October 13, 2014

Ascend Partners new website launched!

The Ascend Partners website has been recently launched by Josh Reinhardt Web Development. We hope you like the new site. We welcome any suggestions here. You can visit Josh Reinhardt Web Development here. Josh Reinhardt Web Development offers services such as: Web Development Web Design […]
October 15, 2014

Seven Steps to Successful Succession

How is a Succession plan created? The reason that most business owners don’t have a succession plan is that they don’t know where to start. Ascend Business partners have developed a systematic approach, called the “Seven Steps to Successful Succession”, to work with business owners […]
November 7, 2014

Why Sell My Business?

Primary Reasons Why Business Owners Sell At some point every business owner confronts the prospect of selling the business. Selling a business is as much a personal decision as it is a financial decision and the decision making process can be quite emotional. A transaction […]
November 7, 2014

How do you know when is the best time to sell your business?

Timing is one of the most important factors in achieving a successful company sale or divestiture. So how do you know when the “best” time to sell occurs? The best time to sell a business is when you have no need to do so, when […]
November 7, 2014

How Much is My Business Worth?

Only the Market Knows – Valuation Methods and Estimates For public companies, an active trading market determines a company’s value. However, for private companies, there is no liquid auction market to daily attribute value to the company. For private companies, a market must be created […]
November 7, 2014

Who is the best buyer?

Finding the Buyer that Meets Your Goals Determining the best buyer makes sense only in context with your goals. Some owners may want to exit completely as soon as possible. Others, who are active in the operations, may prefer to find a buyer with whom […]
November 7, 2014

Is My Business Ready to Sell?

Getting Prepared Before Commencing a Sale Process Just like when you embark on offering a new product or service, you prepare the plan and muster the resources required for success. Similarly, a key element in obtaining a high purchase price and reaching your transaction goals […]
January 20, 2016

Step Seven: Live Your Desired Lifestyle

Ascend Business partners have developed a systematic approach, called the “Seven Steps to REFIRE”, to work with business owners to increase the value of their business and improve their profits. This allows them to exit their business with a valuable asset they can sell, transition […]
February 12, 2016

To Keep or Sell Your Business: A Question Many Business Owners Are Now Asking

Concern over the many facets of business ownership can cause an owner to reconsider where they stand. Major life events, including retirement, death, disability or other unforeseen circumstances can provoke the realization: it is time to make a choice – are you going to keep […]
February 14, 2016

Step Six: Transition Implementation

Ascend Business partners have developed a systematic approach, called the “Seven Steps to REFIRE”, to work with business owners to increase the value of their business and improve their profits. This allows them to exit their business with a valuable asset they can sell, transition […]
February 19, 2016

Understanding the Value of Your Business

The valuation of a business can be a complex – and sometimes stressful – experience. Many business owners have an inflated idea of the value of their company – which is often a different value than potential successors or buyers expect. To better determine a […]
February 26, 2016

How to Retire in Style and Close the Value Gap

Whether you have started succession planning or it is a box on your “to do” list, you will want to ensure you obtain the value you deserve for your business. The income acquired from a sale will help foster a bright future after years of […]
March 5, 2016

I’m Feeling Stuck in my Business and Want Out – Now What?

Owning your own business can be a rollercoaster of emotions as you maneuver through incredible successes and some challenging times. There may come a point where you’ve had enough and you just want to get off the ride. These suggestions are the first steps to […]
March 7, 2016

Step Five: Business Performance

Ascend Business partners have developed a systematic approach, called the “Seven Steps to REFIRE”, to work with business owners to increase the value of their business and improve their profits. This allows them to exit their business with a valuable asset they can sell, transition […]
March 17, 2016

Creating a Well-Designed Exit Plan

Exit planning creates a detailed road map, allowing business owners to successfully exit privately held business. Its purpose? To maximize business value, minimize relevant taxes and ensure that the sale can sustain future personal and financial goals. If you have not started the exit planning […]
March 21, 2016

What Makes Your Business Stand Out?

“Succession planning is already a key issue – yet by 2020, when 
the oldest Boomers
 hit
their 
mid 
70’s, 
we
 will
 witness 
the
 biggest intergenerational
 wealth 
transfer 
in
 history.” says Mark McCrindle, social analyst. “We are headed towards the biggest leadership succession ever.” Within the next […]