Archive for January, 2015

So, you’ve completed the #SellabilityScore questionnaire, now what?

Lets have a chat, that’s what! Whilst the BIG question, of course, is what do you see as your ultimate outcome… To help get us there, with starting the process by doing the Sellability Score questionnaire, you now have a line-in-the-sand as to how your business stacks up within a worldwide sample set. Indeed, a great place to start and I will send you the full report for your reading pleasure, if not already. With your Score in mind, what do you want to explore in detail… is it more about? 1. “Improve the Score” = how to do the things…

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What’s in a name? Why your start-up’s name is more important than you think…

When starting up a new business, the name may take a backseat at first as you find investors, refine a product, and research your target demographic. However, a standout name can make all of these tasks more effective. Furthermore, if you plan to sell your business down the road you need a name that will be transferable to another owner. A business’s name is integral to its value as a brand. Always keep the end goal of selling your business in mind as you launch a start-up, and avoid the most common naming pitfalls. Image Source: Pixabay Why Names Matter…

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Interview: spoke to @AbbieWidin about why it’s important to have an exit strategy for your business…

Late in 2014, I had the pleasure of chatting to Abbie Widin of oneextrazero.com about why it’s important to not only develop an exit strategy for your business, but to also treat it as an Asset as opposed to a job replacement, resulting in viewing it through a completely different lens. The interview with Abbie started off like so: I’ve been increasingly aware that so many women business owners have been busy building themselves jobs and not saleable assets. That might be fine for some, but many more don’t want to be the last to turn the lights out on…

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to sell your business, am I the right #BusinessBroker for you?

Recently, this really good article, “5 Questions to ask when Choosing a Business Broker“, got me thinking… can I answer the questions to your satisfaction? So I’ve given it a go. If my responses raise further questions for you, then please ask… Finding the Right Business Broker After you have decided to sell your company, it’s helpful to meet with multiple brokers to identify the one that is the best match for your unique needs and sale objectives. You have spent years building your business. You owe it to yourself to interview a number of candidates. As you go through…

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