Tag Archives: Value Drivers

Exit strategies; do you have one!?

A great amount of real wealth is created when entrepreneurs sell their business. The secret behind ultra-successful entrepreneurs is their development and implementation of an exit strategy and timetable of events beginning with the start their business. The good news is the short and long term successes are not mutually exclusive. Exit planning is absolutely […]

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Valuing a Business from a Buyer’s Perspective

Sellers and buyer’s perspective vary greatly when looking at the value of companies. When it comes time to sell, it is important that the seller consider those factors that are important to a buyer. Buyers look at the expectation of future earnings; then use the characteristics below as risk factors affecting, both positively and negatively, the […]

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How do I prepare my company for sale?

The value of your company is in the eye of the buyer; therefore, sellers of middle-market companies should position their businesses to drive the strategic value and attractiveness before a possible sell transaction. Enhancing the value of your company is an ongoing process; sellers should prepare their company for sale 18 to 24 months before […]

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Do ‘Rules of Thumb’ Work for Business Valuations?

Rules of Thumb are used every day to help business owners place a sales value on their business. These “rules” are quick, simple and easy to apply; however, they are only the beginning in the process of determining a business value. Many of these rules belong in one of two categories: A multiple of gross […]

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How Do I Maximize the Sales Price of My Company?

Maximizing the sales price of a business involves focusing on the “value drivers” of the industry. Value drivers are the set of key factors that reduce financial risk, improve financial returns and create value for the company. These aspects are used by buyers, investors and financial lenders to determine the value of a company. Value drivers […]

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If I am selling my company, what’s the importance of a Growth Vision for my company?

A vision for Growth Strategy is a practical approach to achieving top-line revenue growth and bottom-line profit results. Company growth strategies are critically important whether the seller is a start-up business or has been in business for years. In today’s economic recovery many CEOs and business owners have become strategic buyers turning to acquisitions in […]

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Is It Time to Acquire?

The motivation to acquire is as plentiful and different as is buyers, sellers and kinds of deals. The goal of an acquisition is to increase your competitive advantage by gaining: New Capabilities: adding new products and services. New Customers: expanding the customer base, increasing revenues with higher earnings. More resources: adding new and fresh talent, […]

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