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Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History
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The documents franchises offer tell part of the story, but franchisees need the full history before committing to anything.
March 11, 2014 in Franchises
Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

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Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

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

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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.
February 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion

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

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The tech giant expects its deal to buy popular smart-thermostat maker will close in the next few months.
January 13, 2014 in Office Tech
How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014

How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014

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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.
January 7, 2014 in Selling Your Biz
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

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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.
November 26, 2013 in Business Management
Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval

Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval

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The official vote on the bid from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners has been pushed back to September 12.
August 2, 2013 in News and Trends
Photos: Finding The Logic Behind Marissa Mayer's Monster Acquisition Spree

Finding The Logic Behind Marissa Mayer's Monster Acquisition Spree

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There might be a pattern in Mayer's otherwise scattershot approach to rebuilding Yahoo.
July 29, 2013 in News and Trends
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

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The plan is to expand the ecommerce site internationally.
July 25, 2013 in News and Trends
Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private

Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private

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New offer adds $150 million and calls for a decision to be made by simple majority of shareholders.
July 24, 2013 in News and Trends
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

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Michael and Xochi Birch plan a major revamp for the social site but say they won't be competing with Facebook.
July 1, 2013 in News and Trends
4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

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The tech giant already is already a leader in maps, but here's why the billion-dollar acquisition can make sense.
June 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze

Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze

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Acquiring the real-time traffic and navigation app to help Google stay competitive in mobile mapping.
June 11, 2013 in News and Trends
Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition

Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition

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A new lawsuit by HP shareholders highlights the need to do due diligence when buying a company.
May 6, 2013 in News and Trends
Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

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The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to grow by 1.3 percent this year.
March 27, 2013 in Franchises
Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

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The buy-build-sell strategy is spreading thanks to a few high-profile successes. Here's how it works.
February 7, 2013 in Startup Financing
10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business

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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.
December 19, 2012 in Growth Strategies
A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

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Plenty of business owners are looking to sell their businesses. Consider these seven points before writing your check.
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

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

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Here's how a stressed-out executive became an innkeeper -- and why she's glad she made the change.
May 12, 2012 in Starting a Business
A New Reason to Buy an Existing Online Business

A New Reason to Buy an Existing Online Business

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Like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, buying an existing web business can supply top talent and product innovations. It can also provide customers and that vital social-media presence on day one.
April 26, 2012 in Your Website
How Business Buyers Can Plan for a Successful Transition

How Business Buyers Can Plan for a Successful Transition

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Is a smooth transition possible when acquiring a business?
April 26, 2011 in Growing Your Business
How to Buy a Business

How to Buy a Business

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A business matchmaker on how to size up a company for sale.
February 22, 2011 in Startup Basics

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