As seen in St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Business Exit Planning: It’s a Seller’s Market

High demand and low supply are creating seller leverage, stronger valuations, and advantageous deal structures with more cash at close. By Dave Driscoll Clients always ask: “Is this a good time to sell?” My reply today is YES! I know…you hear that from everyone in the M&A industry that wants to sell your business. I…

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Take an objective look at what your business is worth

As seen in Dave Driscoll's column in St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Don’t be fooled by your distorted perspective By: Dave Driscoll As an owner who has built and grown your business, you know it inside out – the good and the bad – so you should know better than anyone else what your business is worth, right? Unfortunately, no. Your years of working hard, solving problems,…

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We Have a Buyer for Your Business!

By Chris Spenner “Hello! I am excited to tell you we have a buyer for your business, but you have to act fast!” Sadly, the number of small and online business owners that hear and fall victim to this line each and every day is increasing due to the rising number of brokerage scams. And,…

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6 Common Issues that Diminish Business Value

As seen in Dave Driscoll's column in St. Louis Small Business Monthly

By Dave Driscoll Every company has a natural lifecycle and ownership changes are a common occurrence. While the name on the business may remain the same, the philosophy, goals, and objectives evolve as the ownership changes. Unfortunately, many owners damage their business value by failing to plan for the eventual transition to a new owner.…

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Now may be the best time to sell your business!

As seen in Dave Driscoll's column in St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Ten years after the financial crisis, selling conditions are right By Dave Driscoll Remember the fear of revenues dropping like a rock? Remember the anxiety of wondering whether you and your business would survive? Remember those difficult decisions you had to make regarding employees? Those challenging moments likely also created fear that you may never…

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Why buyers prefer businesses with a strong leadership team

Businesses should not be owner-dependent; a leadership team builds value

If you ever want to sell, your business should not be dependent on you! By Dave Driscoll You start a business believing you are THE one; you are the center of the universe. Everything is dependent upon your skills, efforts, and dedication. But what you should come to realize as the business grows, is that…

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