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For those weighing up what kind of future their family company might have, Gary Laitner, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, explains what needs to be done if a sale process is ultimately picked.

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From day one entrepreneurs need to be thinking about how they will ultimately cash in – but what are the most important factors involved?

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Joe Stelzer, managing partner of Cavendish Corporate Finance, shares his experience as an entrepreneur who sold his own business and now advises others on doing the same.

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