It Takes more than Luck and a Good Offer to Sell a Business

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So you think luck and a good offer is all you need to sell a business? Actually, no. Plan ahead, and you need not depend on luck anymore. This can take about three years, which is why you should start… Read More

Taking the Leap from Valued Employee to Uncertain Business Owner

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It’s a common occurrence among the most talented people in the corporate world – highly skilled and qualified workers make the leap from valued employee to uncertain business owner. Unfortunately, rather than becoming a master of their own business, many… Read More

Obamacare Website Disaster: What Should Bank Mergers Learn from it?

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Change is something that is not easily accepted or liked, and poorly functioning websites are another thing that are greatly disliked. What about a combination of the two? This combination could result in a complete disastrous incident in the form… Read More

Investor Pitches – It’s All About the Story (Infographic)

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A compelling story is the most important element of your pitch to investors. Here are 6 of the most common startup stories, with their fictional and real-world equivalents. Which are you? Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s… Read More

Losing the Face of Your Brand

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According to industry experts, the Men’s Wearhouse needs a fresh young face.  However, firing the company’s founder can actually harm the company.  While many agree that the company’s image may need a makeover, firing George Zimmer might have a negative… Read More

M&A Insights from Acquiring Company

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In our last article, we highlighted how a startup acquired company founder felt after the acquisition and following the merger.  From the same Forbes article, we’ll hear from Sanat Rao, the director of corporate business development at Intel.  His viewpoint… Read More

M&A Insights from a Start-up Acquired Company Owner

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In a fairly recent article in Forbes, a startup founder highlights some “less obvious things” to know about mergers and acquisitions.  While we may not necessarily agree with these thoughts, we still thought they were interesting.   According to Jason Lemkin,… Read More

Yahoo’s Acquisitions

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Yahoo recently announced a bid to buy blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion.  Yahoo hopes to revitalize its brand and attract a younger generation of users with this acquisition.  The company has faced criticism in the past for making big… Read More

Gain Capital’s Acquisition of GFF

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Gain Capital‘s acquisition of Global Futures and Forex looks promising.  The stock has increased 20 percent since February and it looks like there might be more room for growth.  In 2012, Gain Capital made of $3.5 million profit.  However, the… Read More

Dole’s CEO Offers To Take Company Private

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Dole’s CEO Offers To Take Company Private Ninety-year old Dole Food Company, Inc. chief executive David Murdock plans to take the company private.  Murdock made the offer on Tuesday in a deal that values the company at just over $1… Read More