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Selling a Business

Whether you plan to sell your small business, or pass it on to your family or partners, you'll need to create and execute an effective business-exit plan.

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Prices paid for companies are up 30% over just three years ago and with prices so tempting, many small companies are considering a business sale.
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A good CEO must ensure that the processes and people are in place to negotiate an exit for the company. Learn the four traits you need to successfully manage a negotiation.
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Many business owners place an overstated value on their companies, which is fine -- until they want to sell. It pays to find out the value of your company now.
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Business failure can lead to long-term success when it's approached correctly. Here's how to use it to your advantage.
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Selling your business involves more than cleaning up your offices and putting out a "for sale" sign. If you want better results, make sure you do your homework.
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Jan Koum and Brian Acton, the founders of WhatsApp, prove that age is just a number when it comes to following your entrepreneurial dreams.
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Are you focusing too much on your business's future and not enough on your own? A new survey says most small business owners are selling themselves short when it comes to retirement planning.
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You have spent years building your business, and now you feel it's time to sell it. Learn how to maximize your chances of achieving a successful outcome.
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Small and mid-size CEOs are reporting that they are getting unsolicited calls nearly every day from potential buyers. Is now the right time to sell your small business?
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M&A transactions can be time consuming and stressful for a company and its management team. Learn some important things a company can do to maximize the likelihood of a successful sale.
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Private companies should prepare for enticing calls from Private Equity (PE) firms and corporate buyers. Be ready with a strategy to explore and seriously consider the "deal that may be too good to...
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Mergers and acquisitions require strong preparation, sophisticated advisors, and a dedicated management team. We share lessons learned from M&A transactions involving the sale of private companies, from the perspective of the selling company.
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If you are selling your technology company, you should be prepared for these common company integration scenarios as the buyer starts to take over.
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Learn about some common issues that, if discovered in a thorough due diligence effort at the time of sale, could put the entire deal in jeopardy.
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Once you've signed a letter of intent with a potential acquirer, the due diligence process will begin. Learn what you and your employees should expect.
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Understanding the process of selling your company and having good resources in place beforehand will lead to a smoother transaction and possibly a higher sale price.
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Did you know that one unhappy customer tells 10 to 15 others about their experience? If it’s really bad they’ll tell the whole world.
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By David Worrell |  Filed In: Selling a Business and Getting Started
If you are selling your small business, your employees may fear what's in store for them. Follow these six tips to make the transition smooth for everyone.
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By David Worrell |  Filed In: Selling a Business and Getting Started
If you are selling your small business, your employees may fear what's in store for them. Follow these six tips to make the transition smooth for everyone.
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Miranda Marquit
An expert in business valuation shares his tips on selling a small business and explains what you'll need to do to get a fair deal.
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