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Yogurt Shop Purchase Financing TipsFrozen Yogurt Shop For Sale Financing - Yogurt Store Purchase Financing Tips

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Financing a yogurt shop for sale can be challenging. Here, you'll learn the real scoop behind financing a yogurt shop for sale to help it be profitable from the start. Peter Siegel with BizBen discusses strategies on this topic.
Baby Boomers And Their Effect On California Small Business SalesRetiring Baby Boomers And Their Effect On California Small Business Sales

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Each day, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 62. Around this age, Americans, many of which are small business owners, start to think about their exit strategy from the workforce. For a small business owner, the process can be complex and their decision to retire has an impact on many others.
Buying A Business Top 5 Recession Proof Small BusinessesBuying A Business? Top 5 Recession Proof Small Businesses To Consider

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   The economy has started to repair itself since the recession. While things may never be what they were in the past, the economy and small businesses have started to gain some form of momentum again. If you are considering buying a small to mid-size business consider these recession proof businesses.
Business Purchase Financing With SBA LoansBusiness Purchase Financing - Tips For Faster SBA Loan Approvals

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Business purchase financing expert & advisor (BizBen ProBuy, ProSell Program) Peter Siegel shares his views of getting SBA loan financing when buying or selling a business. This blog explains the nuances of the SBA loan process when considering business purchase financing or getting pre-qualified.
Allocation Of The Purchase PriceAllocation Of The Purchase Price When Selling A California Small Business

Posted By: Lee Petsas, Business Broker: Southern CA.   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.
Business Opportunity, Not The Same As A Going Business For SaleA Business Opportunity, Not The Same As A Going Business For Sale

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Don't confuse a business opportunity with a going business for sale. In the broadest sense, an existing business being offered on the market is sometimes called a business opportunity. But for a buyer's purposes, seeking to invest in a business to own and operate, there are important differences.
Lease Agreements When Selling A BusinessSelling A Business With A Month-To-Month Lease

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Depending on the type of business being sold, a month-to-month situation can be severely detrimental to the value of the business. Peter Siegel, MBA Founder of BizBen (and Lead Facilitator at BizBen) explores the issue of month to month leases in this blog/article.
A Checklist For Business BuyersBuying A Small to Mid-Sized Business: A Checklist For Serious Buyers

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   The idea to have a buying a business checklist follows the adage that it's always useful to start with a plan when searching to buy a small business for sale. Peter Siegel, MBA Founder of BizBen.com and top advisor of the BizBen ProBuy Program suggests six items for all business buyers to utilize.
How Long Does It Take To Sell RestaurantsHow Long Does It Take For A Small Business Restaurant To Sell?

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties.   This question is bound to come up from a seller to a business broker at one point in their relationship. The truth may discourage a seller who desperately needs to sell, because in all honestly, many times in can take months. All restaurants are different - Joe Ranieri, Business Broker explains.
Selecting A Business BrokerHiring A Business Broker? Ask These Questions First, Then Decide

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   The key to finding the ideal business broker or agent and selling a small business is asking the right questions and getting the right answers back! Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen & several top business brokers and agents in California (ProIntermediaries) contribute to this topic to assist sellers.

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