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A Rembrandt in the Attic

A Rembrandt in the Attic

James Prebble co-founded Palladium Digital, a consultancy helping companies think about their digital strategy.  The company experimented with various business models until they landed on helping private equity groups get a return on their investments. Private equity...

American Horror Story

American Horror Story

American Horror Story I have met business owners who grew their business to about $1M in revenue, only to fall back to $800K or less. They did not realize that the skills, knowledge, and organizational structure needed to build a business to $1M in revenue must all...

Who Owns ACTUALLY Owns Your Business

Who Owns ACTUALLY Owns Your Business

Legal Clean Up Before You Market Your Business Sooner or later, most business owners consider the prospect of selling their business. This could be initiated by a prospective buyer asking if your business might be for sale, you might be approaching retirement, or it...

How to get a big Payday when you Sell

How to get a big Payday when you Sell

How to get a big Payday when you Sell A business appraisal requires significant knowledge of your business, your industry, your financial situation, your management style, the application of complicated formulas, comparison with similar businesses, knowledge of...

Cash vs. Profits

Cash vs. Profits

One Hidden Thing That Drives Your Company's Value You already know that your company’s revenue and profits play a big role in how much your business is worth. Do you also know the role cash flow plays in your valuation? Cash vs. Profits A Buyer must write two checks...

When to Sell Your Agency

When to Sell Your Agency

When to Sell Your Agency You put a lot of time, effort, and money into building a great agency. You stayed focused on your goals and achieved them step by step. Now you are considering if this is the right time to cash out and begin the next phase of your life. Or,...

3 Reasons Not To Diversify

3 Reasons Not To Diversify

3 Reasons Not To Diversify How does Vitamix get away with charging $700 for a blender when reputable companies like Cuisinart and Breville make blenders for less than half the price? It’s because Vitamix does just one thing, and they do it better than anyone else. You...

How and When to Sell a HVAC/Plumbing Business

How and When to Sell a HVAC/Plumbing Business

Most business owners have invested considerable time and energy in their business, and the decision to sell the business can be particularly difficult. Unlike most business decisions you make, you only get one shot to get it right, so it pays to know what to expect...

Exit By The Numbers

Exit By The Numbers

Exit By The Numbers If you are like most business owners you will work until you reach your “number”. Many owners choose their number based on their age, or perhaps a calendar year. If these are your criteria for exiting you may be greatly disappointed when you reach...