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Michele Schechter

About Michele Schechter

Michele has been a director with Financial Poise since 2012.

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Choosing a Company Legal Structure

How Choosing Your Company Legal Structure Affects Business Down the Line

LLC? S corp? Pick your company legal structure wisely. The type of business entity you choose affects all facets of your business.

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Cash is king

Cash is King: Prepare Your Balance Sheet for a Business Sale

Buyers look for signs of healthy cash flow. Find ways to clean up your earnings and expenses as you prepare your balance sheet.

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Comparing multiple offers in a business sale

How Do I Evaluate Multiple Offers in a Business Sale?

Comparing multiple offers in a business sale is not always an apples to apples comparison. Consider buyer intent, complex provisions and, ultimately, your goals.

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Considerations in business purchase due diligence

How to Conduct Due Diligence Before Buying a Business

The process of due diligence before buying a business includes legal, financial and operational considerations. Know what to look for and get ahead of the game.

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Seller financing a business

Seller Financing a Business: How to Strengthen Your Deal

Seller financing a business is an often necessary way to tap more buyers, increase sale price and ease capital gains taxes. Here’s how to get the best deal.

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man in black suit stands in front of ancestor photos, representing issues that come up in a business divorce

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Surviving a Business Divorce

A business divorce is sometimes inevitable, but it can be avoided. Precautionary measures and written agreements can aid in resolving partnership disputes when they occur.

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monochrome of two hands shaking, representing business broker or investment banker help with a merger or acquisition

An Intermediary to Lead the Process: Investment Banker or Business Broker?

The road to selling a business is winding. The right intermediary will guide you down the right path. Do you need a business broker or an investment banker?

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man in black blazer with top secret sign, representing non-disclosure terms and types of non-disclosure agreements

What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? Non-Disclosure Terms Explained

How do different types of non-disclosure agreements protect the parties involved in M&As? Learn common NDA terms and accompanying documents.

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two businesspeople shake hands, representing a successful loan agreement in the borrowing process

Business Borrowing Basics – Negotiating A Loan Agreement

All businesses have to borrow at some point. Here’s how to best negotiate a loan agreement for the benefit of your business.

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