Mergers & Acquisitions

Simpson, Wayne A.
May 2006
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;5/8/2006, Vol. 35 Issue 44, p6
The author discusses issues related to the sale of business enterprises. He argues that deciding whether to sell a business enterprise is a difficult one and raises several questions on the part of a business owner. The reasons for selling a business as well as the reasons not to sell are also discussed. Pieces of advice are presented when planning to sell a business.


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