing a board of directors. What kind is up to you, but this article can help you decide which would...

Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business


Acquisitions are good for business! Despite some of the negativity they receive about corporate takeovers and job security, acquisitions...

Acquisition Strategy Success Points Acquisition Strategy Success Points Acquisition Strategy Success Points Acquisition Strategy Success Points


Acquisition strategies should be followed and referenced throughout the process. From time to time you may be tempted to go against your...

3 Tips on Avoiding Deal Fatigue in an Unsolicited Approach Scenario 3 Tips on Avoiding Deal Fatigue in an Unsolicited Approach Scenario 3 Tips on Avoiding Deal Fatigue in an Unsolicited Approach Scenario 3 Tips on Avoiding Deal Fatigue in an Unsolicited Approach Scenario


Too many times deals fall apart at the last hour. This can be especially true if you are blindsided by an appealing offer when you are not...

5 Ways to Manage Unsolicited Approaches from Business Buyers 5 Ways to Manage Unsolicited Approaches from Business Buyers 5 Ways to Manage Unsolicited Approaches from Business Buyers 5 Ways to Manage Unsolicited Approaches from Business Buyers


An in-depth look at 5 ways to work through any unsolicited offers you receive for your business so you are not making any rush decisions...

How to Structure the Right Investment Banking Engagement Letter How to Structure the Right Investment Banking Engagement Letter How to Structure the Right Investment Banking Engagement Letter How to Structure the Right Investment Banking Engagement Letter


If you need an investment banking engagement letter, you need to know what to include and how to word it. Here are the critical terms of...

Exits Are Inevitable; Failure Is Not Exits Are Inevitable; Failure Is Not Exits Are Inevitable; Failure Is Not Exits Are Inevitable; Failure Is Not


Don't let yourself get so caught up in your business that you forget the critical step of exit planning. You've developed a successful...

Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!) Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!) Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!) Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!)


While we know the importance of due diligence during a sale, did you know that doing it before you enter the sales process can give you a...

What Drives the Value of Your Business? What Drives the Value of Your Business? What Drives the Value of Your Business? What Drives the Value of Your Business?


When it comes to the value of your business, no one knows better than you -- right? Well, just in case, here is a comprehensive look at a...

What Is My Concrete Business Worth? What Is My Concrete Business Worth? What Is My Concrete Business Worth? What Is My Concrete Business Worth?


What is the best way to evaluate your concrete business' worth in today's market? Explore the information in this article to give yourself...

3 Simple Ways to Start an Exit Plan in 2017 3 Simple Ways to Start an Exit Plan in 2017 3 Simple Ways to Start an Exit Plan in 2017 3 Simple Ways to Start an Exit Plan in 2017


You've heard the crazy statistics...90% of business owners don't have any exit plan. Well here are three simple areas to start thinking...

The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning


Today's market requires a flexible management team that can grow your business, no matter what the market throws at them. Here is an...

Life After Selling Your Business Life After Selling Your Business Life After Selling Your Business Life After Selling Your Business


Are you selling your business? Is your network on board? Are you ready? And what comes next? Find out what you need to do to properly...

Misconceptions & Realities When Hiring an Investment Banker (Part 2: Industry Experience) Misconceptions & Realities When Hiring an Investment Banker (Part 2: Industry Experience) Misconceptions & Realities When Hiring an Investment Banker (Part 2: Industry Experience) Misconceptions & Realities When Hiring an Investment Banker (Part 2: Industry Experience)


M&A professional, Bill Snow, continues to answer the question, “How do I hire a good investment banker?” in Part 2 of this article series...

Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit


Business owners have many reasons to want to sell their business now. But before making this big decision, be sure it's really what you...