Posts Tagged ‘business planning’

Planned Retirement vs. Burnout: The difference to your finances will be significant

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

If you don’t plan BEFORE you’re ready to retire, you are sacrificing business value By Dave Driscoll In a recent Market Pulse Survey published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project found that retirement is the number one reason that sellers put their businesses on the market. That’s not surprising given the “baby…

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How Did The Recent Interest Rate Increase Impact The M&A Market?

You might think that a Federal Reserve interest rate increase of one-fourth of a percentage point isn’t a significant movement, yet the implied message is what means the most for the mergers & acquisitions market. Over the past eight years, the Federal Reserve interest rate charged for overnight deposits, commonly referred to as the discount…

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How Did The Recent Interest Rate Increase Impact The M&A Market?

You might think that a Federal Reserve interest rate increase of one-fourth of a percentage point isn’t a significant movement, yet the implied message is what means the most for the mergers & acquisitions market. Over the past eight years, the Federal Reserve interest rate charged for overnight deposits, commonly referred to as the discount…

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Where is your industry’s cycle heading? – audio

Monitor your Industry Cycle to Manage Risk and Maximize Growth Are you in an industry that always stays the same? Very few are. Most industries evolve over time due to changes in society, technology, or priorities. Being involved in your industry and aware of peripheral influences that will impact your company’s future is essential for…

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Don't Let Your Customers Control Your Business & Your Future

Yes, the Customer is always Right, but… I was catching up with a friend from my previous industry (envelopes) this week and we began to talk about the heydays when the rising tide truly carried ALL boats to profitable waters. Our discussion reflected on how we felt like rock stars seemingly incapable of making wrong…

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Don't Let Your Customers Control Your Business & Your Future

Yes, the Customer is always Right, but… I was catching up with a friend from my previous industry (envelopes) this week and we began to talk about the heydays when the rising tide truly carried ALL boats to profitable waters. Our discussion reflected on how we felt like rock stars seemingly incapable of making wrong…

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Why is planning your business transition so difficult? (audio)

Every business owner knows that he or she SHOULD plan the transition of the business. Like it or not, one way or another, every owner will eventually leave their business. Better to be prepared for the transition in advance to make sure it goes as you want, right? So why do most business owners procrastinate so much…

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Own Your Success(ion) – Don't Get Trapped By Failing To Plan!

Succession Planning protects the Value you’ve worked so hard to build in your Business Business owners, I know you have worked extremely hard to build your businesses. Your singular focus means you know your business inside and out and have been responsible for the decisions and commitment that have built the company into what it has…

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PLAN for your Life Beyond Business NOW

Don’t wait. Stop procrastinating. You’ll thank us later. Check out these articles to get started: http://metrobusinessadvisors.com/what-you-need-to-know/planning-your-life-beyond-business/ Succession planning, exit planning, transition planning…whatever you call it, business owners should NOT leave their futures (or the future of their businesses) to chance. We understand that planning is overwhelming while you’re busy running your business; Metro helps make…

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