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Add Backs To Get Business Acquisition Loans

When seeking large SBA business acquisition financing loans, it helps to review seller's add backs (cash flow analysis) as a source of funding to service the debt. Peter Siegel, MBA - SBALoanAdvisors.com Founder covers this specific topic for business buyers, owner/sellers, agents, business brokers.

Webinar Buying A Card Or Coin Laundry

Chuck Post hosts these live FREE online webinars on Buying A Card or Coin Laundry. These webinars occur every Weds at Noon. Have your questions ready for an open and honest discussion about both the Pro & Cons of the Vended Laundry Business. RSVP or for more info phone Chuck at 619-227-5711 direct.

Sellers Discretionary Cash Add Backs Analysis

The use of add backs & sellers discretionary cash is common among sellers of businesses when showing their financial information & explaining that the buyer will actually enjoy more profit than is shown. But buyers are cautioned to review documents closely. Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen explains.

Before You Buy Gas Stations Ask These 5 Questions

Looking to buy a California gas station? Consider these five questions first before buying a gas station, saving lots of money & headaches. Peter Siegel, MBA and Founder of BizBen.com and BizBen's Top Advisor for the BizBen ProBuy and ProSell Programs discusses this topic of buying CA gas stations.

Buying A Coin Laundry With Chuck Post

Owning your own laundry business can be the most rewarding adventures one can take professionally. But for some it is a nightmare. The most common reason for this is poor awareness & poor preparation. Chuck Post, Laundry Consultant For Sellers & Buyers chats about the process of buying a laundry.

BizBen ProBuy Program Buying A Business

Buying a small to mid-sized business can be a confusing and/or frustrating process for many buyers. Statistics show that over 80% of all buyers never end up buying a business. The ProBuy Program assists potential buyers with the process of finding, evaluating & buying a small to mid-sized business.

SBA Loans Computing Add Backs
SBA Loans Computing Add Backs
Confidentiality Agreements

Owners should keep the fact that they want to sell their small business confidential. Before releasing information to prospective buyers, buyers should commit to confidentiality in writing & should understand why it is important. Peter Siegel, MBA a ProBuy and ProSell Advisor with BizBen explains.

Qualifying Business Buyers

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.

How Escrow Protects A Business Sales Transaction

In dealing with business sales, often times the Seller or the Buyer will ask about the use of an escrow company. The seller may say, Why can't the buyer just pay me cash or give me a cashier's check? This blog post covers why utilizing an escrow service is so important in selling a small business.

Business Acquisition Financing Cash Flow

What are actual adjusted net earnings (cash flow) of a small business being purchased with business acquisition SBA Loan financing? That's an important amount that lenders need to know. Peter Siegel, MBA (BizBen.com, SBALoanAdvisors.com Founder) reviews this important concept with BizBen Blog users.

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.

Selling Your Business Note

There are companies who specialize in purchasing Business Notes (of course at a discount). You can sell all or part of your note. Peter Siegel, MBA BizBen Founder and ProBuy & ProSell Lead discusses this entire process in his latest article on selling your business note after you sell your business.

Back Up Offers Crucial When Buying Or Selling
Back Up Offers Crucial When Buying Or Selling
Business Broker Dirty Tricks

Lee Petsas (Southern California Business Broker) shares his concerns regarding some questionable business practices by some California Business Brokers lately. Other Business Brokers and Advisors weigh in as well on this BizBen Blog post with other "dirty tricks" they have observed and heard about.

8 Items Important To Business Buyers

In this month's Business Buyer survey for BizBen.com, we asked participants in our ProBuy Program and 250 other random business buyers what they look for and avoid when looking at a business for sale postings online. Of the 20 potential posting characteristics we asked about, 8 stood out.

Free SBA Loan Webinars

This webinar is designed for business buyers, owner/sellers, business brokers, agents, and advisors who can benefit on the latest information and strategies on procuring large SBA loans to buy or sale a "large" small business - typically priced between $500K to $10M. Peter Siegel, MBA is the host.

Buying a Franchise Business: Your Path to Entrepreneurial Success

One avenue that has consistently shown promise and potential for budding entrepreneurs is the world of franchise businesses. Buying a franchise business offers individuals an opportunity to step into a proven business model, benefiting from an established brand, operational framework, and support.

Choosing the best franchise business in 2023-24

In today's dynamic business landscape, buying a business franchise has emerged as a popular and promising option for aspiring entrepreneurs. It may offer the advantage of a proven business model, established brand recognition, and ongoing support.

How Do I Sell My Business Without Getting Sued

A question sellers ask: how do I sell my business without getting sued, isn't a subject just for discussions with lawyers. A seller can take some precautions to reduce potential legal problems. Peter Siegel, MBA Founder Of BizBen and BizBen.com's ProBuy and ProSell Programs discusses this topic.

Questions To Ask The Seller
Questions To Ask The Seller
Buying An Existing Business

You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. You know you want to be a small business owner. Now what? Do you buy an existing business or start one from scratch? An existing business can save a lot of time and effort. I will share with you some of the advantages of buying an existing business.

Showing Your Business - Tips For Business Buyer Visits

Showing your business when selling is one of the most important steps in the sale process & how it is done will greatly affect the selling price. There are two areas to be concerned with, how the business looks & how you react to the prospective buyer.

Avoid These Errors When Selling A Business

Recognizing that 70% of the California small and mid-market-sized businesses offered to buyers are never sold, and that some of the obvious reasons - over-pricing, inadequate records, insufficient lease - have been discussed in detail, it might be useful to point out lesser known problems.

Landlord Issues Selling A Business

As a business broker, one of the most difficult parts of my job is dealing with landlords. Orange County is synonymous for unscrupulous landlords, and complicated, one sided leases. Christina Lazuric an Orange County Business Broker discusses dealing with landlords.

Should Real Estate Be Included When Selling A Business

Should business opportunity offering include the real estate? There are no right or wrong answers to the question about whether the seller of a business should include the real property, or sell the company only and continue on as the landlord/lady. Peter Siegel With BizBen.com explores this issue.

Five Myths About Selling A Business

There are many myths associated with the process of selling a small business and some of them can actually cause deals to fall through. Don't let your sale be compromised, be aware of these common misconceptions related to the process of selling. Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen explores this topic.

Why Deals Fail Blog Post
Why Deals Fail Blog Post
How To Buy A Vending Business

Some California entrepreneurs think they might like to buy a vending business but have heard negative things about the industry and aren't aware of important facts about this business. Here are some tips from BizBen's Peter Siegel on what to look for in buying a California vending business for sale.

Seller Financing 3 Items To Consider

The idea to buy a business with seller financing is clearly understood by most people whose career move is to purchase their own company. But not everyone knows how to structure a deal with the seller carrying back part of the price. Be prepared for three situations when negotiating your purchase.

Telling Buyers About Unreported Income

Telling potential business buyers about unreported income could come back and bite you if not careful. It's best to be honest when dealing with business buyers but you should also highlight what's reported in the tax returns and what cash may be seen "between the lines".

Business Buyers Biggest Mistakes

A business buyer in our ProBuy Program searching to buy a business asked me to sum up what I though the biggest mistakes business buyers make when they search for and bought a small business. I asked ProIntermediaries on BizBen their thoughts on the matter and received a diverse response.

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