Visualizing Your Financial Data

Now that you have all of this important data, let’s turn it into useful reports and dashboards that tell a story about what is happening in the business. A visual story will help you assess the current market value of your company and identify the best areas to improve in order to increase the market value of your company. Together, …

Building Financial Data Collection Systems

The most important thing you can do now to fetch an appreciable market value for your company when you eventually exit the business is to begin assessing the current market value. By setting up data collection systems and doing this regularly, you can identify the best opportunities to increase the appeal your business has for investors. Having an easy-to-interpret model …

Key Performance Indicators

To really empower themselves in building value into their business, business owners need to develop systems to periodically check in on the market value of their company. With all of your other responsibilities, this can seem like a lot to take on, but it doesn’t have to be. The process of building value into your business is a gradual one, …

analyzing your market

Analyzing your market

Now is always the best time to start preparing for your exit strategy. Even if it won’t be till years down the road, that only means you have more time to refine it and make the most out of it. Ultimately, most of what improves value to prospective buyers will also benefit you as the current owner of the business, …

Building value into your business

Building value into your business

When it comes time to sell your company the first question you will likely ask is “How much is my company worth”? And that will be followed by “Can I do anything to increase its value before I put it on the market?” The answer will vary based on your industry, stage of growth, and past performance along with several …

Business Growth Resources in Bozeman, MT

We see a lot of businesses created every year throughout the state, but sustained growth appears to be hard to come by for new businesses. The main thing that seems to be holding new companies back is the relative scarcity of venture capital in the state. If this is a challenge you’re facing in the Bozeman, Billings or Missoula area, …

How to Sell Your Business

How to communicate the value of you company to investors The first thing to understand is that when meeting with investors, its important to tell a story. In addition to projections and valuations, investors want to hear about sustained success, and exactly what you and your people have done to achieve it. The people involved, and the impact they have …

Use valuation tools to increase business value

Practical Valuation Tools

Even if you plan to own your business for the long term, valuation can and should be considered in the here and now, so you can: Develop an understanding of how valuation can be done Develop an understanding of the value of your business Get a realistic sense of how close the value is to what you hope to sell …

Raising capital with friends and family

Raising Capital for Startups: Strategies for the early stages

You have a marketable idea and a plan in place, and need capital to get your wheels off the ground. In our experience, much of first round funding — referred to here as the seed round — often comes from friends and family. Here’s a few things you need to know about seed round funding: Since startups are seen as …