As seen in St. Louis Small Business Monthly

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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When selling your business, “walk away cash” is crucial

By Dave Driscoll   “Walk away cash” is what’s in your pocket, free of debt and taxes, when you walk away from the closing table after selling your business – it’s the true measure of the transaction’s impact on your life.   Within your industry, you may hear stories like Julie sold her company for…

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Why you should think about selling your business, even if you AREN’T thinking about selling your business

By Dave Driscoll As a business owner, admitting that you are thinking about selling your business seems like some form of betrayal. How could you consider abandoning something you’ve made so many sacrifices to build? Wouldn’t it be disloyal to yourself, your employees, your customers, your community, and your family to sell a company that…

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Inventory… Don’t be shocked when Selling Your Business!

By Dave Driscoll Small business owners seem to have an aversion to inventory: they don’t like to count it, deal with it, and frequently don’t realize how much value they have invested in it. As business brokers, we encounter this phenomenon too often. Owners routinely minimize the importance of inventory value when listing the businesses…

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