Selling Your Business? Stop Leaving Money on the Table

Key Highlights

  • Current market conditions are prime for selling a business. The market is experiencing high multiples due to plentiful dry powder held by private equity firms, record amounts of cash held by strategic corporate buyers, a low interest rate environment, and high prices for publicly-traded equities.
  • The time it takes to sell generally ranges from five to twelve months. The determining factors around timing include the size of your business and the dynamic balance between buyers and sellers in the market.
  • Valuations are more of an art than a science. The best business valuation methods typically involve cash-flow. Still, the three most commonly utilized valuation calculations are the discounted cash flow, market multiples, and asset valuation.

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Professionalism in the Workplace

I’ve been working since 2011 and I’ve met different people from different industries. Professionalism not only inside the workplace, but also outside the physical office, is one of the most important traits and also one of the most difficult to master.

What I will write in this article is my personal experience. Please feel free to comment what you think, professionally. 🙂

First, I would like to say that I am not a role model. I am also in the process of practicing professionalism. It’s a broad term, but you can think of it as being polite as much as possible, and not letting your emotions control you especially in difficult situations. I know I still fail in that, so like I’ve said, I am still practicing.

I would like to start by criticizing myself. Here are my weaknesses, and I know some of you might relate.

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Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0: A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file

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When you try to install Visual Studio 2012 after October 7, 2013, you receive the following error messages:

Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0
A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.

These errors occur because of a failed timestamp comparison in the installer that is caused by an improperly signed Web Deploy Package.

If you receive a warning after you successfully complete the installation of Visual Studio 2012, you can fix the problem by installing Web Deploy 3.0.

Download URL:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30436

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