Good profit margins are important. Too many business owners are scared to death to raise prices for fear of losing customers. In many cases, competition does make it difficult. But there are many situations if business owners would do some research, they would find out there isn’t as much resistance as… Read More »Tip #6 Business Owners Who are Afraid to Raise Prices!
Some businesses can’t survive without the owners trying to do everything themselves. And there are no key employees in place to help manage the operations. Buyers for businesses like these may be concerned if they themselves can’t replace the skills and experience of the owner. As a result, these businesses… Read More »Tip #5 Business Owners Who Do It All!
Business owners must be pro-active to reverse any downward trends and they must initiate a plan immediately! They cannot be complacent and just hope for the best. They must consider bold or even painful moves such as drastically cutting expenses and staff, adding new product lines or services, hiring a marketing consultant… Read More »Tip #11 Business Owners Must Make Bold Decisions in Tough Times!
Business owners are so busy running their companies every day, they never seem to have time to plan for exiting the business. But they can’t avoid planning for this critical time in their lives. Presenting a business for sale is very different than managing it with the business owner’s personal management style… Read More »Tip #9 Lost Exit Plan
Unfortunately, most business owners have a very inflated view of the value of their company. And why not? They have put so much money, time and heart into it. But they need to realize the price is based on what someone else is willing to pay for it. Periodically having… Read More »Tip #8 Realistic Expectation of Business Value
Minimizing tax liability is a strategy all business owners think about. But when it comes time to obtain financing or sell the business, buried personal expenses and assets can create a problem in determining the true cash flow. Buyers and bankers won’t always give credit to many of these items.… Read More »Tip #4 Burying Personal Expenses and Assets in the Business Financials