Selling a Business

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Hulu Sale Called Off as Owners Try to Raise Extra Cash

Walt Disney, Twenty-First Century Fox and NBC Universal will keep their ownership stakes in the popular video streaming site.

Mailbox Co-Founder Gentry Underwood on Managing Success

When Underwood’s company got snapped up by Dropbox, he says the rush of money and attention has taken some getting used to. Here, the entrepreneur opens to YE’s Antonio Neves.

In Yahoo Deal, Tumblr Becomes the Next $1 Billion Startup

The blogging platform's 26-year-old founder, David Karp, will stay on as chief executive.

About.me's Tony Conrad on Starting Up and Making a Big Exit

YE's Antonio Neves sat down with the entrepreneur, who in 2010 after just four short days in business sold the personal-homepage site to AOL. Conrad talks about the blockbuster exit and why he decided to take About.me back.

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.

Tech Startups That Turned Down $100 Million Buyout Offers

The smartest entrepreneurs know when their time is up.

Yahoo Acquires Teen Entrepreneur's News Gathering App, Summly

Summly to shut down but founder and his team expected to join Yahoo.

10 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business

Selling a business should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. Here's what you need to think about to figure it out.

Start Now to Prepare to Sell Your Business This Year

Lots of businesses have changed hands in the past several years, but plenty of money is still sitting on the sidelines. How to make a good deal.

The Value of Creativity: Adobe Buys Portfolio Platform Behance

Reports peg the sale price at around $150 million.

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.

Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It

Check out these five recommendations on making a graceful exit.

4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

Sales of small businesses rose in 2012 and are expected to increase in the new year. Here's what you should do to prepare to sell.

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.

3 Rules for Selling a Business: Lessons From the HP-Autonomy Fiasco

Being acquired by another company? Keep these factors in mind.

How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

Creating a business with the intent to sell demands forward-looking thinking from the very beginning.

How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

Here's a quick history of the meteoric rise of the popular file-sharing app, which is being acquired by Facebook despite its absence of revenue.

Selling Your Business? Serial 'Trep Gurbaksh Chahal Says Be Bought, Not Sold

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the young multimillionaire shares strategies on making your business attractive to a buyer.

Three Questions to Ask Potential Acquirers

Being well-informed about potential acquirers doesn't require a crystal ball, but it can help fund your future.

Would You Sell Your Startup Right Now If I Gave You $600,000?

Few business owners expect to get a fat buyout offer while their startup is still on the launch pad. Here's what one business owner did when confronted with an offer.

Do Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck -- Or Not?

Some entrepreneurs find themselves in the right place at the right time. In business, as in anything, some people have all the luck.

How to Sell Your Company -- And Not Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

Consider these three tips to develop an exit strategy for your business.

Three Reasons a Buyer Might Pay More for Your Business

Before you decide to put your business up on the block, make sure you fully understand how much what you're offering is worth to buyers.

Why I Decided to Take the Money and Sell My Startup

The founder of 2-year-old digital card startup GiftZip.com decided to sell to gift-card behemoth SVM. He shares his views on the dangers of not doing the math.

When's the Right Time to Sell a Business?

Serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal, founder of ClickAgents, BlueLithium and RadiumOne, shares how he knew it was time to sell his first startup.

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