Around the Web: A Week in Summary

Around the Web: A Week in Summary

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A recent article from BizWomen entitled “You’ve successfully started a business. It’s never too soon to plan your exit.” discusses how and why every business owner should have an exit plan before transitioning out of the company.

Among the many tasks that entrepreneurs must manage, one is often neglected until it is necessary: a strategy for exiting the company. According to a recent report on the state of financial planning for women entrepreneurs, transition planning can be complex and emotional when the owner cares deeply about the business they have built, the people they employ, and the clients they serve.

Consider the following checklist for business owners to consider when planning their business transition, no matter how close or distant they think that event might be:

  1. Control/ownership
  2. Valuation/liquidity
  3. Legacy
  4. Tax strategies

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A recent article from Investopedia entitled “7 Steps to Selling Your Small Business” discusses the 7 crucial steps any small business owner should take when thinking about selling their business.

Whether you’re ready to retire, pursuing a new venture, or simply looking to transition, selling a business involves strategic planning and a well-structured approach. From preparing your business for sale to finalizing the deal, here are the 7 steps to help you navigate this significant transition:

  1. Identifying the reasons for selling
  2. Deciding the timing of the sale
  3. Getting a business valuation
  4. Hiring a broker
  5. Preparing documents
  6. Finding a buyer
  7. Handling the profits

Selling your small business can be a multi-faceted journey. Seeking professional guidance and adhering to a structured plan can streamline the process and maximize the value of your business.

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A recent article from Business News Daily entitled “5 Crucial Steps to Sell Your Business” discusses the 5 important steps any business owner should take when deciding to sell their business.

Selling a business marks a significant milestone for any entrepreneur. It’s a process that demands careful planning, strategic execution, and meticulous attention to detail. To navigate this intricate journey effectively, consider these five pivotal steps:

  1. Maintain clean and well-documented financials
  2. Get an estimate of your business’s worth
  3. Hire a reliable broker
  4. Find a pre-qualified buyer
  5. Finalize contracts and close the deal

Mastering these five essential steps empowers entrepreneurs to navigate the complexities of selling their business with confidence, maximizing its value and ensuring a successful transition for all involved parties.

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