What Kinds of Professionals Assist with the Process of Purchasing a Business?

When it comes time to buy or sell a business in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, or Massachusetts, you’ll need to enlist the assistance of various professionals including business brokers, attorneys, accountants and other advisors. But what will these advisors do and why are they necessary? Let’s take a closer look. Accountants An…

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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…

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Considerations When Making an Offer on a Business

When you’re in the process of buying a business, it’s always going to be challenging to know what the seller is actually thinking. You’ll never quite know what compromises sellers might be willing to make. That factor can often make buyers feel uneasy when they are making an offer. In this article, we’ll take a…

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Three Reasons to Buy a Business Rather Than Starting Your Own

Many people would rank being their own boss at the top of their life goals list. The idea of having greater control over one’s own day-to-day life, making their own rules, and charting their own financial destiny has great appeal. It’s no shock that people dream of owning their own business. Our PA, NY, ME,…

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Essential Meeting Tips for Buyers & Sellers

The buyer-seller meeting is quite often a “make or break” meeting.  Your business broker or M&A Advisor will do everything possible to ensure that this meeting goes as well as possible.  It is vitally important to realize that rarely is there an offer before buyers and sellers actually meet.  The all-important offer usually comes directly…

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Negotiating the Price Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

Sellers generally desire all-cash transactions; however, oftentimes partial seller financing is necessary in typical middle market company transactions.  Furthermore, sellers who demand all-cash deals typically receive a lower purchase price than they would have if the deal were structured differently. Although buyers may be able to pay all-cash at closing, they often want to structure…

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Finding the Best Business for You

Owning a business and owning the right kind of business for you are, of course, two wildly different things.  Owning the wrong kind of business can make you absolutely miserable.  So if you are considering buying a business, it is prudent that you invest the time and effort into determining the best kind of business…

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Tackling Growth Delusions When Buying a Business

There is no doubt about it, it can be exciting to buy a new business.  However, in the process, it is very important that you don’t become unrealistic about future growth.  Keep in mind that in the vast majority of cases, if a business is poised to quickly grow substantially, the seller would be far…

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A Closer Look at 3 Major Factors to Consider When You Buy a Business

The simple but undeniable fact is buying a business is one of the single greatest financial decisions a person can make.  Buying a business can lead to great financial success or great financial failure.  This fact helps to underscore why it is so important to work with an experienced broker who can help guide you…

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Business Buyers Can Leverage SBA Lending

Finding the money to start your own small business can be a challenge.  Over the decades, countless people have turned to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for help.  A recent Inc. Magazine article, “Kickstart Your Business Dreams with SBA Lending,” by BizBuySell President, Bob House, explored how SBA lending can be used to the buyer’s…

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