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Selling A Business is one of the most stressful and emotional times to a business owner.  St. Louis Business Brokers, Metro Business Advisors, help business owners with sale process taking the headache out of the process.

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Taxes on Your Business Sale: It’s Not What You Make… It’s What You Keep!

Can you control the Taxes on the Sale of your Business? We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep that counts!” This can apply to the amount of money you have left in your pocket after you pay all the expenses associated with the sale of your business. These…

Know Your Numbers! Key Financial Information

Increase the Value of Your Business by Collecting and Organizing Key Financial Information I recently met with two new clients: one was interested in a business valuation, the other wanted to sell the business. Both businesses are more than ten years old and employ about 15 people. These businesses have one more thing in common:…

Life Beyond Business – why Balance is Essential

Your Life Beyond Business™ – why Balance is Essential for Owners I ran my own business for 28 years. Like so many other business owners, I dove all in. I worked six, sometimes seven, days a week. Twelve hour days were common. And even when I wasn’t physically there, I was mentally still at the…

A Personal Wealth and Estate Plan – Your Life’s Success(ion) Plan!

A dear friend and mentor of mine, a former Vietnam F-4 pilot and instructor, once described to me the foundation of his pilot training program; he called it “Three Degrees.” Here’s how John described the process. The pilot-in-training was seated in a cockpit simulator, in full jumpsuit and with the black-out visor dropped on his…

Run your business to sell!

You never know when you may want to Sell your Business Most business owners share a common dream… You work hard over many years building the business –  sweating, planning, risking it all – until that perfect day…the day you are ready to sell, when the ideal buyer rides up on a white horse, hands you a…

Seller Financing: What You Can Do to Help Sell Your Business

Seller Financing can actually be Good for the Seller I know that as an owner, your preference when exiting your business is probably that the new owner simply writes you a check and you move on to your Life Beyond Business. TM I’m not going to say that this never happens, but let’s just say…

Reduce ownership risk with Recapitalization … Take some chips off the table.

Recapitialization: the Basics Have you ever heard the term “taking chips off the table” in relationship to the ownership of your business? Just like in poker, you began by purchasing a certain number of chips. If you are fortunate, have played your cards right, and haven’t bet the farm on too many hands, you have…

Insider Sales – Chances are there won’t be a “Big Bag of Money” at the closing table!

Considerations for an Insider Sale Here are a few stats you should know before you sell your business: At any given time, 20% of all businesses in the country are for sale, but only one in four will actually sell. The larger the business, the better its odds of selling. Among businesses with revenues of $10…

Are You Lacking A Vision Beyond your Business Owner Identity?

Do you have an Identity beyond being a Business Owner? We all hear of the stories of folks who sold their businesses and are miserable! Or the parents who just don’t let the kids take over the business completely, and become an obstacle to the growth and successful transfer of the business. Why does this…

Private Equity basics Explained

Why do we keep hearing about Private Equity? And how can it help you sell your business? You hear it on the radio, read about it in the papers, some politicians are connected to private equity. So what exactly is it? Let’s start by defining a Private Equity Fund, another term you hear all the…

What are Venture Capital, Angel Investors and Mezzanine Financing?

The terms Venture Capital, Angel Investors and Mezzanine Financing are often tossed around in business …what the heck are they and do you really NEED to know what they mean? Basically, they are all terms used when talking about various methods of securing investor financing in business and each has its place in certain types of…

What is Your Vision for Life Beyond Business?

A client of mine named Ed spent years completely focused on his business. He invested all his time, effort and energy into building the business, sacrificing family time, personal relationships and outside interests. One day, Ed received an unsolicited offer for his business that he could not refuse; tens of millions of dollars. Ed sold…