Exit Strategies

Finance

A New Breed of Private Equity Investors Present More Exit Options Than Ever for Entrepreneurs

While traditional private equity investors invest three quarters of their capital in large companies, a new breed of investors are focusing on owner-led small businesses.

5 Tools to Help You Exit Your Digital Business

Preparing your business for sale can be hard. These tools can help you.

Are You a Small Business Owner or an Entrepreneur?

The fact is, all business owners are entrepreneurs.

3 Signs It's Time to Move on From Your Startup (and How to Get That Move Started)

You'd think you'd have your exit strategy planned 10 years in advance of a sale. Unfortunately, most founders don't.

After the Exit Ramp: Preparing for a Smooth Reentry Into the Workforce

Technology moves fast and people who have left jobs to raise children may be left behind. But there are ways to catch up.

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