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5 Tips When Selecting A Business Broker 5 Best Tips When Choosing A Business Broker When Selling Your Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Most owners know that when choosing a broker to help sell your business, it's good to find out about his or her background and maybe get some references of people who've worked with the professional. Before signing a listing agreement, it helps to know these extra things about the business broker.
How Inventory Affects The Business Valuation How The Inventory Amount Affects The Business Valuation And Transaction

Posted By: Timothy Cunha JD, Business Broker: San Francisco Bay Area.   If inventory is an asset of the small business, why is it treated differently from other assets in setting the business value and conducting the transaction? Tim Cunha, San Francisco Bay Area Business Broker explores this topic about how the inventory amount affects a business valuation.
Interpreting Reported Earnings Interpreting Reported Earnings From Sellers

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   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.
Tim Cunha JD Discusses Business Valuation What Is Your Business Worth? 3 Ways to Make Your Company More Valuable

Posted By: Timothy Cunha JD, Business Broker: San Francisco Bay Area.   Would you like to know what your business is worth? What's more, what it could be worth with a small amount of effort and investment? Business brokers have a variety of methods to determine value. Tim Cunha, JD a SF Bay Area Business Broker discusses his answers to this question about valuation.
Selling Your Laundry Business How To Sell Your Laundromat And Not Get Taken To The Cleaners!

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Laundromats and coin operated Laundromats are popular choices among business buyers as they often can be successfully run as an absentee run business. You need to be strategic about when you sell your Laundromat so you don't get taken to the cleaners by a buyer and so that you maximize your profits.
High Purchase Prices Tank Deals Why Deals Fail: Unrealistic High Asking Prices Are Usually The Culprit

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   The unfortunate truth is that approximately 50% of all small business sales transactions fall through. While failed transactions can happen for a variety of reasons, Peter Siegel, MBA (BizBen Founder & Lead Advisor) discusses the most common reason deals fall through; unrealistic asking prices.
Sellers Discretionary Cash Add Backs Analysis Add Backs: Defining Sellers Discretionary Income When Buying A Small Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   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.
Pricing A Small Business For Sale Pricing A Small Business For Sale - Several Key Factors Play A Role!

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   As an Advisor On BizBen I talk to many California business owners, business buyers, brokers, and agents on a daily basis about valuing California small to mid-sized businesses. Many key factors go into this analysis including market demand, history of earnings, and even how the deal is structured.
Are You Making Money In Your Laundry Investment? Are You Making Money In Your Laundry Investment?

Posted By: Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence.   Serving California laundry owners and investors, I am afforded the opportunity to see and analyze why various laundries make or lose money. Time and time again my associates and I work with our laundry clients analyzing what the true value of their laundry is and what can be done to improve it.
Where Is The Value Of A Coin Laundry Where Is The Value Of A Coin Laundry: A Laundry Buyer Primer

Posted By: Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence.   The coin laundry is an all-cash, necessity of life service business. What could be better? Yet, understanding how the business justifies such a high purchase price is baffling. In fact, many times the value is so misunderstood that it results in investors over-paying. Sometimes grossly over-paying.

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