Posts Categorized: Build Business Value

Embracing Retirement and Selling: 4 Tips for a Smooth Transition

No one works forever. Every business owner will leave their business at some point.  Regardless of how much you love your business, sooner or later you will have to step away.  Owning a business can be very demanding. This fact can be doubly true for owner-operators of businesses. The simple fact is that you’ll have… Read more »

3 Reasons To Get Your Value Builder Score Now

1. Make Your Company More Valuable Than Your Industry Peers After analyzing more than 30,000 businesses we’ve discovered that companies achieving a Value Builder Score of 80+ get offers that are 71% higher than the average business. In fact, we’ve seen examples of businesses that are worth two or three times that of a similar… Read more »

Niche Down To Jack Up Your Value

Gabriel Galvez founded Merger Labs to generate more leads for his investment banking clients by offering them digital marketing services. What started as a side project grew more quickly than anticipated, and within 18 months, Merger Labs was experiencing growing pains executing their marketing campaigns. The company needed operations help, but instead of building the expertise… Read more »

Is Now the Right Time to Sell Your Company?

Like many things in life, timing can be everything when it comes to selling your company. Every day more and more baby-boomers are now reaching retirement age. Soon, the market will likely be flooded with companies looking to sell. According to a 2016 survey of business brokers, 54% plan to exit in the next ten… Read more »

Learning From Acquisitions That Fall Apart

John McCann sold The Bolt Supply House to Lawson Products (NASDAQ: LAWS) at the end of 2017. McCann’s strategy involved learning from the acquirers who knocked on his door. He invited would-be buyers into The Bolt Supply House and listened to what they had to say. He was not committed to selling but instead wanted… Read more »

How Your Employees Can Boost Profits and Value

The simple fact is that without employees, you don’t have a business.  Given the tremendous importance of your employees, it is important to step back and reflect on the value associated with keeping those employees happy. There is a direct relationship between happy employees and happy customers.  A happy employee takes steps to ensure that… Read more »

Business Growing Fast? Here’s What’s Likely To Kill Your Company

If your goal is to grow your business fast, you need a positive cash flow cycle or the ability to raise money at a feverish pace. Anything less and you will quickly grow yourself out of business. A positive cash flow cycle simply means you get paid before you have to pay others. A negative… Read more »