Selling a Business

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What to Consider Before Buying a Business

Buying an existing business can be exhilarating and frightening all at once. It is important to find out as much about the business, its operations and finances as possible before purchase. Typical asset purchase agreements...more

Asset vs. Stock Sales 101: The Very Basics

The purchase and sale of a business can be a daunting task; it often involves many unfamiliar issues, even to an experienced business owner or a potential buyer. One issue that is important to address early on is what, in...more

Is an Economic Downturn a Good Time to Sell Your Business?

It may be counter intuitive, but selling your business during an economic downturn could be advantageous. That is, if it is done properly....more

Selling Your Private Business

In a recent article in the Globe and Mail, “Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Business”, Chris Griffiths discusses why selling an operating company can be complex and beyond the expertise of a real...more

Converting Reputation Into Serious Money

In my previous blog post, I argued that reputation, if converted into brands/trademarks, can be the most valuable asset for a company. While all companies claim to have “brand”, typically the company’s name but it is mostly...more

What Buyers Really Buy

In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of making your company attractive to buyers because the need/desire to exit can arise quickly and without warning. In order to make your company attractive to buyers, you must...more

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