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Transaction value will be pegged to a combination of Seller Discretionary Earnings and Active Customers adjusted up or down according to Average Cart Value and Purchase Frequency. Buyer will either be financial, focusing on SDE, or strategic focusing more on the ACV and PF. Find a buyer by bui...

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Businesses are valued as a function of their cash flow. In a contract service business, the cash flow can be tied to the contracts that are in place. Here is the problem, if the contracts don't go very far into the future, then you won't get a very high multiple of cash flow as a business valuati...

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YES! You certainly can sell a services business; and, if it is positioned and prepared properly, for pretty great returns too. There are a number of different exit strategies available to you, not ALL of them acquisition. For instance; we have helped service business owners transition (exit) fr...

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Listen to my interview with exit strategist Jock Purtle of Digital Exits here (no opt-in, simple download): https://www.mediafire.com/file/ufbe877j6qupun6/JockPurtleInterview.mp3

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Keep in mind that investors invest for returns. Telling a prospective investor that you want his or her money to grow your business but don't plan on ever generating a liquidation event that pays him or her a dividend is not likely going to work; angel or not. You may be better served with debt...

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It is difficult to give you a clear answer without knowing more about your company and product. Are you looking to sell or just want someone to advise you on what/how to do it?

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A very good question, with many long, complex answers. As a starting point, take a look at flippa offerings to get an idea of common metrics disclosures. You can also search for flippa + metrics + read up on the entire deal flow of site sales. In general, most sites sell for 2.5x-7x yearly pro...

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First of all BE VERY CAREFUL about exiting investors while bringing new ones on. You cannot give investors money back out of proceeds raised from new investors. It's illegal (called Ponzi). This is a VERY tough scenario since you are dealing with two substantial issues - 1) building (or rebuild...

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What do you see when you look at the stock market over the last two weeks? The Dow was down over 900 points this morning. Why are you even thinking of selling your business in this sort of market when there are no buyers? If the above makes sense to you then its wrong. The Dow recovered becau...

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Hello, you have a very interesting product in an interesting and growing industry. Anything with automated HR solutions is probably a good venture right now. There is a client of ours actually, www.BetaBulls.com who has specialized in automated Human Resources software (SaaS) as a CTO for other c...

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