Clean Up Financial Statements before Searching for a Buyer

By Jay Sickler The first step in selling any business is putting its financial house in order. After years of hard work, small business owners often want to cash out. While it’s inevitably an emotional decision, several easy steps can make the process go much smoother. First, put our house in order. A business isn’t…

Exit Planning – Who is following in your client’s footsteps?

By: Eli Neal Baby boomer business owners are getting ready to retire. Exit planning is a crucial step for a successful transition. Cogence Group has helped Portland and Oregon business owners structure transactions so that they can reach retirement.  We’ve seen that many business owners want to transfer their business to a younger, current member…