1. How to Sell Your Business--and Keep It, Too

    How to Sell Your Business--and Keep It, Too

    Big businesses searching for inspiration, innovation, and startup verve are finding a surprising new source: the entrepreneurs whose startups they buy. Meet the owners who got bought out--but didn't sell out.

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    1. We needed some sort of outside catalyst to get our digital effort going at the speed I wanted it to.
    2. At some point, established companies have to adopt some startup thinking.
    3. That energy starts happening, and people from Fortune 500 companies want to meet with you and see what you're up to.
    4. When we looked at the whole landscape, Macy's was so strong in their core retail and omnichannel capabilities.
    5. The structure of the industry changed.
    6. The idea was that they wanted to keep us running in our lane, and we could learn from each other.
    7. Macy's has these powerhouse systems that add huge value.
    8. It's a very high-quality product line.
    9. It's not just about acquiring a brand.
    10. We're putting three industries together in one company--food, biology, and technology.
    11. One of my degrees is in organizational behavior.
    12. Ultimately when you manage a business you have to think about disruption.
    13. On a startup budget, you stretch and reach, and now we're like.
    14. He said how excited he was to be working with us all, how appreciative. They were respectful and thankful of this tiny little company.
    15. You can get a false sense of success in an acquisition when the acquiring company just leaves you alone.
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