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Want to make your business 71% more valuable?

  What is the Sellability Score? The Sellability Score is an interactive tool that computes a comprehensive assessment of the “sellability” of your business, whether you want to sell next year or in the future. The Sellability Score was created by a team of researchers led by John Warrillow, author of the international bestseller Built to Sell: …

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The renaissance in mergers and acquisitions…3 Bain & Company briefings

Here is an insightful series of 3 briefings from Bain & Co. although I wonder how much of this is right for Small & Medium sized businesses? Thoughts? click to download a PDF of each briefing – 1. BAIN_BRIEF_The_renaissance_in_mergers_and_acquisitions 2. BAIN_BRIEF_The_renaissance_in_mergers_and_acquisitions_Make_deals_successful 3. BAIN BRIEF The_renaissance_in_mergers_and_acquisitions_what_to_do_with_all_that_cash    

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From Electrifying To Petrifying! Amazing BBC Infographic On The Next 150 years…

Within 3 years – The first immortal mouse created (odds 6/1) In 5 years time – People touch each other through their phones (odds 100/1) Within 100 years – Tax abolished in the USA (odds 100/1) These are some of the predictions from a serious to fanciful BBC compilation made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers …

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5 New Year’s Resolutions if You Are Contemplating a Transition

Here are 5 resolutions your small business might benefit from making if you have an eye on eventual exit or transition. Alright they may not read as resolutions but these are practices that will dramatically improve your chances. 1. Have an End Game in Mind Every business should have an Exit Strategy. This one best practice …

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Why Do Only 25% of Saleable Companies Exit?

Really? Just 1 in 4? According to Dr. Basil Peters‘ (of http://www.exits.com/blog/) observations and conversations with entrepreneurs, investors and M&A professionals, only 25% of saleable companies actually exit. In other words only about 1 in 4 of the businesses that could be sold actually end up successfully exiting. This post is about one of these truths: 75% …

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Are You One Of The 88% Of Business Owners Without An Exit Plan?

A 2012 survey by John Warrillow and his company called “The Sellability Score” has some interesting findings; especially for those business owners who may be thinking about eventually exiting by selling their business. These survey results come from 1245 respondents who own a majority of their company and with annual sales of less than $20M. …

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So the question is what makes a strategy effective?

“You don’t need a formal strategy role to help shape your organization’s strategic direction. Start by moving beyond frameworks and communicating in a more engaging way” The importance of strategy in driving the success or failure of a business has been recognized for many years. To be effective, however, your strategy should meet it goals …