Business Valuation

Beyond the Multiples – Part One: Valuation Overview

4 times earnings, 1 times revenue, 6 times free cash flow – we’ve all heard these multiples, or rules of thumb, and maybe used them as a benchmark at some point to determine a company’s value. Formal business valuations are conducted for a variety of tax and legal reasons, and the IRS and the courts [...]

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5 Essential Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask a Candidate During a Job Interview

As a business owner or hiring manager, during any job interview you should spend at least 30 minutes asking your candidate a set of pre-determined behavioural or competency based questions relevant to your specific role. But then, assuming you’re satisfied with their responses, you should definitely ask the following five essential questions that will prove [...]

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Change your paradigm, Networking

Change Your Paradigm, Transform Your Network

If networking doesn’t feel right, you are doing it wrong. Midway through my master’s degree, I became concerned about my post-graduation job prospects. Bright classmates of mine were struggling with their transitions in the beginning of a recession and this filled me with fear. At the advice of trusted mentors, I decided to start “networking.” [...]

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