Archive for January, 2014

TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Spent much of this week working on one particular sale and exploring the sale option with a number of Business Owners keen to chat. Who knows where it may lead… Also had a great Session One with a Woman Business Owner looking to start a family. We’ve commenced plotting and scheming that transition too. This is of course one close to my heart! GOT A WEBSITE FOR SALE? If yes, please email me at dhall@businessbrokers.com.au And you…what does 2014…

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buy | sell websites – is it the next boom?

  Compared to the stock market, or the physical property market, the “virtual real estate” market is but a pup! Yes, we hear about the Facebook’s of the world but what about the average, mainstream websites that most Business Owners have these days. What happens to them? However, for some savvy investors, “virtual real estate” has already been far more profitable in a much shorter time than have the traditional investment avenues. I intend being one of those savvy investors! As with property real estate, I’m not all that interested in doing the Flipping thing. I’m far more keen to find…

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why start with an Online Strategy in mind?

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you will know that I bang on about “start with the end in mind“. And how it’s really hard to do that without knowing what the “end” can look like. Throwing an Online Strategy into the mix may only add to the confusion… Yes, there are sound universal business practices that should be used at start-up and during growth (Online Strategy included), which would have you in the best shape when the urge to purge takes hold. However, even if you only start getting your ducks in a row…

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most service businesses never sell…

That’s because most service businesses are started by someone with a specific skill and it does not grow beyond that person. Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve hired a few people, but the clients still want to deal with the most knowledgeable person in the company – and that’s probably you… So when the time comes to GET OUT, you may think you’re left with nothing. If you’re one of the luckier ones, you may get approached by another Professional Services group who offers to “buy” your business — but you may not actually get a cheque. And for some, that might…

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why we love Top 10 lists…

PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE DISCOVERED A “TOP-10 EFFECT,” WHERE PEOPLE LUMP THINGS INTO ROUND-NUMBER GROUPS AND VIEW EVERYTHING ELSE AS INFERIOR. THE LESSON? NEVER, EVER BE 11TH. The business lessons for the Number 11’s of the world is pretty clear: crack the Top 10 at whatever the cost or change the reference point to Top 12. To get the background, read the FastCo Design article here… We even know this from our Google search experiences right? So what are you Top-10 worthy in? The business you’re running, where do you come on a list of providers offering what you do? If you’re…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Slowly but surely getting into the new year. Judging by the number of queries since returning back to the office would indicate that: a) many business owners want to explore the sell option b) many potential business owners have gone “shopping” It will be interesting to see how all pans out… GOT A WEBSITE FOR SALE? If yes, please email me at dhall@businessbrokers.com.au And you…what does 2014 bring? If any of the following tickle your fancy, please email me…

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Buy | Sell websites – got one to sell?

  So I’ve been shopping haven’t I. Keen to make my next purchase. But… the ones I’ve looked at in the past week just haven’t met the mark. That said, I’m assuming that more websites will definitely come on the market progressively over the next weeks, once everyone is back in the swing of things, post the festive season. I must say though… how addictive is Flippa! I can get lost for hours trawling through all the sites on sale, most of which don’t meet my criteria but then it’s a bit like any shopping really. You can spend a…

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schools have to have an Online Strategy too…

  The school Daughter attends (pictured) has long recognised the need for an Online Strategy and like most businesses (of which a school is 0ne), the  expertise to deliver it is not inhouse. So last week I arranged one of my colleagues to sit down with the Sophia Mundi Steiner School Principal, the Parent Committee representative and Marketing Coordinator, the Chairman of the Board, the Registrar and myself to share and nut out what we proposed (based on previous conversations) and how to roll it out… a most productive meeting I must say. The Online Strategy is now full steam ahead,…

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wanna-be entrepreneurial mothers – juggle don’t struggle…

Easier said than done, right? As you know, we often have a lot to deal with in our daily lives and quite often, all at the same time. Many find it hard to balance business with the demands of raising a family. The good news is that striking a balance between the two is not as hard to do as you may think. In recent times, many entrepreneurial mothers have opted for freelancing and consulting over salaried employment, as did I when I started. Some of you may have decided to quit employment in favour of starting your own businesses…

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you have to do the HARD things…

  Shared a great post on social media during the week and thought it important to share with the entrepreneurial mothers community as well… so here it is: YOU HAVE TO DO THE HARD THINGS… and there’s a list of them! I’m pretty confident in saying that I have agonised over a number of these, if not all, through my working life and I suspect you have to. Regardless, find a way and do what you need to do… The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much…

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