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Why is it so hard to start a succession plan? Writer’s block, or just...

Succession Planning for your business is an easy topic to grasp: it’s about putting a plan in place for your business so ultimately, when you sell – be it to family, staff or the market – you will not only maximise your price, but ensure an easy transition process that will increase the marketability to a prospective buyer. Well, that seems like a pretty important document to me, so why do so many of us put off what is akin to an ‘insurance plan’ for our future?

Did the value of your business rise or fall last quarter? For most, it...

Although market confidence jumped towards the end of 2010, the September quarter revealed business values holding steady, according to the latest survey from the BizExchange Index, which measures private business value. The group expects the Australian economy to stay relatively flat for the next 6-12 months, continuing its general forecast.

How much is your business worth: Future earnings

This is the third and concluding article in a series on the most effective strategies for undertaking a business valuation. Having now analysed the best valuation methods for the present day, Kevin Lovewell turns to the final pieces in the financial puzzle: How to find a financial ratio that measures profits.

How much is your business worth: valuations based on assets versus cash flow [Part...

Last week, Kevin Lovewell emphasised the importance of undergoing a business valuation, noting how the large share of business value today is based on intangibles off the balance sheet. Here in Part Two, he reviews the specific methods for performing a valuation based on one of two measurements: the physical assets of the company and the cash flows the company provides to the owners.

How much is your business worth?

How much is your business worth? There are some fundamental truths about undertaking a business valuation. In this first of a three-part series, Kevin Lovewell provides a simple explanation of business valuation methodologies and debunks some of the myths surrounding valuation techniques.

What Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and startup capital raising have in common

US President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize based not on his accomplishments but to “encourage his vision” is not dissimilar to an entrepreneur trying to raise capital for the first time. Kim Wingerei explains.

What Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and startup capital raising have in common

US President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize based not on his accomplishments but to “encourage his vision” is not dissimilar to an entrepreneur trying to raise capital for the first time. Kim Wingerei explains.

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