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Baby Boomers And Their Effect On California Small Business Sales Retiring Baby Boomers And Their Effect On California Small Business Sales

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   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.


What Factors Are Considered In A Small Business Valuation?

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Valuing a small business is not guess work. It's not what some other businesses of the same type may have or may not have been sold for, it's not even what a business owner "feels" they want or deserve. It is a formula based on many factors. Peter Siegel, MBA from BizBen & others discuss this topic.


Steve Colburn SBA Loan Podcast Session SBA 7a Loan Updates, Trends, Strategies: Business Purchase Financing Tips

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   In this BizBen Podcast Session Peter Siegel MBA (Host) chats with Steve Colburn, SBA Loan Advisor/Officer about all things SBA 7a loans related to small to mid-sized business purchase financing. We discuss new SBA loan program features, incentives, strategies & tips when it comes to SBA loans.


Selling A Business Online Selling A Business Online - Common Mistakes To Avoid

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Selling a business online, while often effective for finding the right buyer, is a strategy sellers need to execute correctly in order to be successful. That means avoiding the six common mistakes made by sellers. Peter Siegel, BizBen Founder talks about what it takes to effectively sell a business.


How Long Is A Standard Non-Compete Agreement?

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   For those who don't know, a non-compete agreement is a contract between a buyer and seller of a business, which after the sale, prohibits the seller from engaging in direct competition with the business they previously sold. Joe Ranieri (Business Broker) adds this topic to a BizBen Discussion Post.


Business Buyer Podcast On BizBen Buying A Small Business: Insider Business Buyer Strategies And Protocols

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Buying a small business is an often arduous process at best. Peter Siegel with BizBen.com shares his strategies on this Podcast with Brian Loring who asks all the current and essential questions successful business buyers tend to ask and get answered before buying a small to mid-sized business.


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How To Advertise A Business For Sale How To Advertise A Business For Sale Without Revealing Too Much

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Knowing how to advertise a business for sale without revealing too much is an important skill for anyone who wants to find a buyer for a small or mid-sized California business at a good price. One caution about giving too much detail is that it might identify the company and ruin confidentiality.


How Many Months Should I List My Business With A Business Broker?

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   It's important to remember that selling a business takes time. Unlike selling a house, which can be sold relatively fast, a business can take up to six months to a year to sell. I discuss this topic with other advisors and intermediaries on this BizBen Discussion.


SBA Loan Purchasing A Business Seller Expectations With SBA Loan Financing

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   It is not uncommon for Sellers to get uncomfortable when a Buyer requires a loan to purchase the Seller's business. Often times Sellers will say "the Buyer is the one getting the loan; why am I the one under the microscope?"


Who Really Represents The Business Buyer? Does Dual Agency Work?

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Who really represents the buyer? The selling broker or agent through dual agency? Many brokers and agents weigh in on this Discussion on BizBen. Bottomline is all business buyers need to know who really represents them and has their best interest at heart when seeking and negotiating on deals.


Using Escrow Bulk Sale Services When Buying Or Selling A Business Using Escrow Bulk Sale Services When Buying Or Selling A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   The final part of the business for sale transaction process is the escrow. Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen.com describes the escrow and bulk sale process in relation to buying and selling California small businesses.


Don't Fall For The Tangible Trap: Overpricing Your Business When Selling

Posted By: Business Broker: LA County Area.   Overpricing is the number one mistake sellers and their brokers make when putting businesses on the market. Even profitable, well-managed businesses can get buried under a bad number. Brian Loring (Los Angeles County Business Broker) discusses "the tangible trap" and how to avoid it when selling.


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Biggest Complaints About Sellers, Buyers, & Brokers Biggest Complaints About Sellers, Buyers, & Brokers

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Selling or buying a small to mid-sized business is serious business so BizBen took a recent survey about three groups important to the process of buying/selling a business: small business owners/sellers, business buyers, and business brokers & agents.


Going Behind A Brokers Back: How Does A Broker Protect Themself?

Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties, California.   What are some ways a broker can prevent a buyer and seller from doing a deal behind their back and what to do about it if it happens? Joe Ranieri (Orange County Business Broker) discusses ways a business broker or agent can protect themselves from buyers and sellers trying to circumvent them.


Five Myths About Selling A Business 5 Myths About Selling A Small Business: Useful Tips Before Selling A Business

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   There are many myths associated with the process of selling a small business and some of them can actually cause deals to fall through. Don't let your sale be compromised, be aware of these common misconceptions related to the process of selling. Peter Siegel, MBA with BizBen explores this topic.


How Do I Navigate Through The Negotiation Process When Buying A Business?

Posted By: 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.


Buy A Business That Is Not For Sale Buy A Business That Is Not For Sale - Strategies For Business Buyers

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Approaching business owners directly to see if they want to sell can sometimes work well for business buyers searching to buy a small business. Another way is to broadcast your search criteria via the BizBen ProBuy Program to all brokers, agents, and intermediaries who are selling a small business.


Should A Buyer Be Allowed To Operate A Business Before Escrow Closes?

Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor.   Business buyers, brokers, owner/sellers all ask this question at some point. So I decided to ask some of the top Intermediaries in the marketplace what they thought of the idea. Most of the ProIntermediaries on BizBen agreed with me on taking early possession before the close of escrow.


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Need financing to buy a larger small business (with or without real estate)? Specializing in larger SBA loans for purchases of businesses, practices, franchises. Contact Peter Siegel, MBA today to get prequalified and get advice at 925-785-3118 Cell/Text.
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Recently a business owner asked me on the phone, "Why do you keep the sale of a business confidential? How do you keep the sale confidential - any good tips?" Multiple Advisors weigh in on this subject. What would be your answer to this business owner? ProIntermediaries on BizBen discuss this topic.
Co Brokerage When Selling A Business Before You Select A Business Broker: Do They Co-Broker With Other Brokers?

To receive the fullest exposure for selling their business, small business owner/sellers should make sure their listing broker or agent is co-operating with other business brokers and agents on their deal. Christina Lazuric a Orange County business broker discusses this topic with BizBen Users.
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Lee Petsas (Southern California Business Broker) shares his concerns regarding some questionable business practices by some California Business Brokers lately. Other Business Brokers and Advisors weigh in as well on this BizBen Blog post with other "dirty tricks" they have observed and heard about.
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Only 30% of all small 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 small business! If however you follow the strategies (BizBen Protocol Method) in this blog post you should see success!
Free Live Podcast Sessions Weds Noon Next Live Podcast Online Session For Buyers & Sellers: Weds 8/18 At Noon

Part webinar, part live podcast these BizBen Sessions are held on Weds at Noon. These FREE live sessions consist of topics related to buying and selling small to mid-sized businesses. Online topics regarding buying and selling small businesses are discussed by the top professionals in the industry.
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Successful sellers of small businesses need a game plan to sell their California small business for maximum price and for the best terms. Peter Siegel, MBA discusses these seller strategies with BizBen Blog readers based on his experience as the lead Advisor with the ProSell Program on BizBen.com.
Dual Agency Brokers Does Dual Agency Really Work For All? ProIntermediaries Discuss This Topic

Who really represents the buyer? The selling broker or agent through dual agency? Many brokers and agents weigh in on this Discussion on BizBen. Bottomline is all business buyers need to know who really represents them and has their best interest at heart when seeking and negotiating on deals.
Should Buyers Take Control Before Closing? Should A Buyer Be Allowed To Operate A Small Business Before Escrow Closes?

Business buyers, brokers, owner/sellers all ask this question at some point. So I decided to ask some of the top Intermediaries in the California marketplace what they thought of the idea. Most of the ProIntermediaries on BizBen agreed with me on taking early possession before the close of escrow.
Are Upfront Fees Worth It In Defense Of Upfront Broker Fees: Why Owners Should Pay Brokers Upfront

Are up front fees worth it? In this BizBen Blog post Brian Loring (Business Broker) discusses the pros and cons of owners of small businesses paying business brokers and agents an upfront fee for their services. There are many sides and opinions expressed on this topic by both sellers & brokers!