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Making the Jump From Employee to Owner

Making the Jump From Employee to Owner

How do you all of sudden handle the responsibilities of leading after buying the company you work for?
Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google expands into music streaming with purchase of context and curation-based Songza.
Looking to Hire a Manager? Read These 4 Tips First.

Looking to Hire a Manager? Read These 4 Tips First.

Hiring a manager is about finding someone who can lead and set the tone for your employees. These tips can help your search.
Google's Next Move: Music Streaming?

Google's Next Move: Music Streaming?

The digital giant is rumored to be purchasing streaming and music curation site Songza.

4 Best Practices for Making a Business Offer

Our expert says when making an offer to buy a business, itÂ’s essential to understand the seller and the business.
Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion.
Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History

Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History

The documents franchises offer tell part of the story, but franchisees need the full history before committing to anything.
Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.
How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road less bumpy.
Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion

Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion

The tech giant expects its deal to buy popular smart-thermostat maker will close in the next few months.
How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014

How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014

2014 looks like it's going to be a seller's market for small businesses, so here are five tips to help you know what you're worth.
Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

With its stock at a five-year high, men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse has decided to turn the tables on its smaller rival.
Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval

Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval

The official vote on the bid from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners has been pushed back to September 12.
Finding The Logic Behind Marissa Mayer's Monster Acquisition Spree

Finding The Logic Behind Marissa Mayer's Monster Acquisition Spree

There might be a pattern in Mayer's otherwise scattershot approach to rebuilding Yahoo.
Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

The plan is to expand the ecommerce site internationally.
Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private

Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private

New offer adds $150 million and calls for a decision to be made by simple majority of shareholders.
Once Sold for $850 Million, Bebo Founders Buy the Company Back for $1 Million

Once Sold for $850 Million, Bebo Founders Buy the Company Back for $1 Million

Michael and Xochi Birch plan a major revamp for the social site but say they won't be competing with Facebook.
4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

The tech giant already is already a leader in maps, but here's why the billion-dollar acquisition can make sense.
Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze

Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze

Acquiring the real-time traffic and navigation app to help Google stay competitive in mobile mapping.
Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition

Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition

A new lawsuit by HP shareholders highlights the need to do due diligence when buying a company.
Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to grow by 1.3 percent this year.
Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

The buy-build-sell strategy is spreading thanks to a few high-profile successes. Here's how it works.
10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business

Doing your due diligence before buying a company will earn you bargaining power and help you avoid unforeseen problems. Here's what you need to know.
A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

Plenty of business owners are looking to sell their businesses. Consider these seven points before writing your check.
How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

Here's how a stressed-out executive became an innkeeper -- and why she's glad she made the change.

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