Archive for May, 2013

TEMpting: how Business Sellers and Buyers have been tempted this week…

GET YOUR SCORE… If any of the following tickle your fancy, please contact me by emailing sell@theentrepreneurialmother.com letting me know which one it is…     BS9 = Specialist Leadership and Talent Management Provider Completed Sellability Score. Looking to a 2013-14 kick off, getting all ducks in a row in the meantime. * BS14 Leading Book Supplier Completed Sellability Score Financials received, more to come. Currently going through refinancing dramas! * GET YOUR SCORE… * BS19 Leading Wedding Services Provider 1st meeting had, waiting on Stage 2 financials – due in next week * BS22 Business “Consultancy” Completed Sellability Score…

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what to do when the diary is just way too full…

Just sometimes, Life seems to take over your diary, well it does mine at least. And that in turn leads to feeling really quite overwhelmed. That’s because (I guess I’m similar to you) you don’t want to let anyone down. I most certainly don’t. Should I have said no to a few things, probably. But when youré a solo-preneur, a solo-breadwinner and a solo-parent (a double parent actually!), you are often set to accept all that comes your way (within context) because usually something happens and not all comes together, all at once. But in my case, at the moment,…

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is “exit” in your shareholder agreement?

It’s a bit hard to think about exit when you’re only just starting, isn’t it? Nonetheless, now’s the time to do it. Think of the Shareholder Agreement  as a prenup! The time it is of most use will be when the relationship goes pear-shaped. Best get all this stuff sorted when you still love each other as we’ve seen way too many relationships, when they turn ugly, go the way of attack via getting into the things closest and/or worth the most. Given your business might be the 2nd largest asset that you own (other than your house) or in…

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you’ll be waiting if you are waiting for permission…

ABC Q&A aired a special extra episode tonight after securing an audience with visiting billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. The program featured Gates as the sole guest, fronting an audience at the University of NSW with host Tony Jones. Whilst Mr Gates is interesting, impressive and industrious, he performed admirably and did himself and his causes proud. What I found even more impressive though was the quality of the thinking that had gone into the audience questioning and the Twitter feed happening concurrently. There are many who think deeply about some of the hard stuff and that buoys…

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Hazel Hawke – what an entrepreneurial mother!

Having just watched the updated version of “Australian Story” following the death of Hazel Hawke, it brought home to me what a wonderful woman she was. I’d always held her in high esteem and tonight’s episode only confirmed that was no fluke. What a legend! I can only hope that Daughter, family and friends speak as highly of me when my time comes. Even in her final days, at her most vulnerable, she continued to share, to use the circumstances as a means of educating, of deepening, of love-in-action. I have since heard her described as Australia’s Eleanor Roosevelt. Maybe…

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TEMpting: how Business Sellers and Buyers have been tempted this week…

  good Webinar this week, keep your eye out for the next one… If any of the following tickle your fancy, please contact me by emailing sell@theentrepreneurialmother.com letting me know which one it is…     BS2 = Online Retailer Plan B – Due Diligence concluded, to be settled early May SOLD AND SETTLED * BS8 Waiting on Seller Change of plans due to recent events… ON HOLD * BS9 = Specialist Leadership and Talent Management Provider Completed Sellability Score. Looking to a 2013-14 kick off, getting all ducks in a row in the meantime. * BS14 Leading Book Supplier…

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there are many ways to Exit….

Met up with one of my favourite clients today. We have been on the “start with the end in mind” journey for 18 months and it continues to evolve. The beauty of going through this process over an extended period is that we explore, we try, we talk, we DO and we get closer to what the ideal exit will be, from their individual perspective. When we started the process, it was about “renovating” the business ready for sale. Take it to market, sell it, get the cheque and eventually leave. But as we’ve continued down the path, the business…

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when great minds get together, beautiful things happen…

Gotta love when creative minds get together! Today I met up with one classy dame who not only knows her stuff but who is also very open about sharing. Whilst I didn’t know her that well, I suspect we are going to get to know each other a whole lot better! If the seed of an idea we were drawn to today germinates, watch out world, here we come. Why not go for ‘world domination’ I say. OK, maybe not, but get a band of merry folk together and let their creative juices flow, all idea-hell could break loose… excellent….

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The Webjet “Judith Horsnell” Memorial Lunch…

Sunday (yesterday) I had the good fortune to be asked to attend and MC the 3rd Annual “Judith Horsnell Mothers Day” lunch. It all started like this… … Christmas 2010, Webjet Marketing P/L made a generous donation to the Fr Bob Maguire Foundation. Their PA, Judith Horsnell, prior to that time, had suggested to the staff to do away with Kris Kringle, and instead, donate to a local charity; the Father Bob Maguire Foundation was chosen. Tragically, Judith passed away suddenly, early in 2011. A a special bond had been established however and since then, Webjet’s employees talked about the…

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TEMpting: how Business Sellers and Buyers have been tempted this week…

 Webinar May 22 How Sellable is your Business? click here If any of the following tickle your fancy, please contact me by emailing sell@theentrepreneurialmother.com letting me know which one it is…   BS2 = Online Retailer Plan B – Due Diligence concluded, to be settled early May PENDING * BS8 Waiting on Seller Change of plans due to recent events… ON HOLD * BS9 = Specialist Leadership and Talent Management Provider Completed Sellability Score. Looking to a 2013-14 kick off, getting all ducks in a row in the meantime. * BS10 = Specialist Offline Retailer Completed Sellability Score. 1st meeting…

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