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Business-for-Sale Market Ready to Expand…

Based on my own observations from more than two decades in the field of business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions, many small businesses that survived the economic downtown are now seeing renewed strength in their top-line revenues, and solid or growing bottom-lines. In fact, the bottom-line cash flow for a ...

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Will Silicon Valley's Unicorn Herd Grow or Shrink in 2016?…

This story appears in the December 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » You’re not hallucinating: Unicorns are indeed running wild across Silicon Valley. Once rare, unicorns — startups valued at more than $1 billion — are now shockingly commonplace: As of this writing, venture capital database CB Insights counts 141 companies with ...

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4 Tips for Creating an Exit Strategy for Your Startup…

Q: How important is it to have an exit strategy and what should it include? – William Van PeltNew Haven, Conn. A: As a young entrepreneur, you’re likely living in the moment and excited to get your new startup off the ground. But, it’s critical to plan for the future ...

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Examining True Valuation In the Wake of Disappointing Tech IPOs…

When Square set its IPO price at $9 this past November, the news drew disappointment and more than a little trepidation about the future of Silicon Valley. The $9 share price meant that Square’s valuation came in nearly $4 billion under its projected numbers. And it’s not the only tech giant to ...

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Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation…

Q: Why is a company’s pre-money valuation important to investors? How is it determined, and what other factors should investors consider? Are there online tools that would assist in calculating my venture’s valuation? -anonymous A: I find settling on a valuation to be one of the top challenges young entrepreneurs ...

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Uber Losing $1 Billion a Year to Compete in China…

Uber Technologies Inc. is burning through more than a billion dollars a year in China as it wages a fierce price war against local rival Didi Kuaidi, its chief executive said. The company’s Chinese business boosted its valuation last month to more than $8 billion after raising more than $1 ...

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Aaron Levie on Box's $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World's 'Unsexy' Problems…

Reader Resource Join Entrepreneur’s The Goal Standard Challenge and make 2017 yours. Learn more » If the billion-dollar-startup club was a high-school football team, Aaron Levie would have lettered as a freshman. Though hardly built like a linebacker, the slight 28-year-old CEO with wild locks of curly, salt-and-pepper hair is ...

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Snapchat Raises $175 Million in Latest Funding Round…

Snapchat has raised $175 million in fresh funding from Fidelity Investments and other investors, according to a source familiar with the matter. The investment is an extension of Snapchat’s series F financing round, which the company began raising last year, the person told Reuters. Snapchat, which makes a free app ...

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Slack Raises $200 Million, Boosting Valuation to $3.8 Billion…

Slack has raised $200 million in venture capital financing, boosting its valuation to $3.8 billion, the messaging software startup said on Friday. The latest funding round comes in spite of a contraction in venture capital investing for technology startups, amid widespread concern about high valuations. The market rout among tech ...

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