Tag: Equity

Graph of U.S. Net Exports of Technology from January 1967 to March 2021

Net exports of technology are measured as royalties and license fees received minus royalties and license fees paid as a percentage of GDP. Net exports of technology are measured as royalties and license fees received minus royalties and license fees paid as a percentage of GDP. The Siburg Company specializes in buy-side and sell-side mergers…
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Timing When to Sell a Business

Timing is important, but how often does someone actually get the timing just right? Wait and the timing will be better.  Do it now because the timing is right.  Wait too long and the timing is wrong.  Sometimes people just make the decision to sell and the stars align.  The business is ready to sell,…
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Being Cheap Can Cost Money

Everyone has experienced the cost versus value decision.  Should I buy the best or the cheapest product that I am looking for?   Sure, there are times that buying a lesser quality or last year’s model will have little to no effect on the product you are looking to purchase.  If you are buying a…
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Chart of Total Business Applications in the United States from July 2004 to May 2021

The chart below shows the core business applications series that correspond to a subset of all applications for an Employer Identification Number (EIN).  The chart below shows that the US economy is creating new businesses at a strong pace. The business formation statistics only cover applications for an EIN. Therefore, certain businesses initiated without an…
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Bar Chart of All Patents Originated in All US and Foreign Countries from January 1992 to January 2019

The bar chart below shows U.S. Granted Patents: Total Patents Originating in all U.S. and Foreign Regions. Patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor. Total patents issued is the sum of utility, plant, design, and reissue patents granted.   The Siburg Company specializes in buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, and…
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The Upside and Downside of Economic Transition Risk

There are businesses that do well and prosper during difficult economic time (recession, pandemic, legislative changes, inflation) while other businesses struggle or go out of business.   Businesses that experienced an economic upside during the pandemic were real estate, home furnishings, home improvement and technology companies.  People moved to the suburbs, set up home offices,…
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Map of the Hourly Wage by State

As of January 1, 2020, the Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.  There are numerous states that have set their minimum wages higher than the Federal minimum wage.  See the map below for your state’s minimum wage. An employer of tipped employees is only required to pay that employee $2.13 per hour in direct…
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The “Feckless Business”

The “Feckless Business” is a business that is managed irresponsibly and lacks initiative.  Or another way of putting it, a business that has no budget or strategic plan and just exists day to day with ownership and management dealing with problems of their own making.   It is easy being a “Feckless Business” with no…
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Willful Blindness

“Willful Blindness” in a business is the conscious act of avoiding the truth, which gives credence to the knowledge of an issue in question, but never resolving the issue. Willful blindness can be at any level of management or on any type of business issue that needs to be addressed and resolved. A business’s willful…
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What Is The Path Forward Into 2021?

What is the path forward into 2021? A strategic plan will make the journey into 2021 easier.