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How To Do Less While Making More

2020-04-01T18:46:03+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“Here is an interesting interview with a business owner who explains the difference between recurring revenue and re-occurring revenue.  There is a big difference to buyers and how they value your business," states Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and president of Transitions In Business.  "The discussion also explains the selling process with Indications of Interest [...]

3 Reasons Bollé Sunglasses Acquired SPY Optics

2020-03-25T15:00:26+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Buying & Selling Businesses, Podcast|

“This interview with Stephen Roseman, president of Spy Optics, includes a quote from Stephen in which he says 'Build a house you want to live in.'  Meaning, build a strong business with a sound foundation," states Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and president of Transitions In Business.  "Oftentimes business owners will glossy up a business [...]

Why Cracker Barrel Paid $36 Million For Maple Street Biscuit Company

2020-03-18T15:23:27+00:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“When selling a larger business the stakeholders will often times consider a financial buyer such as a private equity group, or a strategic buyer such as a competitor,"  states Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and president of Transitions In Business.  "Great story on how the Maple Street Biscuit Company sold successfully to a strategic buyer.  [...]

The Inside Story Of Elsevier’s $50.6 Million Acquisition Of 3D4Medical.com

2020-03-12T18:39:12+00:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“This is an interview with a business owner that had his exit plan in place right from the beginning"   stated Sam Thompson, a Minneapolis business broker and President of Transitions In Business. "He was able to take his business to the next level after implementing a recurring revenue model.  Great story on how software companies are [...]

How To Scratch Your Itch

2020-03-10T16:52:47+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“There are a handful of key selling attributes that buyers of businesses want to see in a business.  As a business broker, I find buyers will often ask if the selling business has any recurring revenue." states Sam Thompson, CBI, M&AMI, and President of Transitons In Business. "This interview is a prime example of a business, [...]

Inside Shutterstock’s $65 Million Acquisition of FlashStock

2020-02-27T20:11:36+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“This is an interesting interview," stated Sam Thompson, Minneapolis business broker and president of Transitions In Business,  "in which the business owner (seller) explains how his investment banker showed him how to buy time with the initial buyer in order to bring in additonal  buyers.  The seller also shares detailed examples of how grueling due diligence [...]

Pura Vida Acquired For $75 Million

2020-02-20T16:21:20+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“This is a true American success story in which two guys came up with an idea, had a reliable vendor, used creative marketing and worked extremely hard to build an incredible business.  As they grew the business they realized they reached a point where they needed to bring in a buyer to help them take their [...]

How Nick Gray Sold Museum Hack

2020-02-13T18:05:17+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

"Listening to this podcast, I can certainly relate to this owners’ situation as I too had a hospitality business for 29 years that included hiring part time tour guide services." said Sam Thompson, President of Transitions In Business an Edina, MN based mergers and acquisitions firm. "Planning incentive retreats for part time employees can often times [...]

When To Bring In Someone To Run Your Company

2020-02-06T17:50:06+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

Pathfinder Health offered software to therapists helping patients with Autism. The company founder was creative, but the company had reached a plateau. Tina Youngblood was brought in as a hired gun to turn things around and get the company ready to sell. Within one year, Youngblood had fixed the culture and financials and stabilized the product. [...]

3 Ways To Immunize Yourself From The Dangers Ahead

2020-01-30T16:39:55+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

In the last two weeks, we’ve seen a passenger jet shot out of the sky. A super-bug has emerged in Asia. A bun fight in the democratic primaries which will look like a schoolyard tussle compared to the bare-knuckle cage match we’re about to witness in the race to become — or remain — the leader [...]

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.