M&A Digest – July 10, 2015

We’ve got a look at why the M&A market favors sellers right now, an analysis of the private equity activity in Canada, and more in this week’s M&A Digest. Click on the headlines to read the entire articles.

How To Stop Procrastinating: 7 Strategies

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You’re here because you want to stop that awful procrastination habit, so we’ll dive in before you put off reading this article. But first, a disclaimer: Overcoming procrastination takes self-awareness and new behaviors. All seven of these strategies probably won’t work for you, so find the ones that do and incorporate them into your routine.

M&A Digest – June 26, 2015

The M&A market is in the midst of one of the strongest sellers markets in quite some time. We discuss why, how long it will last, and the remarkable role of private equity in economic growth in the U.S.

M&A Digest – June 12, 2015

We look into why all business owners need to know what their companies are worth, timing your exit with the market, a great source for growth capital, and more. Click on the headline for the full piece.

M&A Digest – May 29, 2015

add-on-acquisitions-center-stage-trendThe M&A industry is buzzing with activity. We take a dive into what types of acquisitions are most popular, the specific industries private equity groups like to invest in, and where M&A activity is headed in the coming months. As usual, click on the headline to read the full article.

M&A Digest – May 15, 2015

We continue looking the M&A Basics series with a look at recasting and succession planning, as well as share errors to avoid when selling your company, the challenges of selling a family-owned business and more. As usual, click on the headline to read the full piece.

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Errors To Avoid When Selling Your Company

“Let’s face it – the equation is not balanced. You will most likely only sell one business your entire professional career. Buyers, especially those working for equity firms and corporate strategics, will make dozens of acquisitions in their careers. Because of this, they have the upper hand and can negotiate deals aggressively to their benefit, not yours.”

Can’t Pay Your New Employees More? Try Offering These Things That Are Just As Important

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What’s holding your business back from attracting the best and brightest employees? Your mind might turn to money. If your small or medium sized business is not a in a position to offer the highest salaries in your industry, all is not lost. Top talent candidates are after more than money, says a recent report from the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM).

M&A Digest – May 1, 2015

This M&A Digest features discussion about your company’s HR policies on being buyer buyer, the timing of hiring an M&A advisor & the right time to exit, the level of confidence bankers have in the economy, and business disaster preparedness. Click on the headline to read the full piece.

M&A Digest – April 17, 2015

This week’s M&A Digest discusses several studies that analyze merger and acquisition activity, manufacturing M&A activity and how business owners are hurt without an exit plan. Click on the headline to read the full article.

4 Problems A Family Business Can Avoid

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Companies with multiple family members in the ranks face a unique set of problems, since their personal and professionals lives are so entwined. While there are hurdles that can trip up family businesses, the good news is that they can be avoided and, if need be, corrected.

Here are four problems that owners of family companies can avoid to keep their workplace happy and productive