Is Having a Shareholders’ Agreement Truly Necessary?
It's necessary to have a shareholders' agreement if you co-own a company with someone, regardless of their relationship to you or their role in the business.Read more
What is the Value of Your Intellectual Property?
Companies that can successfully leverage their intellectual property and integrate it into their products or services generally sell for the highest possible value.Read more
Strategic Exit Planning – a 5-Year Project
It's vital that business owners allow enough time to design the most appropriate exit strategy and implement the succession plan correctly when they start preparing for their exit.Read more
Should You Sell Your Company…NOW?
Is it time to sell your company? Consider economic realities, your feelings about being in business, and the importance of preparedness to help you decide.Read more
What Kind of Business Owner are You?
Does your business have real longevity or is it a temporary entity that will vanish the second you stop working on it? In his insightful article in The Business Journals entitled, “Are You Living for Today as a Business Owner...Read more
Prepare Your Exit on Day One
Pepperjam CTO Greg Shepard recently published “Planning Your Exit Should Begin When You Launch,” in Entrepreneur magazine. In this article, Shepard puts forward a variety of thought-provoking ideas including that entrepreneurs should be thinking about partnering early on with...Read more
What Sellers Don’t Expect When Selling Their Companies
In a “perfect world,” business owners would plan three to five years ahead to sell their companies. But, as one industry expert has suggested, business owners very seldom plan to sell; rather, selling is “event driven.”Read more
Selling Your Company: Is it Time?
Like many things in life, timing can be everything when it comes to selling your company. Every day more and more baby-boomers are now reaching retirement age. Soon, the market will likely be flooded with companies seeking to sell.Read more
If You’re Selling, Prepare for the Unexpected!
Many experts agree that the best time to prepare to sell your business is when you start your business. However, few business owners reach that level of preparedness. Usually, the preparation that goes into selling a business is event-driven. Factors such as...Read more