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Articles tagged: Small Business

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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BDC investing for small business

90 Second Lesson: What are BDCs? A Look at the Business Development Company Model

BDCs or Business Development Companies are investing vehicles for funding small businesses. How can BDC investing work for your portfolio?

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How to sell a small business

Banker, Broker or Sell it Yourself: Choosing the Right Method to Sell Your Company

If you don’t know how to sell a small business, you may find resources and expertise in an investment banker or broker, but it can come at a cost.

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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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the numeral seven on an orange background, representing the seven elements of good employee handbook design

7 Key Elements of Employee Handbook Design

The employee handbook. Most businesses have them, but is yours effective? Read this guide to the 7 must-have elements of an employee handbook.

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welder at work, representing making bad business decisions

Not Making Business Decisions = Making Bad Business Decisions

When Werner Co. faces growing pains, its president avoids making business decisions that could jeopardize the company—but his inaction is still a decision.

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group of people sit with laptops at a conference table, representing a better marketing team in action

6 Tips for Building a Better Marketing Team

To get the most from your marketing team or consultants, you must act as a leader. Follow these tips to get a better marketing team & reach your objectives.

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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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raindrops on a black umbrella, symbolizing the need for a trade credit insurance policy

Trade Credit Insurance in COVID-19 Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the export credit insurance industry a seller’s market. Here’s what to expect of a trade credit insurance policy.

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hand with cannabis representing IRS tax section 280E

IRC Tax Section 280E Update and Potential Tax “Loophole” for Cannabis Companies

Cannabis companies have felt the weight of IRC tax section 280E for a long time, but changes to the tax code may allow them to deduct from taxable income.

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