Are you starting to
think about exit strategies or strategic investors? Talk to someone who’s
written a software product and bootstrapped it into a company. Someone who’s
managed a profitable software company, positioned it to be acquired, and
executed a successful exit strategy. Get practical help from an advisor
who’s been on the other side of the table buying companies. Work with a
consultant who knows what buyers are looking for in a software company, and
who has done due diligence and
knows what buyers don't want to find.
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succeed at the most important step of your life.
Are you wondering what "Due Diligence" is? Click
here to find out.
Why doesn't our software sell?
Our product works really
well, we have several satisfied customers, and we know there are lots of
companies that could benefit from it. So why isn't it selling?
Sound familiar? Check out what sales trainer Steve Kraner
has to say about Why Buyers Buy.
private, so Sarbanes-Oxley doesn't affect us, right?
Sarbanes-Oxley is the bill signed last July to restore confidence in the US
markets in the wake of Enron and WorldCom. The most publicized provision is
management certification of financial statements. The act applies only to
issuers regulated by the SEC, so if you have a private company you can
ignore Sarbanes-Oxley, right?
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Could you patent your software?
Tangible evidence that your company owns unique
intellectual property — copyrights,
trademarks, and patents — increases the
perceived value in the eyes of a potential acquirer. Have you ever wondered
if you could patent your software? Click
here for some guidelines.
Are you a little uncertain of the differences among
copyrights, trademarks, and patents? See the
downloads page for a one-page summary.