How challenging can selling a business be? On the surface, the prospect appears simple. First, you have a business and want to sell it, then you share that information and wait for a buyer. But the reality is both more complicated and more nuanced. Using a broker takes the pressure off you so you can focus on your business operations. Few business owners understand everything involved in selling
Own a Business? Have you Prepared Your Exit Strategy?
According to Investopedia, an exit strategy is defined as “[...] an entrepreneur's strategic plan to sell his or her ownership in a company to investors or another company.” An exit strategy gives a business owner the capacity to reduce his/her stake in the business. If a business is successful, the business can make a substantial profit, but if the business is not highly successful, an exit s
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Business Brokers and M&A Advisors: What's the Difference?
Whether you are looking to sell, acquire, or merge, one of our professional Transworld Business Advisors is available to assist you through the process and beyond. At Transworld, we have a mergers and acquisition (M&A) department with a dedicated team of professionals specializing in larger transactions. Depending on the transaction type, you can work with an experienced Transworld Business Brok
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Confidentiality Hacks: How to keep your business sale a secret
[caption id="attachment_831" align="alignnone" width="992"] Confidentiality Hacks[/caption] A large part of the value of any business is linked with its reputation. However, when an enterprise is put on the market, its good name can be one of the hardest things to protect as the sale process evolves. Rumors may begin to circulate once employees, customers, and suppliers notice a sudden interes
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Does Your Business Have M&A Potential?
Know what it takes to qualify for the transactions and how the process works Because we are in a relatively active period for mergers and acquisitions, many business owners wonder if they qualify for consideration by firms pursing those transactions. Research recently completed by KPMG showed that 84% of firms they surveyed planned on completing at least one M&A transaction in 2017, with 75% expe
Killed by Culture: Why Culture Matters in Mergers and Acquisition
Although we often hear about how mergers and acquisitions (M&A) offer companies exceptional growth opportunities, we rarely hear about how well the cultures of the combined companies mesh. That may be because this combination of corporate cultures is often more like a culture clash — and it can result in extremely negative consequences for many businesses unless it is properly addressed at the
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