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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.
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.
Baby Boomers And Their Effect On California Small Business Sales Retiring 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 Businesses Buying 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.
Earnest Money For A Down Payment Buying A Small Business: Earnest Money Deposits Should Be Reasonable

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Peter Siegel, MBA - BizBen Founder & Director of the ProBuy/ProSell Programs explores why earnest money deposits when opening escrow (and bulk sale) serve several important purposes when buying or selling a small business in California. For Buyers not offering a realistic deposit may be a problem.
Buying A Towing Service Business Buying A Towing Business That Hooks Up To A Positive Cash Flow

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Entrepreneurs who think they want to buy a towing business need to have some idea of what to look for when examining businesses for sale in this industry. The assets, including tow trucks and perhaps the property where towed vehicles are stored, determine much of the value of this kind of company.
ABC Licenses - Liquor Licenses In Califonria Working With The ABC - Inside Look At Liquor Licenses

Posted By: Jeff Back, Broker, Restaurant Specialist - San Francisco Bay Area.   A restaurant and bar specialty business broker gives us the inside look at California ABC liquor licenses - tips you won't find in an official manual! Jeff Back a Northern California restaurant/bar specialty broker covers the topic of liquor licenses and working with the ABC.
Webinar Buying A Card Or Coin Laundry FREE Online Webinar: For Laundry Buyers - How To Buy A Card, Coin Laundry

Posted By: Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence.   Chuck Post hosts these live FREE online webinars on Buying A Card or Coin Laundry. These webinars occur every Weds at Noon. Have your questions ready for an open and honest discussion about both the Pro & Cons of the Vended Laundry Business. RSVP or for more info phone Chuck at 619-227-5711 direct.
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.
Buying A Janitorial Business Buying Janitorial Small Businesses: Tips For Business Buyers

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   One aspect that many customers look for in a business today and will most likely moving forward is cleanliness. Overnight cleaning will become more important as we rebuild our businesses and lives, and so janitorial businesses will most likely become essential. Joe Ranieri (Business Broker) shares.

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