Think Twice Before Starting That New Division
Jim Beach sold American Computer Experience for $200 million, which sounds like a fantastic exit, but when I asked Beach if he had any regrets I was surprised by how long a list of lessons he had to share.
How To Sell A 22-Employee Company For $125 Million
Altia Systems has just crested 20 employees and was fine tuning the latest version of its camera system. So how on earth did it sell for $125 million?
Disrupted By Airbnb, Acquired By Expedia
From the acquirer to the seller, Ross Buhrdorf bought more than 25 companies at HomeAway, then sold his business to Expedia for a whopping $3.9 billion. Now, he’s sharing his secrets – from both sides.
From Food Stamps To A Seven-figure Exit
While Michael Pedone survived off of food stamps as a kid, he dreamed of living a lifestyle where money wasn’t scarce. Fast-forward a few decades, and Pedone sold his first company for $1.2MM.
Derek Sivers sold CD Baby for $22 million dollars and decided to do something interesting with the money.
From Nothing to $25 Million in 12 Months
SnapSaves was created by Buytopia, which has a deal-of-the-day business model similar to Groupon. Started by Michele Romanow and her partners in Buytopia, the idea was to let shoppers snap a picture of their grocery receipt using the app.
Why The Fine Print In Your Acquisition Offer Matters
Before the pandemic, fancy salad bars were popping up in major cities across the US, making the category one of the fastest-growing sectors of the restaurant industry. Despite their popularity in major cities, when Ana Chaud moved to Portland, Oregon, she was surprised to see a shortage of good salad options.
An 18-Month Roller Coaster Leads to a Rock-Bottom Sale
The story of Tiny Devotions is a cautionary tale about the importance of getting out while you’re ahead.
4 Big Exits, 1 Smart Entrepreneur
Steve Murch’s BigOven sale is his latest in a series of successful multi-million-dollar exits. Find out how he did it.
How To Find A $100 Million Idea
Dr. David Bach is a Harvard-trained scientist, physician, and serial entrepreneur.
Building to Sell Through a Crisis
Nashville-based Bryan Clayton was running Peachtree, a landscaping business, when the financial crisis of 2008 hit hard. Customers stopped spending money overnight. Clayton gathered his employees together and told them the world had changed and asked each to re-commit to the company. Clayton told them that the road ahead would be challenging, but he would do everything in his power not to cut staff.