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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...

How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value


The results of a competitor analysis can ultimately help your business to maximize its value through the eyes of a potential acquirer....

Podcast: How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit Podcast: How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit Podcast: How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit Podcast: How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit


Have you defined what a successful exit actually looks like? Do you have a realistic goal for when you want to sell the company and how...

28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business


Companies are better off understanding their financial skeletons and airing them out, rather than sweeping them under the carpet. Here are...

Seven Questions for Highly Effective Business Transitions Seven Questions for Highly Effective Business Transitions Seven Questions for Highly Effective Business Transitions Seven Questions for Highly Effective Business Transitions


We are in the midst of a demographic tsunami with respect to business ownership transition. Will you as a business owner be ready? If you...

How to Double the Value of Nearly Any Business How to Double the Value of Nearly Any Business How to Double the Value of Nearly Any Business How to Double the Value of Nearly Any Business


A framework for increasing the value of any business by transforming it into a thriving, turn-key operation.

Retirement Planning Specifically for Mid-Market Business Owners Retirement Planning Specifically for Mid-Market Business Owners Retirement Planning Specifically for Mid-Market Business Owners Retirement Planning Specifically for Mid-Market Business Owners


The concept of “paying oneself first” is very crucial, especially for mid-market business owners. Many entrepreneurs do not realize the...

Maintaining Confidentiality When Selling a Mid-Market Business Maintaining Confidentiality When Selling a Mid-Market Business Maintaining Confidentiality When Selling a Mid-Market Business Maintaining Confidentiality When Selling a Mid-Market Business


One of the biggest fears when sell a business is breach of confidentiality. You never want your employees, customers or competitors to know...

Podcast: Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses Podcast: Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses Podcast: Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses Podcast: Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses


Learn how owners can make sure their business and family legacy is long-lasting and positive.

Podcast: The Myth of Value Creation Podcast: The Myth of Value Creation Podcast: The Myth of Value Creation Podcast: The Myth of Value Creation


Discover how you can exit your business at a more lucrative price to the right successor.

Narrowing Valuation Gap in Oil and Gas Industry Narrowing Valuation Gap in Oil and Gas Industry Narrowing Valuation Gap in Oil and Gas Industry Narrowing Valuation Gap in Oil and Gas Industry


Discover the factors driving renewed M&A activity in the oil and gas industry and how your company can take advantage of it.

Developing a Proactive Acquisition Strategy for Mid-Market Businesses Developing a Proactive Acquisition Strategy for Mid-Market Businesses Developing a Proactive Acquisition Strategy for Mid-Market Businesses Developing a Proactive Acquisition Strategy for Mid-Market Businesses


An Acquisition Program uncovers more proprietary acquisition opportunities that make strategic sense and are available at better valuations.

Building a Valuable Business - Advice from the Experts Building a Valuable Business - Advice from the Experts Building a Valuable Business - Advice from the Experts Building a Valuable Business - Advice from the Experts


Some of the best pieces of advice on building a valuable business from our Divestopedia Podcasts.

Podcast: The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market Podcast: The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market Podcast: The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market Podcast: The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market


The middle market represents 1/3 of private sector GDP and employs approximately 25% of the total labor force. Yet, it is estimated 70% of...

The 10 Things Your Business Broker Must Do to Earn the Fee The 10 Things Your Business Broker Must Do to Earn the Fee The 10 Things Your Business Broker Must Do to Earn the Fee The 10 Things Your Business Broker Must Do to Earn the Fee


Not all business brokers are created equal. Before you hire one, find out what the good ones do to consistently make the sale and earn...

Simple Test to See if Your Business Will Attract a Premium Valuation Simple Test to See if Your Business Will Attract a Premium Valuation Simple Test to See if Your Business Will Attract a Premium Valuation Simple Test to See if Your Business Will Attract a Premium Valuation


Answering these simple 15 questions can be a predictor if your company will be sold at a premium.

The Fifth Ingredient to a Successful Exit  - Net Proceeds Analysis The Fifth Ingredient to a Successful Exit  - Net Proceeds Analysis The Fifth Ingredient to a Successful Exit  - Net Proceeds Analysis The Fifth Ingredient to a Successful Exit  - Net Proceeds Analysis


When you sell your business, you need to know what the net proceeds will be. The purchase price is fine, but the net proceeds is...

Podcast: A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business Podcast: A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business Podcast: A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business Podcast: A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business


Most business owners only sell a business once. Serial entrepreneurs are a different breed, though. They understand maximizing value and...

The Second Ingredient to a Successful Exit - Financial Needs The Second Ingredient to a Successful Exit - Financial Needs The Second Ingredient to a Successful Exit - Financial Needs The Second Ingredient to a Successful Exit - Financial Needs


Once you know what your goals are in exit planning, it comes down to how much you will need. You need to perform a financial assessment to...