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One Personality Trait Most Successful Entrepreneurs Share

Survey a group of founders about the personality traits that made them successful, and they will be quick to use words like determination, sacrifice, and hard work. Others will show more humility and chalk their success up to personality traits like curiosity. Still, others will credit dumb luck.

However, I believe there is another personality trait that many of the most successful founders have in common…

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The 4 Stages of Exit Wealth

What’s your number?

You know the one.

It’s the amount of money you would have to be offered to sell your business. It can be tempting to imagine selling for an outlandish sum, but is that amount necessary for you to consider your exit a win?

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How to Avoid Getting Carved Up by an Acquirer

Streaming services like ESPN+, Disney Plus, and Netflix have risen to prominence in part because cable providers have been holding their customers hostage for decades.
If you wanted to get ESPN in the old days, you had to subscribe to a cable package of six hundred useless channels with nothing but bad sitcoms and crappy reruns.

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Is This Hidden Factor Driving Down the Value of Your Business?

An Airbus A380 is a huge plane capable of flying up to 853 passengers from Houston to Dubai. It has four massive engines yet, amazingly, could stay in the air if three of the four were to fail. That’s the kind of redundancy you want if you’re one of the 853 souls who depend on the A380’s airworthiness for your survival.

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Impact of recurring revenue on valuation

How $1 of Revenue Became Worth $7

Where sales are concerned, the past rarely predicts the future. A major competitor can enter the marketplace, and a once-hot product line can grow cold. The result? Your hockey stick-shaped growth trajectory can unexpectedly tail off — and with it, the long-term value of your business.

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Eight Key Drivers of Company Value: Recurring Revenue

One of the biggest factors in determining the value of your company is the extent to which an acquirer can see where your sales will come from in the future. If you’re in a business that must start from scratch each month, the value of your company will be lower than if you can pinpoint the source of your future revenue.

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One Personality Trait Most Successful Entrepreneurs Share

Survey a group of founders about the personality traits that made them successful, and they will be quick to use words like determination, sacrifice, and hard work. Others will show more humility and chalk their success up to personality traits like curiosity. Still, others will credit dumb luck.

However, I believe there is another personality trait that many of the most successful founders have in common…

Read More ›

The 4 Stages of Exit Wealth

What’s your number?

You know the one.

It’s the amount of money you would have to be offered to sell your business. It can be tempting to imagine selling for an outlandish sum, but is that amount necessary for you to consider your exit a win?

Read More ›

How to Avoid Getting Carved Up by an Acquirer

Streaming services like ESPN+, Disney Plus, and Netflix have risen to prominence in part because cable providers have been holding their customers hostage for decades.
If you wanted to get ESPN in the old days, you had to subscribe to a cable package of six hundred useless channels with nothing but bad sitcoms and crappy reruns.

Read More ›

Is This Hidden Factor Driving Down the Value of Your Business?

An Airbus A380 is a huge plane capable of flying up to 853 passengers from Houston to Dubai. It has four massive engines yet, amazingly, could stay in the air if three of the four were to fail. That’s the kind of redundancy you want if you’re one of the 853 souls who depend on the A380’s airworthiness for your survival.

Read More ›
Impact of recurring revenue on valuation

How $1 of Revenue Became Worth $7

Where sales are concerned, the past rarely predicts the future. A major competitor can enter the marketplace, and a once-hot product line can grow cold. The result? Your hockey stick-shaped growth trajectory can unexpectedly tail off — and with it, the long-term value of your business.

Read More ›

Eight Key Drivers of Company Value: Recurring Revenue

One of the biggest factors in determining the value of your company is the extent to which an acquirer can see where your sales will come from in the future. If you’re in a business that must start from scratch each month, the value of your company will be lower than if you can pinpoint the source of your future revenue.

Read More ›

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