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Business Acquisition Financing With Equity Sharing Business Acquisition Financing With Equity Sharing

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Most business acquisition financing strategies involve borrowing money to meet the purchase price. But an entirely different approach, equity sharing, is sometimes pursued if borrowed money is not wanted, or is not available to complete the purchase. Peter Siegel, MBA - BizBen.com covers this topic.
BizBen ProBuy Program Buying A Business BizBen ProBuy Program: Professional Assistance With Buying A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Buying a small to mid-sized business can be a confusing and/or frustrating process for many buyers. Statistics show that over 80% of all buyers never end up buying a business. The ProBuy Program assists potential buyers with the process of finding, evaluating & buying a small to mid-sized business.
Uncover Hidden Problems In Due Diligence Uncover Hidden Problems In Due Diligence When You Buy A Small Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Most everyone who's decided to buy a small business in California knows the importance of due diligence. That involves close examination of a business prior to removing contingencies. But not everyone knows how to uncover problems that are not obvious. Here are five of the most common hidden issues.
Senior Care Business Opportunities For Buyers Buying Into The Senior Care Industry: Opportunities Worth Looking Into

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Baby Boomers are changing our economy in many ways and predications about how our aging population will impact the future keep rolling in. From a small business perspective, the aging population presents a business opportunity for an Entrepreneur looking to get in to the senior care business.
Potential Worst Word In Business Sales Potential: One Of The Most Harmful Words In Business Sales

Posted By: Business Broker: LA County Area.   Without question, it's one of the most misused and abused words in business sales. There are few among us who haven't been completely annoyed by proclamations about the POTENTIAL of a business that's on the market. Brian Loring, a Los Angeles County Business Broker chats about this misused term.
Business Acquisition Financing Cash Flow Business Acquisition Financing Expert Give Tips On Proving Cash Flow

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   What are actual adjusted net earnings (cash flow) of a small business being purchased with business acquisition financing? That's an important amount that lenders need to know. Peter Siegel, MBA (BizBen.com's Advisor - ProBuy / ProSell Programs) reviews this important concept with BizBen Blog users.
Millennial Buyers What They Seek Millennial Buyers: What Are They Seeking When Buying A Business?

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   First, we must define, who are the Millennials? The exact years are up for debate, but Millennials were born during approximately between 1981-1986, which today would be between 22 and 37 years of age. Joe Ranieri looks at what these buyers are looking for and what qualities they seek in businesses.
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.
Restaurant Buyers Overspending Buying A Restaurant: Things New Business Owners Overspend On

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   Nothing can be more exciting, and a little daunting for a new owner than finally being handed over the keys to their newly owned restaurant. Many buyers, especially those who have never been business owners before are much too eager to make the restaurant "their own". Overspending can take place.
Business Brokerage Survey Results 6 Successful Traits Of Top Business Brokers: New Survey Results

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   The latest BizBen.com survey of Business Brokers and Agents outlined what it takes to be a top ten percent performer in the business brokerage industry. From good communication to utilizing your resources, these traits are something to take note of and put into practice to be successful.

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