All posts by Rob McGregor

Rob McGregor is known by his clients as the Business Partnership Whisperer. He has an admired ability to break through years of baggage so both partners can get back to respecting and trusting what brought them together. Whether it's time to split up or re-commit, Rob's pragmatic, compassionate and 'say it like it is' style allows all interests to be part of a solution that works best for the company. When you don't want to lose your investment in your business, Rob's the guy to call.

Is Your Company Growing But The Ride is Rough?

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Rob McGregor|July 19, 2017

The Wise Business Owner’s Guide to Pothole Repair

It works. No matter what business you are in. Really. The math is the same.

There is a funny but ironic story (by Portia Nelson the link takes you to the complete version) that perfectly illustrates the dilemma that plagues business owners pushing the gas on growth. This shorter version goes like this:
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Could You Sell Your Company Whenever You Choose? Rest Assured When You Know These Facts

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Rob McGregor|February 16, 2017

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If you own a successful company, you can rest assured that you will be able to sell it when you want for what you want, correct?

True or False?

The answer, though it may disappoint and confuse you is false. Even if you’ve received lots of calls and invitations from business brokers and M&A advisors saying they have buyers interested in your business.
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Growing Your Business? You Need This On Your Radar Now

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Rob McGregor|September 21, 2015

Are You Building a Lifestyle Business or a Wealth Generating Asset You Want a Return on Investment From?

If you have a growing business, you have a potential asset that might fetch a handsome price, one day.

What’s the probability of this outcome? 10%, according to the latest statistics.

How come? Most companies, unbeknownst to the owner, are run as lifestyle businesses, even those earning millions of dollars in sales… It means they are not easily transferrable to another owner.
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Are People Calling to Buy Your Business: What To Do and What Not To Do

Rob McGregor|December 4, 2014

Does It Mean A Sale is in Your Future?

Door to a secure financial future“It happens several times a week.” the owner of a successful company points to the phone and pushes a folder towards me. “They don’t just call, they send letters and invitations.” He has a smile on his face. But then throws up his hands. “I mean I’m flattered they want to buy my company, but I’m not ready to sell just yet. I’m not that old!” – Read More…

3 Secrets To Stay At The Top, Now Your Business Is Growing

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Rob McGregor|September 8, 2015

Without Feeling Like You’re Carrying the World On Your Shouldersthank_you_beach

You and your team have weathered a lot. Your business has had month over month sales growth.

The clouds have parted. You’re in the money and not looking back. You can see that hammock in your future.

Your business is growing by leaps and bounds. You’ve got the right people in the right roles (do you?).
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Are Buyers Searching for Your Business to Acquire?

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Rob McGregor|January 30, 2015

Stats Show M&A Buying Activity Picking Up … But Acquirers Have Reservations. Turns Out Sellers Do Too. What Will Break This Stand Off?

Money vs heart scales smallAccording to the latest survey from Citizens Commercial Banking, Middle Market Outlook Report what’s the number one worry of business owners when they think about selling their company?

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In A Business Partnership? 3 Secrets That Make It Rock

Rob McGregor|August 7, 2015

And What To Do If Your Business Partnership Is On The Rocks

Great News! Did you know that people that grow a business with a partner tend to be far more financially successful?7a4e2d63-fd8d-49fb-ba32-79ce4f941e6e

According to a 2008 study by the IRS and Small Business Administration, average revenues for partnerships grew 157% while sole proprietors sank by 7% over a thirty year period.
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Quick Tricks for Adding Profit Growth This Year

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Rob McGregor|January 30, 2015

Uomo d'affari con telefono e grafici sul computerOne of the key metrics that drives up the price buyers are willing to pay business owners for their companies is profit growth over the previous year.

Sounds like a great goal right? Better profits mean you can invest in more growth which benefits you and drives higher business value.

The trick is knowing how to do it right.
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Are You Disillusioned With Your Business Partner?

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Rob McGregor|September 1, 2015

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5 Reasons Why It’s Time To Bail On Your Business Partnership… and 5 Strategies To Get You Both Back In The Game

So have you been the one pulling the big wagon since your partner stopped pushing it with you? All the burdens of your business live in that wagon. Does it feel like your partner is camped out on the wagon enjoying the ‘free’ ride?
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