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What Makes Your Business Worth Buying For Strategic Acquirers?

What makes your company worth buying for an experienced, strategic acquirer? Bain & Co published a buyers’ checklist in an article  on M&A. The basic premise is that M&A is a part of most winning companies’ success and disciplined acquirers pursue only those deals that satisfy a list of key strategic criteria. So I inverted their checklist to …

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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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Do Small and Medium Sized Businesses Lack Long-Term Vision?

Came across a report today that many business owners in the UK are driven by short-term priorities like selling the company to make money and do not pay enough attention to longer-term strategic goals, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit for Ernst & Young. As many as 85% of business owners in the UK …

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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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What Is Necessary To Grow A Small Business?

An Infographic of 11 necessities to grow a successful small business to bear in mind especially if you are getting ready for a transition. Growth and Profitability are two of the more fundamental variables that can maximize the worth of your business at exit. Infographic by Merchant Resources International Related articles How to Grow a Business: …