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“Many things keep a business owner awake at night, but none is more important or more challenging than exiting a business. Whether you’ve built a lifestyle or a legacy; are planning to sell to insiders or to a third party, this is your first stop for learning, shared experience and technical information about the most important financial transaction you will ever undertake.”   ~ John F. Dini

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The Nimble Small Business

The Nimble Small Business

Almost since time began, the nimble small business has been axiomatic. Large corporations are like big ships, the common knowledge goes. They take a long time to change direction.

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Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:34 pm

Quality of Earnings Part 3: Cash Flow

Quality of Earnings Part 3: Cash Flow

In the past few weeks we’ve discussed how quality of earnings audits look at your income and expenses, and their impact on company value.  Since Revenue less Expenses equals Profit (P=R-E), you could be forgiven for thinking that we have picked … Continue reading →

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Posted: June 25, 2017, 3:10 pm

Quality of Earnings Part 2: Hidden Expenses

Quality of Earnings Part 2: Hidden Expenses

In my last post we discussed quality of earnings audits from a revenue perspective. Customer concentration, marginal lines of business and contracts are the three most common revenue traps. If you are comfortable with your company’s strength and stability as … Continue reading →

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Posted: June 11, 2017, 4:40 pm

Quality of Earnings Part 1: Revenue Traps

Quality of Earnings Part 1: Revenue Traps

This will be the first of several columns on quality of earnings. While a formal, third-party Quality of Earnings Study is more often seen in mid-market transactions, even small business owners should be aware of the factors that can cause … Continue reading →

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Posted: May 21, 2017, 4:22 pm

After the Exit; “Nothing Will Change”

After the Exit; “Nothing Will Change”

“Nothing will change.” It is almost de rigueur for an acquirer to include that in his or her opening comments to the incumbent staff of a just-purchased business. Sometimes it is the seller’s attempt at making folks feel better.

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Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:19 pm

Exiting a Family Business: Three Questions

Exiting a Family Business: Three Questions

Transitioning a Family Business has special issues. This interview was reprinted last week in the newsletter of Steven Bankler, CPA. We asked San Antonio business consultant John F.

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Posted: April 9, 2017, 12:20 pm

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