From Zero to $1.2 Million ARR Exit In 2 Years

2021-09-17T17:35:38+00:00

“Paul J. Farrell, founder of Nehemiah Security, shares valuable insights into the structure of a family fund and preparing your business for a sale," shares Minneapolis business broker Sam Thompson with M&A firm Transitions In Business. "He talks about the importance of a data room and organizing the data room well before you plan to sell.” [...]

From Zero to $1.2 Million ARR Exit In 2 Years2021-09-17T17:35:38+00:00

The Shotgun Breakup

2021-09-09T15:06:21+00:00

“This is a story of a business that had tremendous growth and how the owners survived the Great Recession while adding value to their business. An excellent lesson on scaling a business while controlling capital expenditures,” states Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. Back in 2006, Michael [...]

The Shotgun Breakup2021-09-09T15:06:21+00:00

How To Avoid The Switzerland Valuation Discount

2021-09-08T14:07:35+00:00

The Swiss are known to value their independence. They don’t use the Euro currency despite being sandwiched between France and Germany, and they never officially picked sides in the World Wars for fear of tying their wagon too closely to one geopolitical regime over the other. That’s why we give the name the Switzerland Structure to [...]

How To Avoid The Switzerland Valuation Discount2021-09-08T14:07:35+00:00

From Broke to Big Time Exit in Just 2 Years

2021-09-01T15:43:20+00:00

“Here’s a business owner that put in a tremendous amount of time to grow his business. He quickly found a market with a need," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. "This story of how Justin Adams created a business and then sold it has many valuable [...]

From Broke to Big Time Exit in Just 2 Years2021-09-01T15:43:20+00:00

Cheryl Contee on Selling Attentive.ly

2021-08-25T22:30:16+00:00

“This podcast takes you through the process of selling your business and finding out why the buyer wants to buy your business," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business.  "The sellers were able to have the buyer share with them how the selling business fit in with [...]

Cheryl Contee on Selling Attentive.ly2021-08-25T22:30:16+00:00

Turning the Tables

2021-08-18T20:11:45+00:00

“I always enjoy looking back at previous interviews and hearing from John Warrillow on what he thought his guests did right and at times could have done better when selling their businesses," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. "Avoiding earnouts, getting a larger multiple and understanding [...]

Turning the Tables2021-08-18T20:11:45+00:00

Recipe for a Successful Transition when Selling

2021-08-17T18:08:11+00:00

Having sold multiple businesses, I’ve found ownership transition is never the same.  Each sale has its own unique way of handing over the keys from one owner to the next. Some buyers don’t want the previous owner around as they’ve determined the business process needs upgrading and the selling owner will only get in the way.  [...]

Recipe for a Successful Transition when Selling2021-08-17T18:08:11+00:00

Why “Off-Boarding” Is an Essential Ingredient in Building to Sell

2021-08-11T16:33:41+00:00

“This is a true success story. Michele Hecken had her translation service for well over 20 years and was able to remove herself from the business while having key employees oversee the day to day activities," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. "Many tips on growing [...]

Why “Off-Boarding” Is an Essential Ingredient in Building to Sell2021-08-11T16:33:41+00:00

The $4 Million Haircut

2021-08-05T18:35:36+00:00

“Robert Hartline built a successful wireless business that he owned for over 25 years," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. "As he was in the process of selling, his carrier which was his main vendor, eliminated some of his stores which decreased his company value by [...]

The $4 Million Haircut2021-08-05T18:35:36+00:00

The Inside Story of Petco’s Acquisition of Shark Tank-Featured PupBox

2021-07-27T18:53:22+00:00

“Ben and Ariel Zvaifler launched PupBox, a subscription box for new puppy owners that offered training guides, treats and toys. They eventually sold to Petco after being on Shark Tank and getting a deal with Robert Herjavic," shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Buisness. "This story has [...]

The Inside Story of Petco’s Acquisition of Shark Tank-Featured PupBox2021-07-27T18:53:22+00:00

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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