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The Start-Up that’s already been started by Michael Kerr

Posted on November 7, 2015

Or, in other words, an existing business.   As a general observation it seems to me that start-ups* are viewed as the more glamorous and exciting cousins of an established business. This sense of glamour and excitement goes with the ent...

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Do I Tell Buyers Why I’m Selling My Business? by John Van hulst

Posted on November 7, 2015

You’ve made the decision, and you’re going to sell your business. There are several reasons why you might reach the decision to sell. It’s possible some of your reasons are private. Maybe you have no desire to explain why ...

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Qualified Broker required for Mt. Waverley Office. Excellent support & remuneration. by Bernie Newport

Posted on September 30, 2015

Qualified Broker required for Mt. Waverley Office.  Excellent support & remuneration. Opportunity to move into a rapidly expanding sales company located in the south eastern suburbs, and offering great incentives and support. Join our te...

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Four Concerns Potential Business Buyers Should Address by John Van hulst

Posted on September 22, 2015

If you’re in the market to buy a business, then you’re in luck. You’ll have an easier time finding a business than in the past. There’s been a rush of people starting small businesses, and many of them have reached r...

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Is your business a saleable asset? by Michael Kerr

Posted on September 19, 2015

The much publicised baby boomer phenomenon means the number of businesses for sale (not necessarily advertised though) will increase dramatically in the coming years.    The increased supply will lower business values, increase sale t...

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Melbourne's Newest Business Brokerage Firm by Brian Budd

Posted on September 6, 2015

I made a personal commitment to move forward and be the best that I can be in the Business Brokerage Industry here in Melbourne. This decision has seen me set up my own agency, now I get to go live with it! Welcome to Melbourne’s newest Busi...

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Stakeholders who impact your business sale… by Michael Kerr

Posted on August 3, 2015

When you are contemplating the sale of your small business there are a lot of stakeholders that you need to manage. While you may be the boss and own the business these stakeholders can and do usually do have a large impact (positive or negative...

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If Australia was a small business and... by Michael Kerr

Posted on August 3, 2015

Joe Hockey gave Kerr Capital the gig to sell Australia here is how our ad might look :) 

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What do Investors want to know? by Mark Rainbird

Posted on June 14, 2015

We act for companies looking to raise finance or equity capital and we often get asked "Will investors invest in my company?" and "Do you have any investors?".  From extensive experience, while the question may be quite simpl...

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Buying a job by Buying a Business by Michael Kerr

Posted on May 29, 2015

Yes, it's ok - you can buy a job by buying a business!  We were invited to speak and exhibit at the recent Victorian Regional Living Expo (and BTW welcome to all our new subscribers).    Research commissioned by Regio...

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The Big Pitch is back for 2015 - Oxygen Ventures by Ilya Frolov

Posted on April 26, 2015

Think your startup has what it takes to win The Big Pitch 2015?   The Big Pitch is back for 2015 and in true disruptive style, we’re shaking things up and doing things a little differently. This year we’re hitting the road, vis...

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7 Service Wastes - How much waste is in your systems and processes? by Jamie Jaworski

Posted on April 19, 2015

Waste. It’s dirty, get’s in the way, and slows business down! How much waste is in your systems and processes? Here’s a quick activity to help you find it!   STEP 1: Familiarise yourself with the 7 service waste...

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5 common problems that can derail the sale of your small business. by Michael Kerr

Posted on March 17, 2015

It might seem like all of your hard work is just about to pay off. After a long period getting a business on the market you’ve finally gotten a decent offer from a buyer, you have a deposit, documents are being prepared and settlement dates are...

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Small Business Valuation Equals Opinion by Michael Kerr

Posted on February 16, 2015

What a small business valuation really is!   As a result of work that was part of a couple of recent engagements I was reminded about one of the cornerstone conventions for undertaking business valuations.   This convention i...

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When Does Employee Social Media Use Become a Disciplinary Matter? by Joseph Nunweek

Posted on January 12, 2015

Today, an employee who’s clocked off hasn’t necessarily logged off. Social media use is a matter that extends beyond an employee’s ordinary working hours, or activities undertaken at the workplace. So where is the line between publi...

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4 Insights for a Better Small Business Sale Outcome by Michael Kerr

Posted on December 5, 2014

Understand that potential buyers will all value your business differently   If you gave 10 potential buyers the same information about your business and forced them to put in an offer, all the offers would be different. It’s simpl...

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Suburbya - Melbourne Tech Startup Connecting Homes with Trade Professionals by Jay Kanahara

Posted on November 11, 2014

Suburbya is here to get your home affairs in order   Our service lets a customer book a cleaner (with plumbing, handyman and gardening to come) with a few clicks through a web application (an app is currently being developed). It operates ...

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The 6 Elements of a (near) Perfect Small Business Sale by Michael Kerr

Posted on October 12, 2014

The perfect small business sale? We recently concluded the sale of a client’s business. Through our eyes it was pretty close to a perfect sale.   The target sale timeline was met. The Seller exceeded the minimum agreed pric...

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The Lean Start Up Method for Small Business Planning by Idan Segev

Posted on August 6, 2014

For those small business owners who are interested in discovering a more progressive approach to business planning and management, The Lean Start Up method may offer you some valuable insights and tools that can be used to make your business more sus...

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Three Ways to Get Audiences to Listen by Robert Williams

Posted on August 6, 2014

Target Practice: Getting audiences engaged is hard work Do you feel that your presentations are rather one-sided affairs with you doing all the talking and your audience doing precious little listening. During questions at the end, they ask t...

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Ebook - 5 Common Super Mistakes To Avoid by Sanjay Subramaniam

Posted on May 23, 2014

Ebooks written by Sanjay Subramaniam.   http://paretowealth.com.au/site/financial-ebooks   Financial Planner and Managing Director at Pareto Wealth.   You can contact him directly on (03) 9008 5940 or by email: Sanja...

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Designing Your Finances - Turning Your Goals in to Reality - May 8th by Sonali Shah

Posted on April 27, 2014

Hosted By: Everything Indian Presented by Snehal Shah & Sanjay Subramaniam  Whether you want to see the world, buy a new house or send your children to the best schools, you need a plan to turn your goals in to reality. Listen ...

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World War D - The Biggest names in Global Finance speaking in Melbourne by Dan Denning

Posted on February 26, 2014

On 31st March–1st April six of the biggest names in global finance will be in Melbourne to answer the most critical questions facing Australian investors today Join with us to discuss the battle for the global money system and its consequenc...

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charity: water ... A digital success story by Richenda Vermeulen

Posted on November 13, 2013

Frequently nominated as one of the world's leading digital not-for-profits, charity: water was the first non-profit to have 1 million Twitter followers and has 60% of its fundraising come through digital channels. In just 6 years they have provid...

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The R&D Tax Incentive Scheme - Are You Eligable? by Sam Talwar

Posted on October 21, 2013

Introduction ​ The R&D Tax Incentive Scheme is a targeted entitlement program that helps businesses offset some of their costs of conducting R&D. It offers generous tax deductions as well as cash refunds to eligible entities. Firms ...

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