September 10, 2017
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Submitted by Michelle Young at Toptal
Edited by Lynn Patra
It can take around five months to sell a business. It is a significant commitment with many risks, in terms of juggling attention between ongoing operations and negotiating the sale. Enlisting the a professional M&A consultant’s assistance will help a founder to manage time, maintain their business, and maximize the economic outcome of the deal.
To help select an M&A consultant to work with, we will outline the steps of selling a business and, for each, outline the beneficial characteristics that a consultant can provide.
This article is written within the context of trying to sell a business (outbound), as opposed to fielding an unsolicited request to buy a business (inbound)
Prelude: Does the Founder Want to Sell?
The reasons for selling a business will first be defined by the owner’s personal situation and desires: Read more of this post
March 11, 2015
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During the course of blogging about telework and topics related to modern work-life issues, people who’ve recently connected with me have received the impression that I “have it made,” making a living doing what I love. This isn’t the truth, so I’m setting the record straight about my experience with, and understanding of, consulting in the area of facilitating remote work arrangements at organizations. Additionally, as I hinted about undertaking a personal YouTube content creation project in an earlier post, I’ll hereby provide readers with more information about this as I’ll be integrating it as new subject matter in this blog. Read more of this post