Net Working Capital When Selling a Business

If you own a business, you probably know what working capital is. It’s the difference between current assets and current liabilities, the amount of money you need to operate the business. What you may not know is what “net working capital” is. If you are selling your business to a large corporation or a private…

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When you sell your business, what is its strategic value?

If you are thinking about selling your business, you may have heard that you can get more for it if you can sell it to a strategic buyer. That is probably correct, but it raises some questions: What is the strategic value of your business? How do you get paid for the strategic value of…

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Is it a good time to buy or sell a business?

The traditional thought is that it can’t be both. That’s because much of a buyer or seller’s thinking about this question is based on the price. If prices are high, it is good for the seller; if prices are low, it is good for the buyer. There are problems with looking at the question only…

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