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Seller Mistakes Can Tank A Deal Seller Mistakes Near The Close Of Escrow Can Tank A Deal

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   Let's be honest, typically it takes a while (6 months to a year) to sell a business, from listing to close of escrow, and so it's common that many sellers are anxious as the close of escrow nears with a buyer. Joe Ranieri (Business Broker) examines common seller mistakes owners should stay clear of.
Allocation Of The Purchase Price Allocation Of The Purchase Price When Selling A California Small Business

Posted By: Lee Petsas, Business Broker: Southern CA.   There are a handful of key asset categories in allocating or breaking down the purchase price allocation of a business sale. The allocation is required to complete the transaction. Lee Petsas, a Southern California business broker reviews this topic in detail for buyers and sellers of businesses.
BizBen ProSell Program BizBen ProSell Program: Professional Assistance - Selling A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Selling a small to mid-sized business in can be a difficult process for owners and intermediaries. Statistics show that over 70% of all owner / sellers never end up selling their small to mid-sized business. That is why we initiated the BizBen ProSell Program for business owners & intermediaries.
Laundry Buyers Today Who Is Today's Laundry Investor Or Buyer: Blue Collar Or White Collar?

Posted By: Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence.   Today, we see more growth in the white-collar sector than we do in blue-collar entering the laundry business. We are also happy to see a rapidly growing representation of Black and Hispanic investors; women entrepreneurs are possibly one of the fastest growing segments.
How Long Does It Take To Sell Restaurants How Long Does It Take For A Small Business Restaurant To Sell?

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   This question is bound to come up from a seller to a business broker at one point in their relationship. The truth may discourage a seller who desperately needs to sell, because in all honestly, many times in can take months. All restaurants are different - Joe Ranieri, Business Broker explains.
BizBen Live Podcast Sessions Thursday Evenings Next Live Podcast Online Session For Buyers & Sellers: Weds 10/20 At 7PM

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Part webinar, part live podcast these BizBen Sessions are held on Weds at 7PM. These FREE live sessions consist of topics related to buying and selling small to mid-sized businesses. Online topics regarding buying and selling small businesses are discussed by the top professionals in the industry.
Confidentiality Agreements Confidentiality: Why Keeping A Deal Quiet Is Important To Business Sellers

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Owners should keep the fact that they want to sell their small business confidential. Before releasing information to prospective buyers, buyers should commit to confidentiality in writing & should understand why it is important. Peter Siegel, MBA a ProBuy and ProSell Advisor with BizBen explains.
Five Myths About Selling A Business 5 Myths About Selling A Small Business: Useful Tips Before Selling A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   There are many myths associated with the process of selling a small business and some of them can actually cause deals to fall through. Don't let your sale be compromised, be aware of these common misconceptions related to the process of selling. Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen explores this topic.
When To Sell Your Business Timing When To Sell Your Small Business - Many Factors Play A Part

Posted By: Christina Lazuric: Business Broker - CA, TX.   Determining the right time to sell a private business is as much an art as a science, because there are so many factors at play and each business is unique. The timing of a business sale is critical. Christina Lazuric, CBI, Orange County Business Broker discusses this topic on this BizBen Blog post.
Structuring An Earn Out Earn Outs - Latest Feedback, Structuring An Earn Out

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

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