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Walking Away From an 8 Figure Exit

2020-07-01T20:23:29+00:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“Josh Davis, owner of a marketing agency called Spirit of Women, was days away from closing on the sale of his business," shares Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and the president of  M&A firm Transitions In Business. "During the process he knew something wasn’t right about the transaction.  He didn’t trust the buyers plus they [...]

Sam Thompson Shares Valuable Insight for Selling Businesses

2020-06-28T14:04:41+00:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

In this Marvin L. Storm Business Exit Stories podcast you will hear insightful tips about selling businesses stemming from business intermediary Sam Thompson's years of M&A experience. Listen as he shares: How a $35,000 decision ended up costing a business owner $2,000,000 in cold hard cash at closing. Customer concentration cost a seller a $7,000,000 deal [...]

The Backstory Behind Dream Water’s $34.5M Exit

2020-06-24T13:03:42+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“This interview with David Lekach, owner of Dream Water, takes us though a well thought out marketing plan that eventually created tremendous value for his company," states Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and the president of  M&A firm Transitions In Business. "He shares his frustration with how the process of selling your business is never [...]

Getting Acquired Doesn’t Have to Be a Blood Sport

2020-06-17T16:06:16+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“David Amigo sold his modular home business to a buyer he trusted and eventually remained friends with.  This interview shares how important it is for the buyer and seller to like each other," explains Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and the president of Transitions in Business.  "There are always going to be hiccups during the [...]

How the Fine Print in an Acquisition Offer Can Leave You Penniless

2020-06-09T17:02:22+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“Fascinating story about a business owner named Ana Chaud who boldly grew her Garden Bar restaurant from one small location to 10," shares Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. "Great insight into how she raised money to scale her business.  Ana explains what she would have done differently [...]

How to Hire a CEO Without Losing Your Company

2020-06-03T20:37:20+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“This is an excellent example of how a founder brought in a CEO to take his business to the next level," states Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and president of  M&A firm Transitions In Business. "This story also explains the most important thing a M&A advisor does in representing you” When we discover a vaccine [...]

6 Ways to Overcome a Business Trauma

2020-06-01T22:04:04+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Article|

“As we weather through another business downturn there are things a business owner can do now to physically and mentally get through the pain. The following three options will help you decide what your next move should be,” states Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and president of Transitions In Business. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is [...]

How to Package Your Service Into a Product

2020-05-26T20:09:58+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“Michael Spinosa and Scott Greenwall built a successful digital marketing agency named Unleashed that drew the attention of a private equity group called LINC partners," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of Transitions In Business. "Their story includes selling their business to LINC Partners for much more than they had anticipated with [...]

How to Structure Your Earn-out in Uncertain Times

2020-05-20T16:41:32+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

“Anson Sowby shares how he sold his business with over 50% of the payment made in an earn out.  Great insight as to how earn outs work," states Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and president of Transitions In Business. "Anson also talks about the value he found with his M&A advisor and how they helped [...]

How to Increase an Acquisition Offer Without Appearing Greedy

2020-05-12T17:14:11+00:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“This owner did a nice job of growing her business with recurring revenue," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of Transitions In Business.  "She also shares with the listeners the difference between selling your business to a financial buyer versus a strategic buyer.” In 2012, Gabriela Isturiz co-founded Bellefield Systems, a company [...]

About Transitions in Business

Transitions In Business is an independent firm, servicing medium sized businesses and their respective buyers. Our vision is to effectively guide corporate ownership through the many obstacles of mergers and acquisitions by confidently offering a clear and honest partnership. Our process includes confidentially engaging and vetting qualified buyers that will maximize the transaction benefits for both the seller and the buyer of a business.