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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.
10 Things to Investigate When Buying A Business Due Diligence Checklists - 10 Things To Investigate When Buying A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Buying a California business involves reviewing due diligence checklists so buyers can learn enough to determine whether to proceed with a deal. Here's a due diligence checklist of the items a buyer should request for review, and sellers should plan to make available for a serious purchaser.
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.
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.
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.
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 Buying A California Winery Wine And Dine: Weighing Your Options When Buying A California Winery

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   One of the most important steps in buying a business is doing your due diligence. When buying a California winery, there are three major areas to focus your attention during this period of research. Learn about these three factors in this BizBen blog post on wine industry due diligence for buyers.
Laundromat Expert Due Diligence Check List Laundromat Due Diligence: Laundry Broker Discusses Top Contingencies

Posted By: Larry Larsen: 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.
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.

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