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Selling a Business

Growth Strategies

Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It

Check out these five recommendations on making a graceful exit.
Growth Strategies

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Finance

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

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

How to Build Your Business to Attract Buyers

Creating a business with the intent to sell demands forward-looking thinkingfrom the very beginning.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Finance

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Finance

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

Will Today's Entrepreneurs Ever Retire?

Is your retirement plan to simply keep working until you drop? If so, you're not alone.