Deciding to Sell


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You're ready to sell your business, but you're not clear what type of banking firm to choose to help you in the process. This article...

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To maximize the return from the sale of your business you need to plan for that day well in advance. The time to start preparing for...

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Multiple of EBITDA isn't always the best way to decide the value of your company. There are more strategic valuations you can do, depending...

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Transferring ownership of a business is difficult. Transferring it to a family member makes it even more complicated. Here are eight things...

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Business valuations are extremely complex and time-consuming, with many possible outcomes. See how your company stacks up against these...

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You've built an incredibly valuable business. Now you need to make sure your buyer sees it, too. Finding the right fit, and how to do it,...

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As you look at your business and wonder how to increase its purchase price, are you forgetting one of your most important assets? Human...

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If you're looking into an ESOP as your exit plan, you need to think about the potential risks and drawbacks of executing one. While it may...

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Figuring out how to work the various elements of the sales process in your favor will increase your valuation.

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There are four key things you can do to prevent seller's remorse when you go to exit your business. Keep these in mind as you plan your...

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The more knowledgeable you are about investors and their mindsets, the more successful you will be during an M&A event. Being able to...

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Finding a buyer who will pay a premium for your company is a major step in realizing a successful sale of a business. Ever wonder why a...

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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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Strategic planning can be a simple enough process to start. Use these three questions to get yourself positioned to increase business value.

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There are lots of valuation methods out there, but is any one of them the right fit for you? Here are some options you may not know about...

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What exit option is better for you, a financial or strategic buyer? This short article shares Stephen Shaw's key takeaways from his white...

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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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Think running and business have nothing in common? Think again. Here are five things I learned from running that can help you build a more...

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If you’re anything like the average mid-market business owner, chances are you don’t have a formal exit plan. While you may feel there is...