Business Development Entrepreneurship

How to Price Your Business Acquisition Right: The Art of Company Valuation

Business Acquisition

In a recent post, I shared some tips for making a business acquisition work successfully and therefore to realize its full value. Of course before you can do that, you have to make the acquisition, which involves an estimation of the target company’s value. In this post, I share some knowledge that will help you to successfully conduct a company valuation and ensure your bid represents an accurate estimate of the target’s worth. But first, you should know some of the most important tenets of valuation when making a business acquisition.

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Business Development Entrepreneurship

5 Tips for Making Mergers and Acquisitions Work

My business life can be divided in two parts: one, is startups that work and are within industries that are in high demand at that moment, possibly to emerge as potential biggies; another is boosting revenues and valuation as we go along the journey with high valued, well-planned mergers and acquisitions that speed up that process.

Whether you see an opportunity to merge your company with another or to acquire a smaller player in your commercial niche, or you decide that you need to find such an opportunity to improve the value of your own organization, getting into the world of mergers and acquisitions can be a lengthy, fulfilling and sometimes risky business.

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Business Development Entrepreneurship Marketing

Nine Ways for Effective Multitasking

Effective Multitasking

Those who know how I work and have worked closely with me have seen me do several things at the same time, keeping it whole and trying to do justice to every single thing that I am doing/handling at that time. It wasn’t always this easy, and it took a couple decades to get here, with a lot of practice. I enjoy multitasking and at times see the ability to multi-task take care of ten days of work in one.
Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, companies have been consolidating multiple positions to reduce employment costs and increase productivity. This may have an apparent benefit for the companies, but it may have been a detriment to employees. More and more observations are coming out and revealing that young adults are more burnt out than ever. With ever increasing demands placed on productive people comes an increased need to multitask.
While multitasking can be great in certain situations, it must be done effectively to produce the best results possible. The common perception of multitasking is that the brain is firing off and concentrating on multiple things at once. While this is how it feels, this may not be the reality of the situation. Multitasking is simply the brain concentrating on one thing at a time and refocusing itself as it switches back and forth. Of course, every time the brain switches between tasks it can lose some focus, memory, and momentum. Quite simply, at current evolutionary states, our brains aren’t built to multitask. Even though we aren’t built to multitask, there are several ways and methods by which one can learn to do it pretty effectively without losing out on the integrity of any particular task.

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Business Development Entrepreneurship Marketing

9 Outstanding Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

In my productive work, I enforce one tenet over all others: communication. Communication layers have to be established in a workplace and within an organization and zealously implemented. I do. Miscommunication, improper feedback/follow-up can throw a spanner in the works or have disastrous consequences. My brief in this context is clear, concise and dictatorial: you MUST communicate, respond, participate, listen, speak. And what about me, the guy who leads from the front? Do I have to do this myself as well, or am I exempt from this? Businesspeople come a dime a dozen, but what is the key ingredient that separates businesspeople from leaders? If you answered that they should be excellent communicators, then you hit the nail on the head!

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Business Development Entrepreneurship Marketing Personal

A Startup CEO Secrets Revealed

startup ceo secrets revealed

A Startup CEO Secrets Revealed:
From the start of everyone’s career, one dreams of owning and running one’s own business someday. It takes a while to discover what industry and type of company you would invest your life’s work in. Usually you work the corporate ladder on somebody else’s payroll for years and hate it! In my case, for instance, I envisioned and planned for the right moment to take my skills and passion into the world with my own capital, and to strike out on my own as a startup CEO at a pretty young age.
I imagined then that after the initial work of rolling up my sleeves to get my company up and running, my CEO life would assure me plenty of time kicked back in an executive chair with my feet up and my years of brunt work behind me.
Most of us whose imaginations wander into the world of self-employment probably have only a faint notion of the work and commitment it requires to become a successful startup CEO. Some of us may not know how big we want to expand our businesses, while others know exactly what we want to achieve. Whether we want to keep our business small or shoot for the moon to grow a large corporation, we realize that the main ingredients to success are passion and hard work. When we feel the timing is right, we strike out on our own with fervor, persistence and patience. We know that if we want our venture to be a success, we must psych ourselves up with confidence and resilience to mentally prepare ourselves for the toughest and most progressive phase of our lives.

