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6 Things You Should Do Now to Prepare for the Sale of your Business

Posted by Jane Johnson on Thu, Jan, 26, 2017 @ 07:47 PM

2016 was a hot year for small business sales – 7,842 transactions were closed in 2016, up 8.6% from 2015 and 4.6% from 2014, according to BizBuySell's 2016 Insight Report. According to the report, 2016 had the highest number of businesses changing hands since the report’s inception in 2007. Primary factors for the reported growth are attributed to an improving small business environment, more owners looking to sell, more qualified buyers on the market, and better financing options.

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Topics: business transfer, business transition, selling my business

Learning How to Maximize the Value of Your Business

Posted by Jane Johnson on Mon, Nov, 30, 2015 @ 01:30 PM

Business Transition Academy is pleased to invite you to attend our webinar with the acclaimed author of The Wright Exit Strategy, Bruce Raymond Wright. Bruce will be a guest presenter on our webinar Proven Strategies to Maximize Your Business Value and Beat Your Competition on Dec 10, 2015 at 4PM EST. 

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Topics: Maximizing Business Value, business transfer, business value, increase business value, business transition, increase the value of your business, building business value

Seven Secrets for Business Ownership Transition Success

Posted by Kathy Richardson-Mauro on Tue, Nov, 03, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

There are many factors that contribute to a successful business transition. Here are seven key areas that owners need to understand and address that can help lead to a positive transition experience. This takes time, but it is worth the effort. When it comes to planning for the future of your business, your family and your retirement, there are no shortcuts to success.

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Topics: baby boomer businesses, business transfer, business transition, business ownership transition, selling your business successfully, business ownership transition success

Understanding How Privately Held Businesses Are Valued

Posted by Jane Johnson on Fri, Oct, 23, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

In our post, The Disconnect Between Owners’ and Buyers’ Perception of Business Value, we discussed that it’s quite common for owners to believe that their business is worth more than what potential buyers might be willing to pay, which can become a big issue for owners looking to sell their businesses. After all, they have spent most of their time, money, and effort on starting and growing their companies. How could others NOT value what they have built?

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Topics: family business planning, privately held business, business price, business transfer, business value, increase business value, business transition

Why Business Transition Planning Is More Important Than You Think

Posted by Kathy Richardson-Mauro on Wed, Aug, 27, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

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Topics: business transitions, business owner transition, sell your business, baby boomer businesses, business transfer