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Valuation Traps

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If you own a business, at some point you’ll probably need to know what your business is worth. It might be for estate planning purposes, a major life event, or perhaps you’re thinking about selling your business. Whatever the reason, there are some “valuation traps” out there, so we want ...
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The Dirty Five Letter Word: TAXES

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[caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="840"]  [/caption] Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite topic: TAXES! *insert eye roll here* Disclaimer: we are not CPAs or attorneys so you should not consider this newsletter as tax or legal advice. Now that we have that out of the ...
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Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Good News on Many Fronts

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Below is a summary of the benefits for business owners, PPP borrowers, buyers, and sellers.  I won’t attempt to cover the many other facets (unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, funds for vaccinations, etc.) that are included to bolster individuals and consumers, as there will be many othe ...
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A New Year’s Resolution for 2021

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It’s a new year! And while it may not feel that much different than the challenging one we left behind, it’s still traditionally a time to assess our current situation and make a resolution to change things that need to be changed. Often, we try to look at ourselves objectively and determine if ...
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Stimulus Package Update

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Great News for Buyers and Sellers While this has been in limbo for a few days, it was signed into law last night by the President. Below is a summary of the benefits for business owners, PPP borrowers, buyers, and sellers. We don't attempt to cover the many other facets (unemployment benefits, s ...
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Throwing Good Money After Bad

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“Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, and know when to run…” Kenny Rogers may have been talking about gambling, but the lyrics work for business owners too. Over half of businesses in the US have been impacted by COVID this year to some degree and as we ...
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Marketing Blindly and Nationally

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If you’re a savvy business owner, you know that maintaining strict confidentiality is critical when selling your business. Only a handful of people should know you’re thinking of selling: your spouse, financial planner, accountant, and attorney. Often, this element alone will push a seller towar ...
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Attention Serious Buyers

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If you are searching for a business on internet, you should know that, unfortunately, most of the businesses that you see will never sell. This could possibly be due to the business being overpriced, the financials are in poor condition, or a number of other reasons. We can help. Ask yourself thi ...
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Lending Posture

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One of the top questions we’re asked in this unprecedented COVID environment is “are you still selling businesses?” The answer is a resounding YES! The follow up question usually has something to do with how banks are supporting those transactions, so we thought we’d examine what we’re see ...
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Hope is Not a Strategy

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You probably have a financial advisor who is managing your money and will advise you as to whether or not you’re on track for retirement. That’s smart and, for most of us, essential. Even the most talented, worth-their-salt money manager will tell you that their financial models can be “garbag ...
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Is it “Buyer Beware” or “Seller Beware”?

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We have all heard it said “buyer beware”.  The belief was that sellers were peddling substandard goods or elevating prices beyond what was reasonable or offering warranties that were constructed to be indecipherable at best and absolutely no good at their worst.  Sellers were preying on th ...
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Can Selling Your Business be a DIY Project?

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Business owners often consider trying to sell their business themselves. For some people, this may be a viable option, but for most it isn’t a wise business decision. There is a lot that goes into the complicated, time-consuming process of selling a business. When you hire an experienced busin ...
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Finding You the Right Business

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We do buy side searches for private equity groups, family offices, strategic buyers, and individuals. Whether you are looking to grow your business through an acquisition or just locate a great business with terrific potential, we can help. It is my understanding that as part of the Cares Act (Se ...
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Coronavirus and Buying or Selling a Business

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  Coronavirus. Yep, we’re jumping on the bandwagon. Why on earth are we, business brokers, talking about Coronavirus?! It has nothing to do with buying or selling business, right? Hang with us for a minute… Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 50 basis points (0.50 ...
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Retaining Key Employees

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Think about the key employees in your business. The ones who understand how everything works: employee roles, client preferences, supply chain, cash flow, compliance, etc. When they take a well-deserved vacation, you FEEL it and so does everyone else. They might be in sales, support, administration, ...
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2020 Forecast

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2019 is in the books. In general, people are feeling pretty good right now. The S&P 500 was up 28.9% and the Nasdaq was up 35.2%. Unemployment is crazy low at 3.5%, optimism is high, and although there has been lots of turmoil nationally and globally, it has mostly impacted a few specific sector ...
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The Importance of Knowing Your Business’s Value

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How much is your business worth? How much is it actually worth to a buyer if you were to sell it right now? Even if you’re not ready to sell at this moment, knowing this number is very important for a few reasons: Planning: We know that most business owners work with financial planners and ac ...
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Competition

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Non-competes. You’ve probably been exposed to them at some point. Perhaps you have employees sign them or maybe you have signed one yourself at some point. Non-competes are also a very important component of a business transfer. Imagine this: You bought a high-end restaurant. Since you struck a ...
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8 Ways to Make Buying a Business Less Scary

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In addition to eating a ridiculous amount of candy corn, with Halloween around the corner, we’ve been thinking about all things scary. Here are some things that can make an entrepreneurial leap a little more comfortable. If you’re a business owner looking to sell, take note of these things too a ...
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Business For Sale By Owner

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With all of the online options at our fingertips these days, it is easier than ever to sell things. You can sell everything from a couch, to a car, to a house just by listing them online. In these days of the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) posts, wouldn’t it just be easier to try to sell your business t ...
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