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.
Does Location matter when purchasing a liquor store for sale? Some experts believe that while it is still important, location is not AS important in the liquor store business as it is with other retail businesses. I think there is a case for both sides of the argument. Let's find out who is right.
Four factors to consider when buying a bar. Peter Siegel with BizBen.com discusses: The advantages and disadvantages of a bar that serves food as well as liquor. Staffing, inventory control and owner involvement as they relate to a good business are summarized. Benchmarks when looking at financials.
If you are looking at California smog shops with the idea of buying one in order to have your own business, you'll be pleased to know this type of company can be quite profitable if operated properly. To get the best return on your investment in this business, plan to work as the test technician.
The answer is that success lies in the control of the Laundry Operator who is willing to address the questions and make the modifications to better service today's service conscious customers. For those that pay attention and take action the future looks better than ever.
Looking to buy a small business? There is good news regarding business purchase financing. More financial institutions are coming back into the market with business purchase financing. After years of being selective many lenders are more open to financing deals they would not have in the past years.
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.
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.
The laundry lease is undoubtedly of the highest element of value of the laundry investment. It is critical to get and to keep your lease in line with the operating model that is intended for your laundry. Chuck Post, laundry consultant and broker covers this topic in this BizBen blog post.
Some prospective business purchasers ask if they should buy an employment agency. California's declining unemployment suggests a healthy market for businesses that connect job openings with applicants. It's important to know how to evaluate opportunities when seeking this type of business for sale.
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.
If you are planning to offer your small business for sale, you ought to learn about your chances of succeeding. The probability of making a sale depends largely on which of seven seller types describes you. Use this self-test to find out what kind of seller you are and determine if you'll succeed.
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.
Anyone who wants to know how to buy a business should understand how the market for small and mid-sized businesses has been rapidly changing. There are at least six "to do" practices that apply to the current market. Peter Siegel, BizBen.com Founder & the Director of the ProBuy Program explains.
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.
After investing years of time and talent into a company, many small business owners want to feel like they are leaving their business in good hands and for that reason, some sellers opt to sell their business to an employee. Let's talk about the pros and cons to taking this route.
In my experience working with the "right banks and financial institutions" repayment ability sometimes overrules collateral pledged by someone needing financing for a business purchase or a down payment. Peter Siegel, MBA - BizBen's ProBuy, ProSell Lead Facilitator explores this important topic.
Buying a food truck is an option to consider if you want to get into the food service business. With food trucks growing in popularity, they are quickly becoming a viable alternative to buying a traditional brick and mortar restaurant and using it as a vehicle to get your food out to the masses.
When selling a California business, owners should use our salability checklist to determine whether the effort will be successful. Ten factors must be considered to properly prepare a business for sale. Three of the factors account for more than 50% probability of achieving success in selling!
Don't confuse a business opportunity with a going business for sale. In the broadest sense, an existing business being offered on the market is sometimes called a business opportunity. But for a buyer's purposes, seeking to invest in a business to own and operate, there are important differences.
In The New Economy that we are buying and selling and businesses in, finding funding can be the most challenging part of a sale. Many buyers will have limited funding and need to finance a good portion of the sale but what happens when a buyer has NO money? Peter Siegel with BizBen explains how.
To be successful in buying a small business you must be able to look objectively at the company and determine whether or not it is a business that will be able to grow into the future. The key to long term survival is when a business is able to change and grow along with the needs of their consumer.
Owners often ask agents to sell business offerings for them. It's usually more difficult than selling houses when working to find a buyer for a business, to satisfy contingencies and close escrow. Business sales intermediaries either agents or brokers may want large fees, but often are worth it.
California business buyers considering buying a beauty supply shop may want to read this article about how to buy a small to mid-sized beauty supply business. Article discusses who the target market is, the importance of trendy inventory, and product knowledge. It concludes with an industry outlook.
7-Eleven franchises are one of the biggest names in the convenience store industry. Established in 1927, there are now more than 8,500 7-Eleven franchises across the U.S. & Canada giving them a substantial portion of market share. So with so many locations, is a 7-Eleven franchise a good investment?
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 Laundromat can be a great investment for an Entrepreneur. With predictable sales and cash flow, a Laundromat is an easy business to run. However, as good as the business model is, there is always room for improvement. Here are my 3 tips on increasing profitability when buying a Laundromat.
The coin laundry is an all-cash, necessity of life service business. What could be better? Yet, understanding how the business justifies such a high purchase price is baffling. In fact, many times the value is so misunderstood that it results in investors over-paying. Sometimes grossly over-paying.