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15 AugFour Ways to Protect Your Turf


Warren Buffett famously invests in businesses that have what he calls a protective “moat” around them – one that inoculates them…

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01 Aug9 Warning Signs You’re Too Much In the Weeds


If you were to draw a picture that visually represents your role in your business, what would it look like? Are…

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15 JulDealing with the 800 Pound Gorilla in Love


On June 1, 2011, both Floyd’s Coffee Shops in Portland, Oregon were busier than usual. The regulars were elbowed out of…

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01 JunWhat your age says about your exit plan


In our experience, your age has a big effect on your attitude towards your business and how you feel about one…

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15 MaySuper Seven Questions Buyers (Almost) Always Ask


We have done some recent introductory management presentations and there are some questions that buyers almost always ask in the “get to...Read More

01 MayWhen to launch a process – It’s all about timing (Part 2)


I wasn’t planning on writing a follow-up blog about market timing, but given some recent conversations I have had on current…

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15 AprWhen to launch a sales process – It’s all about timing


It’s been a busy Q1 2022 and we have had a number of inbounds from various entrepreneurs asking us about whether…

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31 MarThe Fork In the Road – Evaluating Growth Options


I am going to venture away from some of my more recent posts on specific deal considerations and focus this post…

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15 MarManaging Third Party Approvals (Part 2)


In our prior posting, we began to explore deals that require the approval (or consent) of a third party for a…

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01 MarManaging Third Party Approvals (Part 1)


While most buy/sell processes are typically between two parties (perhaps representing multiple shareholders), we do run into situations where there are…

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