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Holly Magister
Works at Enterprise Transitions
Attended Pennsylvania State University
Lives in Murrysville PA
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After putting down yet another slavishly admiring profile of top Apple designer Jony Ive this weekend in the egregiously-named "How to Spend It" magazine published by the Financial Times, I had a nagging sense that something was wrong. Of course, like all the strategically placed articles about Ive in recent weeks, this one was yet another indirect attempt by Apple to create a slavishly admiring article about the incipient Apple Watch. The Watch,...
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When selling your business, do you know which agreements you may sign are meant to protect you?
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Choose the right structure for your business transaction. Learn about asset and stock #acquisitions
http://exitpromise.com/asset-acquisition-vs-stock-acquisition/
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Exit planners should help business owners make their companies more profitable, allowing them to have more exit options. #exitplanning  
http://exitpromise.com/exit-planners-make-companies-more-profitable/
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Greg Younts shares his thoughts about when to sell your business from his vast experience working with business owners.  Great read!
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True #entrepreneurs don't wait: they find opportunities, research competitors, and start new business ventures quickly. goo.gl/Vhy9CA
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Wayne Rivers offers great advice for the entrepreneur in his Wall Street Journal post!
The first piece of technology small-business leaders should be using is the light switch!
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Successful entrepreneurs have unique opportunities to develop taxable and non-taxable assets for retirement. New increases to 2015 retirement plan contributions and other limitations offer planning strategies for the entrepreneur's retirement.
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The idea that websites should keep their information “above the fold” is an outdated myth. It’s not about scrolling. Rather it’s about finding the best way to engage your market with well placed web content.
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Another great post from Chris George about Refinancing Debt in your business.  
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It's important for a small business owner to ask the right questions and consider the following factors when deciding whether to refinance: http://exitpromise.com/small-business-loans-refinance/
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Share the good and the bad news with your employees because they already know. Read more to find out the other rules of entrepreneurship I learned from my cousins:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/hollymagister/2014/08/07/5-rules-of-entrepreneurship-my-cousins-taught-me/
As I reflect on my cousins, how we interacted with one another, our parents and grandparents, our bouts of laughter and conflict, I recognize how valuable those times are to me today as an entrepreneur.
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Grow and Sell Valuable Businesses
Employment
  • Enterprise Transitions
    CEO, 2005 - present
  • Exit Promise, LP
    CEO, 2010 - present
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Murrysville PA
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888 402-0030
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3875 Old William Penn Hwy., Suite 3 Murrysville PA 15668
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Advocate for the Entrepreneur who wants to Grow and Sell a Valuable Business
Introduction
I have the privilege to work side-by-side with entrepreneurs who are dedicated to growing valuable businesses for their employees, suppliers, partners and families.  Each work diligently to grow businesses into valuable entities as they keep in mind their business is their greatest personal asset.

I also blog on Forbes.com in the Entrepreneur channel where I share my experiences as an entrepreneur as well as what I learn working with others. There I cover matters related to growing a business and preparing for the sale or transfer of a business to a new owner.  It's another privilege for which I am grateful.
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CPA and Certified Financial Planner
Education
  • Pennsylvania State University
    B.S. Accounting, 1983
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Holly Ann Bilo
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2015 Retirement Tax Planning For Small Business Owners
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Learn what a small business owner may do to reduce income taxes during the earning years and increase cash flow during retirement.

CenturyLinkVoice: How Software-Defined Networking And Virtualization Are...
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Small Business Expert: How Do I Value My Business?
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Business valuation methods differ widely for business Ideas, start-ups and mature businesses. Holly Magister, CPA, CFP answers questions fro

What To Think About When Selling Your Business: Ask Me Now
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Ask your questions about selling a business and receive answers from Holly Magister, CPA, CFP who works with entrepreneurs as they plan thei

Will You Pay Taxes On Retirement Income? -- You Decide
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Successful entrepreneurs have unique opportunities to develop taxable and non-taxable assets for retirement. New increases to 2015 retiremen

10 Steps to Selling a Business | Exit Promise
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Selling a business for the entrepreneur often is a tumultuous, emotionally draining experience. This infographic defines the steps to sellin

5 Rules of Entrepreneurship My Cousins Taught Me
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As I reflect on my cousins, how we interacted with one another, our parents and grandparents, our bouts of laughter and conflict, I recogniz

4 Reasons You Need To Share Vision With Your Employees | LinkedIn
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Are you old enough you remember George H.W. Bush getting slammed in the press for not getting the “vision thing?” For those of you who are t

You Need A Customer Advisory Board | LinkedIn
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I’ve been an advocate of using a customer advisory board for over thirty years. I’ve used them in every business I’ve ever owned and every t

How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots
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Do you know what your leadership blindspots are? It’s a trick question because, by definition, blindspots are areas where you lack awareness

WhatsApp $19 Billion Secret Formula
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For those entrepreneurs watching in bewilderment as one of their peers rakes in $19B by selling their mobile app to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebo

Bank Loan Covenants And Clauses Entrepreneurs Regret Most
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Banks lend money to entrepreneurs based on three factors: Cash flow, Collateral, and Credit Score. The ‘boiler plate language’ in the bank f

Obamacare Medicare Taxes -- Increasing Your 2013 Tax Bill
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New Medicare Taxes related to Obamacare apply to taxpayers in 2013 who have certain types of income. This post and Infographic define the tw

Year-End Tax Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know -- Before They Expire
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As 2013 comes to an end, successful entrepreneurs and other taxpayers should take note that many tax deductions and tax credits are being re

What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Obamacare Now
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With its deeply divided supporters and opponents, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ‘Obamacare’, is about to be implemented as it

11 Tangible Ways Entrepreneurs Can Help Veterans
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There are approximately 22 Million U.S. Military Veterans and another 2.3 Million Active and Reserve Military Personnel to thank this Vetera

Business For Sale -- 9 Roadblocks Entrepreneurs Must Overcome
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If you ask an entrepreneur about their experience when selling a business, he will likely tell you it’s an experience unlike any other. In m

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Always Do
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Much debate surrounds the notion that an entrepreneur is born with innate entrepreneurial abilities. Many believe that specific genes are pr

Business Buyer Types: Finding the Perfect Match | Exit Promise
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At first glance, any buyer with a checkbook may be attractive. In practice finding the right buyer when selling a business is both an art an