Sale Process

The sale process is the moment of truth. It is when all the blood, sweat and tears is converted to cold hard cash. Most entreprenueurs only get the chance to do it once, so make the most of it.



Dealing with Working Capital in a Divestiture Dealing with Working Capital in a Divestiture Dealing with Working Capital in a Divestiture Dealing with Working Capital in a Divestiture


Have you calculated your working capital recently? You may be surprised by what it can tell you and the impact it can have on your purchase...

Podcast: Emotional Intelligence as a Negotiation Tactic, Interview with Chris Voss Podcast: Emotional Intelligence as a Negotiation Tactic, Interview with Chris Voss Podcast: Emotional Intelligence as a Negotiation Tactic, Interview with Chris Voss Podcast: Emotional Intelligence as a Negotiation Tactic, Interview with Chris Voss


Using his years as an FBI hostage negotiator, Chris Voss shares his insights on how to encorporate emotional intelligence into your...

Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers


Set aside any ideas you had about using an outside firm to help you sell your company. You'll make more oney and have a more successful...

Key Negotiation Tactics for Your M&A Transaction Key Negotiation Tactics for Your M&A Transaction Key Negotiation Tactics for Your M&A Transaction Key Negotiation Tactics for Your M&A Transaction


You've likely run into several negotiating techniques in your time as a business person. When it comes to M&A transactions, however, you...

Podcast: The Entrepreneurial Journey, an Interview with Kelly Caldwell Podcast: The Entrepreneurial Journey, an Interview with Kelly Caldwell Podcast: The Entrepreneurial Journey, an Interview with Kelly Caldwell Podcast: The Entrepreneurial Journey, an Interview with Kelly Caldwell


As an entrepreneur, you take on many roles. However, eventually your role will be to help transition your business for the exit, and you...

Podcast: The Real Deal on Succession Planning, an Interview with Carrie Hall and James Bly Podcast: The Real Deal on Succession Planning, an Interview with Carrie Hall and James Bly Podcast: The Real Deal on Succession Planning, an Interview with Carrie Hall and James Bly Podcast: The Real Deal on Succession Planning, an Interview with Carrie Hall and James Bly


Succession planning needs to be done well for a successful transition. Whether you're looking within your family for the next CEO or...

Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market


We know a vast majority of mergers and acquisitions fail. Why is that? Here are 4 key points on how to ensure your business survives and...

Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition


Instead of lagging behind and losing out on attractive deals, PEGs have come around to a new strategy that allows them to contend with...

Making Sense of Private Market M&A Advisory Fees Making Sense of Private Market M&A Advisory Fees Making Sense of Private Market M&A Advisory Fees Making Sense of Private Market M&A Advisory Fees


Fees are as customizable ad the business you run. How do you find the fee structure that will work for your business at time of sale? This...

Acquiring? Consider these Risk and Complexity Categories as Evaluation Tools Acquiring? Consider these Risk and Complexity Categories as Evaluation Tools Acquiring? Consider these Risk and Complexity Categories as Evaluation Tools Acquiring? Consider these Risk and Complexity Categories as Evaluation Tools


In order to make a successful acquisition, you need to consider various risk and complexity categories. This article explores the first...

5 Tips for Succession Planning 5 Tips for Succession Planning 5 Tips for Succession Planning 5 Tips for Succession Planning


Succession planning should be on your mind from the day you start your first business. You will have to exit it eventually, so what is your...

Podcast: Have You Ever Considered an IPO as an Exit Strategy? Interview with Cathy Demers Podcast: Have You Ever Considered an IPO as an Exit Strategy? Interview with Cathy Demers Podcast: Have You Ever Considered an IPO as an Exit Strategy? Interview with Cathy Demers Podcast: Have You Ever Considered an IPO as an Exit Strategy? Interview with Cathy Demers


An IPO might be the exit plan you've been searching for. Cathy Demers talks growth strategies, the importance of a good partnership and how...

Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing


This in-depth view of financing business deals is exactly what you need to read, whether you're thinking of buying or selling. With more...

The Investment Banking Landscape: Different Types of M&A Firms The Investment Banking Landscape: Different Types of M&A Firms The Investment Banking Landscape: Different Types of M&A Firms The Investment Banking Landscape: Different Types of M&A Firms


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...

Podcast: What Happens When You Miss 'Your' Exit? Interview with Tim Hall Podcast: What Happens When You Miss 'Your' Exit? Interview with Tim Hall Podcast: What Happens When You Miss 'Your' Exit? Interview with Tim Hall Podcast: What Happens When You Miss 'Your' Exit? Interview with Tim Hall


Timing can be critical when it comes to successfully exiting your business. What happens when you miss your window of opportunity? This...

Know Your Buyer Know Your Buyer Know Your Buyer Know Your Buyer


If you haven't already considered the types of buyers that are in the market and what they're looking for, you need to start. Whether...

Hiring an M&A Advisor: What's the Value? Hiring an M&A Advisor: What's the Value? Hiring an M&A Advisor: What's the Value? Hiring an M&A Advisor: What's the Value?


M&A advisors exist for one very good reason: to provide you with the best chance possible of landing the deal you need to have a successful...

5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions 5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions 5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions 5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions


Acquisitions are very involved processes and you absolutely need to do your due diligence. There is no better way to avoid unnecessary...

Podcast: Are You a Business Family or a Family Business? With Wayne Rivers Podcast: Are You a Business Family or a Family Business? With Wayne Rivers Podcast: Are You a Business Family or a Family Business? With Wayne Rivers Podcast: Are You a Business Family or a Family Business? With Wayne Rivers


Wayne Rivers teaches you the important lines you need to draw between being a family in business and simply being a family. Learn to manage...