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Selling a Business: Here’s How to Successfully Meet with a Prospective Buyer.

Previous articles have discussed the importance of having a good reason for selling your business, getting the business ready for sale, setting the right asking price, taking your business to market and buyer acquisition financing. In this article, we will share some advice on how to successfully hold the first face-to-face meeting with a prospective buyer of the business. Continue reading

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What Business Books Have Inspired You?

I invite you to nominate the best business books you read last year in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards. It’s a great way to show your appreciation to the authors that have helped you shape your successful business. As one of the Judges for this year’s Book Awards, I like seeing good books nominated. It’s a true testament to the authors who do such a great job of sharpening our business skills. Continue reading

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Tommy Fulton, a Survivor – and Prospering

Tommy Fulton of Mobile, Alabama is enjoying life these days. In fact, he’s having a ball. Not too long ago, Fulton was embattled. As the third generation president of a family firm, he was forced into a bitter six-year battle with a minority shareholder for control of the business. It didn’t help his cause in the local courts that the minority shareholder was then-Congressman Sonny Callahan. Continue reading

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Mobile, Alabama City and State Economic Outlook

The Mobile Alabama economy is performing at the level of the last quarter of 2005 according to Dr. Don Epley of the University of South Alabama. But according to Epley, the economic impact of Austal’s $5 billion Navy contract will be huge. Continue reading

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Fairhope Shop Owner Not Afraid of Walmart

Sonja Pate isn’t afraid of Wal-Mart. Pate owns Village Peddler in downtown Fairhope and when asked about competition from Wally World, she quickly replied, “It’s all about customer service and unique merchandise.” Continue reading

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Top 10 Alabamians Who Have Done the Most to Improve the State’s Image

Which Alabamians have done the most in the last 25 years to improve the image of the state?  Obviously, setting the time frame starting 25 years ago in 1985 eliminates some deserving old timers who readily come to mind. The … Continue reading

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