5 Steps to help you build your start-up for a trade sale

preparting your company for a trade sale

We’ve all heard tales of bedroom entrepreneurs that end up selling their companies for billions.

It’s a dream that’s shared by many current and aspiring business owners. However, assembling your start-up with the ultimate goal of a trade sale takes a lot of preparation. What’s more, it’s hard to know where to begin.

When launching Gunna, an award-winning range of low-sugar craft soft drinks, I drew upon my previous experience of building my first company, a marketing strategy and innovation consultancy called Clear Ideas, and selling it to M&C Saatchi for £18.4m in 2007.

So here are my top five tips to help you build your start-up for a trade sale; (more…)

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When most people talk about starting a business, they mean setting up a company from scratch.

In many respects, that’s one of the hardest ways to get going in business, as you have to do everything for the first time and make some pretty hard decisions along the way.
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Top tips for selling a business

A leading law firm is warning entrepreneurs looking to sell their business not to underestimate how treacherous the process can be.

Mace & Jones corporate lawyer Ian Hodgkinson highlights some of the common pitfalls the unwary can fall into.
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