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Top 3 Valuation Drivers that Help Land Early Stage Investors

When Anthony decided to start his own software company, he knew he’d need an investor to bring his idea to life. So early on, he dedicated time and effort to position his company for equity financing. In doing so, he had to learn how investors...

June 26, 2017


Is an ESOP Right for Your Company? Pros and Cons

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an employee benefit plan that offers advantages to business owners, their companies, and employees. ESOPs help companies align incentives with employees by enabling them to become shareholders. Thus, ESOPs are a creative way for all stakeholders to invest...

June 6, 2017


New Colorado Law to Provide Funding for Small Business ESOP Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boulder, CO. – May 22, 2017 – Legislature recently passed a bill that helps keep business in Colorado as well as protect and grow jobs. The bill supports the development and implementation of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP). Colorado- based Quist Valuation,...

May 22, 2017


Transfer Your Business And Avoid The Deal Killer: Taxes

When you started your business, you may have had issues on your mind other than choosing the best corporate entity form for an eventual sale. Now that you are thinking about your exit, however, entity choice (C or S corporation) has become critically important. That’s...

December 5, 2016


Using Stock Appreciation Rights to Keep Key Employees

The successful growth of a business and its ability to prepare for a future sale is often dependent on keeping key employees.   As a result, owners frequently resort to offering valued staff an equity interest, contingent on their remaining an employee, as an incentive to...

December 1, 2016


Eight Ways to Exit Your Company

According to Paul Simon, there are 50 ways to leave a lover. Not being as creative as Mr. Simon, we’ve only come up with eight ways for owners to leave their companies: Given the right circumstances, one of these paths may be appropriate for you....

November 30, 2016


The Green Tsunami

As of Tuesday, California, Massachusetts, and Nevada joined Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, along with Washington DC to legalize marijuana, pushing the percentage of Americans living in states where marijuana use is legal for adults to above 20 percent. As voters in more states embrace...

November 10, 2016


Successful Family Business Transfer

This White Paper describes a model that parents can use to pursue a successful business transfer from one generation to the next. It isn’t the only model that works, but because it depends on six carefully chosen elements, it has the potential for a successful...

October 28, 2016


3 Keys to Identifying a “Key” Employee

This article covers insights pertaining to the unique traits key employees possess, and how to spot them immediately when hiring or looking to delegate more responsibility. It depicts key attributes and moreover what those individuals look for in their careers and employers. Key employee incentive...

October 12, 2016