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How Family Business Succession Planning Becomes Succession Implementation

Family business succession planning requires discussions about ownership, leadership, payment and other issues to smoothly transition from Gen 1 to Gen 2. 

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5 Management Responsibilities that Aid the Sales Process

Maintaining an honest dialogue with members of all management team positions during the negotiations can help lead to a successful outcome.

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‘Know Thy Numbers’ Installment #3: Types of Financial Statements

From the statement of income to the statement of cash flows, here’s how various types of financial statements present a bigger picture of company health.

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‘Know Thy Numbers’ Installment #1 – Welcome to the Jungle, an Introduction to the Series

Don’t leave numbers to the accountant. An introduction to accounting and its basic concepts can equip you to make better business decisions. 

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Successful Startups are ‘Investable’ Startups: Must-Have Traits and Helpful Practices

A good idea is not enough to attract investors. Does your startup have these 4 traits that successful and “investable” startups all share?

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Consensus Decision Making: How Much Compromise is Too Much? 

In the decision making process, trying too hard to achieve consensus leads to suboptimal results. Consensus decision making should include the best of everyone’s input.

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5 Mistakes Avoided by All Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs know the importance of delegation, a good idea and lessons to be learned from failure. Avoid these five mistakes made by startups.

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Why Startups Fail: 5 Mistakes that Lead to Failure

Empowering Entrepreneurs Despite Difficult Odds Nine out of ten startups fail. That’s the bleak truth. While this statistic may discourage some entrepreneurs, it should also encourage them to learn how to avoid the fate of those other nine. Here are five reasons why startups fail and how entrepreneurs can avoid common mistakes. The more you […]

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Reaching Graduate Level: Eliminating Owner Dependence

All owners hope that their business can run efficiently while they are away. Eliminate owner dependence with strategies to build skilled management.

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3 Approaches to Business Valuation Methods

Are you valuing your business for a transition, taxes or even litigation? The reason for your valuation will determine the business valuation methods you use. 

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