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Awake at 2 o’clock? is, and has been since 2008, my writings on the myriad of roles of a business owner. It covers the day-to-day realities of running a company; marketing, sales, management, finance, leadership and planning. While I clearly write from a pro-entrepreneurial point of view, the articles focus on practical advice and experiences that include all aspects of business.

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Death, Taxes and Exit Planning
(This post was published in the Sageworks/ProfitCents blog earlier this week) Understanding the Post-Ownership Void As advisors, we understand that our business clients should be preparing for the biggest financial event of their lives – the sale of their business. … Continue reading → The post Death, Taxes and Exit Planning [...]
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
Employee Retention Before and After Your Exit
In most businesses, employee retention is a material factor in valuation and transferability. The ability of a buyer to assume control of a fully-functional organization has substantial influence on his or her perception of a company's value. Any need to pay the … Continue reading → The post Employee Retention Before [...]
Sun, Dec 31, 2017
Celebrating Mr. Fezziwig
To celebrate the holiday, I'm reprinting a post from 2013 about the underappreciated boss of A Christmas Carol, Mr. Fezziwig. I hope that you enjoy it. The post Celebrating Mr. Fezziwig appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Tue, Dec 26, 2017
Life After Exit — Time is of the Essence
From time to time, we share real stories about life after exit from owners who have sold their businesses. Some are great and some… not so much. The have agreed to share their experiences to help other owners prepare for … Continue reading → The post Life After Exit — Time [...]
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
Exit Planning – Maintaining Control
For many owners, their biggest concern in an exit plan is maintaining control. Whether they seek to sell to employees, family or a third-party, there is a fear that, once started, the process will have its own rules and momentum. My colleague John … Continue reading → The post Exit [...]
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

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