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SMB Benchmarking: A Management Tool for Your Business

Benchmarking can be a difficult, time-consuming process. But you can leverage these business and financial databases to measure your company’s performance.

M&A: Negotiations Don’t Start Until Someone Says No

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the costliest mistakes take place before negotiators sit down to discuss the substance of the deal.

Know When to Walk Away From A Deal: Six Rules to Follow

You’ve spent money and time negotiating a company sale. But the deal terms don’t feel quite right. When should you walk away? Follow these six rules.

Mezzanine Financing for Business Growth: Eight Use Cases

Mezzanine financing has multiple use cases for small businesses that are seeking to accelerate growth, Gary Miller of GEM Strategy Management Inc. explains.

Selling Your Company: Should You Roll Over Equity Into the Buyer?

When you sell your company, should you consider “rolling over equity” into the buyer’s company? GEM Strategy Management Inc. offers this guidance.

Selling Your Business Requires A Growth Story

As you prepare to exit your business through a potential company sale, the picture you paint can tell a story of growth, sedentary stability or decline.

Labor Shortage: How to Retain Employees With Phantom Stock Plans

How can your business reduce staff turnover and boost employee retention rates during the labor shortage? A phantom stock plan is one option, GEM Strategy asserts.

Understand EBITDA Before Selling Your Business

How can EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization) affect the value of a company and the price buyers pay for a business? Here are some answers.

Small Business Workplace Behavior: What CEOs Must Monitor

Less than a month before closing a business sale, a CEO learns his company is being sued for sexual harassment. Here are the lessons learned.

Funding Stages: From Startups to IPOs

There are five major funding stages before you can plan on exiting through an IPO. Here’s a look at each stage.