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Outside Forces Impact the Value of Your Business

Outside Forces Impact the Value of Your Business

Outside Forces Effect the Value of Your Business While – as I’ve written in several previous posts – there are many things you can do to increase and maintain the optimum value of your business, those efforts are sometimes offset by events that are not always under the business owner’s

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Selling a Family Business: What are your Options?

Selling a Family Business: What are your Options?

Selling a Family Business: What Are Your Options? Are you think about selling a family business? If you’re a Baby Boomer, you might be! Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – are rapidly approaching the end of their working careers. Many of these boomers – and there

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Selling a Business: Does the Buyer Work for You?

Selling a Business: Does the Buyer Work for You?

Selling a Business: Does the Buyer Already Work for You? Thinking about selling your business? When business owners start to think about selling, one of the many concerns (price, timing, financing, existing staff, etc.) is trying to find the right buyer; someone that will treat the business as the seller

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Value Drivers: What drives the value of a business?

Value Drivers: What drives the value of a business?

Value Drivers: What Drives the Value of a Business? Businesses derive their value from many of their operational, marketing and financial aspects. These aspects are referred to as “value drivers” and there can be a dozen, multiple dozen or even more. Let’s take a look at a few of the

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Sell a Business: Handling Payables and Receivables

Sell a Business: Handling Payables and Receivables

Sell a Business: Payables and Receivables When you buy or sell a business, in most cases payables and receivables will be involved. Payables are amounts a company owes because it purchased goods or services on credit from a supplier or vendor. Receivables are amounts a company has a right to

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Selling vs. Closing Your Business?

Selling vs. Closing Your Business?

Should You Close Your Business? To a business broker, that’s a ridiculous question! In almost 100% of the cases, you should sell your business, even it is not profitable. Why? Because it almost certainly has value – and by closing the business, you’re walking away from that value. Should you

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Selling Your Business? First, Build It’s Value!

Selling Your Business? First, Build It's Value!

What Drives Business Value? Well, net income, of course, as well as growth prospects. But there are many other drivers of business value and business owners that don’t pay attention to these “value drivers” will suffer when it comes time to sell their business; and that time will come, sooner

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Divorce: What Happens to the Family Business?

Divorce: What Happens to the Family Business?

Divorce: Who Buys, Who Sells? Last week’s post was about the importance of having a buy-sell agreement in place so that the business can transition smoothly in the event of the death or disability of one of the owners. At the beginning of that post, I mentioned that we are

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Selling a Business: What Multiples Matter?

Selling a Business: What Multiples Matter?

Selling a Business: Using Multiples to Find Value Business owners that are semi-literate about selling a business often come to us with some pretty wild ideas about what their business is worth. Some expect the value of their business to be a “multiple” of something; monthly sales, net income, annual

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Buying a Business: Three Reasons to Keep it Confidential!

Buying a Business: Three Reasons to Keep it Confidential!

Buying a Business: Should You Keep Your Purchase Confidential? If you are considering buying a business – and especially if you’re about to close on the deal – your natural inclination is likely to be to announce the purchase to the world. You want your friends to know, you want

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