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How did rabbits, eggs and egg hunts become associated with Easter?

Bunnies, Eggs, Egg Hunts and Easter In every other language except English and German, the name Easter has its roots in the Hebrew word pesach for ‘he passed over’, so in Spanish and Italian Easter is Pascua, in French it is Paques, in Portugese it is Pascoa, and so on. Easter as we know it is a curious mix of …

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Boston Consulting Group – Company Valuations and Their Strategic Implications

This is a classic BCG perspective from 2001 but it still has a lot of relevance, even for small and medium-sized businesses Businesses need to merge expectation premiums and fundamentals into their value creation agendas. It is essential to understand premiums’ key drivers, to turn premiums to your competitive advantage. The keys to sustained value …

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You Need Multiple Competitive Bidders to Maximize Valuation

Successful business sales, and at better valuations, usually leverage a competitive bidding process. There are several reasons why a bidding process is desirable to sell a company well: Safety Predictability Negotiating strength Maximizing Business Valuation Effective governance   Read the full article from Basil Peters’ Exits Blog: Company Sales Need Multiple Bidders to Maximize Valuation. Also see: …

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Treat Everyday Like It’s Tax Season | time and effort you invest in good bookkeeping really pays off

Really worthwhile advice in this Inc magazine article. “Sooner or later, prospective buyers will need to verify your company’s financials–and that’s when the time and effort you invest in good bookkeeping starts to really pay off.” Prioritize investments in bookkeeping and record keeping. Organize financial documents . Create a high-quality financial records package. For the …

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You may not envisage a transition this year…

Few things are certain in business life, but there is one universal truth: Be it a carefully planned decision or the result of fate’s swift hand, someday you will leave your business. Your business exit and continuation plan should address, among other things, how to enhance and maximize the attractiveness and the value of your …

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Exit Here: 7 Steps to Successfully (and Profitably) Leaving Your Business

If you’re thinking or dreaming about your exit or already working on it, read on for seven tips on how to handle this key level in both your business’s life cycle and yours. Click on image to read full article: Bill McBean: Exit Here: 7 Steps to Successfully (and Profitably) Leaving Your Business. Bill McBean …

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Business Choke Points: Indecision is a Decision

This post is based on an article by Richard Levin, of LEVERAGEDWISDOM, a peer-to-peer learning organization for CEOs of privately held businesses who want to build the equity value of their enterprise while creating a better life/work balance. Process Choke Point:  Indecision is a Decision. Being CEO/Owner means you have to make decisions in a timely …