Selling a Business: How Long Does It Take?
Why does it take so long to sell a business? Price and terms are the biggest reasons.Read More
Buying a Franchise: What It's Worth to You
If you are considering entering the world of franchising, an important consideration is assessing the value of the business. All of the following factors either affect or help determine valuations of typical franchise operations.Read More
The Value of a Business: Get to the Heart of the Matter
To find the real value of a business, we must go to its very heart: the attitude, work habits, managerial style, customer/marketplace savvy, and community reputation of the person in charge.Read More
What Is a Company Worth?
This question can only be answered by addressing other related questions, specifically: Who’s asking and for what purpose?Read More
Why Do People Go Into Business?
41% joined the family business;36% wanted more control over their future...Read More
12 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Company
Keep in mind that the best time to consider selling is when business is good, the business is running profitably, and many of the above “value-adders” are in place.Read More
Buying (or Selling) a Business
The following is some basic information for anyone considering purchasing a business. Is may also be of interest to anyone thinking of selling their business. The more information and knowledge both sides have about buying and selling a business, the easier the process will become.Read More
Who Is the Buyer?
Buyers buy a business for many of the same reasons that sellers sell businesses. It is important that the buyer is as serious as the seller when it comes time to purchase a business. Here are just a few of the reasons that buyers buy businesses:Read More
Creating Value in Privately Held Companies
Creating value in the privately held company makes sense whether the owner is considering selling the business, plans on continuing to operate the business, or hopes to have the company remain in the family. Read More
Today's Business Buyer: A Profile
Today's independent business marketplace attracts a wide variety of buyers eager for a piece of ownership action. Buyers of small businesses are most likely replacing lost jobs or searching for a happier alternative to corporate life. Buyers of mid-sized and large operations are, typically, private investment companies seeking businesses to build and eventually sell for a profit.Read More