Buying a Business is Risky! 7 Reasons to Buy One Anyway!

Buying a Business is Risky! 7 Reasons to Buy One Anyway!

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…

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Does a Bear Market Affect Business Values and Sales?

Does a Bear Market Affect Business Values and Sales?

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…

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Buying a Business in a Bear Market, Bad Idea or Great Opportunity?

Buying a Business in a Bear Market, Bad Idea or Great Opportunity?

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,…

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SBA Loans; More Cash at Closing for Sellers, Higher ROI for Buyers

SBA Loans; More Cash at Closing for Sellers, Higher ROI for Buyers

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…

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How to Minimize Taxes on the Sale of Your Business

How to Minimize Taxes on the Sale of Your Business

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…

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Will Increased Interest Rates Affect Business Values?

Will Increased Interest Rates Affect Business Values?

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…

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How to Determine the Value of a Business

How to Determine the Value of a Business

What is the value of my business?  This is the first and foremost question on the mind of business buyers and sellers. Business owners that are either considering selling their…

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How Much Money Does a Small Business Make? What are Discretionary Earnings (DE)?

How Much Money Does a Small Business Make? What are Discretionary Earnings (DE)?

The burning question for buyers looking at prospective small businesses is “how much does this business make?”. This is actually the wrong question. The right question is how much does…

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Business Buyer & Seller Demographics, Who’s Buying & Selling Businesses

Business Buyer & Seller Demographics, Who’s Buying & Selling Businesses

In 2017 the number of businesses being sold increased 27% over 2016 according to Bizbuysell.  Who is buying businesses today and what can a seller expect when a buyer is…

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Do Yelp and Google Reviews Affect the Value of a Business?

Do Yelp and Google Reviews Affect the Value of a Business?

The importance of good Yelp and Google My Business reviews for a business, especially a retail business, is common knowledge; but do reviews affect the value or marketability of a…

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