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Structuring An Earn Out
Earn Outs - Latest Feedback, Structuring An Earn Out
Using an earn out can benefit both buyer & seller of a business purchase. A recent question by a buyer in the BizBen ProBuy Program about the best way to structure a business earn out prompted me to ask a panel of BizBen Resources how they would deal with the buyers question on earn out structures.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Qualifying Business Buyers
Qualifying Business Buyers: Top Business Broker Discusses Top Strategies
Lee Petsas, a Southern California business broker addresses how he handles potential business buyers when they request information on a business for sale listing. He gives his strategies and tips for handling and directing business buyer inquiries.  By Lee Petsas   View All Lee Petsas Blog Posts
How To Buy A Business With No Money Down
Buying A Small Business With No Money Down! Is This Possible?
In The New Economy that we are buying and selling and businesses in, finding funding can be the most challenging part of a sale. Many buyers will have limited funding and need to finance a good portion of the sale but what happens when a buyer has NO money? Peter Siegel with BizBen explains how.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
The Steps in Selling a Business With A Business Broker
The Steps In Selling A Business With A Business Broker
Ron Hottes walks you through the steps in selling a business through a business broker. It all starts with: An initial meeting between the Business Owner (Seller) & Seller's Broker where the selling process is explained and a free valuation is used to determine the value of the business.  
Buying An Absentee Run Business
The Pros And Cons Of Buying An Absentee Run Business
The post discusses the difference between a hands on owner and an absentee owner. It covers why someone would want to be an absentee owner and then goes on to discuss the pros and cons of buying an absentee run business.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Allocation Of The Purchase Price
Allocation Of The Purchase Price When Selling A California Small Business
There are a handful of key asset categories in allocating or breaking down the purchase price allocation of a business sale. The allocation is required to complete the transaction. Lee Petsas, a Southern California business broker reviews this topic in detail for buyers and sellers of businesses.  By Lee Petsas   View All Lee Petsas Blog Posts
Interpreting Reported Earnings
Interpreting Reported Earnings From Sellers
Peter Siegel, MBA Founder of BizBen and the BizBen ProBuy, ProSell Programs discusses interpreting reported earnings from sellers through tax returns, financial statements and other means when buying a small to mid-sized California small business.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Selling A California Business
Selling A California Business - 13 Crucial Steps
Only 30% of all California Businesses for sale that are put on the market overall are sold! A surprising statistic to most business owners, agents, and brokers trying to sell a California business! If however you follow the strategies below (from the BizBen ProSell Program) you should see success!  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Buying a Smog Test Only Shop
Buying a Smog Test Only Shop? 10 Big Questions To Ask
Thinking of buying a smog test only shop? Know the 10 big questions before proceeding. Willard Michlin, CPA and Due-Diligence Expert/Consultant explains what you need to know about buying and selling California smog test shops before actually buying one.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
How To Buy Or Sell Employement Agencies
Buying An Employment Agency - Now May Be The Time
Some prospective business purchasers ask if they should buy an employment agency. California's declining unemployment suggests a healthy market for businesses that connect job openings with applicants. It's important to know how to evaluate opportunities when seeking this type of business for sale.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Due Diligence When Buying A Coin Laundry
Due Diligence - Buyers Role When Buying A Coin Laundry
What is the extent of the buyer's obligation to investigate a business before purchasing it? Chuck Post a specialist in assisting buyers and sellers with coin laundries in California explores his views on laundry due-diligence.  By Chuck Post   View All Chuck Post Blog Posts
Auto Franchise Or Open My Own Shop
Should I Buy An Automotive Franchise Or Open My Own Shop? 7 Things To Consider
Brian Loring discusses auto franchises and whether buying a national brand is worth the expense or not when you purchase an automotive franchise. Brian explains that it depends greatly on the financial, emotional and geographic position of the potential franchisee and many other factors.  By Brian Loring, CBB   View All Brian Loring, CBB Blog Posts
Due Diligence When Buying A Dry Cleaning Business
Case Study: Key Items To Watch Out For When Buying A Dry Cleaning Business
This is a case study of one of his diligence assignments regarding a dry cleaners for sale in Los Angeles County, California. Willard Michlin, CPA discusses a recent due diligence assignment for a business buyer and what mistakes and miscues many of the participants in this transaction / deal made.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
How to Sell Your Business
How to Sell Your Business - Tips For Selling Your California Business
Peter Siegel, MBA with the BizBen ProSell Program discusses the steps recommended to prepare a business for sale including cleaning and repairs, gathering paperwork and preparing an exit strategy. It emphasizes the importance of working with professionals and getting the right buyers interested.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Buying A California Preschool Business
For Some, Buying A Preschool Business Is Realization Of A Dream
Buying a preschool business can be more than just an investment option for someone with a passion for this kind of service. Demand for excellent early childhood education is growing. The preschool buyer can profit financially as well as with the deep satisfaction of providing an important service.  By Melvin "Victor" Kiklowicz   View All Melvin "Victor" Kiklowicz Blog Posts
Know About Dual Agents In Buying A Business
What You Should Know About Dual Agents In Buying A Business
Should brokers and agents be allowed to represent both the buyer and seller in a transaction? Doesn't California civil code require that when there is only one agent in a deal, that the agent is required to be a dual agent? These are the questions that I would like to address in this article.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
Laundromat Expert Due Diligence Check List
Laundromat Due Diligence: Laundry Broker Discusses Top Contingencies
Laundry Broker and Consultant Larry Larsen discusses laundromat due diligence when buying a laundry. He draws on his years as a laundry owner, buyer, and now long time Southern California laundromat broker and consultant.  By Larry Larsen   View All Larry Larsen Blog Posts
Passion In Your Work When Buying A Business
Find Your Passion In Your Work When Buying A Business
Willard Michlin, CPA a California due diligence consultant discusses finding that passion about your work when buying a small business. In this article he explores how to tap into that passion when searching for and buying your special California small business.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
Business Purchase Financing What You Need To Know
Business Purchase Financing - 3 Things You Need To Know To Get Approved
For those of you looking to buy a small business, there is good news on the lending front. More lenders are coming back into the market for business purchase financing. After years of being selective many lenders are more open to financing projects they would not have in the past few years.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Differences Between Business Appraiser CPA Due Diligence Expert
Differences Between Business Appraisers, CPAs, Due Diligence Experts
Differences between a Business Appraiser, CPA auditor and Due Diligence Expert? Here are some insights that will be useful for someone engaged in, or planning to conduct due diligence when buying a small business. Willard Michlin, CPA explains the differences between these resources.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts

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