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You Know the Old Saying About Loose Lips? How Does It Impact You?

The saying “loose lips sink ships,” doesn’t have ancient origins. While it sounds like one of those sayings that has been around forever, the saying was actually invented during World War II. It was taken quite literally. The idea was that a lack of secrecy could lead to the loses of actual ships or other […]

Bidding War

How to Trigger an M&A Bidding War When Selling Your Business

How To Trigger A Bidding War For Your Business Cody Weaver , CONTRIBUTOR I write about improving the value of your business. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. One of the toughest things about selling your business is attracting an acquisition offer and creating a bidding war without putting a metaphorical “FOR SALE” sign on your […]

Top Four Statistics You Need to Know About Ownership Transition

If you own a business, then ownership transition should definitely be a central topic in your planning. A few years ago, MassMutual Life Insurance Company conducted a very interesting and thought-provoking survey of family-owned businesses. Obviously, family-owned businesses have their own unique needs and challenges. The MassMutual Life Insurance Company survey certainly underscored this fact. […]

Reasons for Sale

The reasons for selling a business can be divided into two main categories. The first is a sale that is planned almost from the beginning or by an owner who knows that selling is or should be a planned event. The second is exactly the opposite – unplanned; the sale is motivated by a specific […]

The Entrepreneurial Exit Strategy — Prepare Yourself

The Entrepreneurial Exit Strategy — Prepare Yourself Candace SjogrenCandace Sjogren – VIP CONTRIBUTOR When you started your businesses early on, you were not likely planning to sell it. You had a big idea, a skill that no one else could quite match, a passion for changing the world in some way. And if any investor […]

You’re Experiencing Burnout, Now What?

A large percentage of business owners are not just owners, but also operators. Owning a business can be exciting and rewarding, but it is also a tremendous amount of unending work. In the end, the “buck” stops with you. With that realization comes a significant amount of stress. It goes without saying that stress can […]