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Some day you will leave your business. That's a fact. If you are the type of person who needs to be in control, you have already decided how and when you will sell and who will re…
Some day you will leave your business. That's a fact. If you are the type of person who needs to be in control, you have already decided how and when you will sell and who will represent you in the transaction. Or maybe you have a buyer in mind that you p… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/who-will-sell-your-business-when-youre-ready-go/


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That's a loaded statement. Give serious thought to what it means to your son, daughter, employee(s), or whoever you are talking to. To them, it could mean something entirely diffe…
That's a loaded statement. Give serious thought to what it means to your son, daughter, employee(s), or whoever you are talking to. To them, it could mean something entirely different than what you intend. Or maybe over the years, exactly what you have in… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/some-day-business-will-be-yours/


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You're about to enter into the transaction of a lifetime. If you're like most business owners, almost all of your investible net worth is locked up in your business. You're playing…
You're about to enter into the transaction of a lifetime. If you're like most business owners, almost all of your investible net worth is locked up in your business. You're playing for keeps. The financial security and comfort of your family depends on ex… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/so-whats-your-exit-plan/


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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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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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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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What was your goal when you started your business? To create a nice lifestyle for yourself , or To create personal wealth The answer to that question will drive how you vie…
What was your goal when you started your business? To create a nice lifestyle for yourself , or To create personal wealth The answer to that question will drive how you view your business, the role it plays in your life, and what you hope o… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/most-important-business-decision-you-will-ever-make/


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Business owners are often intrigued by the idea of establishing an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). There is no shortage of salespeople and professional advisors offering to h…
Business owners are often intrigued by the idea of establishing an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). There is no shortage of salespeople and professional advisors offering to help you set one up. But before you do, check out the following. These tips … http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/keys-successful-esop/


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Tom and Jerry started their business 25 years ago and now they want to meet with me to talk about how they will leave it. They have weathered a lot of storms together - employee i…
Tom and Jerry started their business 25 years ago and now they want to meet with me to talk about how they will leave it. They have weathered a lot of storms together - employee issues, high interest rates, vendors and customer issues, struggled to make p… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/its-been-one-heck-ride-now-what/


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Like many business owners you might be thinking about selling in a few years. Maybe you have not taken as much cash to the bottom line recently as you did in the past. And, becaus…
Like many business owners you might be thinking about selling in a few years. Maybe you have not taken as much cash to the bottom line recently as you did in the past. And, because you don’t like to pay taxes, you probably tended to enter lots of personal… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/no-mon-no-fun-how-make-your-company-more-bankable/


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As I meet with business owners, I observe how much they rely on instincts and intuition when making important decisions. They have confidence in this approach because it has worke…
As I meet with business owners, I observe how much they rely on instincts and intuition when making important decisions. Theyhave confidence in this approach because it has worked, or appeared to work, in good times and bad. In the past, if theirinstincts… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/ready-fire-aim-strategy-will-fail-you-endliterally/


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If you are hoping to transition ownership of your business in the next five years, this article assumes that you have a plan. Even if you do not, read on. I will lay out for you a…
If you are hoping to transition ownership of your business in the next five years, this article assumes that you have a plan. Even if you do not, read on. I will lay out for you a checklist of the basic steps that you need to take to prepare for a success… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/owner-transition-checklist/


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That all depends on who the buyer is. Your buyer could be a family member, employee, management, a private equity group, another shareholder, or a strategic buyer. Which type of bu…
That all depends on who the buyer is. Your buyer could be a family member, employee, management, a private equity group, another shareholder, or a strategic buyer. Which type of buyer you attract has everything to do with: What kind of shape your b… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/what-would-buyer-pay-your-business/


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Selling a business can be very stressful. Chances are you have a large share of your personal identity, and perhaps your family’s identity, wrapped up in it, not to mention the fam…
Selling a business can be very stressful. Chances are you have a large share of your personal identity, and perhaps your family’s identity, wrapped up in it, not to mention the family wealth. Unlocking that wealth through a transfer of a part or all of th… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/how-interview-intermediary/


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Business owners are often surprised and unprepared when an unsolicited suitor approaches with the intent of making an offer. A typical reaction is flattery, and then defensiveness…
Business owners are often surprised and unprepared when an unsolicited suitor approaches with the intent of making an offer. A typical reaction is flattery, and then defensiveness and fear, not to mention greed. A well-prepared seller is in a position to … http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/how-prepare-unsolicited-offer/


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Independence, desire for control, image, and prestige – all these describe most business owners. Whether your business is a family affair or not, as a business owner you want to be…
Independence, desire for control, image, and prestige – all these describe most business owners. Whether your business is a family affair or not, as a business owner you want to be in control. But when it comes to taking charge of the future of the compan… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/exiting-right-takes-time/


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Suppose you were thinking about transitioning out of your business in the next few months, or even three years from now. Would you know where or how to start the process? Most bus…
Suppose you were thinking about transitioning out of your business in the next few months, or even three years from now. Would you know where or how to start the process? Most business owners do not know the answer to that question. As a result, between 5… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/10-steps-successful-business-transition/


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The baby boomer generation has been one of the most entrepreneurial generations in the history of our country. During the last 30 years, over 5 million businesses with annual reve…
The baby boomer generation has been one of the most entrepreneurial generations in the history of our country. During the last 30 years, over 5 million businesses with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to $75 million were founded. The owners of most… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/boomers-head-exit/


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OK, so maybe we have yet to identify 50 ways to leave your business, but would you believe we have identified 34 ways? Paul Simon came up with 50 ways to leave your lover a few de…
OK, so maybe we have yet to identify 50 ways to leave your business, but would you believe we have identified 34 ways? Paul Simon came up with 50 ways to leave your lover a few decades ago and his concept certainly applies here. His point is this, the pos… http://businesswealthsolutions.net/index.php/resources/blog/blog-sub3/50-ways-leave-your-business-well-almost-50/


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