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Value a Business With Real Estate: Another Disaster

Value a Business With Real Estate: Another Disaster

<> Another Business Valuation Disaster This business valuation disaster arrived in one of our offices last week. A real estate agent brought this one in after trying for two years to sell her client’s business and real estate. A true story of good intentions gone awry because of ignorance, lack

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Selling a Business: Are Millennials Buying?

Selling a Business: Are Millennials Buying?

Selling a Business: The Millennials Market Are Millennials buying business? Do they have the chops? We hear a lot about Millennials starting internet and technology businesses but few of them will be the unicorns that Wall Street dreams of. But are they buying existing business? Last week’s post was a

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Selling Your Business? The Kids Don’t Want It!

Selling Your Business? The Kids Don't Want It!

Selling a Business: Can You Keep it in the Family? What seems like a lifetime ago, The Who did a song called “The Kids Are Alright”. (You can see the original cheesy music video here. And check out the spectators on the lake in the background!) Many business owners seem

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The Business Brokerage Market

The Business Brokerage Market

The Coming Business Brokerage Market Over the past two years, I’ve been writing about how active the business brokerage market has been and how it is expected to become even more frothy. Most of my more recent posts on the subject have been to wax philosophical about the amount of

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Preparing for – rather than starting – the sale

Preparing for - rather than starting - the sale

  Preparing for – Rather than Starting – the Sale   “Every business that does not fail will eventually change hands.”   That is a mantra that we’ve used in our offices and in our marketing for many years. Some businesses will “change hands” in the manner of a generational

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Asset Purchase or Stock Purchase

Asset Purchase or Stock Purchase

  Buying Assets versus Buying Stock A business broker needs to know – and explain to his or her client – that there are two ways to buy an ongoing business. The transition can be structured as an asset purchase or as a stock purchase – and each provides some

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Help Your Clients Get Ready to Sell

Help Your Clients Get Ready to Sell

Prepare Your Sellers from Joe Caffrey on Vimeo. Prepare Your Clients – to Prepare Their Business! As a business broker, you MUST prepare your clients for the process of selling their business. I’ve done a number of posts and podcasts meant to help business owners get their businesses ready for

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Uncooperative Sellers

Uncooperative Sellers

Uncooperative Sellers: When to Walk Away You’ve got to wonder why, if they truly wanted to sell, some sellers can be uniquely uncooperative. Uncooperative sellers are a sign that a listing may become so difficult that you have to realize you’re likely going to be spinning your wheels with little

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Poker for Business Brokers: Know When to Fold ’em

Poker for Business Brokers: Know When to Fold 'em

When to Walk Away As professional business brokers, we have only two things to sell: our time and our expertise. It’s important to avoid selling either too cheaply but, with regard to your time, you’ve got to be able to tell as early as possible when you should walk away

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Strategic Buyers Need a Broker, too!

Strategic Buyers Need a Broker, too!

Strategic Buyers: Finding the Targets Here’s a true story about an acquisition. It’s not necessarily a pretty story but it illustrates why companies that want to acquire other businesses – “strategic buyers”, rather than “financial buyers” – need to engage the right advisors if they want the acquisition to be

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