The Blog for Business Owners

Articles to help you capture value and transition with success

Or choose a category:

  • All Blog Articles
  • Latest News
  • Events
  • Improving Company Value
  • Sell or Transition Your Business
  • Creating Your Legacy
  • Exit Succession Plan
  • Exit Value
  • Buying a Business
  • Strategic Planning
  • Innovative Growth
How to Protect Your Equity When Your Business Needs Cash

When it comes to financing your business growth, you might feel stuck between two tough choices: selling shares to raise cash, or borrowing money from a bank. Selling shares means giving up some of your valuable equity, while bank loans can be expensive and often require a personal guarantee. But...

Succession Reflections
Laurie Barkman underscores the importance of succession planning, noting that every business owner will eventually depart from their company. To shed light on this crucial topic, she invited author Beth Armknecht Miller back to her podcast, 'Succession Stories,' where they delve into Miller's book '...
Automate Business Processes to Create Value
AI automation can be a game-changer for small businesses looking to streamline their processes, save time and money, and stay competitive. With the help of AI, small businesses can achieve greater efficiency, make better decisions, and improve the overall customer experience.
Who Else Wants to Run a Company That Can Thrive Without You?
Laurie Barkman emphasizes the importance of decreasing owner dependency for increased business value. She presents seven actionable strategies, including building leadership teams, delegating tasks, and aligning incentives, that help organizations thrive beyond their owners' involvement.