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What’s Wrong with the Buyer Generations?

Many of the upcoming buyer generations can’t or won’t run Baby Boomer businesses. This is (or should be) of concern to sellers everywhere. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love … Continue reading

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  1. Minella says:

    There are an increasing number of business owners in the environmental and facilities services industry who are preparing to retire.

  2. Gary Weinman says:

    Good article , John. I enjoy reading your posts.

  3. App Development Company Delhi says:

    Hey keep posting such sensible and significant articles.

  4. John McAllister says:

    Trip Holmes of Sabre Capital, Inc. find this to be true. Especially if the three Ds are involved…dark, dirty or dangerous!.

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Employee Retention Before and After Your Exit

In most businesses, employee retention is a material factor in valuation and transferability. The ability of a buyer to assume control of a fully-functional organization has substantial influence on his or her perception of a company’s value. Any need to pay the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mr. Fezziwig

To celebrate the holiday, I’m reprinting a post from 2013 about the underappreciated boss of A Christmas Carol, Mr. Fezziwig. I hope that you enjoy it. Merry Christmas! Last week was the 170th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens’ … Continue reading

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Internal Transfers: Legacy vs. Lucre

Lifestyle vs. Legacy Why would I refer to the results of an internal transfer as “lifestyle vs. lucre?” Lucre is a pejorative term. While it is technically just a synonym for money, most dictionaries draw the parallel to its use in … Continue reading

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  1. Edward Lette says:

    John,
    I have seen this happen in leveraged ESOP transactions which is so sad.

    • John F. Dini says:

      Yes Ed, That’s clearly why the Department of Labor is so much more likely to find issues in ESOPs where an employee is the trustee. It is often a warning sign of influence on valuation by the seller.

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The Right Price for Your Business

“If someone offered me the right price, I’d sell in a minute!” Exit planners and business brokers hear it all the time. “Anything is for sale if the price is right!” What is the “right” price? Of course, you can … Continue reading

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  1. Becca Holton says:

    It makes sense why the right price is what you can get. I feel like that can be a little frustrating. However, I assume with right kind of help you can still get a decent price for your business.

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