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.



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You're riding a company high right now in positive cash flow, so selling is the last thing on your mind. Right? Well, it shouldn't be....

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You may know you need to secure a letter of intent before you sell your business, but do you know why it is absolutely vital to the process...

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There are fundamentally two types of buyers, strategic and financial, and each one is different in its own way. Learn which buyer is more...

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EY's 2018 FirePower Report has uncovered a lot of trends in the M&A sale process. Bill Casey unpacks the key points of the report in...

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The best time to put your software company on the market is when your largest competitors are buying. By forcing your competitors to bid...

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You might have an idea of what your company is worth, but is it accurate? Buyers may not see the same value in your company that you do....

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There are many types of potential buyers for your business. Learn what private equity firms are and how they invest in private companies.

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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...

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Smart buyers structure transactions and conduct a detailed risk and insurance risk assessment as part of their due diligence. Find out what...

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

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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...

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

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

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

Experience Trumps Smarts in the Sale of Your Information Technology Company Experience Trumps Smarts in the Sale of Your Information Technology Company Experience Trumps Smarts in the Sale of Your Information Technology Company Experience Trumps Smarts in the Sale of Your Information Technology Company


You're an intelligent, saavy business owner. You should be able to sell your own compay for the price you want on your first try, right?...

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You may only do one merger or acquisition in your life, but it will be one of the most important transactions of your life. Here are some...

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When you get to the point in your life where you are thinking about selling your business, take a look at private equity recaps as a way to...

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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...