Posts Categorized: Valuation

Two Exiting Tips From One Of The Top 40 Under 40

Wind Mobile founder Anthony Lacavera has started 12 businesses, six of which he has exited. His exits have ranged in value from the $6 million he got for one of his recent start-ups to $1.3 billion when he sold Wind Mobile. He did it by following two key tips. Understand what kind of company you… Read more »

How to Get One Million More from PwC

Can a small, 30 employee team make a successful transition to the corporate environment of one of the Big Four auditors (and stay on-board)? Find out  what happens post-sale on today’s candid episode. Ann Bennett was founder of Applied Information Services (AIS) – a first-of-its-kind, PC-based software company that processed K-1s (internal tax forms given to… Read more »

How To Avoid Disappointment When It’s Time To Cash Out

How do you avoid not being disappointed with the money you make from the sale of your company? Perhaps you’ve heard that companies like yours trade using an industry rule of thumb or that companies of your size sell within a specific range, and you want to get at least what your peers have received…. Read more »

Fortune 500 Companies Helped This Founder Exit

We know consumers have shifted their eyes from televisions to mobile devices, so how are companies raising upwards of $28 million to capitalize on this evolution? For Mitchell Reichgut, co-founder of Value Exchange Advertising (VEA) company Jun Group, he helped create a service that has multi-national and luxury brands running to them to reach their target customers…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »