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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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What’s Wrong with the Buyer Generations?

What’s Wrong with the Buyer Generations?

Many of the upcoming buyer generations can’t or won’t run Baby Boomer businesses. This is (or should be) of concern to sellers everywhere. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love … Continue reading →

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Posted: February 3, 2018, 6:04 pm

Death, Taxes and Exit Planning

Death, Taxes and Exit Planning

(This post was published in the Sageworks/ProfitCents blog earlier this week) Understanding the Post-Ownership Void As advisors, we understand that our business clients should be preparing for the biggest financial event of their lives – the sale of their business. … Continue reading →

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Posted: January 14, 2018, 6:24 pm

Employee Retention Before and After Your Exit

Employee Retention Before and After Your Exit

In most businesses, employee retention is a material factor in valuation and transferability. The ability of a buyer to assume control of a fully-functional organization has substantial influence on his or her perception of a company’s value. Any need to pay the … Continue reading →

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Posted: December 31, 2017, 5:04 pm

Celebrating Mr. Fezziwig

Celebrating Mr. Fezziwig

To celebrate the holiday, I’m reprinting a post from 2013 about the underappreciated boss of A Christmas Carol, Mr. Fezziwig. I hope that you enjoy it.

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Posted: December 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Life After Exit — Time is of the Essence

Life After Exit — Time is of the Essence

From time to time, we share real stories about life after exit from owners who have sold their businesses. Some are great and some… not so much. The have agreed to share their experiences to help other owners prepare for … Continue reading →

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Posted: December 3, 2017, 7:05 pm

Exit Planning – Maintaining Control

Exit Planning – Maintaining Control

For many owners, their biggest concern in an exit plan is maintaining control.  Whether they seek to sell to employees, family or a third-party, there is a fear that, once started, the process will have its own rules and momentum. My colleague John … Continue reading →

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Posted: November 6, 2017, 10:34 pm

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