3 Things You Can Do to Prepare For Exiting Your Small Business

Most small business owners aim to sell their business someday. According to a PNC Bank survey, 78% of owners plan to sell their business to fund between 60% to 100% of their retirement. If that number seems high, it is, especially as baby boomers seek to exit their small businesses over the next 10 years. By the year 2030, every one of the estimated 74 million baby boomers in the U.S. will be over the age of 65 which will dramatically increase the supply of businesses seeking a buyer.

Baby boomer stats

AS baby boomers age out of their businesses, the supply will be greater than any time in history

If you own a small business, the time to move from thinking about exiting to planning an exit is now.…

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Selling Your Online Business? Here Are 5 Common First-Time Exit Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Like many business owners, you might have found yourself at a crossroads lately. It might have been brought about because you’ve decided that you want to venture into a new business, or you’ve decided to retire altogether. In another case, it might have been brought about by a sudden need for a cash influx, or because you feel like you’ve already maximized all growth potential possible.

Online business for sale

Whatever your reason, you might find yourself wondering, “How can I sell my business?”

Selling an online business is no different from selling a brick-and-mortar business. In order for it to be successful and profitable, you need to devote substantial time and effort in planning and executing the sale process.…

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Closing a Business: Top Tips for Taking Your Open Sign Down

It’s time. You’re happy, but at the same time you’re sad. Your business is ready to be shut down. Maybe you’re hanging your hat up for good. Maybe you’ve decided to move on to something else.

Whatever the case may be, there are specific steps you need to take before you can close the doors for good.

Closed sign

Vote On It

The first thing you need to do is vote on the closure of your business. Even if you’re a one man show, the state continues to recognize the business as an ongoing legal entity until the corporation is formally dissolved.…

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