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Find Out How to Maximize the Profitability of Your Alarm Company Sale [WEBINAR SLIDES]

After spending your life and career building a successful alarm business into a profitable enterprise, it can be challenging and intimidating to put it on the market. But inevitably, there will come a time when selling your business is the right choice for you, and for your organization. The right time to sell for you…
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Why It’s Worth It To Invest in Good Reporting Software For Your Alarm Business

Businesses of all sizes must allocate their resources strategically in order to keep profit margins high and keep things moving in the right direction when it comes to serving customers. Because reporting is often a concern that’s put on the back burner for alarm companies, many security businesses don’t recognize the importance of investing in…
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How Good Reporting Habits Can Benefit Your Alarm Business

Business owners are busy people. They have a lot of responsibilities on their to do lists, numerous important people relying on them, and key decisions they need to handle confidently. Their metaphorical plates are often overflowing, and as a result, they don’t have the bandwidth to handle or delegate tasks that aren’t going to provide…
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Is Now a Good Time to Sell My Alarm Company?

If you are hoping to maximize your profit and capitalize on the opportunity to sell your alarm company, timing the sale appropriately is imperative. You want to make sure your company is sold for top dollar, and keeping an eye on market and industry trends is key. Considering when to sell your alarm company? Wondering…
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How to Sell Your Alarm Business For Maximum Profit

When you put the alarm company you’ve spent your life building on the market, you don’t just want to sell it. You want to sell it for what it’s truly worth – or more if possible. Whether it’s a fire alarm company, a burglar alarm company or another type of security business, it’s in your…
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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Security Alarm Company

When it comes to selling, most alarm company owners have a lot on their minds. From deciding whether or not it’s the right time to sell, to choosing how much to sell for, when to put the company on the market, whether to sell the entire company or just accounts, finding qualified buyers, selecting a…
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Should Your Alarm Company Incorporate DIY Security Options?

If you’re in any way involved in the security alarm industry, you’ve probably noticed that in recent years DIY home security has taken the market by storm. With the advent of the Internet of Things taking hold, more and more consumers are taking advantage of DIY home security systems.  As a result, we’ve seen a…
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How To Increase The Value of Your Alarm Business

As an alarm business owner, it’s important to know what your company is worth. If you are planning to sell your fire or security alarm organization in the near future, it’s especially important to have a solid understanding of the value of your business. But knowing the value of your business is just the first…
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Four Things You Need to Know About Fire Alarm Business Sales

If you’re thinking about selling your fire alarm business, you probably have a lot on your mind. From wondering if now is the best time for you to sell your company to contemplating the various steps involved in making such a large scale change for your business, there’s certainly a lot to consider. Before you…
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Is It Time To Stop Reinvesting In My Alarm Business?

“When should I stop investing in my alarm company?” “At what point do I stop upgrading my business and start planning my exit strategy?” These are two common questions we field from alarm business owners on a regular basis – and for good reason. They are tough questions to answer! The truth is, there’s no…
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