BSBR Educational Resources

How Do I Survive the Pandemic?

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Like virtually all businesses today, yours is most likely scrambling to adapt to the sudden business changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We decided to ask Dr. David Gruder, Blue Sky’s 12-award-winning Business Success Psychologist, for his suggestions. Here are his tips that could prove useful to you.

How can business owners and employees stay motivated while working from home?

  1. Create an overall life energy allocations format. Business owners need to remind their employees about …

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Leveraged Buy Outs: Myths and Misconceptions

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Recently, I find myself engaged in fascinating conversations surrounding the strategies and thinking behind deal structures specific to leverage. It has been interesting to hear all of the perspectives behind how and why buyers/investors employ leverage. While just about all debt burdens on the transaction spectrum from a fully leveraged buyout at 90% debt to an all cash transaction can find an appropriate case example, I have been troubled by the number of individuals who are operating with a s…

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Tips to Rebuild Your Business Stronger than ever Post-CIVID

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COVID-19 has changed the “new normal” for communication. Business owners are either in panic mode or taking the time to figure out what their business will look like in a post COVID-19 world. Unfortunately, the majority of business owners are in the former category. Business owners are panicking. But how do business owners get into that latter situation? The situation where they use this time to reevaluate their businesses strengths and weaknesses?

The following is a list of several tips to gen…

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Subjective Considerations

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Blue Sky Business Resources is unique among advisory firms in that we believe that business culture, values, and passion are an essential part of a business valuation. We believe that without evaluating the human components of a business, we are not seeing the whole picture of the investment potential represented by that business. Because of this belief, Blue Sky has developed a holistic approach to the entire Mergers and Acquisitions process.

The deep front-end analysis that is at the heart of…

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The Different Experts in the M&A Market

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As a business owner, you may be planning to sell your business, acquire someone else’s, or merge with another business. Often times, M&A transactions are a means to a fulfilling retirement or another wealth creating business endeavor. These kinds of transactions are not to be taken lightly. It is important to know the different types of experts in the marketplace that can help you achieve your desired outcome for the sale, purchase, or merger of a business. There are three main practices that op…

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What Multiple Will Your Business Trade On?

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The more knowledge you have about the value of your business, the more informed your business decisions. This article has two objectives. First, to provide background and context as to what a business multiple is. Second, to explain different multiple cases and considerations so that you can identify which multiple is most applicable to your business. Learning about multiples and how they represent business value will inform your business strategy and decision-making process.

A “Multiple” is a …

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How Much is My Business Worth?

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Are you thinking about selling your business? Buying a business? Or maybe you want to know how much your business is worth. Then you must understand earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) and Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE). Typically, a business is traded (sold) using one of these two methods. This is a  business “gray area,” so it is essential to understand your company’s structure before making any decisions on which method to use. Use cautionary judgme…

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