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Twin Cities FRSTeam Franchise Restoration Business Acquired

2019-07-10T13:35:40+00:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Article, Buying & Selling Businesses|

FRSTeam by Anderson Technical Restoration, an industry leader in fabric restoration, located in St. Paul, MN was acquired by Jerrod Lindquist on July 8, 2019. The new company name will be FRTeam North. FRSTeam are fabric and electronics restoration experts that specialize in restoring textiles, clothing and home electronics damaged by smoke, fire, water and mold. [...]

When To Hire A President To Run Things

2019-06-26T15:36:30+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Jim Brown had been running TerrAlign, a software company that helps clients optimize their sales territories,  for more than two decades when he decided to promote Ken Kramer to run things as the company’s President. Kramer was so good at leading the business that Brown ultimately asked him to manage the process of selling it. TerrAlign [...]

The Other Half of the Equation

2019-06-20T20:44:56+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

To have a happy and lucrative exit, you need two things: A business that is ready to sell An owner that is personally ready to sell …Yet so many owners fail to consider the latter and wind up crippled with depression because of their regret to exit – which is exactly what happened to one owner [...]

What to Do When Something New Attracts your Attention

2019-06-12T18:06:26+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Jessica Tindel and her partner started Dream Enrichment Classes, a business offering after school programs in math and art 13 years ago. Tindel built the business to 60 part time instructors and 5 full time office staff when a new business caught her attention. Stretched thin and drawn to the potential of her new idea, she decided [...]

Why “One (Buyer) Is the Loneliest Number”

2019-06-11T17:12:03+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Article, Selling a Business|

You own a successful business that you’ve grown through the years.   You’ve just recently thought about selling.  Lo and behold, another business in your industry approaches you to see if you’d like to sell.  What great timing and what an opportunity, right?  Wrong!  If you are serious about selling your business, you need to go to [...]

Herding Cats Towards the Exit

2019-06-06T15:09:05+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

When a company has over 20 owners, how do you get everyone onboard for a sale? The answer – for Wayne Colonna, who purchased Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG) – was a lot easier to bring to fruition than he imagined. When Colonna was approached by a strategic buyer in 2018, he wasn’t looking to sell. [...]

Why You Should Exit While You’re Ahead – A Cautionary Tale

2019-06-05T18:24:28+00:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Article|

The very best time to sell your business is when someone wants to buy it. While it can be tempting to continue to grow your business forever – particularly when things are going well -- that decision comes with a significant downside.  Take a look at the story of Rand Fishkin who started his entrepreneurial journey [...]

How to Buy or Sell a Company Seminar

2019-06-03T17:48:58+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Buying & Selling Businesses|

Join merger and acquisition expert Sam Thompson as he presents critical factors you need to know prior to buying or selling a business. How to properly evaluate a company you want to purchase How to prepare to sell your company What can you do to pay a reasonable price for another company or get top dollar [...]

How To Avoid The Hodgepodge Discount

2019-05-29T18:24:37+00:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Nobody likes paying for a hundred TV channels when all you want is a few, which is why so many people are dropping cable in favor of a subscription to only the select channels they'll watch. Similarly, no investor wants to buy a business with a hodgepodge of product lines if they can’t figure out how [...]

The True Value of Sticky Customers

2019-05-23T19:09:15+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Can you exit your business if you’re in a declining industry? The answers - according to CJ Whelan, who co-founded Adigo, a teleconferencing business, is yes — on one condition: you must have sticky customers. In the absence of an innovative product, acquirers may still buy your business if you can prove you have a loyal [...]

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.