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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.   Being an Entrepreneur has its perks, it can also be challenging. You need to make sure you're ready for the challenge. Here's a list of 10 important questions to get you started when buying a business. Peter Siegel, MBA (BizBen Founder) reviews this topic for business buyers of small businesses.
Selling Your Business To One Of Your Employees Selling Your Business To One Of Your Employees: Pros And Cons

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   After investing years of time and talent into a company, many small business owners want to feel like they are leaving their business in good hands and for that reason, some sellers opt to sell their business to an employee. Let's talk about the pros and cons to taking this route.
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.
Telling Buyers About Unreported Income Selling A Business: Telling Potential Business Buyers About Unreported Income

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   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".

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