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What is the multiple for the sale of my business

I am in the electronics security industry. Back to Base monitoring (reoccuring contracts), patrols (reocurring contracts), alarm & cctv installations (one off installations). How do I find out what the multiple is to be applied to my P/L (with add backs etc) for my industry?

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What Social Media management and marketing company does Mark use or recommend - we really need a team we can trust

I created mp-body.com 10 years ago, and now we have to evolve from an educated-based business to products and services. It feels like we are starting again - albeit with a lot of experience. We really need a great Social Media marketing team to assist us to achieve a new, loyal following, very strong presence in our industry on SM and create great campaigns to sell our products on-line.

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Property Management

we have grown our property management organically to 90 in over a year and a half, its not our main business. My question is what are the best ways to increase our managements ? Cheers OJ

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Standard Meeting Agenda

Im a partner in a medium size accounting practice, the partners meet monthly and that works well, however we dont seem to have a standard agenda, we just seem to fly by the seat of our pants. Which tends to stretch the meetings out and we dont seem to resolve any issues. I was looking for some clarity around a "standard" format which has purpose and will benefit our partnership and the business in general.

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Gaining more clients

Hi I would like to double my client base. I have tried numourous avenues over the years and have found that our refer a friend program has been the best. However I am open to other forms if I can gain a positive return from them.

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Grants for Equipment/Machinery

I have a small niche stonemason business where we predominately work on tiles. I would like to purchase a new machine to greatly improve our efficiency and to also help compete with China. Is there any kind of government help to purchase the required machinery?

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Funding - equity vrs debt

I have an online startup company 1st in Australia (disruptive) offering online asset loans. I am very nervous about any equity deals & can provide security for loans to fund the business. I have a biz plan, website, Pitch all ready to go. I need direction for funding, exit strategy, who do you suggest I talk to , to give me the confidence to take to next level & how do I find companies & people to pitch to. I have had an investor interested investing $1m, however he wants half of the business and I'm not prepared to give up any equity at this stage. Regards, Stuck in a rut :)

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Importnace of ‘Google My Business’ account

How much value is there in creating a ‘Google My Business’ account?...And how do I overcome my fear of a bad review from a disgruntled client or keyboard warrior/troll and the the effect it will have any any new clients looking to use our services?!

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I would like to more about start up grants such as R&D

Im spending a lot of R&D already and a lot of my business aids individuals back to work etc. I get the feeling that we are positioned well for government grants. However the information is very confusing and time consuming. Is there anyone that is willing and able to point me in the right direct and advice?

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Start up

What are the start costs to opening bricks and mortar other then the rent, electricity, internet ????