Archive for June, 2013

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

What are you waiting for? 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 – meeting to be set * BS22 Business “Consultancy” Completed Sellability Score…

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when the time is right, it’s right…

Yesterday, I had a call from a Business Owner who had had enough and wanted to get out. 21 years in business but now was the time to go… why? Husband had suffered a stroke parent had cracked the 90’s and was in need of care they would have had 4 jobs in that timeframe the Business Owner was no spring chicken herself it all oiled down to being ready to sell up shop, take whatever they can and live happily ever after! Today, I received another call of a similar ilk. And yet another who had thought they’d sell…

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how do trends affect your business?

Trendwatching.com do fabulous work and this revisit is no exception. Well worth revisiting these in relation to your business as well. What applies? What does not? What should apply? What should not? We’re often asked what is happening with previous trends. Here we take a look at five: where they are now, where they are headed, and the many opportunities they continue to offer. SELLSUMERS: Will there be any consumers left NOT making some money on the side? MATURIALISM: It’s a raw, transparent, mature world out there – time for brands to grow up or give up. POINT & KNOW:…

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the importance of having around people you who Know stuff…

Not just talk about knowing stuff. Not just learn about knowing stuff. Who actually Know stuff and stuff that is of use… Having been through a meeting last week, where I had posed a question that everyone in the room should have also known to ask but didn’t, made it all too clear the need for tapping into the right skill set, not necessarily the cheapest. The reason they didn’t have the advice offered? Because they had gone to their favourite garden variety advisors, who clearly knew nothing (in depth) about the topic at hand. In fact, they knew enough…

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to Sell or Not to Sell is often the question…

Today I had a chat with a Business Owner, who had started down the process of taking her business to market. The Sellability Score had been completed. We were confident it would be sold and she was good to go… and then she went on a holiday. Today’s conversation was all about closing the doors instead. Why? Because she no longer had the stomach for the business, literally. Given the nature of its structure, some form of “earn out” was on the cards. However the thought of hanging around any longer, post holiday, was almost making her physically sick. To…

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

What are you waiting for? 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 – meeting to be set * BS22 Business “Consultancy” Completed Sellability Score…

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when is it OK to do Free?

I was pondering this very question myself just yesterday… A Business Owner called, who has made the decision to sell her own business. She wanted advice on how to best do that, anonymously, over the phone. Cheeky? perhaps. Useful? She was pleased. But, how far do you go? And then I came across this great article from “The Business Bakery”. I’ve pulled the key bits out for me and suggest you read the entire article… There are five reasons to work for free, which one is it? 1.It’s good “exposure” This is the most common reason for being asked to…

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

What are you waiting for? 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 – meeting to be set * BS22 Business “Consultancy” Completed Sellability Score…

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#BuyThis: check out this fabulous entry-level business opportunity…

After much soul searching, our client has decided that she must sell her business in order to get her family life back on track. This means an opportunity for the smart buyer as all the hard preliminary work required to launch a new business has been done! Background: Our client currently works in a demanding role within the IT industry. She decided to take on this “Project” as it is in an area which she is passionate about – namely Women’s Health & Well-Being. She started an extensive search and evaluation of available business opportunities and finally settled on this…

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