Monthly Motivation for Selling Your Business 07.14

Following is a short recap of some of the best articles I’ve read recently on selling your business, buying a business, business value, as well as other useful nuggets of small-business wisdom. [Plus a photo from my travels around Main Street USA.] Staging Houses and Staging Companies Great punch list of action items broken into nine [...]

3 Reasons Besides Selling to Get a Business Valuation

The good folks at the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal published my latest guest commentary this week [subscription required]. It was part of the “Northwest Arkansas’ Largest Private Companies” issue. Here is the article in its entirety. Enjoy! I’m a sucker for a good list, and the annual round up of Arkansas’ Largest Private Companies is [...]

What “Buy This Restaurant” Can and Can’t Teach You About Buying a Business

When it comes to TV entertainment for business brokers there are precious few shows that people like me can really sink our teeth into. I watch ABC’s Shark Tank for the same reasons most people do, namely to laugh at the ridiculous valuations and live vicariously through the sharks’ snarky comments. The History Channel’s Pawn [...]

Will selling your business fund your retirement?

Most owners have a dream of running their business for their working career, finding a buyer and then riding off into the sunset with no other planning. But without proper planning, the notion that your business is all it takes to get to retirement is usually a myth. Josh Patrick, financial planner, offers some strategies that will help ensure that you can afford to leave your business.