Pre Sale

Let's face it. At some point in time all entrepreneurs will exit their business whether by choice or circumstance. Most company owners only think about the sale process when it's time to sell. That's too late. Learn everything you need to know about selling your business when you're not thinking about selling your business.  



Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale


While you're busy coordinating the fine print of your business sale, you may want to consider including your mangement team in the...

How an MBO Can Be the Right Solution When Planning Your Exit How an MBO Can Be the Right Solution When Planning Your Exit How an MBO Can Be the Right Solution When Planning Your Exit How an MBO Can Be the Right Solution When Planning Your Exit


Who is going to buy your company when it comes time to sell your business? Have you considered your management team? They might be the...

Value is in the Eye of the Beholder Value is in the Eye of the Beholder Value is in the Eye of the Beholder Value is in the Eye of the Beholder


Before creating value, a company must first determine what it considers valuable and what it’s willing to sacrifice to grow that value.

4 Ways to Unlock Cash in Working Capital 4 Ways to Unlock Cash in Working Capital 4 Ways to Unlock Cash in Working Capital 4 Ways to Unlock Cash in Working Capital


There is a better valuation waiting to happen for your company if you can show better working capital. Here are some tried and true methods...

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...

Ready to Sell Your Business? Prepare Yourself Emotionally First Ready to Sell Your Business? Prepare Yourself Emotionally First Ready to Sell Your Business? Prepare Yourself Emotionally First Ready to Sell Your Business? Prepare Yourself Emotionally First


At some point, you are going to sell your business. Maybe this thought excites you. No matter what your circumstances, however, you need to...

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...

Growing Your Business in Preparation for a Sale Growing Your Business in Preparation for a Sale Growing Your Business in Preparation for a Sale Growing Your Business in Preparation for a Sale


If your business value isn't where you want it to be, but you're looking to sell soon, follow these simple steps to start improving it...

Timing an Exit Timing an Exit Timing an Exit Timing an Exit


The most important thing to consider in exiting is timing. The sooner you have a plan in place to help you decide the most relevant time...

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...

Key Concepts for Successful Deals Key Concepts for Successful Deals Key Concepts for Successful Deals Key Concepts for Successful Deals


A high-level view of the buy-side and sell-side processes, and a framework for thinking about and planning each.

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...

Should My Accountant Do My Business Valuation? Should My Accountant Do My Business Valuation? Should My Accountant Do My Business Valuation? Should My Accountant Do My Business Valuation?


Your accountant is willing to do the valuation of your business, but should you be willing to let them? Here are some of the main reasons...

When Selling Your Business, Don't Waste a Buyer's Time When Selling Your Business, Don't Waste a Buyer's Time When Selling Your Business, Don't Waste a Buyer's Time When Selling Your Business, Don't Waste a Buyer's Time


When selling your business, you will inevitably be asked the question: Why are you selling your business? You and your team need to have a...

The Top 10 EBITDA Adjustments to Make Before Selling a Business The Top 10 EBITDA Adjustments to Make Before Selling a Business The Top 10 EBITDA Adjustments to Make Before Selling a Business The Top 10 EBITDA Adjustments to Make Before Selling a Business


Investment bankers conduct a comprehensive review of historical numbers to show a company in the best financial position possible when it's...

Maintaining Confidentiality Versus Maximizing Price Maintaining Confidentiality Versus Maximizing Price Maintaining Confidentiality Versus Maximizing Price Maintaining Confidentiality Versus Maximizing Price


Making sure that your sensitive information is kept secret during the sales process is important, but so is ensuring that those bidding for...

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...

Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company


Every owner has their own retirement process. Some are vying to get out, but many have second thoughts -- are they ready? What comes next?...

Why A Major Corporation Would Buy Your Local Business Why A Major Corporation Would Buy Your Local Business Why A Major Corporation Would Buy Your Local Business Why A Major Corporation Would Buy Your Local Business


What would make a large corporation like Bell purchase a local business? Could your business appeal to a larger competitor for a sizeable...