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Allocation Of The Purchase Price
Allocation Of The Purchase Price When Selling A California Small Business
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.  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
Buy A Business That Is Not For Sale
Buy A Business That Is Not For Sale - Strategies For Business Buyers
Approaching business owners directly to see if they want to sell can sometimes work well for business buyers searching to buy a business. Another way is to broadcast your search criteria via the BizBen ProBuy Program to all brokers, agents, and intermediaries who sell businesses in California.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Business Appraisal Sector Differ
Differences And Opinions In The Business Appraisal Sector Differ
Most people would think that the business appraisal sector would be a very organized group, but they are not. I recently reviewed an article on a business appraisal technique by a writer from a Business Appraisal Association & half the professional appraisers responding did not agree with the writer.  By Bob Klein   View All Bob Klein Blog Posts
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
How To Create A Business Plan
How To Create A Business Plan For A Small Business
A business plan is a living document that should serve several purposes for your business. When you are buying a small business, a business plan will assist you in obtaining business purchase financing by showing lenders and investors how you plan to repay their loan by running a profitable company.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA 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
Showing Your Business - Tips For Business Buyer Visits
Showing Your Business - Tips For Business Buyer Visits
Showing your business when selling is one of the most important steps in the sale process & how it is done will greatly effect the selling price. There are two areas to be concerned with, how the business looks & how you react to the prospective buyer. Bob Klein, business appraiser gives his views.  By Bob Klein   View All Bob Klein Blog Posts
Selling A California Business
Selling A California Business - 13 Crucial Steps
Only 30% of all California Businesses for sale that are put on the market overall are sold! A surprising statistic to most business owners, agents, and brokers trying to sell a California business! If however you follow the strategies below (from the BizBen ProSell Program) you should see success!  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Potential Worst Word In Business Sales
Potential: One Of The Most Harmful Words In Business Sales
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.  By Brian Loring, CBB   View All Brian Loring, CBB Blog Posts
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
Coin Operated Laundromat Or Card Operated Laundromat?
Buying A Laundry: Coin Operated Laundromat Or Card Operated Laundromat?
More and more we see "Coinless Laundromats". Anyone in the business or entering the business will face the age old question; Coin or Card? Well, perhaps it's not an age old question, as card systems haven't been around very long, but it is a question worth considering.  By Steve Erlinger   View All Steve Erlinger Blog Posts
Determining The Value Of A Laundromat
Determining The Value Of A Laundromat
Steve Erlinger, a laundromat business broker discusses how to value a laundry business. Issues that affect a value include: demographics, the lease, past financial performance of the laundromat, age and condition of the equipment, utility costs, competition and other factors all play a role.  By Steve Erlinger   View All Steve Erlinger Blog Posts
How To Buy Or Sell Employement Agencies
Buying An Employment Agency - Now May Be The Time
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.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Laundry Seminars California
Free Laundry Seminars: Upcoming Schedule Throughout California
PWS Laundry has been helping CA business buyers on how to buy or open a laundromat business since 1968. From locating an existing laundromat for sale to finding a new location and all of the other key considerations such as laundromat design, laundromat financing, insurance, business plans & more!  By Brad S.   View All Brad S. Blog Posts
Ask A Laundromat Pro About His Perspective
Is The Coin Laundry Business For You? We Ask A Laundromat Pro
The amount of interest in the laundry business is staggering! I specialize in the laundry business thus I am unaware of other industries & the amount of interest they garner but I do know that I speak to many, many people who want to get into this business. Read why the laundry business is popular.  By Steve Erlinger   View All Steve Erlinger 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.  
Where Is The Value Of A Coin Laundry
Where Is The Value Of A Coin Laundry
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.  By Chuck Post   View All Chuck Post Blog Posts
Determine Whether Business Buyer Is Sincere
How To Determine Whether The Buyer For Your Business For Sale Is Sincere
A problem owners encounter when offering a California business for sale is that not all so-called buyers are qualified to make the purchase. It's frustrating and costly to waste time showing non-qualified buyers the business. Here are ways to identify time wasters so the focus is on real buyers.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
How To Find The Right Southern California Coin Laundry
How To Find The Right Southern California Coin Laundry - A Buyers Guide
The coin laundry industry is nearly 50 years old and most laundries are operated by individual owners. Mike Hurrell with Golden State Laundry Systems discusses how to buy a coin laundry. Topics include financing a coin laundry, what to look for, what types of laundries are available in Southern CA.  By Mike Hurrell   View All Mike Hurrell Blog Posts

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