Growing your Business

Where to start, when your growth stops

  Why would two companies in the same industry, with the same financial performance, command vastly different valuations? The answer often comes down to how much each business is likely to grow in the future. The problem is that a lot of successful businesses reach a point where their growth starts to slow as the company matures. In fact, the price of doing a great job carving out a unique niche is that the specialty...

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Six ways to profit from your vacation this summer

Summer is here, and although it may seem strange, now may be the perfect time to increase the value of your company. The most valuable businesses are the ones that can survive without their owner. A buyer will pay a premium for a company that runs on autopilot and levy a steep discount for a business that is dependent on its owner. This summer, consider taking an extended break from your business to see how...

Scale your Business

How To Scale Up Your Service Business

Increase the value of your company by training others in your area of expertise. It can be tough to grow a service business. Clients are typically buying your expertise, and if all you have to sell is time, the size of your business will always be limited by the number of hours in your day. One way to scale up your service business is to launch a training division to teach others what you know. That's...

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...