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Comments & Replies: 2     Views: 5279     Posted By: Joe Ranieri   Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties
The restaurant business is a tough business to be in, no one can dispute that, and so it's imperative that an owner's equipment is in good working condition. A new owner should make sure that the restaurant's equipment is in good working order before they close escrow. We discuss this topic.
Comments & Replies: 8     Views: 10539     Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA   Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
A buyer who I have been consulting with on the BizBen ProBuy Program is looking to buy a liquor store (and possible other "cash" oriented businesses). They asked me how they should verify cash being generated by the business and how to go about conducting due diligence etc.
Comments & Replies: 7     Views: 9110     Posted By: Business Broker  
Is starting with a higher selling price a good strategy when selling a small business? or even showing an asking price? I have some definite ideas about this concept and would like to share along with other Advisors, Brokers, Agents contributors on BizBen. What are your thoughts on asking prices?
Comments & Replies: 4     Views: 16112     Posted By: Transactional Attorney  
Once you have successfully negotiated the Asset Purchase Agreement ("APA") for your acquisition it's natural to relax a little and let your guard down. Attorney Specialist Mark Chatow discusses what business buyers should look out for when opening escrow and getting escrow instruction in place.
Comments & Replies: 3     Views: 4395     Posted By: Broker/Consultant  
50% of all California small business for sale transactions fail to complete. Why do businesses for sale fall out of escrow? Joel Miller (a senior care business specialist) discusses his 5 top reason why businesses fall out escrow along with other brokers, advisors on this BizBen Discussion.
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Is an As-Is sale of a small business achievable by owners when selling a business? Brokers and agents hear this all the time from sellers when procuring listings. Joel Miller (a Southern California Senior Care Services Intermediary) discusses this topic with others on this BizBen Discussion.
Comments & Replies: 4     Views: 8999     Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA   Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
We all understand the idea of paying too much for a small business. But is there such a thing as not paying enough? That seems like an odd notion, but I'm familiar with situations in which a buyer acquired a small business for a figure substantially under what probably was market value.
Comments & Replies: 1     Views: 13089     Posted By: Chuck Post   Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence
Are laundries good investments for buyers? Chuck Post, (at 619-227-5711 - California laundry consultant, due diligence services, and laundry buyer representation) discusses this topic with other advisors & brokers in this BizBen Discussion about laundry investments and if they are good investments.
Comments & Replies: 3     Views: 7942     Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA   Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
Yes, there are ways to find businesses with growth potential that can be purchased with modest investments. But before offering any ideas about finding cheap businesses, it's important to review some of the risks involved. Peter Siegel (BizBen ProBuy Program) discusses this topic with others.
Comments & Replies: 4     Views: 9129     Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA   Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
Buying a small business is hard enough when there is no competition, so how might a buyer navigate the process when there is additional competition from other buyers? Peter Siegel, MBA (BizBen ProBuy Program) and others explain a few of the ways that a buyer can beat out other buyers.
Comments & Replies: 3     Views: 12341     Posted By: Joe Ranieri   Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties
Joe Ranieri, (Orange County Business Broker) discusses how to convert restaurants: buy an existing inexpensive restaurant and then converting it to another concept. He discusses finding the right location, working with the landlord, notifying existing clients, and observing restaurant trends.
Comments & Replies: 2     Views: 38846     Posted By: Chuck Post   Chuck Post: Laundry Specialist, Consultant, Due-Diligence
Chuck Post a laundry consultant, specialty broker, buyer representative & due diligence advisor starts this discussion on why it's important to have an exit strategy in mind while buying a laundromat! He & others explain why this concept is so important for buyers especially in the laundry business.
Comments & Replies: 8     Views: 11666     Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA   Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
Negotiating the terms of a business deal is a delicate process, where one wrong move can cost you the business that you wanted to purchase. Peter Siegel, MBA (BizBen ProBuy Program) discusses the ins and outs of negotiations, and how to work well with the seller to get a deal done.
Comments & Replies: 6     Views: 4898     Posted By: Business Broker  
Are business buyers too impulsive and impatient about initial asking prices? I feel buyers of businesses should first explore the small to mid-sized business being sold and then come to some conclusion on a potential price to offer - I would like to see what others have to say about this topic.
Comments & Replies: 3     Views: 7505     Posted By: Joe Ranieri   Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties
Buying a business with a partner/partners, family members can make one think twice about ever doing it twice! However in this BizBen Discussion Post I chat with others about identifying roles, defining goals, attorney visits, and other relating issues.
Comments & Replies: 4     Views: 17463     Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA   Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
Buying a small to mid-sized restaurant can have many pitfalls, and potential restaurant buyers should know how to avoid getting burned! Several restaurant advisors weigh in with (Peter Siegel, MBA at BizBen) and discuss tips for buying a restaurant in California.
Comments & Replies: 3     Views: 11085     Posted By: Joe Ranieri   Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties
Comments & Replies: 2     Views: 20925     Posted By: Timothy Cunha JD   Timothy Cunha JD: Business Broker, SF Bay Area
Comments & Replies: 3     Views: 4577     Posted By: Due Diligence  
Comments & Replies: 10     Views: 9145     Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA   Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
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