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A business owner or prospective seller may want to know the value of their business before deciding to put it on the market.  Buyers may wish to calculate the value or compare the asking price of a business they are interested in. In the case of business owners considering the sale of their business most

As a Business Broker one of the most irritating things I see buyers do is spend an hour meeting with a seller and walk away knowing very little about the business.  How does a buyer spend an hour with a business owner and learn almost nothing about the business? Many buyers focus on the P&L

Finding the right business is a long and challenging process for prospective buyers; when a buyer finds a promising business sometimes it is hard to walk away from the deal.  They’ve likely invested a lot of time into the deal and are emotionally attached to it. At that point buyers will really want to find

After an offer for your business has been made and accepted the next step is Due Diligence where the buyer will review the books and records of the business to verify the revenue, earnings and veracity of the business.  Due Diligence is a Contingency for both Buyer and Seller; the buyer’s deposit check is not

For many people the prospect of giving up their job and steady paycheck to start or buy a business is unthinkable, even terrifying.  In fact, a study sponsored by Weebly and conducted by Wakefield Research found that while most Americans think about quitting their job twice a week, one third of those surveyed fear starting

A Bear Stock Market causes (or is the result of) the values of publicly traded companies to plummet; but does a Bear Market affect the values of small to midsize (SMBs) privately held businesses?  One may think that in a Bear Market the values of SMBs would be pulled down with those on Wall Street,

Is it a bad idea to buy a small-midsize business (SMB) during or Bear stock market or is it a great opportunity? When Wall Street turns into a Bear Market, buyers for stocks of publicly traded companies hunker down, hold on to their cash, and wait for the storm to pass.  Some may take extreme

There is a common belief that SBA loans are difficult if not nearly impossible to obtain when buying a business.  Being difficult and/or impossible to get is a myth and a harmful one that causes many prospective buyers to not even consider SBA financing.  SBA financing is complicated and does require a lot of paperwork,

As business brokers the first question on every prospective seller’s mind is “how much is my business worth”, immediately following that, the second question is “how can I minimize the taxes on the proceeds?” We are not CPAs, tax or financial advisors, but over the years we have developed relationships with some of the best

With interest rates rising recently business buyers and sellers may wonder, “Will increased interest rates affect the value of a business being sold?” Spoiler… small changes in interest rates do not dramatically affect the value of a business or the net after debt service.  In fact, a 0.25% interest rate increase only increase the annual