Business Value

A common area of confusion among advisors is understanding the difference between a “Main Street” business, a “Middle Market” business and a “Mom and Pop” business. Main Street Businesses The term “Main Street” is defined by the International Business Brokers’ Association and other professional intermediary organizations as any company with a Fair Market Value of…

At XPX Next, our advisor panelists share what tools they use to help their clients build realizable value. Moderator: Steve Conwell, CEO of Final Ascent LLC and XPX Dallas President Our panelists: Ray Croff for The Value Builder System, Todd Feldman for BEI and Stacy Kuxhausen for Maus Sponsors: Michael Brady (Maus), Brian Chow (The…

As a small business owner, you face many challenges when running your own company. Financial management is one of the most critical aspects of any business, but hiring a full-time CFO can be a costly and unrealistic expense for many small businesses. This is where Fractional CFOs, like those provided by FocusCFO, come in. What…

Since selling your business is likely the most significant and financially impactful transaction of your life, I share the Top 3 Sales Priorities every business owner must take to maximize their company’s sales price at Exit. Background – Unfortunately, Sales has been one of the most impactful, yet overlooked, aspects of Exit Planning. Exit Planning…

Program produced by XPX Charlotte. This is the 5th of 5 programs focusing on strategies to improve the value of business enterprises prior to a planned exit, and the 10th in our case study series. Business value is predicated largely on expectations for future cash flow, and strategic acquisitions may be an important tool to…

When a valuable employee tells you that they’ve received a job offer from another company, making a counteroffer may seem like a no-brainer.  But before you do, consider these potential downsides. If you are throwing money at jobs, think twice. Owners that have not paid attention to employee compensation on an annual basis will now…

Simply put, a predictable revenue model is a framework for consistency that provides business growth data based on a formulaic process. Think, forecasting. Implementing a predictable revenue model provides business owners an understanding of average revenue over time, including leads (MQL and SQL), sales growth, cost of customer acquisition, and more. In this new blog,…

Strategic Thinking in Uncertain Times – Albu Strategy Management (albu-strategymanagement.com) Our businesses are entering new challenging times. Inflation is at a 40-year high, energy prices have almost doubled, material costs are rising, and the federal reserve will be taking steps to slow the hot economy.    On the heels of the pandemic, we now face new…

Date: April 8, 2022 Start Time: 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time End Time: 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time Platform: Zoom Link for free ticket: Jay Samit Questions: Chat Are you tired of just paying bills until you die? Are you wasting your life at a job that doesn’t make you fulfilled or financially secure? Then Future Proofing You: Twelve…

Although graphic designers and brand managers should know the answer to the question, “How do brand colors help businesses increase brand value?”, many business owners don’t. And as members of the C-suite who have the most vested interest in their company’s success, this article will shed some valuable light on the importance of brand colors. Branding Color Schemes Do…

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  In our last article about life after the sale we discussed identity. Even when business owners are comfortable with who they are, however, there is still the nuts and bolts issue of activity. A business owner spends 20, 30, or (not uncommonly with Boomers,) 40 years focused on running a business. Unless they’ve built a substantial…

Work from anywhere has been a necessity, an epithet, an obstacle, and an opportunity over the last 3 years. To paraphrase Aristotle’s axiom about Nature (“Horror Vacui”), business abhors a vacuum. Where one occurs, it is quickly filled. Work from anywhere started as a COVID-induced necessity. During the lockdowns of 2020-2021 (and longer in some…

The Annual Government Contractor Awards celebrate Small Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) members and other government contracting organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to industry excellence. Award categories showcase companies of all sizes, plus key projects and outstanding executives. Your clients and exit prospects  in the GovCon industry can benefit from the exposure that comes…

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