Category: Selling a business

Want to Sell Your Company in 2019 – Do These 4 Things Now

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If you are considering selling your company in 2019, back by popular demand are four things you should be doing (or not doing as the case may be) between now and year end and over the next few months. A little exit planning background before we tackle the to do list.  According to a recent stu ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 3Q18 – Part 3 of 3

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By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their third quarter market research for 2018. The report is a statistical analysis of 271 respondents who answered this quarter’s survey. This is the final of a three-part series w ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 3Q18 – Part 2 of 3

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By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their third quarter market research for 2018. The report is a statistical analysis of 271 respondents who answered this quarter’s survey. This is the second of a three-part series ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 3Q18 – Part 1 of 3

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Posted by Ron Buck on

By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their third quarter market research for 2018. The report is a statistical analysis of 271 respondents who answered this quarter’s survey. This is the first of a three-part series w ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 2Q18 – Part 3 of 3

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By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source has recently published their second quarter market research for 2018. The report is a statistical analysis of 277 respondents who answered a 25-question survey. This is the third and final part of a three-part ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 2Q18 – Part 2 of 3

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Posted by Ron Buck on

By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source has recently published their second quarter market research for 2018. The report is a statistical analysis of 277 respondents who answered a 25-question survey. This is the second of a three-part series where I ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 2Q18 – Part 1 of 3

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Posted by Ron Buck on

By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source has recently published their second quarter market research for 2018. The report is a statistical analysis of 277 respondents who answered a 25-question survey. This is the first of a three-part series where I ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 4Q17 – Part 3 of 3

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By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their fourth-quarter market research for 2017. The report is a statistical analysis of 264 respondents who answered a 25-question survey. This is the final part of a three-part series wh ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 4Q17 – Part 2 of 3

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Posted by Ron Buck on

By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their fourth-quarter market research for 2017. The report is a statistical analysis of 264 respondents who answered a 25-question survey. This is the second of a three-part series where ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 4Q17 – Part 1 of 3

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Posted by Ron Buck on

By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their fourth-quarter market research for 2017. The report is a statistical analysis of 264 respondents who answered a 25-question survey. This is the first of a three-part series where I ...
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2018 Small Business Trends

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Interesting infographic posted by Guidant outlining current trends in small business ownership. Click here for infographic ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 3Q17 – Part 2 of 2

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by Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their third quarter market research for 2017. The report is a statistical analysis of 334 respondents who answered this quarter’s survey. 35% of the respondents had at least 10 yea ...
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Business Brokerage/M&A Market Pulse 3Q17 – Part 1 of 2

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Posted by Ron Buck on

By Brandon Mack The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source have recently published their third quarter market research for 2017. The report is a statistical analysis of 334 respondents who answered this quarter’s survey. 35% of the respondents had at le ...
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What is Seller’s Discretionary Earnings, or SDE?

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Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (“SDE”) is a common, and highly correlated, metric used in valuations of companies with enterprise values less than $3 million +/-. For companies with values above $3 million, adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, income Taxes, Depreciation, and ...
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Would You Give Up $2 to Save 30 Cents?

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I’ve noticed a recurring theme across many business owners that is seriously dampening the value of their companies – that is, running personal expenses through the company. Perhaps unknowingly, they are doing just that – giving up $2 to save 30 cents.   Certain types of per ...
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Want to Sell Your Company in 2018 – Do These 3 Things Now

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If you are considering selling your company in 2018, here are three things you should be doing (or not doing as the case may be) between now and year-end. First, plan now with your accountant to be first on their list of tax returns to be completed in 2018. Buyers and bankers prefer to see tax retu ...
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Murphy Business Broker Explains the Process of Selling Your Business Step by Step

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Posted by Business Broker Russell Cohen | Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC on

Anyone selling a business should be considering the elements of the sales process. Business brokers are invaluable in each of these considerations: Think It Through – Know What You Want Do you want to retire completely or continue to have a hand or profit in the business? Do you want to move ...
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Small Business Seller’s Wish List

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Today we are offering a wish list for a typical seller of a small business. Entrepreneurs who are selling their companies, as well as those looking to purchase, generally agree on what would make the process more seamless overall. What the seller wants: A qualified buyer - This not onl ...
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Develop a Negotiation Strategy when Selling a Business

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When you begin to negotiate the sale of the business, you will be much better off if you have developed a personal plan and have prioritized which items in the deal are the most important to you and which items you can compromise on and still accomplish your objectives. Prioritize which items are ...
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Think Like a Buyer When Selling Your Business

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Posted by Business Broker Russell Cohen - Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC on

When you're hoping to sell your business there are a number of things to be concerned about. There are a few ways you can get a step-up on your buyer and anticipate their moves before they have thought them up themselves. If you want to swim with the piranhas you're going to have to nip a fe ...
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