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Are you thinking of starting a small business in your 60s? It's not as unusual an idea as you might think. In fact, older entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly common. We'll take you step-by-step through the process of building your profitable business.

6 days ago

What Does Success Look Like When You’re Selling Your Business?

Many top business coaches like Ali Brown, Brene Brown, and Stephen Covey suggest you start a project with the end in mind. The same applies to selling your business. Along this line, if I asked you to list goals for selling your business, you might list…

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2 weeks ago

7 Ways Your Customer Base and Email List May Add Value to Your Business Sale Price

Ever wonder what value a potential buyer might assign to your customer base and email list? Afterall, you’ve spent the lifetime of your business creating a loyal customer base. You’ve worked hard to grow and nurture your email list…

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4 weeks ago

How to Find Your Business’s Value: Three Approaches

Valuing a business is a complex process, and a single method is rarely used in isolation. While having a rough estimate of the value of your business in the beginning is useful, you’ll ask for a formal valuation from an independent valuation expert later…

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1 month ago

How Being “Old” Makes Me More Successful

When we were in our 20s and 30s we had many advantages in life. Do I need to list them all? I don’t think so. We are very aware of those advantages… both the real ones and the imagined. But, as we age, we begin to realize (hopefully) that with all the disadvantages…

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1 month ago

How Much Is My Business Worth?

This is the first question every business owner asks when I talk with anyone about exiting her business. There are two answers: “A business is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it,” and “It depends”…

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2 months ago

Leaving a Long-Time Career? Write a “Dear Job” Letter!

Shortly after Karen and I decided to launch a business together, she put some temporary brakes on it. Whereas for me this next stage was just a pivot in direction for my freelance writing career…

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2 months ago

5 Steps to Sell Your Business

It may not have been on your mind the day you started your business, but one day you’ll exit it. If you’re at the point in your business life-cycle where you’re starting to think about an exit, selling a business may seem overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be…

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2 months ago

Working in Retirement: The 3 Rs That Will Help You Find Your Passion

Many of us do not even consider stopping work as an option in retirement. We may plan to work in a different way, different hours, or even utilizing totally different skills. I find exciting the notion that many of us decide to use this opportunity…

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4 months ago

Is It Possible to Brand My Small Business?

These days, branding is a word that is bandied about freely. Everyone, from celebrities to wanna-be influencers, is trying to brand themselves or their business. You may be thinking, that’s okay for famous people or big businesses but what about…

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4 months ago

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks

Why is it that time seems to fly now that we’re 60 or 70 or 80? I’m often amazed when a wedding, the death of friend or a move to a new city was 20 or 30 years ago. Heavens, it’s already 2024! What happened to 2023?

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