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Why fire trucks always back in

Have you ever noticed that fire trucks always back into the fire hall? Why don’t they just pull into their parking spot snout-forward like the rest of us? Backing in at the end of a shift saves them time when they have to get to a fire. They back in to be ready; whether the call comes in 5 minutes or 5 days, they are prepared to pull out as quickly as possible. Like the...

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Subscribers Make Your Company More Valuable

Why are Amazon, Apple and many of the most promising Silicon Valley start-ups leveraging a subscription business model? Subscribers not only provide steady revenue; they make your company more valuable in the eyes of an acquirer. In a traditional business, customers buy your product or service once and may or may not choose to buy again; but in a subscription business, you have "automatic” customers who have agreed to purchase from you on an ongoing...

Selling your Business, Valuebuilder

The hidden goal of the smartest business owners

  What are your business goals for the year? If you’re like most owners, you have a profit goal you want to hit. You may also have a top line revenue number that’s important to you. While those goals are important, there is another objective that may have an even bigger payoff: building a sellable business. But what if you don’t want to sell? That’s irrelevant. Here are five reasons why building a sellable business...