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Value acceleration series: Planning and execution (part four of five)

So far in our value acceleration series, we have talked about increasing the value of your business and building liquidity into your life starting with taking inventory of where you are at and aligning values, reducing risk, and increasing...

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Value acceleration series: recap part three (of five)

What are the top three areas of improvement right now for your business? I asked this question of 20 business leaders and advisors on Wednesday morning (March 13th) during the third session of our value acceleration series. In this discussion, we...

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Value acceleration series: recap part two (of five)

We are two for two when choosing value acceleration presentation dates that align with winter storms. It turns out we may be a more reliable indicator of winter weather than Punxsutawney Phil, who has a track record of 36 percent accuracy over...

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Value acceleration series: recap part one (of five)

We held our first discussion on value acceleration on January 9th as the first of a five-part series. If you were unable to attend (because the weather was not in your favor, or if you are outside of the Portland, Maine area), or are a business...

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Value acceleration—the gas pedal for the value of your business

Consider the implications of the following statistics:

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Executive Compensation: Making or Breaking an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Executive compensation is often a contentious issue in business valuations, as business valuations are often valued by reference to the income they produce. If the business being valued pays its employees an above-market rate, its income will be...
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BATNA: What You Need to Know

I leaned out of my expansive corner office (think: cubicle) and asked my coworker Andrew about an interesting topic I had been thinking about. “Hey Andrew, do you know what BATNA stands for?” I asked. Andrew, who knows most things worth knowing,...

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5 Steps to Maximize the Transferability of Your Business

Do you want to receive top dollar for your business? Do you want to make your business irresistible to a potential buyer? Looking for a stress-free retirement? If you find yourself answering “yes” to these questions, it’s time to take steps to...

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Four Reasons Why a Shareholder Agreement is Essential to your Company’s Survival

Although there is no legal requirement to have a formal shareholder agreement, it’s a good idea for any company with more than one shareholder to have one, as it reduces the potential for conflict between shareholders, helping the company run...

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Why a Business Valuation Analysis is Important to Your Company’s Value

All business owners need to consider a business valuation, ideally updated annually. A current business valuation is important for your company’s financial health as it can:

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