As a guest columnist for three business publications, George Scott’s articles provide common sense, practical, and usable insights and recommendations. Since he is also a business broker, many articles address various aspects of selling or buying a business. The most recent publication is FOCUS, the bi-monthly magazine of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM).
Business Financial Matters
Your Financial Statements are talking to you. Are You Listening? July-Aug 2016 FOCUS – The Small Business Association of Michigan’s magazine. http://pageturn.vpdemandcreationservices.com/SBAM/JA16/#p=6
Are you ready for Shark Tank? Know your numbers. March-April 2015 FOCUS – The Small Business Association of Michigan’s magazine. http://pageturn.vpdemandcreationservices.com/SBAM/15/MA/#p=8
Don’t let sunk funds sink you. (Co-Authored with Erik Olson, CPA) July-Aug 2015 FOCUS – The Small Business Association of Michigan’s magazine http://pageturn.vpdemandcreationservices.com/SBAM/15/JA/#p=8
Leadership and Management are NOT the same. Jan-Feb 2017 FOCUS – The Small Business Association of Michigan’s magazine. http://pageturn.vpdemandcreationservices.com/SBAM/17/JF/#p=10
Selling a Business
Selling the Business: Must Do Preliminary Activities Nov-Dec 2014 FOCUS – The Small Business Association of Michigan’s magazine. Go to: http://pageturn.vpdemandcreationservices.com/SBAM/14/ND/#p=10
Seller Must Strive to Avoid Common Mistakes, Rochester Business Journal. A list of pitfalls with “Ready-to-Sell self-test” sidebar.
Selling the Business: Gather Key Information Before Negotiating Sale, Rochester Business Journal. A guide to a business seller’s introspective pre-listing due diligence.
Selling the Business: Keep Your Wits About You, Rochester Business Magazine, An in-depth description of the selling-a-business process. RBM STB Article Complete
Why Should I Sell Thee? Let me Count the Reasons, Rochester Business Journal, A list and analysis of eight reasons a business owner may be motivated to sell. RBJ STB Count the Reasons article
Buying a Business
Buying a Business: What’s Motivating You?, Rochester Business Magazine, First of a series of three self-evaluation business-buying articles.
Buying a Business: Are You Ready?, Rochester Business Magazine, Second of a series of three self-evaluation business-buying articles.
Buying a Business: Acquisition Parameters , Rochester Business Magazine, Third of a series of three self-evaluation business-buying articles.
Click here to view all three articles as one PDF: RBJ Buying a Business 3 part
Special note: Prior to moving to Michigan, I was a founding principal of Vangellow, Scott, Benz Business Group. View the identification at the end of the articles as though it reads “George Scott, President of Business Consulting Services.”
CPA Marketing Article
Talk With ‘Em, Footnotes (newsletter of the Rochester chapter of the New York Society of CPAs.) A step-by-step approach to maximizing per-business-client revenues. CPA Newsletter article