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Qualifying Business Buyers
Qualifying Business Buyers: Top Business Broker Discusses Top Strategies
Lee Petsas, a Southern California business broker addresses how he handles potential business buyers when they request information on a business for sale listing. He gives his strategies and tips for handling and directing business buyer inquiries.  By Lee Petsas   View All Lee Petsas Blog Posts
Unreported Income Claims Business Buyer Beware
Unreported Income Claims - What Should A Business Buyer Do?
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 and go ahead with the purchase?  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Fast Food Franchises
KFC VS Popeyes: Which Fast Food Franchise Is The Better Investment?
KFC vs. Popeye's. These two companies own a large portion of the market when it comes to fast food franchises that specialize in fried chicken. If you are looking to get into this market, you have to decide between these two franchises. So, which fast food franchise is the better investment?  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Buying An Absentee Run Business
The Pros And Cons Of Buying An Absentee Run Business
The post discusses the difference between a hands on owner and an absentee owner. It covers why someone would want to be an absentee owner and then goes on to discuss the pros and cons of buying an absentee run business.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Pricing A Business For Sale
Pricing A Business For Sale - Key Factors All Play A Role!
As a consultant I talk to many California business owners, business buyers, brokers, and agents on a daily basis about valuing businesses. Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen.com talks about key factors in pricing a business for sale in the California marketplace.  
Business Appraiser Discusses Business Sales Multiples
Business Appraiser Discusses Business Sales Multiples
There are multiples of gross sales, seller's discretionary earnings (SDE), earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). Bob Klein discusses business sales multiples and how they relate to buying and selling California businesses.  By Bob Klein   View All Bob Klein Blog Posts
Buying A California Food Truck Business
Buying A Food Truck Business Opportunity: 5 Things To Consider
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.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Selling Your Deli 5 Tips
5 Tips To Help You Sell Your Deli
The key to successfully selling your deli or any other business for that matter is preparation. Being prepared to sell your deli restaurant could mean the difference between closing a deal and not. With BizBen offering many deli sales, here are 5 tips to help you get prepared to sell your deli.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Tips For Selling A Bakery
What Are Some Tips On Buying An Existing Bakery Small Business?
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.  By Joe Ranieri   View All Joe Ranieri Blog Posts
Checklist When Selling A California Small Business
Selling A California Small Business? This Checklist Will Determine Your Success
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!  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Structuring An Earn Out
Earn Outs - Latest Feedback, 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.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Broker Cooperation Selling A Business
Before You Select A Business Broker - Do They Co-Broker?
To receive the fullest exposure for selling their business, small business owners should make sure their listing broker is co-operating with other business brokers and agents. Christina Lazuric a Southern California business broker discusses this topic.  By Christina Lazuric, CBI   View All Christina Lazuric, CBI Blog Posts
Buy A Business For Sale
Getting Financing To Buy A Business For Sale - Four Ideas
Most Californians who want to buy a business for sale know about asking the seller to provide part of the financing with a carry-back note. But in addition to that, many buyers need some cash to help fund the down payment and for working capital. Here are four ideas about how to get that money.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Using Retirement Plan Funds To Buy A Business
How To Use Retirement Plan Funds To Buy A Business
To understand the pros and cons of diverting funds from your retirement funds towards the purchase of a business, it is first necessary to brush up on some investment basics. Before approaching the issue of using retirement funds to buy a business, let's take a quick look at stocks and bonds.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Stock Sale VS Asset Sale For Business Buyers
Should You Buy Assets Or Stock When Buying A Business?
Many times when buying a business there are reasons why buying stock or buying assets is the better business decision. Ron Hottes, LA Area business broker explores the advantages and disadvantages from a business buyer's perspective.  
Should You Knowingly Overpay For A Business
Should You Knowingly Overpay For A Small Business Purchase?
Willard Michlin, CPA discusses why business buyers sometimes overpay to buy a small business and how to look at a deal and make sure you don't overpay to purchase a business.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
Due Diligence Strategies Explained By Willard Michlin, CPA
Should You Do Due Diligence Yourself When Buying A Business?
Willard Michlin, CPA, CFE chats about why you can do a large portion of the due diligence yourself, depending on your background, but you should never try to do it solely on your own. In this article he explores ways business buyers get themselves into trouble and avoiding trouble.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
What Type Of Business Seller Are You
What Type Of Seller Are You? Selling Your Business Depends On Your Approach
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.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Deposits With Purchase Agreements
Deposits With Purchase Agreements - Rules And Guidelines
Lee Petsas, a Southern California business broker explores: How much consideration should I give as deposit? Are Deposits refundable and when? Cashing deposits & opening escrow, Return of deposit to buyer, Why do we take a deposit from buyers when preparing & executing a purchase agreement contract?  By Lee Petsas   View All Lee Petsas Blog Posts
When And How To Tell Employees When Selling A Business
Selling A Business: When And How To Tell Employees
Lee Petsas a Southern California business broker writes about his experiences relating to when to tell employees the business is for sale or has been sold.  By Lee Petsas   View All Lee Petsas Blog Posts

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