Business Owner Articles

Mastering Your Mindset: Strategic Approaches to Selling Your Business

July 16, 2024

At some point, the odds are exceptionally high that you’ll need to sell your business. Today, fewer businesses are being passed on to the next generation, increasing the likelihood that you will be selling yours eventually. Regardless of your business’ stage of life, the time to prepare for its eventual sale is now. Many believe…

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5 Essential Tips for Your LinkedIn Profile

July 9, 2024

LinkedIn is a crucial platform for professionals serious about business. Its versatility allows business owners to harness its potential in numerous ways. By implementing the following tips, you can enhance your LinkedIn profile to attract more leads and expand your network rapidly. 1. Send Connection Requests Initiate by actively sending connection requests. Most LinkedIn users…

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Navigating Due Diligence: Essential Steps for Successful Business Transactions

June 29, 2024

There is no denying the satisfaction that comes with obtaining a signed letter of intent from both the buyer and seller. However, it’s crucial to recognize that due diligence has yet to be completed. No deal is final until the seller undergoes this process and commits to proceeding. In Stanley Foster Reed’s insightful book, The…

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The Critical Importance of Confidentiality in Selling Your Business

June 22, 2024

Maintaining confidentiality should be placed at the top of your “to-do” list when selling a business. The tremendous importance of maintaining confidentiality is difficult to overstate and stands as one of the key reasons that any seller should opt to work with a business broker or M&A advisor. Every seller should remember that a breach…

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Understanding the Complexities of Buyer Motivation

June 15, 2024

Negotiations can often be both perplexing and delicate. A simple misstep can jeopardize what could have been a great deal. One key but often overlooked tool in any negotiation is to pause and consider the wants, needs, and desires of the other party. Contemplating the ideal outcome for them can work wonders. Understanding what motivates…

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How Does Your Business Compare?

June 9, 2024

When considering the value of your company, there are basic value drivers. While it is difficult to place a specific value on them, one can take a look and make a “ballpark” judgment on each. How does your company look? [table id=4 /] The possible value drivers are almost endless, but a close look at…

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Considering Seller Financing

June 8, 2024

Many sellers are surprised to learn that seller financing is very common. In fact, sellers should realize that there is a good chance that in order to sell their business, they will have to consider offering seller financing.  What is Seller Financing? Seller financing essentially occurs when the seller provides a loan to cover some…

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Unlocking Business Potential with Strong Recurring Revenue

June 1, 2024

Everyone loves recurring revenue and for good reason. When buyers see recurring revenue, they instantly know that a business is stable, has positive cash flow, and, importantly, has room for potential future growth. There is no way around the fact that buyers want a business to be predictable. In short, buyers want to see consistency…

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Cultivating Success: The Impact of Business Brokers on Closing Rates

May 18, 2024

Business brokers and M&A advisors consistently improve closing rates. There are many reasons why this is the case and, in this article, we’ll explore some of the top reasons why brokerage professionals get results. When it comes to selling a business, few variables are as important as how your business is presented. A key area…

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How Does Your Business Compare?

May 16, 2024

When considering the value of your company, there are basic value drivers. While it is difficult to place a specific value on them, one can take a look and make a “ballpark” judgment on each. How does your company look? [table id=4 /] The possible value drivers are almost endless, but a close look at…

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