Posts Tagged ‘small business owner’

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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What drove business buyers and sellers in 2017?

By Dave Driscoll The Third Quarter 2017 Market Pulse report by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source reveals several factors that have been consistently driving the market for mergers and acquisitions across the United States. The drivers for both buyers and sellers may offer useful insight for those of you hoping to…

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KNOW your business value to GROW your business value

By Dave Driscoll Growing business value should be the ultimate goal of every business owner. Actively engaging in ongoing, focused efforts to grow value is the only true way to ensure the wellbeing of the company, the customers, the employees, and the owner’s Life Beyond Business.™ So, how do you know if your plan to…

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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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What Are SDE and EBITDA? What's The Difference?

What is my business worth? This is a common question from small-business owners considering selling a business. The basis of all business valuations revolves around two terms: SDE and EBITDA. SDE = seller’s discretionary earnings EBITDA= earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization How are SDE and EBITDA calculated, and what is the difference? SDE…

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What are SDE and EBITDA? What's the difference?

What is my business worth? This is a common question from small-business owners considering selling a business. The basis of all business valuations revolves around two terms: SDE and EBITDA. SDE = seller’s discretionary earnings EBITDA= earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization How are SDE and EBITDA calculated, and what is the difference? SDE…

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What Small Business Owners Can Learn From Buffett

Business Principles that Small Business Owners can implement today As an independent business entrepreneur my entire adult life, I have often admired fellow business operators’ management of their companies. Even today when working with small businesses, I am amazed at the various methods folks use to tackle and solve business issues. I often ask myself:…

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