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2nd Key Area: The Importance of Human Capital Management in Small Businesses

Mar 01, 2021

 

In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you're going to be 20 years from now is how well you're doing in your education system.” ~ Bill Gates

There are Five Key Areas in every company that impact the value of your business at the negotiation table. In our last article on the Growth To Exit® Blog, we...

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1st Area: Best Practices for Conflict and Risk Management

Feb 15, 2021

 

Some risks that are thought to be unknown, are not unknown. With some foresight and critical thought, some risks that at first glance may seem unforeseen, can in fact be foreseen. Armed with the right set of tools, procedures, knowledge and insight, light can be shed on variables that lead to risk, allowing us to manage them.” ~ Daniel Wagner

Last time on the Growth to...

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The 5 Key Areas You Must Evaluate Before Selling Your Business

Feb 01, 2021

 

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” ~ Brian Tracy

One of the main concerns that buyers have when they are thinking about buying your company is its consistency and predictability after the transaction.

What does that really mean?

Buyers are usually worried that when there's a change...

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Three Ways to Assess Your Passion for your Business

Jan 18, 2021

 

"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it." – Simon Sinek

Remember when you first had the idea for your business? Excitement, adrenaline, and motivation fueled your actions to bring your vision into reality. Sleepless nights, nail-biting episodes, and perhaps midnight calls were part of the journey to success.

How do you feel about your business now? Are you passionate...

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Why did you Become an Entrepreneur?

Jan 04, 2021

 

"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity." ~ Peter Drucker

The year of COVID brought many changes to all levels of society. If you are a business owner, the radical shifts in the marketplace undoubtedly impacted your business and probably caused you to wonder about the future. If you lost your job last year, you might be thinking...

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How to Transform Uncertainty into a 2021 Business Vision

Dec 28, 2020
 
"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." ~ Jack Welch

At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted the radical changes that would happen across the economy and every aspect of society. Business owners and their employees had to shift to meet online customer demands, accommodate work from...

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How to Increase Business Value During a Pandemic

Dec 21, 2020
 
"Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks – cutting loose debris that's impeding forward motion.~ David Allen

We live in strange and extraordinary times. The world changed in the space of a breath, and uncertainty has become the new norm.

The pandemic has had a significant human,...

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How to Position Your Business to Sell

Dec 14, 2020

You spent a lifetime making mistakes and learning how to be successful in your chosen field or industry. Through trial and error, you learned how to monetize your business and establish your brand in the marketplace. Revenues and profits are stable and you may be thinking about the next step for your company – either succession to the next generation or a liquidity event.

But do you know...

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Why Agility Matters When Evaluating Acquisitions

Dec 07, 2020

 

Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent.” ~ Bill Gates

As the owner of a privately-held business, wouldn’t it help to know what PE firms look for in a potential acquisition?

Just like many businesses, Private Equity (PE) firms and their portfolio companies have experienced first-hand the pandemic-fueled...

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The Importance of Timing: When to Exit Your Business for Greatest Results

Nov 30, 2020

Timing is everything.

It’s a saying we have all heard before and when it comes to running a business, it rings truer than ever. Proper timing can mean the difference between success or failure. You invested a great deal of thought and planning into starting your business and growing it into a successful enterprise.

When you want to sell your business or pass it on to the next generation,...

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