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BTA Market Pulse: 2019 M&A Outlook Survey: It’s Still a Seller’s Market – For Now

Posted by Jane Johnson on Thu, Mar, 07, 2019 @ 01:28 PM

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A recent survey finds that expectations for the middle-market M&A transactions are high for this year among both buyers and sellers, but many are expecting a slowdown in the next two years.

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Topics: exit planning, exit plan, business exit, market pulse, Citizens Commercial Banking’s annual survey, exit planner, M&A activity, middle-market M&A transactions

2019 Might be the Best Time to Sell Your Business

Posted by Jane Johnson on Thu, Feb, 28, 2019 @ 11:42 AM

2019 could be a pivotal year for business sales, according to Bob House of BizBuySell in a recent Inc. article. For a number of reasons, including the torrent of baby boomer owners looking to sell their businesses and the predicted slowdown of the economy by 2020, he believes that: “For owners waiting on the right time to sell, it might be wise to accelerate the process and make 2019 your selling year.” And, we agree. Let’s discuss some activities that you can start now to prepare for your business transfer in 2019.

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Topics: exit planning, planning to sell a business, sell my business, Thinking about selling my business, Selling your business 2019

Business Transition Academy Launches Free, Online Business Valuation Tool

Posted by Jane Johnson on Fri, Feb, 15, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

What's Your Business Worth? Find Out Now With Our Free Business Valuation Tool

Business Transition Academy (BTA) is pleased to announce the launch of a free resource for business owners who are looking to exit or transition out of their businesses – our Free Business Valuation tool. It provides owners with a baseline valuation of their business, which as part of an overall Business Ownership Transition Plan, provides clarity and insight into retirement and estate planning discussions, succession planning, and exit strategies. Read More

Topics: exit planning, exit plan, business value, increase business value, how much is my business worth, building business value, business valuation, increasing business value before selling, maintaining business value, business exit

What’s YOUR Business Worth?

Posted by Jane Johnson on Thu, Feb, 07, 2019 @ 10:53 AM

If asked, most business owners would probably say that it’s their goal to sell or transfer their business in order to fund their retirement. And the first question they have is: “How much is my business worth?” They may have a vague idea of what they think it should be worth, but don’t usually have any tangible numbers. More often than not, it’s unrealistically high in comparison to what a buyer would actually pay.

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Topics: Maximizing Business Value, exit planning, business value, how much is my business worth, business exit

Join the New England Chapters of XPX and AM&AA for a Joint Winter Social at Jack's Abby Brewery

Posted by Jane Johnson on Tue, Jan, 29, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

Join us for the XPX and AM&AA New England Joint Winter Social at Jack's Abby Brewery

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Topics: exit planning, business transition planning, Exit Planning Education, Business owner education, exit planning exchange, business owner networking, AM&AA, exiting planning professional

Lessons Learned from Shark Tank

Posted by Jane Johnson on Fri, Dec, 07, 2018 @ 02:13 PM

The dream of owning a business is as American as apple pie. According to research from Vistaprint, three in five or 62% of Americans were dreaming of starting a business at the beginning of 2018. The popularity of the reality show Shark Tank, which recently started its 10th season, has helped to encourage entrepreneurship and make it look easy. It’s certainly entertaining but can be misleading. In reality, starting and growing a profitable business – and then maintaining that value – is extremely difficult. 

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Topics: Shark Tank, Business ownership transition plan, business owner goals, Growing a profitable business, maintaining business value

New Revenue Recognition Standards Impact Multiple Industries and Departments

Posted by Jane Johnson on Mon, Oct, 29, 2018 @ 08:38 PM

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Business Transition Planning Step Three: Building a Better Box

Posted by Jane Johnson on Wed, Oct, 03, 2018 @ 05:15 PM

Once you have prepared yourself for your transition (Click Here) and calculated your “wealth gap” or how much money you will need from the transition (Click Here), it’s time to think about just how much your business is worth. When we talk about “building a better box” in our book, Cashing Out of Your Business, we’re referring to maximizing the value of your business, which is always one of the fundamental components of achieving a successful business transition.

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Topics: Business ownership transition plan, increasing business value, increasing business value before selling, business sales, selling your business 2018

Transitioning Business Owners Need a Realistic Financial Plan

Posted by Jane Johnson on Mon, Oct, 01, 2018 @ 09:01 PM

As a business owner, no matter what you want your legacy to be after your business transition, you want to ensure that you have enough retirement income. In a recent article, we discuss why it is so important for you to:

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Topics: financial goals, business owner planning retirement, business owner personal goals, business owner goals, business owner financial plan

Ensuring that Your Business Is Prepared For The Worst

Posted by Jane Johnson on Wed, Sep, 26, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

Nearly two weeks after the storm made landfall, residents in the Southeastern part of the U.S., mainly the Carolinas, are still facing the effects of Hurricane Florence, with record flooding predicted. In the Merrimack Valley in Northern Massachusetts, residents and business owners are still trying to get back to business as usual following more than 80 freak natural gas-related explosions and fires. In California, residents are still contending with deadly and destructive wildfires across the state.   

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Topics: disaster planning, preparing for a disaster, preparing your business for disaster