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Business Strategy

All business owners and leaders need the time and space to work on business strategy.  We firmly believe that a business is getting the exact results that it has been designed to get, which means if you want better results you must start with a better design.  Below are a collection of business articles on business strategy from our weekly Business Owner Insights.

June 24, 2016

When you buy a business you are buying a history.  When you start a business you are buying speculation.  Most of the time, buying a business will cost you less.

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June 17, 2016

In preparing to buy a business, make sure you have a solid written story of your capabilities to own and operate a business; the Seller and lender have to buy you.

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June 10, 2016

Other than buying a business, there is no place you can put your money to receive high rates of return, with control over the outcome. 

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June 3, 2016

It is a mistake to rely solely on your long-time bank to finance your new business acquisition; about half the time you will be disappointed at the response.

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May 20, 2016

Smart business owners use the services of a business coach; when buying a business, it will significantly increase your chances of success.

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May 6, 2016

When you buy a business, run it like it had been run for a while before making any major changes; get to know it first. #buyabusinessiowa

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April 22, 2016

In the current economy, a banker’s best investment option is a good loan to a strong borrower.  #buyabusinessiowa

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April 1, 2016

When buying a business look at the quality of the earnings. How sustainable & repeatable are they, what factors make them volatile?

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March 18, 2016

It's most often cheaper to buy a business than to start one.

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March 4, 2016

Many businesses that delayed in selling during the recession are now healthy and interested in selling.

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