Who you need on your Mergers & Acquisitions roster

With the start of the National Football League season right around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to come up with a roster of mergers & acquisitions teammates that business owners should draft to assist in their exit planning. Put some time and effort into drafting your M&A team, you’ll be …

Seller and Advisor relationship – creating a transformation

Ryan Hauber of Honkamp Krueger recently wrote a feature article in Forbes that highlights the relationship between business sellers and their advisors. He provides some great insight into why started transactions fail, and how to better prepare for a sale. Nicely written article that points out that the importance of understanding that these relationships are …

What is a shotgun clause?

We often write about the importance of an exit strategy. In my most recent article with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, I highlighted a specific exit strategy commonly called a shotgun clause. 50-50 business partnerships are common, and if the business is viable – things usually work out early on from a sales and profits standpoint. …

Best of the Bay 2017 in Mergers & Acquisitions

Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been voted Best Mergers & Acquisitions firm in the 2017 Best of the Bay Awards. For the second year in a row, readers of the Green Bay Press-Gazette selected Cornerstone the winner in M&A. Thank you to everyone that voted! We are a full-service …

5 Easy Strategies for Boosting the Value of Technology Prior to Sale

During mergers and acquisitions, apparently inconsequential technological issues can materially impact the ultimate value of the business. So how can you improve the value of your business by driving up the value of its technology? These five simple tips help you navigate the process, but they don’t address more complex issues, like technical debt, undiscovered …

Cornerstone Advisor Earns Certified M&A Designation

Cornerstone advisor earns Certified M&A Professional designation Cornerstone Business Services would like to congratulate one of our M&A advisors, Jason Tuzinkewich, for successfully earning the Certified M&A Professional designation. The certificate is earned from Kennesaw State University’s Coles College. Jason is the first M&A Advisor from the state of Wisconsin to earn this certification. This …

Why most librarians aren’t rich

Why most librarians aren’t rich by Scott Bushkie I recently came across a Warren Buffet quote that struck me: “If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” Don’t I wish that were true. My mom was a teacher for 30 years, and she knew a lot about …

A Good Time For Good Communication

By Scott Bushkie Our team is going through a leadership transformation class with Initiative One. And one of the things we’ve learned is the value of impeccable communication, internally and externally. We have to remember that most business sellers don’t know what they don’t know. We can’t take anything for granted because assumptions can lead …

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Business?

By Scott Bushkie, Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. | March 23, 2016 How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Business? If you’re one of the several million baby boomers thinking about selling their company in the near future, you might be wondering how long the whole process will take and what to expect along the …