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Add Backs To Get Business Acquisition Loans

When seeking large SBA business acquisition financing loans, it helps to review seller's add backs (cash flow analysis) as a source of funding to service the debt. Peter Siegel, MBA - SBALoanAdvisors.com Founder covers this specific topic for business buyers, owner/sellers, agents, business brokers.

Webinar Buying A Card Or Coin Laundry

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.

Structuring An Earn Out

Using an earn out can benefit both buyer & seller of a business purchase. A recent question by a buyer in the BizBen ProBuy Program about the best way to structure a business earn out prompted me to ask a panel of BizBen Resources how they would deal with the buyers question on earn out structures.

8 Items Important To Business Buyers

In this month's Business Buyer survey for BizBen.com, we asked participants in our ProBuy Program and 250 other random business buyers what they look for and avoid when looking at a business for sale postings online. Of the 20 potential posting characteristics we asked about, 8 stood out.

Buying a Franchise Business: Your Path to Entrepreneurial Success

One avenue that has consistently shown promise and potential for budding entrepreneurs is the world of franchise businesses. Buying a franchise business offers individuals an opportunity to step into a proven business model, benefiting from an established brand, operational framework, and support.

Buying An Existing Business

You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. You know you want to be a small business owner. Now what? Do you buy an existing business or start one from scratch? An existing business can save a lot of time and effort. I will share with you some of the advantages of buying an existing business.

Why Deals Fail Blog Post
Why Deals Fail Blog Post
Should Real Estate Be Included When Selling A Business

Should business opportunity offering include the real estate? There are no right or wrong answers to the question about whether the seller of a business should include the real property, or sell the company only and continue on as the landlord/lady. Peter Siegel With BizBen.com explores this issue.

How To Buy A Vending Business

Some California entrepreneurs think they might like to buy a vending business but have heard negative things about the industry and aren't aware of important facts about this business. Here are some tips from BizBen's Peter Siegel on what to look for in buying a California vending business for sale.

Seller Financing 3 Items To Consider

The idea to buy a business with seller financing is clearly understood by most people whose career move is to purchase their own company. But not everyone knows how to structure a deal with the seller carrying back part of the price. Be prepared for three situations when negotiating your purchase.

Telling Buyers About Unreported Income

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".

Business Buyers Biggest Mistakes

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.

Chuck Posts New Laundry Book

Chuck Post, a leading laundry expert with over 37 years of developing laundries, retooling, and rebranding hundreds of existing laundries, tells investors how to search, find, evaluate, and do good laundry due diligence laundries for acquisition. A must read for new investors & current operators.

Back Up Offers Crucial When Buying Or Selling
Back Up Offers Crucial When Buying Or Selling
SBA Loan Purchasing A Business

It is not uncommon for business Owner/Sellers to get uncomfortable when a potential Buyer requires a SBA loan to purchase the Seller's business. Often times Owner/Sellers will say "the Buyer is the one getting the loan; why am I the one under the microscope?" This blog post addresses this topic.

3 Recycling Businesses To Take A Look At

People think of recycling and think of a facility that recycles trash. While this is true a large facility is expensive to open and operate. With that said, in this post, I will focus on 3 small business opportunities in the recycling industry that are more manageable for the average entrepreneur.

Purchase A Small Business With Limited Cash

Trying to purchase a business with no money down is usually a waste of time if you want a good business. But leveraging into a business with a relatively small cash down payment can often be accomplished using some of these suggested strategies in this article on buying a business with limited cash.

Buying A Coffee Cart Business

Californians love coffee, and many will find a way to get their "fix" though out the day. Many opt for convenience when getting their coffee, and when they are unable to make a coffee run, they will buy from a coffee cart. Joe Ranieri discusses all items related how to buy a coffee cart business.

Restaurant Buyers Overspending

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.

Pricing A Small Business For Sale

As an Advisor On BizBen I talk to many California business owners, business buyers, brokers, and agents on a daily basis about valuing California small to mid-sized businesses. Many key factors go into this analysis including market demand, history of earnings, and even how the deal is structured.

When To Sell Your Business
When To Sell Your Business
Why Buyers Do Not Buy Businesses

First the dreaded statistic: 80% of all business buyers looking to buy a small business never end up doing so! Peter Siegel, MBA BizBen.com Founder & ProBuy Director) covers successful tactics & strategies all business buyers of small to mid-sized businesses should utilize now to buy a business.

Unreported Cash Problems For Buyers

One of the most difficult challenges when purchasing a small business is expressed by this prospective buyer of a liquor store who is told by the seller that there is more money being made than shows up on the books. Should the buyer accept that statement by the seller & go ahead with the purchase?

Possible Lies When Buying A Business

Even without meaning to be dishonest, sellers or brokers talking to someone who wants to buy a small business often make statements that are not true. And sometimes what is said is known to be a lie. The buyer is smart to carefully evaluate what they hear - six untrue statements sometimes told.

SBA Loan Tips For Buyers

SBA large loan expert and advisor Peter Siegel, MBA (BizBen.com & SBALoanAdvisors.com Founder) shares his views and experience for getting the right SBA loan for larger deals, getting deals professionally prequalified & analyzed, and getting that loan through underwriting with fewer complications!

Absentee Run Businesses Myth Or Reality?

Buyers search for an absentee business, wanting to collect profits generated by a successful enterprise without having to stand at the sales counter or cash register, without having to cook, operate equipment or talk to customers. Peter Siegel, MBA offers his intake on absentee run businesses.

10 Questions Buying A Business

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.

Questions To Ask The Seller
Questions To Ask The Seller
Tips For Selling A Bakery

Bakeries service all occasions from weddings, birthdays, retirement, and a whole host of other special occasions. Many bakeries do a brisk retail business, but really make their money in catering. Joe Ranieri a Southern California Business Broker looks at the top tips when trying to sell a bakery.

Financing A Business Purchase

Peter Siegel, MBA discusses buyers who want to buy a business or franchise know about asking the seller to provide part of the financing with a carry-back note. Many business buyers need some cash to help fund the down payment and for working capital. Here are four ideas about how to get that money.

What Buyers Need To Know About Buying Laundromats

Coin operated laundry for sale (also referred to as a laundromat), which typically can yield a 20% to 30% profit (before taxes, interest, depreciation and amortization) on gross revenues to the owner. Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen.com discusses this topic on buying small to mid-sized laundromats.

Alternative Financing To Buy A Small Business

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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