Sometime ago I read an article about Pete Maravich, former LSU and NBA basketball player and what made him so successful. When asked that question by the sportswriter, he answered “before I take the shot, I can’t see myself missing.” While it would be easy to interpret that comment as arrogant, the article stated that what he meant was he pictured the shot “in his
mind’s eye” as going in before he took the shot. Pete Maravich had a vision of the shot going in.
You're busy running your business and all of a sudden you get a phone call from a potential suitor that is interested in buying your business. You're flattered, intrigued, you might even consider selling. But what's the value of your business? How do you structure the sale? What's going to be your tax liability? What's the number you walk away with? Are you and the business ready to sell?
Two things have become increasingly apparent to me. If you're a big company, you have good access to capital and can find the funding needed to finance your business. Small companies don't have that access to capital and finding funding is difficult. Here's why: