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Business Buyers Biggest Mistakes What Are Business Buyers Biggest Mistakes? We Examine The Most Common

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   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.
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.
A Checklist For Business Buyers Buying 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.
Alternative Financing To Buy A Small Business What You Need to Know About Using Alternative Financing To Buy A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Throughout the recession, it was very difficult to get approved for business purchase financing. If you are considering incorporating some alternative funding sources in your next small business acquisition, here is what you need to know to protect yourself and your investment.
Laundromat Expert Due Diligence Check List Laundromat Due Diligence: Laundry Broker Discusses Top Contingencies

Posted By: Laundry Specialist - Southern California.   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. He covers phrases he would review and include in a purchase agreement.
10 Questions Buying A Business The Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Before buying a business all business buyers should ask themselves some key questions about possible buying a small California business, franchise, or opportunity. Covering these questions will determine if you are in the right time of your live to possible buy a business and become an entrepreneur.
Laundromat Due Dilegence Laundromat Due Diligence - Use Of Water Records, Conducting Investigation

Posted By: Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence.   A laundromat needs to be thoroughly looked over before a buyer should complete an acquisition. The income is important of course but, the path forward is even more important. Chuck Post, Laundry Advisor, Due Diligence Consultant offers laundry buyers valuable advice on this BizBen blog post.
Due Diligence When Buying A Coin Laundry Due Diligence - Buyers Role When Buying A Coin Laundry

Posted By: Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence.   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.
Buying A Bar Due Diligence Issues And Tips Buying A Bar - Due Diligence Issues & Tips

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   A BizBen blog reader emailed me this question: "I am starting due diligence this week on buying a cocktail bar With a 48 license what should I be asking for, thinking about, watching out for? Is there a list of items I should ask for?" Peter Siegel with BizBen answers this question.
Buying A Laundry Watch Out For Making These Mistakes When Buying A Laundry Watch Out For Making These Mistakes

Posted By: Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence.   The laundry business offers all of those rewards of business ownership, with much fewer headaches than with most other businesses. However buyer beware - Chuck Post, laundry broker and consultant covers several mistakes many first time laundry buyers commit when buying a California laundromat.

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