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The Downside of Just Milking It

If you have considered selling your business of late, you may have been disappointed to see the offers a business like yours would garner from would-be acquirers. According to the latest analysis of some 20,000 business owners who have used The Value Builder System,...

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The Hidden Downside Of This Common Management Idea

Cross selling new products and services to your existing customers may be a great marketing strategy, but if your goal is to increase the value of your business, the added revenue may do nothing for your company’s value – and may even lower it. In order to be acquired...

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4 Traps To Avoid When Selling Your Company

Business owners have been known to refer to due diligence as "the entrepreneur's proctology exam." It's a crude analogy but a good representation of what it feels like when a stranger pokes, prods, and looks inside every inch of your business. Most professional...

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8 Ways To Know If You Have A Job Or Own A Business

The ultimate test of your business can be found in a simple question: would someone want to buy your company? Whether you want to sell next year or a decade from now, you must be building an asset someone would buy – otherwise, you have a job, not a business. Here are...

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8 Questions You’ll Be Asked When Selling Your Business

One of the most intimidating aspects of selling your business can be facing the barrage of questions during the various management presentations you’ll be doing for potential acquirers. Be prepared to be grilled on all facets of your operations. Of course every...

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5 Reasons Why Now Might Be The Right Time To Sell

Are you trying to time the sale of your business so that you exit when both your business and the economy are peaking? While your objective to build your company’s value is admirable, here are five reasons why you may want to sell sooner than you might think: 1. You...

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4 Steps To Finding Your Sell-By Date

Most business owners think selling their business is a sprint, but the reality is it takes a long time to sell a company. The sound of the gun sends blood flowing as you leap forward out of the blocks. Within five seconds you’re at top speed and within a dozen your...

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