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21
Aug
17
"Where's All the Drama?" How One Business Owner Successfully Sold His Business
Jeff Hutsell sold his company, Levels of Discovery, in 2013. Recently, we interviewed Jeff to find out what he recalls about the process and what advice he has for others.
09
Aug
17
The Value of Business Ownership
Is business ownership a valuable experience? Read the story of Robert Drumm, a DVS Group client, to find out.
17
May
17
What to Do If You Get an Unsolicited Offer for Your Business
Not many things are more overwhelming or intimidating than when a business you respect approaches you asking that you consider selling your business. Whether you’re ready to sell or not, there is a rush of emotions: fear, excitement, trepidation, pride. Every fiber of your being wants this to work out for the survival of your business, for your employees, your family, your legacy.
05
Apr
17
How to Start Strong in Your Business Exit Process
Honesty. Selling your business requires honesty. You must be prepared to answer the questions that buyers have in an honest, almost clinical way. Starting strong in your business exit process involves being honest about your motivation, your numbers, your employees, your customers and your competitors. It’s a bit like going to the doctor to get your moles checked – annoying, frustrating, a bit anxiety inducing but you come out on the other side aware of…
22
Mar
17
Who Does My Business Feed? A Look at the Rippling Impact of Small Business in the U.S.
Most of us have a desire to make an impact, make a difference, contribute. Business owners have a unique opportunity to do that in ways that ripple beyond their direct sphere of influence. Curious how? Take a look at the statistics below about small business in the US, the individuals it impacts and the community that benefits. 
23
Feb
17
The Professional Advisor's Guide to Hiring an Investment Banker
Accountant, financial advisor, insurance agent, banker, attorney… Whoever you are, you will likely have clients, at some point or another, who want to (or have to) sell their business. Although exciting and novel, this step in your client’s life is risky for you because you’re not in charge of the process. To mitigate some of that risk, you can guide your client to make a good decision on the investment banker he or she chooses…
15
Feb
17
Three Things You Need to Know About Seller Financing
A business is for sale. Buyer and seller meet. It’s a match made in heaven. They’re ready to get a deal done. How is the buyer going to find the millions of dollars required to buy the business? Likely partially from you, the seller.
25
Jan
17
Who Will (Maybe) Buy Your Business: A Business Owner's Guide to Potential Buyers
There are two main considerations when thinking about who would and could buy your business. The first is your management team. The second is the size of your business. Why are these the two main considerations? They’re the first two aspects of the business a buyer will go to in order to evaluate. Your management team and the size of your business matter to buyers.
04
Jan
17
[Listen] The Buyer's Perspective: Interview on Exit Coach Radio
I enjoyed my time talking to Bill Black about the buyer's perspective in business acquisition. These insights might be helpful if you are a motivated seller and desire to be attractive to potential buyers of your business. Check out more of Bill Black's Exit Coach Radio interviews here. 
28
Dec
16
Top Three Ways to Begin the Business Valuation Process with Your Clients
As an advisor, you have your client’s trust and thus, you desire to direct them wisely. When your client is a business owner there is an additional asset to consider- an asset that is hard to put a number on. Each business is unique and requires a careful valuation process. The valuation process can feel complicated and often evokes emotion.


The DVS Group is a boutique merger and acquisition firm specializing in businesses with at least $1 million in annual profit. We go beyond the numbers to find your right match - your Purple Squirrel.

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