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Buying a Business: Three Reasons to Keep it Confidential!

Buying a Business: Three Reasons to Keep it Confidential!

Buying a Business: Should You Keep Your Purchase Confidential? If you are considering buying a business – and especially if you’re about to close on the deal – your natural inclination is likely to be to announce the purchase to the world. You want your friends to know, you want

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Buy a Business: Why Use a Broker

Buy a Business: Why Use a Broker

Want to Buy A Business? Use a Business Broker If you want to buy a business, you might consider using a business broker. Why? Well, there are many reasons but let’s clarify a few things before we get started. First, if you are looking for a small, Main Street-type business,

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Business Brokers: Finding the Financing

Business Brokers: Finding the Financing

Show Me The Money! If you’re a business broker – or the buyer or seller of a business – you know that the only way a deal gets done is if the money is found to make it happen. While this topic is broad enough to fill a book (and

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Business Brokers: Dealing With Tire Kickers

Business Brokers: Dealing With Tire Kickers

Are Your “Buyers” Really Buyers? If you’re a business broker – or if you want to become a business broker – you know that there are few ways to waste more time than with “buyers” that will never buy. Over the course of a year, professional business brokers will likely

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Business Brokers: Problems with Financials

Business Brokers: Problems with Financials

Funky Financials Well, I’m a day late on this post and I apologize. Things have been a bit hectic out here in Paradise but I’m catching up, little by little. I should be back on schedule next Monday, but let’s get on with the Case of the Funky Financials; what

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Business Broker: Working with Real Estate Agents

Business Broker: Working with Real Estate Agents

The Business Broker and Real Estate Agents Professional business brokers are still a relatively unknown breed. Many business owners, especially the owners of Main Street businesses, have no idea that professional business brokers exist or what they do. This means that if you’re a business broker – or want to

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Main Street vs Middle Market: What’s the Difference?

Main Street vs Middle Market: What's the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between “Main Street” and “Middle Market” Businesses? Even within the business brokerage and M&A industry, there is no standard definition of a Main Street business or a Middle Market business. Ask ten brokers or advisors – or ten accountants or attorneys – and you’ll get ten different

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Selling a Business Part 5: The Closing

Selling a Business Part 5: The Closing

How to Sell a Business: Part 5 This is the fifth and final installment of a five-part series on selling your business. To get the whole picture, read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 How to Sell a Business: The Closing Welcome to Part 5, the final

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Selling a Business Part 4: Marketing and Financing

Selling a Business Part 4: Marketing and Financing

How to Sell a Business: Part 4 This is the fourth of a five-part series on selling your business. To get the whole picture, read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. How to Market Your Business and How to Get the Buyer Financed Welcome to Part 4 of our

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The “Silver Tsunami”

The "Silver Tsunami"
The Silver Tsunami. Ever hear of it? Probably not, but it's coming our way - and it's coming fast! The Silver Tsunami The Silver Tsunami refers to the massive number of U.S. Baby Boomers that are starting to retire. According to the Washington Post, 10,000 people in the U.S. areRead more
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