Business

What is Needed to Value a Business?

What is Needed to Value a Business?

Once More: The Importance of the Valuation! NOTE: This post was originally geared toward business brokers and those that wanted to become business brokers. However, because it discusses how to value a business, much of the information, particularly the downloadable data at the bottom, is also pertinent to business owners

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Selling a Business? Payables, Receivables, etc.

Selling a Business? Payables, Receivables, etc.

If you’re considering selling a business, let’s discuss some of the myriad issues involved. From taxes and financing instruments to training the buyer and keeping the transaction confidential, there are dozens of issues that must be considered when it comes time to think about selling a business. We’re going to

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Buying a Business? Read the Lease Carefully!

Buying a Business? Read the Lease Carefully!

How do Lease Terms Impact the Business? If you’re buying a business, what should you look for in the lease? Well, that depends. Let’s examine some of the issues. The most obvious one is the rental rate. If the business you’re buying leases its location from an unrelated party –

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Business Valuation: Discretionary Earnings

Business Valuation: Discretionary Earnings

Like all professions, the Business Broker/Business Advisor profession has its own keywords and phrases that, in many case, our clients don’t immediately understand. “Contract work in progress” is one such phrase as is the term “working capital”. Those terms, however, aren’t necessarily pertinent to every business that we value, sell

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