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Business Development Entrepreneurship Marketing

Little Known Facts About Business Process Management – And Why They Matter

All my life as an entrepreneur has been spent in breaking down old hat norms and methodologies and rebuilding new processes and systems. The idea of Business Process Management (BPM) has long been debated and misunderstood. While some practitioners believe it to be any action or set of actions that contributes to a company objective, most experts on the topic have come to realize that BPM is actually a discipline comprised of a much bigger picture. In short, only those employees who actually oversee the entire process flow of a major company project, from inception to follow up, are actually the ones doing BPM. Various departments play a distinctive role in carrying out BPM, but they are only part of the total end-to-end process which constitutes the activities of true BPM. The important distinction to bear in mind is that BPM is not about how machines can automate production, or how one manager’s performance meets the objectives of his department. It is a series of actions performed by the humans who are the planners and decision makers of the company. They have a direct interest in improving the processes with which their company is run. The machinery and department managers are only performing in a way that has been dictated by these planners and decision makers.

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Business Development Entrepreneurship Marketing

Best IT Trends In 2015/2016 You Will Read This Year

It’s often been said, and will continue to be said, that technology is changing at a more rapid pace than ever. Things that couldn’t have been dreamt of just 30 years ago are here today. Consider your smartphone. Even Captain Kirk’s communicator from the ‘60s Star Trek looks like garbage next to the low-end smartphones on the market today. The upcoming IT trends are indicative of how the world, and the gaming world, is changing and will continue to change for the next several years.

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Personal Philosophy

Perfect, Yet Changing!


“Perfection” means absolute adherence or correspondence to a standard of value.

Perfection is possible, and it’s a contextual issue.

If you take a 10-word spelling test, and you spell all ten words correctly, then you have executed the test flawlessly; perfectly.

If a person is declared to be in “perfect health,” it means that every part of his body is working as it should. It does not mean that he is invincible to disease, or that he might not occasionally battle a rhinovirus, and certainly not that he’s automatically going to live forever without a single speck of effort. (It also doesn’t mean that he can’t raise his level of fitness still higher if he does put in the effort.)

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Personal Philosophy

The Style Icon

So, after I had an argument with someone near to me about “fashion sense”, I was left pretty astounded by the opinions people carry about their own and that of others. Clothing, accessories IS in part one’s measure of self-esteem. If the main purpose of fashion is to impress people – whom you do not even know, the entire purpose is lost. The best builder of self-esteem is one’s productivity and sense of accomplishment; in that sense AND context, people who do not attempt to look their “best” are kind of unproductive people, and in extension, it would apply to personal hygiene, character, clothing and personal appearance, all together. Also remembering that simple, clean, comfortable, well-fitting clothes with color, variety, carried the right way, amounts to the same – it may not be “fashionable” but offer utility and doesn’t imply low self-esteem.

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Personal Philosophy

Art As an End in Itself!

If ART is inspiring, then it appeals to that within me that is the most important of all things to me: my values. The various types of art viz. literature, music, painting, sculpture, dance, architecture, etc. are concrete expressions of abstract epistemological and metaphysical values. A work of art is limited by the nature of man’s senses and unlimited by his sense of life.

If ever there could be a school of art that I would happily subscribe to it would be “romantic realism”; where at the outset one would have embraced a benevolent universe premise to live one’s life. To begin, art then would perceptually be the exact same thing (the style, the theme, the plot, the characterization) though its interpretation would be conceptually different. Why romantic realism? What does it mean? Well, if one values reason, self-esteem, capitalism, ambition, pride, integrity, productivity one would believe that reality is knowable, objective, very concrete and benevolent. To such a man splashes of various colors on a canvas is not art, his rational mind would dump it instantly. It would say to him: most “abstract paintings”, for instance are NOT art; that such artists arbitrarily paint whatever they “feel” and THEN interpret it to the rest of the world; a good case in point, partially, would be Pablo Picasso.

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