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January 2013 M & A Survey Results   In 2020, the youngest baby boomers will turn 55 years old, and baby boomer business owners, who own over 75% of the 6 million+ private bus…
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January 2013 What Could Your Business Sell for Today By Joan M. Ridley, CEPA, CBI, CFP™ Let’s start by defining “sell” as the total amount an acquirer would pay at closing inc…
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Let’s start by defining “sell” as the total amount an acquirer would pay at closing including the down payment, bank financing, and an owner held note. So, we’re not talking about …
Let’s start by defining “sell” as the total amount an acquirer would pay at closing including the down payment, bank financing, and an owner held note. So, we’re not talking about a number that a competitor suggests casually over a drink at a trade confer… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/what-could-your-business-sell-today/


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September 2012 The C-Word and 7 Others to Avoid at Work By John Warrillow and Joan M. Ridley, CEPA, CBI, CFP™ The majority of businesses in America today started out as servic…
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The majority of businesses in America today started out as service companies. If you want to own a web design firm, you don’t need a lot of money, just a technical knack. Enter…
The majority of businesses in America today started out as service companies. If you want to own a web design firm, you don’t need a lot of money, just a technical knack. Enterprising professionals who know how to get the media’s attention can start th… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub2/c-word-and-7-others-avoid-work/


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September 2012 Tips for Attracting a Private Equity Group By Joan M. Ridley, CEPA, CBI, CFP™ Private Equity Groups, sometimes called a “PEGs”, invest in privately held busines…
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Private Equity Groups, sometimes called a “PEGs”, invest in privately held businesses. Their cash comes from several sources including: pension plans, insurance companies, wealthy…
Private Equity Groups, sometimes called a “PEGs”, invest in privately held businesses. Their cash comes from several sources including: pension plans, insurance companies, wealthy individuals, family offices, endowments, such as universities and family fo… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub2/tips-attracting-private-equity-group/


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July 2012 Why Biz Pre Sale Prep Takes So Long By Joan Ridley, CFP™, CEPA, CBI Business owners are often surprised to learn how long it takes to prepare a business for sale. It…
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Business owners are often surprised to learn how long it takes to prepare a business for sale. It's a complicated process, so we'll focus only on the highlights. This will give yo…
Business owners are often surprised to learn how long it takes to prepare a business for sale. It's a complicated process, so we'll focus only on the highlights. This will give you an idea of why it takes so long. You might be wondering if this process ap… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/why-biz-pre-sale-prep-takes-so-long/


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Many of our Baby Boomer clients tell us that they are hoping to sell their businesses to their employees. Here are some reasons they give: They want to reward their emp…
Many of our Baby Boomer clients tell us that they are hoping to sell their businesses to their employees. Here are some reasons they give: They want to reward their employees for their loyalty and service They want to protect and preserve e… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub2/6-ways-sell-employees/


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Many of our Baby Boomer clients tell us that they are hoping to sell their businesses to their employees. Here are some reasons they give: They want to reward their emp…
Many of our Baby Boomer clients tell us that they are hoping to sell their businesses to their employees. Here are some reasons they give: They want to reward their employees for their loyalty and service They want to protect and preserve e… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/6-ways-sell-employees/


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May 2012 6 Ways to Sell to Employees By Joan Ridley, CFP™, CEPA, CBI Many of our Baby Boomer clients tell us that they are hoping to sell their businesses to their employees. …
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February 2012 What is the Value Builder System Report? The Value Builder System Software uses an advanced algorithm that weighs dozens of different variables to determine…
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The Value Builder System Software uses an advanced algorithm that weighs dozens of different variables to determine how easy it would be to sell your business. Developed by Joh…
The Value Builder System Software uses an advanced algorithm that weighs dozens of different variables to determine how easy it would be to sell your business. Developed by John Warrillow, author of "Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive W… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/what-value-builder-score-report/


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It seems like we’re at a fork in the road: there are some positive signs that the economy is entering the earliest stages of a long term expansion, but at the same time, if we dar…
It seems like we’re at a fork in the road: there are some positive signs that the economy is entering the earliest stages of a long term expansion, but at the same time, if we dare read the headlines, it seems we’re destined to repeat 2008. It’s precis… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/seven-reasons-sell-now/


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February 2012 Seven Reasons to Sell Now By Joan Ridley, CFP™, CEPA, CBI & John Warrillow It seems like we’re at a fork in the road: there are some positive signs that the econ…
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January 2012 Control Your Business by Demanding Sound Financials By Joan M. Ridley, CFP™. CEPA, CBI What business owner doesn’t want to be in control of his business, and his …
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What business owner doesn’t want to be in control of his business, and his life for that matter. Isn’t that one of the main reasons you went into business in the first place? Havi…
What business owner doesn’t want to be in control of his business, and his life for that matter. Isn’t that one of the main reasons you went into business in the first place? Having accurate financial information is the key to being in control. Financial … http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub2/control-your-business-demanding-sound-financials/


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It Looks So Good from Where I’m Sitting Sales are up, Clients are thrilled, and vendors love you. It’s taken years, and now your business is seriously profitable. It’s the perfect…
It Looks So Good from Where I’m Sitting Sales are up, Clients are thrilled, and vendors love you. It’s taken years, and now your business is seriously profitable. It’s the perfect time to sell. You figure you can easily fetch about $8M for your hard wo… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub2/what-you-see-not-what-you-get/


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January 2012 What You See is Not What You Get --A Seller’s Fairy Tale Gone South By Glenn Baldwin It Looks So Good from Where I’m Sitting Sales are up, Clients are thrilled,…
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