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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
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
Agents To Sell Business Listings
Should Owners Hire Agents To Sell Business Listings?
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.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
How to Sell Your Business
How to Sell Your Business - Tips For Selling Your California Business
Peter Siegel, MBA with the BizBen ProSell Program discusses the steps recommended to prepare a business for sale including cleaning and repairs, gathering paperwork and preparing an exit strategy. It emphasizes the importance of working with professionals and getting the right buyers interested.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA 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
Possible Lies When Buying A Business
6 Possible Untruths Told To Business Buyers When Buying A Small 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.  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
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
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
Senior Care Business Opportunities For Buyers
Buying Into The Senior Care Industry: Opportunities Worth Looking Into
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.  By Peter Siegel, MBA   View All Peter Siegel, MBA Blog Posts
Know About Dual Agents In Buying A Business
What You Should Know About Dual Agents In Buying A Business
Should brokers and agents be allowed to represent both the buyer and seller in a transaction? Doesn't California civil code require that when there is only one agent in a deal, that the agent is required to be a dual agent? These are the questions that I would like to address in this article.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
Due Diligence When Buying A Dry Cleaning Business
Case Study: Key Items To Watch Out For When Buying A Dry Cleaning Business
This is a case study of one of his diligence assignments regarding a dry cleaners for sale in Los Angeles County, California. Willard Michlin, CPA discusses a recent due diligence assignment for a business buyer and what mistakes and miscues many of the participants in this transaction / deal made.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin 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
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
Buying a Smog Test Only Shop
Buying a Smog Test Only Shop? 10 Big Questions To Ask
Thinking of buying a smog test only shop? Know the 10 big questions before proceeding. Willard Michlin, CPA and Due-Diligence Expert/Consultant explains what you need to know about buying and selling California smog test shops before actually buying one.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
Laundromat Expert Due Diligence Check List
Laundromat Due Diligence: Laundry Broker Discusses Top Contingencies
Laundry Broker and Consultant Larry Larsen discusses laundromat due diligence when buying a laundry. He draws on his years as a laundry owner, buyer, and now long time Southern California laundromat broker and consultant.  By Larry Larsen   View All Larry Larsen Blog Posts
Auto Franchise Or Open My Own Shop
Should I Buy An Automotive Franchise Or Open My Own Shop? 7 Things To Consider
Brian Loring discusses auto franchises and whether buying a national brand is worth the expense or not when you purchase an automotive franchise. Brian explains that it depends greatly on the financial, emotional and geographic position of the potential franchisee and many other factors.  By Brian Loring, CBB   View All Brian Loring, CBB 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
Using Rules Of Thumb To Value A California Small Business
Using Rules Of Thumb To Value A California Small Business
Many business buyers try to use a rule of thumb to value a business. This is a valuable tool but if you actually try to purchase a business based on it, you are sure to regret it later. Willard Michlin, CPA discusses rules of thumb issues when buying a California business.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts
Due Diligence Workshop By Willard Michlin
FREE Seminar: 3 Part Series - Buying And Selling A Small Business
Willard Michlin, CPA conducts this FREE live seminar in Seal Beach about the processes of buying & selling a business. It's also about what you need to know in order to properly buy or sell a business. Participants should RSVP by calling 805-428-2063 & the address to this workshop.  By Willard Michlin   View All Willard Michlin Blog Posts

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