Posts Tagged ‘cash flow’

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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Improve Cash Flow And Build Business Value

These tips are easy to implement and make a big difference in your business value… Tip 1: Incentivize key employees to increase cash flow over baseline. Use WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?) to align your cash flow goals with employee behavior. Let’s say you want to reduce your product’s material costs or increase your…

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Learn from Other Owners’ Examples (Positive & Negative) when Preparing for Business Transition – Example 2

Business Transition Planning ensures Options St. Louis area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing…sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell, planning to sell, and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount greater than the liquidation…

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Learn from Other Owners’ Examples (Positive & Negative) when Preparing for Business Transition – Example 2

Business Transition Planning ensures Options St. Louis area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing…sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell, planning to sell, and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount greater than the liquidation…

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What is Your Business Worth?

What your Business is Worth Depends on Who is Asking The difference in value between a stand-alone sale and a merger can be significant By Dave Driscoll A potential buyer recently approached one of our clients regarding possibly merging. We had provided a market-based business valuation for the client within the past few years. The…

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Identifiable Cash Flow is Key when Selling -audio

How do you balance identifiable cash flow with tax minimization? Business owners and their accountants justifiably search for ways to minimize taxation. There’s nothing wrong with finding ways to pay the least taxes possible, within the limits of the law. However, when potential buyers start examining your historical financials, you can’t expect them to recognize…

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Buying a Business 101 – Where do you start?

Most people have no experience buying a business and don’t really know where to start… The top three must-haves in investigating any business purchase are passion, cash flow, and lifestyle: 1. Passion – for the product, service or concept. I call it the energy! Have you ever been in a job that you didn’t really…

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