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Tips for Finding the Right Business Broker

You’ve decided to sell, and are ready to put your business on the market. The right broker can maximize the final sale price.

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M&A Trends to Monitor in 2018

Companies increasingly feel that it’s riskier to wait for tax reform and deal with uncertainty than it is to move ahead with mergers.

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4 Ways to Ensure the Perfect M&A Strategy

If you struggle to develop a quality acquisition strategy or don’t even know what one looks like, here are four simple tips for getting it right.

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10 Strategies to Successfully Sell Your Business

You must have a realistic assessment of your business’s value. The following 10 strategies can help make your business a more enticing acquisition.

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Is an Acquisition the Right Strategy for Your Business?

Merging with or acquiring a like-minded business offers opportunities for accelerated growth. This method isn’t just for big businesses, either.

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Cultural Fit: A Hidden Key to M&A Success

One oft-overlooked issue in M&A deals is hard to explain, and even harder to assess: cultural fit.

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Insider Tips from an M&A Advisor

Some M&A lessons can only be learned through hard-won experience—or from listening to a more experienced advisor.

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How Long Does it Take to Sell a Business?

A variety of factors affect final sale prices for small business. But one oft-overlooked factor is the amount of time the business has been on the market.

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Acquisition Agreements 101

An acquisition agreement is an indispensable document in mergers and acquisitions. Here’s what a typical acquisition agreement for the sale of a business includes.

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Dealing with Employees When You Are Selling Your Business

Some advocate complete transparency from the very beginning. Others argue that, when employees know a sale is imminent, their morale may deteriorate, along with their productivity.

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Succession Planning

Small businesses form the foundations of the U.S. economy. But they’re also often woefully ill-prepared for transitioning ownership—even though almost all will eventually undergo a transition.

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Avoid Wrecking the Deal

Selling your business is a complex process. Here are 10 tips to help you avoid wrecking the deal.

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