What Makes an Outstanding Business Broker?
The role of a business broker is to facilitate the sale of a company by serving as an intermediary between buyers and sellers. It’s no easy job—business brokers must be highly educated in the buying and selling process, adept at negotiation, and have a deep understanding of the industry they’re working in. As such, it’s…Read More
Are You Cut Out to Own a Business?
There are clearly qualities that make a person an ideal candidate to be a business owner. On the other side of the coin, however, it’s clear that owning a business isn’t for everyone. Let’s take a look at some of the unique personality aspects that help motivated individuals identify owning a business as a good…Read More
Can You Buy a Business Without Collateral?
If you’ve ever gotten any type of substantial loan, chances are that you’re already familiar with the concept of collateral. This is when something of value is pledged as security. As a result, the lender has something of value that they could potentially take if the loan is not repaid. Collateral is designed to protect…Read More
What is a Partnership Agreement?
A partnership agreement is a legal document that provides an outline of how a business will be run. This agreement will often be used by small for-profit businesses when two or more people are involved. It’s an essential document to have, especially in the case when a dispute arises between partners. Even if you have…Read More
BizBuySell Insight Report for 2022
BizBuySell has issued their latest insight report, which summarizes market growth and trends from last year. In this report, they have several interesting areas to report including a summary of how lower sales prices and rate hikes impacted the value of businesses in recent months. The report can be found at https://www.bizbuysell.com/insight-report/#reportArchive. Overall Trends in…Read More
Expectations for Business in 2023
BizBuySell just released its latest insight report, which tracked sales and growth in 2022 and compared it to the prior year. Overall, we are seeing a high demand for service-based businesses as well as an increase in restaurant business sales. The insight report also reveals what business brokers across the country are expecting for 2023…Read More
5 Elements for Buyers to Investigate
When you’re in the process of buying a business, it’s important to stay logical. No matter how good the opportunity may seem at first glance, be sure to carefully evaluate the business in a step-by-step manner. Regardless of how excited you might be about the prospect of ownership; you’ll want to have your guard up…Read More
What You Need to Know About Partnership Agreements
There have been countless instances when someone has gone into business with a relative or close friend and made the mistake of skipping a formal agreement. No matter how good a friend may be, you will always want to get the terms of the partnership in writing. A partnership agreement is a vitally important document…Read More
SBA Loans Versus Traditional Loans
Business buyers often ask our business brokers in CT, VT, NY, MI, PA or MA for advice on which kinds of loans are best. This article compares some pros and cons of SBA loans versus traditional loans from a bank. If you are in the market to buy a business, please feel free to reach…Read More
Recognizing Symptoms of Burnout and How a Business Broker Can Help
Burnout affects many business owners. Sometimes the best solution is to sell the business before it begins to suffer as a result. While potential buyers may find business burnout an unlikely reason to sell, it is considered a valid reason. Cashing out sooner rather than later will help you avoid devaluing your business and being…Read More