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As economy rebounds, brokerages report better-performing businesses, more cash-ready buyers, and more sellers in the marketplace. By Dan Emerson, Minnesota Business 11-20-2014 Regardless of industry, target market, or other factors, no one stays in business forever. For most entrepreneurs, the ideal outcome is selling the business at the “right” time — however that may be defined — for...
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  If you have been looking into buying or selling a business, you may have heard your brokerage agent use the term Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE). Seller’s Discretionary Earnings is defined as net profit before taxes, plus compensation to one owner (salary and benefits), amortization, depreciation, interest, other non-cash expenses, and...
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Calhoun Cos. Andy Kocemba
  Calhoun Companies was featured in the Pioneer Press on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Below is the Q&A with Andy Kocemba, president of Calhoun Companies.   Edina brokerage is a local mom-and-pop M&A specialist By David Fondler dfondler@pioneerpress.com   A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a study that found...
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For many individuals, owning their own business is a major goal. Whether inspired by the freedom to be their own boss, the pride of running their own business, or the security that comes with financial independence and control over their own situation, the allure of starting a business is undeniable. Unfortunately,...
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Minnesota Ranked 8th Best State for Business

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Forbes magazine recently ranked Minnesota as the 8th best state for business in 2013, which is up 12 spots from last year. In determining the list, Forbes looked at the following six factors: business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. They drew from...
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