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Financing The Business Acquisition

Financing The Business Acquisition

How to Finance a Business Speaking of how to finance a business acquisition, I read an article the other day about a “crisis” in the penal colony down under. Under the headline “Warning SMEs won’t be able to sell their businesses unless access to finance improves”, the article states that

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Sell Your Business: Be Prepared!

Sell Your Business: Be Prepared!

Sell Your Business Over the past few weeks, we’ve posted about how active the market for buying and selling businesses has been over the past year or so; the types of buyers that are actively hunting, the capital that is available to buyers and some of the reasons that make

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Selling Your Business: What’s the Market Like?

Selling Your Business: What's the Market Like?

Selling Your Business? We’ve gotten a TON (or “tonne” pour mes amis Francais et Englais) of questions over the years about the state of the business buying market; what’s selling? who’s buying? what is the demand level? If you’ve been considering selling your business, I imagine these questions have also

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Selling a Business: The Transition Process

Selling a Business: The Transition Process

Selling a Business: Planning the Transition The sale of a business involves more than one transition. The first, of course, is the transition from you to the new owners. This transition involves quite a number of interested parties including your employees, your clients and customers, your vendors and suppliers, and,

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Selling Your Business: Who is Buying?

Selling Your Business: Who is Buying?

Selling Your Business? Do You Know Who is Buying? If you’re thinking about selling your business, there are a number of things you must do to get it ready – some physical, some financial and some organizational. But have you given any thought to getting your marketing ready? In order

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Selling Your Business: Why Now is a Good Time

Selling Your Business: Why Now is a Good Time

Thinking of Selling Your Business? Now is a Great Time to Do So! As it does in all other markets, the concept of supply and demand obtains in the market for businesses. If you have been thinking about selling your business, the current climate for such deals is very favorable.

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Selling Your Business: The Exit Strategy

Selling Your Business: The Exit Strategy

Thinking of Selling Your Business? Let’s Talk About Your Exit Strategy What?!? You’re thinking about selling your business but you don’t have an exit strategy? Well, it pains me to tell you this, Bucko, but you’re not alone. UBS – the Swiss global financial management firm – recently released its

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Selling a Specialty Business

Selling a Specialty Business

Selling a Specialty Business Selling a Specialty Business may seem like an odd title for a post. Why? Because most businesses could be considered “specialty businesses”. After all, if your business is a supplier of dental tools, a custom guitar manufacturer, a maker of high-fat ice cream, a business brokerage,

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Buying a Business: Risk Allocation Between Buyer and Seller

Buying a Business: Risk Allocation Between Buyer and Seller

Buying a Business: Risk Allocation What is “risk allocation” and how does it pertain to and figure into the negotiations when buying a business? Risk allocation is an attempt by the buyers and sellers of a business to identify known risks – as well as acknowledge that there may be

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Sell a Business: Security and Confidentiality

Sell a Business: Security and Confidentiality

Sell a Business: Security and Confidentiality To sell a business Рor a division of a business Рrequires sharing and disclosing, securely and confidentially, a great deal of proprietary information. There is generally a significant amount of important and confidential data that must be exchanged between the buyer and the

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