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10 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Business If you hope to sell your business someday – even far into the future – the time to think about increasing its value is now, not when you decide to put it up for sale. CPAs and business brokers say that too many business owners are shocked to find out the business they’ve been
Best Practice for Selling Your Business USA Today columnist, Steve Strauss, gives advice on the best ways to sell your business in a struggling economy. 
How to Value Your Business The value of a business will depend upon a lot of factors, such as the number of years in business, number of employees, the amount and condition of the equipment, facilities, supplies and inventory, the type of customers, the degree customers are tied to the owner and the stability of earnings.
Preparing Your Business for Sale If you are seriously considering exiting your business by selling to a third party, there are several steps you should take before you begin actively marketing your company. The more time you allow for advance preparation, the better, though most of the following steps can be taken during the few
Drafting a Will: Estate Planning for Small Business Owners If you own a business, there’s a good chance it’s one of your most valuable assets--if not the most valuable. Not just a major source of income, your business is also the culmination of a dream and in some cases the livelihood of others. For this reason, it makes good sense to put
Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement During a business start-up’s early stages, it’s really the last thing on your mind that something could happen to one of the partners (or even yourself). But if that came to be, it could put a share of the business up for grabs and everyone’s dreams at risk. Investing a little
Dissolving a Business Dissolution is the process of voluntarily ending your business. Deciding to end a business can be a stressful and overwhelming process, but it’s important to complete the necessary steps to dissolve the formal business entity as it lets the state (or states) know your business is no

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