The Alarm Industry's Best Business Articles
Top 10 reasons why NOW may be the best time to sell your company
High taxes are coming, high multiples are here, and ready cash are only a start. Watch this series to learn why right now might be the best time to sell.
Reason 1 Taxes on a sale are low now, but soon will be much higher
Like it or not, one thing is almost certain; taxes are going up, way up, in the next few years. Take a close look at your options now.
Reason 2 Multiples are high right now
Multiples are as high as they have been in recent years but there is little expectation that they will increase beyond today’s range.
Reason 3 Quality buyers still have credit lines and cash
Despite the bad economy, deals are being done with attractive seller terms. “Cash is king” for many sellers and it’s still possible to do a cash deal.
Reason 4 The future is unpredictable
What about the loss of a key employee or internal theft or other disasters.
Reason 7: Every Dealer Reaches a point where growth plateaus and stops
As time passes, growth begins to slow. Here's how to get to the next level. As the end of the year approaches, plan to increase your RMR Recurring Monthly Revenue represents your cash flow and the primary value of your company. How can you increase it?
Reason 10: You’re just getting tired of the grind
It may have been fun once, but is it really still what you look forward to every day? Perhaps it’s time to move on.
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Sinkholes to Avoid
There could be trouble lurking beneath the surface of a deal.
Ron Davis on WINNING
Everone likes to be called a winner, here are the secrets.
Fool's Gold in Alarm Companies
Dorsie Mosher warns alarm company owners who see great value in certain aspects of their business that turn it may turn out to be “fool’s gold” in the eye of the buyer.
Don't Miss this Opportunity — Taxes Are Going Up!
If you think you may want to sell your alarm company or accounts anytime in the next 10 years, you need to take a close look at your options now.
When is the Right Time to Sell?>
Bruce Amrine suggests the time to sell your accounts may be sooner than you think.
What Constitutes a Leader
Ron Davis offers 10 measures of leadership. NBFAA Newsline, 2008 Vol. 4
Valuing your business
By Ken Kirschenbaum, Esq., Alarm — Security Industry Legal Email Newsletter; enhance the intrinsic and real value of your subscriber contracts.
How to Build Your Board of Directors
By Mike Frank, General Partner, Advanced Technology Ventures
Make sure your Board is a good one.
The Iron Rules of Business
You've heard of the "Golden Rule" and maybe the "Silver Rule." Now, Ron Davis gives you the "Iron Rules" that your business should live by to forge a successful future.
The Way of the Graybeard!
The Seven Disciplines of a well managed, profitable alarm company. Find out how your business stacks up.
Business Planning as a "Best Practice"
"To do great important tasks, two things are necessary: a plan and not enough time."
Small Independent Dealers in the New Millennium
Technology allows small companies to compete with the national organizations and surpass them in customer service.
Creating Alarm Account Value
By Peter Flynn, Mark Sandler,
How to understandnd the market value of your company.