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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Business

When selling your business, business owners must be careful not to make several common mistakes. Below are 5 mistakes to avoid when selling your business. In most cases, business owners pour their hearts into their businesses, which can make selling difficult. It’s hard to divest of a business that’s been ...

A Must-Have Guide to Business Acquisition

It seems that every day there is news about a business buying or merging with another one. It makes solid economic sense to take advantage of opportunities that help a business grow or strengthen the position of two businesses that merge. However, not all mergers or acquisitions can, or should, ...

5 Risks to Avoid When Selling a Business

Selling a business is complicated. While everyone involved has some level of distaste for the due diligence process, there is a reason it exists. Buyers must be confident that they are getting what they paid for, while the Sellers wants the Buyer to be content with their purchase, as to ...

The Importance of the Owner’s Cash Flow When Buying or Selling a Business

When it’s time to sell a business, or if you’re looking into buying one, the Owner’s cash flow is often one of the most important parts of due diligence. Owner’s cash flow, often known as Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE) for smaller businesses and adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, ...

Selling an Essential Business During the Covid-19 Pandemic

With the pandemic, many business owners are wondering if it might be time to sell. For many, however, selling their business right now might not be a good idea since revenue is down significantly. Owners of an essential business, however, are more in luck. Now might be the perfect time ...

How to Find a Good Business Broker

Let’s say you’ve decided to sell your business and retire or take the chance on a new business. When it’s time to sell, you need to find the right buyer and get a good price and terms for your business. To have a chance of doing that, it’s imperative you ...

Are There Tax Implications for Selling a Business?

There are tax implications for selling a business. However, the way the deal is structured could have a big impact. There are a lot of decisions to make that can have an impact on the taxes of the sale, though there are restrictions on these decisions by the IRS. The ...

What Documents And Info Are Needed To Sell A Business?

The preparation for selling a business can be complicated. There is paperwork that needs to be organized before the business can be presented to buyers, along with more information that is needed as a sale progresses. All of this information is needed by potential buyers so they can determine if ...

Increasing the Valuation of Your Business Without Creating More Earnings

No matter the economic environment, it’s important for business owners to monitor their companies’ value up to three years before selling their business. Though most assume that business valuation is focused only on earnings, revenues, and discount rates, it’s far more qualitative than it seems. While a valuation is a ...

Loans to Buy an Existing Business? Yes, You Can!

Let's begin with a quick question: Sam wants to start his own business from scratch, while Mary wants to acquire an existing business - but both need to secure financing in order to do so. Which one will have an easier time securing their loan? While no guarantees can be ...

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