1. Eight Exit Planning Steps to Prepare Your Business

    Failing to prepare for an exit is one of the most common mistakes business owners make. Exit planning should begin on day one. Your exit plan will inevitably change over time. So be prepared to revisit it just as frequently as you revisit other business plans. The following steps can help you prepare your business for a successful exit. Many owners fail to develop an exit plan for their small busi…Read More

  2. M&A Advisor: What Are You Paying for Anyway?

    Many people, when selling their first company, opt to go it alone. By doing so, they can miss out on value they might not even know about by navigating this process as a novice. Don’t make that mistake.  If you've never sold a business before, it might not seem like you get that much from an M&A advisor. They’re not miracle workers, after all. They can’t transform your company, and they…Read More

  3. 10 Reasons to Hire an M&A Advisor When You Sell Your Business

    You only sell your business once. Don’t rush the process and lose value. When you undertake a sale, treat it as a professional transaction, not a DIY project. Hiring a professional advisor makes the process easier and can increase valuation. Here are 10 excellent reasons to hire an M&A advisor to help you sell your company:   Active buyers are knowledgeable and reasonable, with extensiv…Read More

  4. 4 Signs of a Great M&A Advisor

    Evidence supports the valuable role of M&A advisors in the sale process. They offer useful advice, can help with valuation, and may also suggest strategic changes that increase the value of your business. It’s not enough to just choose the first advisor who comes knocking, though. Before hiring an advisor, look for these four characteristics. Experience Experience is the most important chara…Read More

  5. Why You Should Get A Valuation Even if You Don’t Intend to Sell

    No matter what type of business you run, there’s probably something that keeps you up at night—Is your team happy? Are you providing great services? Will you be in the black this year? Will you still be in business in 10 years? Few business owners give much thought to sale value. But this is actually just as important as the other queries, and can ultimately help drive value and spur greater s…Read More

  6. Pre-Sale Planning Advice for Business Owners

    Business owners hoping for a successful sale of their business often dive into the sale process without much thought. Neglecting pre-sale planning can diminish their chances of a successful sale, and even taint the marketplace for future efforts. Potential buyers expect to purchase valuable businesses that are properly prepared, and they wouldn't want to invest in false promises or flashy sales pi…Read More

  7. Thinking Of Selling A Business? Get Yourself Out There

    Here at Trinity Transaction Advisory we’re dedicated to getting you the absolute best price possible when you decide to sell a business. But as we perform your business valuation, it comes down to more than calculating everything from profits to the value of office furniture. We can also provide potential buyers with reasons why your company should be valued so highly. It all starts with you and…Read More

  8. Why Discretion is So Important in M&A

    There’s one aspect of selling a business that can’t be overemphasized, and that is the need for discretion. Being discreet is incredibly important because a leak suggesting that you're selling your business can cause uncertainty in both your business and the business deal you’ve hired us to set up. Here are a few reasons discretion is so important, as well as ways that we’ll work to protec…Read More

  9. Advantages of Selling With a Mergers and Acquisitions Company

    If you’re a business owner thinking about selling your business, you probably think you have a pretty good handle on your industry and what the best way would be to go about selling. After all, over the years you’ve dealt with large purchases, lawyers, and negotiating. You’re all set to be the one who sells your business, right? People sell their houses “by owner,” why not a business? Yo…Read More

  10. Why You Should Never Delay When You’re Thinking About Selling Your Business

      There’s an old saying that there are only three times to sell your business: when you want to sell, when you have to sell, and when they’re settling your estate. It’s a simple statement, but it really does drive the point home nicely and succinctly: if given the choice, there is only one of these three options that work out for you. When You Want To Sell: This is the best position to …Read More