M&A Industry Experience

If you are considering selling a company you probably want a Business Broker that has M&A experience in your industry.  There are a number of advantages that an advisory firm with industry experience can provide including: Relationships with buyers within the industry or related industries The ability to emphasize the strengths of your business as…

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Should I Sell my Company myself or hire a Business Broker?

Sell Company myself or hire business broker

If you own a company and are thinking about retiring, then you may be wondering: Should I sell my company myself or hire a business broker? You may be deciding whether to pass your business down to one or more of your family members. Some consideration are, do they have the capabilities and interest to…

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What are the Fees for Selling a Business?

Should I pay an upfront fee for selling my business? You have worked long and hard to build up your business and now you are thinking of retiring. The question is how should you go about selling your business and what types of fees can you expect to pay? Some Mergers & Acquisitions firms and…

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Transitioning from Business Ownership to Retirement

If you are in your 60s or 70s and own a business you may be thinking about retirement at some point. But for many business owners, this can be a scary thought. What do you do with all of your time? Will you miss running the business and seeing the employees every day? Fortunately, there…

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What Business should I Buy?

    We are often asked: What business for sale would you recommend? The answer, of course, differs depending on the specifics of each buyer. Narrowing down what might be of interest Every buyer has specific talents, interests, geography, and financial assets. The first thing for each buyer to do should be a self-assessment of…

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Should I sell my business on Shark Tank?

Many business owners watch Shark Tank and wonder how this might apply to their business when they are ready to sell. Shark Tank can be a great place to get exposure for your business while also getting an investment. It is a popular show and has helped a number of business owners to grow their…

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Business Valuation Factors

There are a lot of factors that go into what a company will sell for.  We outline below some of the criteria that can affect the valuation of a company. Net Income The financial health of your company will certainly be a major factor in potential buyers’ decisions on what they will pay for a…

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Key Elements for Every Partnership Agreement

You should never forget that your partnership agreement is, in fact, one of the most important business documents you will ever sign. Many people go into business with loved ones, relatives or lifelong friends only to discover (once it’s too late) that they should have had a partnership agreement. A partnership agreement protects everyone involved…

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Fairness Opinions

Since one often hears the term “fair value” or “fair market value,” it would be easy to assume that “fairness opinion” means the same thing. A fairness opinion may be based to some degree on fair market value, but there the similarities end. Assume that you are president of a family business and the other…

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How to Buy and Merge a Business With Mine

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  When you merge your business with another business or businesses, you consolidate two or more companies into one. You can compare a merger to a marriage. The companies involved in the merger join their assets, staff and other resources together, forming a new legal entity. As with a marriage, things can go well for…

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