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What makes companies great in tough times?


In their book “Great By Choice” Jim Collins and Morten Hansen dispel a number of entrenched myths about what makes companies great in tough times. What do you think about..

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You Can’t Wind The Clock Back!


You can’t change history! As much as we would like to sometimes. Although, some business owners still try to wind the clock back! Every day in business we are creating a history for the business. Every single thing that happens in the business is there for everyone to see – including future potential buyers of […]

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Thinking of Selling Your Business? What you need to know before your start


Are you building a business to sell or creating a job for life? If you want your business to become a valuable saleable asset then make that a conscious decision now. Then start planning and preparing for that! You are where you are today because of the decisions you made in the past. Where you […]

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Don’t Try To Sell A Business Before You Are Ready


Want to sell a business? Don’t put it on the market too soon. That can be like launching yourself down a ski jump without being ready and well prepared. You wouldn’t do it, would you? So why would you make such a big decision to sell a business before you were “ready for sale”? Sometimes […]

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What Is Your Business Worth?


A business has many values   Putting a value or sell price on a business involves assessing the cash that the business is generating for the owner and the risk to that cash continuing on under a new owner. It’s a case of return versus risk. The cash component is relatively easy to work out. […]

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Number 1 Roadblock When Trying To Sell A Business


  The most common ‘roadblock’ when trying to sell a business is the owner, or owners. There is a book called “The Fish Rots From The Head” by Bob Garratt It is a great little book! It has a simple but powerful message. Essentially it says if the Board (business owner) is dysfunctional then the […]

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