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Is this a good time for a business owner to contemplate an exit?

Our view on this is yes, with some important caveats. Firstly, and now more than ever, a business really needs to be across its numbers and have a well-articulated outlook.
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Entrepreneurship – What is it? Is it innate? Or must it be nurtured?

Entrepreneurship is a subject among several others which were tackled when I was interviewed by Anthony Moorhouse who himself is an entrepreneur and was a client of Oasis for over
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A different approach to dealmaking

In a recent interview with Joanna Oakey from The Deal Room podcast I speak about Oasis M&A, our unique process, and why it’s important during transactions. In the second half
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Business lessons you don’t want to learn the hard way

I recently sat down with Joanna Oakey from The Deal room podcast and spoke about my experiences in the tough school of hard knocks including my early skirmishes with deal
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Is now the best time in a decade to sell your company?

M&A activity in Australia in 2017 was extremely buoyant, climbing 55% on 2016 compared to global M&A growth of just 1%. Of the 1,127 deals 77% (868) were in the
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Staff motivation: the startling truth about optimising workplace performance – Part 3

Part 3/3 – How autonomy, mastery and purpose supercharge staff motivation To understand this article in context, it will help to read part 1 and 2 first.Part 1/3: ‘Why most
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Staff motivation: the startling truth about incentivising workplace performance – Part 2

Part 2/3 – How to avoid demotivating staff management practices To understand this article in context, it will help to first read part 1/3 ‘Why most staff motivation strategies aren’t working’
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Staff motivation: the startling truth about optimising workplace performance – Part 1

Part 1/3 – Why most staff motivation strategies aren’t working Improving staff motivation leads to a more productive workforce, and yet most business leaders are going about it the completely
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M&A Outlook 2017: Key sectors and trends

2016 was a tumultuous year on all accounts. With political uncertainty arising from Brexit and the unexpected results of the US election, along with economic uncertainty as China imposed tighter
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Finally, some positive news!

Busting popular myths surrounding the Australian way of life. As we come to the end of another year, like us you are probably wondering where the time went. Whilst the
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It’s Never Too Early To Sell!

Wal-Mart acquires the year-old Jet.com for $US3.3b Larger, more traditional businesses offer the potential for significant capital, distribution and scale to smaller, more agile businesses who bring smarts and IP. 
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How Acquirers Value Your Business

If you think valuing a publicly listed business is not straight forward, try valuing a private company. The truth is that a business is worth whatever a buyer says it
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10 Steps to Prepare your Private Business for Sale

I think the notion of ‘Preparing your business for sale or exit’ is a complete oxymoron. When I hear professionals spout on about this increasingly fashionable topic fueled by the
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How most business owners sabotage their business sale

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