Posts Categorized: Business Owner

The Big Thing Holding Back Small Businesses

Small businesses stay small either by choice or because they start chasing growth in the wrong places. When you strip away the layers, it all comes down to darts. Imagine a dartboard with a bull’s eye and around it is a series of wider and wider circles. The bull’s eye is where the people just… Read more »

Inside the Mind of a Private Equity Acquirer

If you’re looking to sell a small to mid-sized business these days, one of your bidders is likely to be a Private Equity Group (PEG). They have a ton of cash looking to buy well-run companies, but they probably won’t acquire all of your company. A PEG may buy most of your business and ask you to… Read more »

Why Companies are Adopting Subscription Billing Models

Volvo recently announced they will make their cars available on a subscription model where consumers will pay one fixed fee per month for access to a car which includes insurance and maintenance. Everything from toothbrushes to flowers is now available with subscription billing. Could you offer some sort of recurring plan to your customers? Here… Read more »

Confidentiality Agreements: What are the Most Important Elements?

Every business has to be concerned about maintaining confidentiality. In fact, it is common for business owners to become somewhat obsessed with confidentiality when they are getting ready to sell their business. It goes without saying that owners don’t want the word that they are selling to spread to the public, employees or most certainly… Read more »

Transitioning Business Owners Need a Realistic Financial Plan

from Jane Johnson of BTA on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 09:01 PM  As a business owner, no matter what you want your legacy to be after your business transition, you want to ensure that you have enough retirement income. In a recent article, we discuss why it is so important for you to: Take stock of the… Read more »

How Do You Compare As A Business Owner?

Have you ever wondered how you compare as an owner with your peers? The most recent data from The Value Builder System™ presents an interesting look into the current value of privately held businesses. In the study, How an Owner’s Age Impacts Their Attitudes Towards Exit, business owners were profiled in four generational groups, including: Millennials (owner… Read more »

Goodwill and Its Importance to Your Business

What exactly does the term “goodwill” mean when it comes to buying or selling a business? Usually, the term “goodwill” is a reference to all the effort that a seller puts into a business over the years that he or she operates that business. In a sense, goodwill is the difference between an array of… Read more »

How to Break Up With Your Business Partner

How do you place a fair valuation on your company when only one partner wants out, and the other is ready to continue? The answer – for Judith Nowlin and her partner Amanda – wasn’t a matter of calculating how far they’ve come, but rather how far they would go. Nowlin, co-founder of iBirth™, a daily… Read more »

Selling a Business in 2019: Three Important Things to Keep in Mind

from Inc.com, credit: Getty Images With profitable businesses fueling the market and an election year on the horizon, 2019 could be a pivotal year. A new year presents a new opportunity to capitalize on your hard work and sell your business. Luckily, rising sale prices for healthy businesses have presented sellers with a good time to take… Read more »

The Sale of a Business May Actually Excite Employees

Many sellers worry that employees might “hit the panic button” when they learn that a business is up for sale. Yet, in a recent article from mergers and acquisitions specialist Barbara Taylor entitled, “Selling Your Business? 3 Reasons Why Your Employees Will Be Thrilled,” Taylor brings up some thought-provoking points on why employees might actually… Read more »