Here, we take a look at the ten most common mistakes of selling your business and how to avoid making them.
Jan Cavelle continues her diary series, charting the decline of her manufacturing firm, by explaining how a succession plan was never really put in place.
There comes a time for most entrepreneurs to exit their business; whether to release funds for a new venture, retirement or some other reason. But to get the best price requires considerable preparation when declaring a business for sale.
When I started working full time in my business Cause4, I had just two motivations – to be able to work on interesting projects and to get experience of running a small business. Four years on, we’re lucky to have grown well, but i’m suddenly being asked not only about our investment plans, butt whether we are considering an exit strategy.
Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp for $19bn sent ripples through the tech community and for good reason. For Facebook, it looks to be a wise move with analysts predicting that its acquisition is well on its way to securing a billion users. However, the real winner is WhatsApp.
As a start-up owner it is likely you have invested a lot of time, money and emotional energy into your business and the last thing you want to do is watch it crumble as you walk away.
With the UK economy growing at its fastest rate since the recession began in 2007 there has never been a better time to plan for the future and how to exit your business.
Simon Bond from SETsquared’s top tips for businesses looking to make an exit.
Four experienced FDs, chairmen and CFOs shares their wisdom on exit planning at the recent Entrepreneurial FD conference. We summed up their insights.
With the onset of the downturn, timing has become one of the most critical factors in creating value on selling a business. Just like stock picking, it is now all about selecting the best time to exit.
Planning your exit strategy? Management buyout on the cards? If so, here are four tips to help you make a smooth exit and a more profitable sale.
The rather surprising conclusion drawn from a conversation with one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs is… do not sell.