How to get the best price when selling your business

Hot to get the best price for your business

Maximising the sale price when exiting your business is a common, and important, goal for company owners. The difference between a high and a low price could be the difference between you living the lifestyle you desire and simply getting by. As business exit strategy consultants, how to sell your business for the highest price […]

Key evidence of business value you might be throwing away

Key proof of business value you might be throwing away

How confident are you that you could produce seven years of financial records within 24 hours, if asked? If it’s just your accounts, you probably can because none of us want to get on the wrong side of HMRC. But what about the supporting financial records? Most business owners flounder and many are unaware of […]

How much are your name and face worth to your business?

How much are your name and face worth to your business

When Mr Rolls met Mr Royce in Manchester in 1904 and agreed to go into business together, they decided to use both their surnames in the name of their company, Rolls-Royce. Using their names in their business clearly proved a genius step for Mr Rolls and Mr Royce, just as it did for Walt Disney, […]

Is the UK economic climate affecting business exits?

Is the UK economic climate affecting business exits?

When preparing a business for sale, it’s advisable to keep one eye on the general economic climate. The external business climate is not something any of us can control, but it’s worth considering some of the variables in your business exit plan. If you choose to ignore it, economic change and uncertainty could impact your […]

What is a Management Buyout (MBO)?

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A management buyout is one of the options available to business owners thinking about exiting their business. As with any business exit, the earlier you start to plan for it, the better chance you have of achieving the sale value you would like. In this post we’re going to cover everything you need to know […]

How to retain staff when selling your business

HOW TO RETAIN STAFF WHEN SELLING YOUR BUSINESS

Retaining staff and key employees is crucial to a successful business exit and achieving maximum value from your business sale. If essential members of staff were to leave your business either before or immediately after its sale, this could destabilise operations and impact business continuity. Something a buyer will be very aware of. When potential […]

Are you a business owner or a business manager?

Are you a business owner or a business manager

Breaking the managerial mindset is crucial if you are serious about adding value to your business. When you try to be a business owner and a business manager at the same time you end up spreading yourself too thinly, which could be detrimental to what your business is worth. Being a business owner means taking […]

Would adopting a 4-day working week impact business value?

Would adopting a 4-day working week impact business value?

Between June and December 2022, 61 UK companies employing approx. 2,900 workers signed up to trial a reduced working week. The results of the biggest ever trial of the four-day working week* were published at the end of February and the signs are overwhelmingly positive. Which led us to thinking, what impact could adopting a […]

3 seasonal factors that affect business value

3 seasonal factors that could affect the value of your business sale

Christmas is a time when many seasonal businesses make their profits. Take Christmas tree farms – it’s a boom or bust time of year for them. The clever ones maximise income by offering customers related products, such as tree stands, ornaments and other festive accoutrements. It’s their way of making the most profit from their […]

How to go about selling your facilities management company

Facilities management is a complex, and often specialist, area of work. Property maintenance, fire safety and security companies generally come with lots of valuable moving parts, all of which must be carefully addressed when planning your exit strategy. If you’re thinking of selling your facilities management company, this post explores some key considerations to prepare […]

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