Thursday, September 25, 2008

How Would You Sell Your Business?

It's a funny thing, that all the effort and marketing and promotion that goes into consulting and helping small business owners, one way or another, by consultants, and coaches and advisors and accountants... how little attention is paid to how to sell your business. And of course, how to get the best price for it!

Really, there is nothing that coaching or consulting can do to help your business as effectively as possible, without considering the potential for future sale of the business.

What are the assets to develop in the business?
What would have to happen now, in order to realise the best return on the sale of the business?
What's my business worth, and how would I calculate that?
How would I find a buyer?

The questions and more, are integral to the decisions that we make as business owners right now - even when a possible sale is years away.

Let's face it - if it isn't sale-worthy now... why would YOU want your business?

Life's too short to waste time (ie your life) toiling away in a business that isn't worth nearly what it could be.

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Lindy Asimus
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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Spring - Blueberries and Guiding Principles

It is now officially spring now, in Australia, and of course, as is usual, that means changeable weather and our warm sunny winter days seem to have morphed into rainy wintery skies.

No matter. Spring brings renewal and the gardens begin to wake up and so too, my new blueberry bush that I planted a few days ago. I'm getting conflicting stories. At the nursery, I was told the bush would grow 1 metre x 1 metre, yet others report they grow much taller. Is it a difference of variety, or something else? We shall see. And of course, I realise now, that I will need to put a net over it, or the birds shall beat me to every berry.
How does a blueberry bush know when it is tall enough?

I was thinking about renewal and how that fits with What Was... and what Will Be. And the agency that works behind the scenes to deliver our new Present. And it occured to me to wonder, how aware are we generally, of our motivations, our boundaries and where our things-we-would-be-prepared-to-do, bump up against those-things-we-would-not-do.

I think it would be a worthwhile exercise to articulate our own personal Manifesto. I shall be considering that very thing in the next few days.

What about you?

What Are Your Guiding Principles?

Where did they come from? Did you inherit them, or did you determine them, consciously?

How do you communicate your guiding principles to others? To your family, your friends, your customers, your prospects?

Do you live in alignment with your guiding principles?

Perhaps for a blueberry bush too, it is the genetic map that is imprinted with it's own kind of guiding principles that lets it know how tall, is tall enough.

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