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Selling Your Technology Company for Maximum Value: A comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs by Rupert Cook

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1. When To Start Thinking About Selling

Why did you start this company in the first place? If you were looking to build up an empire for your children and your children’s children, then you’re reading the wrong book. This book is for those who started a company so that at some point in the future they could sell up and walk off into the sunshine.

It’s difficult to know in advance when the ideal time to sell will come along. Many technology companies have been sold pre-profit and some even pre-revenue, so it’s never too early to give the matter of selling a little thought. Many successful entrepreneurs and advisers insist that you should consider the time frame for sale and the potential acquirers as soon as you start the business, or as soon ...

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