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Category: Exit Planning

3 Lessons Learned From A Decade In M&A

3 Lessons Learned From A Decade In M&A

There’s something about the ten-year mark that makes one pause and look inward. I’m not sure the exact day I set foot in the M&A industry. Perhaps it was the day in 2005, when Chris and I started talking about selling our own business. Or maybe it was the day in...

Why M&A People Make Me Cranky [Interview]

Why M&A People Make Me Cranky [Interview]

I first met Josh Patrick in 2009 when I was writing a blog for the New York Times. We quickly connected based on our shared attitudes around small business -- namely the need for owners to create a business with transferrable value, and to be more proactive about...

Book Review: Finish Big by Bo Burlingham

Book Review: Finish Big by Bo Burlingham

If you’ve ever perused Amazon.com or your local bookstore looking for information on how to exit your business, you’ve probably come up with a short list of resources. While there are countless titles about starting and running a business, there are precious few that...

The Hidden Skill Behind Successful Business Exits

The Hidden Skill Behind Successful Business Exits

If you talk to anyone who has known me for longer than an hour, they’ll most likely tell you that I gave them a book recommendation. As an English major, former bookstore manager, and avid reader I can’t resist trying to put books and people together. I secretly judge...

3 Reasons Besides Selling to Get a Business Valuation

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...

3 Ways to Avoid Disappointment When Selling Your Business

3 Ways to Avoid Disappointment When Selling Your Business

A New York Times blogger writes about the sale of a business that ended in disaster. Despite all of the details provided, it’s hard to know exactly what went wrong and why. Regardless, it’s a great opportunity to try and learn from someone else’s experience and avoid repeating these three mistakes.

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