Entries by Catalyst Group ECR

Business Valuation and the Role of Assets

In our ever-growing series on increasing your business value before your transition, we’ve explored concepts like social capital and quality of life. These often intangible concepts rely on circumstances mostly outside of our control, such as how our communities view our business or the current social climate.  With assets, the main determining factor of their ...

Calculating Capital Into Your Business Value

It takes money to make money, and perhaps the biggest evidence for that fact lies firmly in the concept of business capital.  Before your business began operating, you likely had to make some pretty sizeable investments in equipment, property, and advertising. You did so in the hope that creating enough capital would help you sell ...

Building Brand Value with Social Capital

There’s a saying that “It takes a village to raise a child,” and much the same can be said for a business. From stakeholders to fellow business owners in your community, it pays to build strong connections, or social capital. Without it, you are going to find it almost impossible to remain successful in your ...

Business Value as Products and Services

As business owners, we often have to step back and ask ourselves, “Will this bring value to our business.” Sometimes “this” is an upgraded technology that will make the inventory process easier or a promotional offer to increase seasonal sales. While those are important, an interested business buyer is going to look first and foremost ...

Business Value Goes Beyond Profits

We’ve spent the last two months looking at and dissecting the eight key drivers of business value. These drivers help you evaluate your business in a broad sense of what potential buyers are going to be looking for when they are thinking about purchasing.  These drivers are important because they help you categorize and promote ...

Dismantling the Hub and Spoke

How would your business run if you were out sick for one day? What if you took a week-long vacation or a month-long leave of absence? If the answer to those questions is, “It wouldn’t,” you’re probably running your business in the “hub and spoke” model.  This traditional business model is represented as a wheel. ...