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Exit Strategy

Case Study: Stephanie Harkness on Scaling Her Manufacturing Business and Life Post Exit

David Finkel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
David Finkel

By 2010 the company was incredibly successful, generating millions in profit, while allowing Stephanie and Jack to take 3 months or more of vacations a year. Three years later in 2013, they sold their company for a large 8-figure price.

Why You Need an Exit Strategy Today

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Maybe you want to run your business until you're ready to retire in your 60's. Perhaps your dream is to pass your business on to your children. Now is the time to really decide which path you'd prefer to take when the time comes.

3 Mistakes Preventing You From Selling Your Business

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If you're one of the millions of Baby Boomers and others thinking of selling your business in the next several years, consider this: The top mistake sellers make is having unrealistic expectations, according to a recent survey of business brokers and advisors.

Graceful Exit: Selling Your Franchise or Business

Vasilis Georgiou | Posted 05.23.2015 | Small Business
Vasilis Georgiou

All prospective sellers should begin the exit planning process for their business way in advance, in order to maximize their business valuation. Anything short of that and you are in for a not-so-graceful transition.

Does Your Marketing Plan Need an Exit Strategy?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Marketers and small business owners rarely think about the terms, "Marketing Plan" and "Exit Strategy" and use them in the same sentence.

A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

The Great Escape

Rich Siegel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Rich Siegel

I'm told I need an exit strategy. I'm told ad agencies don't need writers anymore. I'm told there's even less need for 44 year old writers. And what do I plan to do in five years when I become 45?

Ready to Quit Your Job? 5 Steps to Your Exit Strategy

Alexis Pierce | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Alexis Pierce

As boring as it sounds, making a huge life change -- like whether your money comes from a job or your own business -- isn't a spur-of-the-moment decision.

8 Lessons When Selling Your Company That Every Business Owner Should Know

David Finkel | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
David Finkel

There you have a list of the eight lessons I wished I would have known before I sold my first company but had to learn the hard way.

Business Etiquette: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are no guarantees that you will keep your current job indefinitely. Being prepared with an exit strategy, even if you're not actively looking, will be one less thing you have to worry about in the event you find yourself suddenly without a job.

Afghanistan Exit Strategy: How Bilateral Is the Security Agreement

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Zaman Stanizai

All parties in this conflict including the U.S., Afghan, and Pakistani governments and their battlefield adversaries are complicit in undermining peace.

Attack or No Attack on Syria -- Obama Wins

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

So the world looks to America to lead. Is seeking the approval of the American people through their elected leaders a 'failure' of leadership? Is a propensity to think before acting a sign of weakness?

Begin With the End in Mind

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Having the end in mind at the beginning seems counter-intuitive to most. There is no certainty that your position or the organization you create or are a part of will exit one, five or ten years from now. Things change -- needs evolve -- life happens.

Exit Here: 7 Steps to Successfully (and Profitably) Leaving Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 04.26.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Being in a position to dictate your own exit strategy should be the highlight of your career because it epitomizes the entrepreneurial dream: Go into business, be successful at it, and leave under your own terms.

Tips From The Rock n' Roll CEO No. 7: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (And Expensive, Too)

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business
Jared Gutstadt

Exit strategies. In business, you need one. Anyone's who's been divorced knows how messy it can get when two people split. Now imagine the financial and emotional messiness that can occur when business partners or business partnerships dissolve.

11 Ways America's Richest Taxpayers Avoid Taxes

Businessweek | Jesse Drucker | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

For the well-off, this could be the best tax day since the early 1930s: Top tax rates on ordinary income, dividends, estates, and gifts will remain at...

Why Oversight Matters: The Consequences of Hiring Criminals and Insurgents to Guard US Bases

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

When U.S.-employed base guards commit extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, or other harassment of the local population with no consequences, the local community holds the U.S. responsible.

Individual acts and the collapse of Pakistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Pakistan's "Strategic Depth" and Endless War in Afghanistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

Congress must be forced to not only institute a binding timetable for the president, but to accelerate that timetable in every conceivable way possible

What's worse: Steele's Afghanistan comments or the reaction?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Does an Afghanistan Exit Strategy Hurt Our Allies?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

A timetable for withdrawal is a good thing. Ignore the partisan myth-making and keep pressuring your representatives to hold Obama accountable and bring this war to an end.

A Growing Share of Americans' Income Comes From the Government

Michael J. Panzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. Panzner

While most eyes were focused on the better-than-expected gross domestic product data for last year's fourth quarter, this week's report from the Commerce Department also included details on U.S. personal income.

Mr. President, Lead Us Out of the Afghanistan War

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

President Obama: In your State of the Union address on January 27, 2010, I want you to provide a concrete exit strategy for our troops in Afghanistan.

Echoes of Bush in Obama's Speech

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

There were moments during the speech last night when if you closed your eyes, imagined the grammar a little mangled and a few words mispronounced, you could have easily been listening to President Bush.

Colin Powell To Obama On Afghanistan Troop Decision: "Take Your Time"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell reveale...