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The Tech Start-Up vs. The Bootstrap Lifestyle

2020-07-22T16:40:10+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

Peter Demangos has started two businesses in the Human Resources sector. One was a bootstrapped insurance brokerage where they sold employee benefits programs to large clients. The other was an HR software company called Collage, where Demangos and his co-founders raised $3.5 million of investment capital and sold three years later for $15 million. Given that [...]

The 8-Figure Trigger

2020-07-21T17:34:06+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“Lee Gregory, owner of Sir Lines-A-Lot, did many things correctly when he went to sell his business," states Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. "One was he brought in a general manager to run his business.  Unfortunately, he could have done a better job in pre-due diligence.  [...]

Teamwork Leadership Development Presentation

2020-07-15T18:15:23+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Article|

Don't miss the first Leadership Development Presentation sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina. Transitions In Business president Sam Thompson will lead the first presentation on Teamwork. Who: Open to anyone (sponsored by The Rotary Club of Edina) When:  July 21st, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00pm Where: Online (a link will be provided upon registration) Registration [...]

3 Ways to Untangle Yourself from Your Business

2020-07-16T16:18:20+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Selling a Business|

“Debbie King, owner of Association Analytics, was devastated to learn from an M&A advisor that her business was not sellable.  She then proceeded to recreate her business model and was able to sell her business.  Debbie sold the benefits of a product model instead of a service model,” shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and [...]

3 Ways to Get Your Life Back

2020-07-14T17:08:55+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Article|

How’s your workload these days? If the pandemic has forced you back into the weeds of your business, you’re not alone. Many owners are again doing tasks they haven’t done in years because they have had to lay off front-line staff or their employees have fallen ill or are caring for someone in need. Being back [...]

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 [...]

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.
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