Author Archives: William Bruce

About William Bruce

President, American Business Brokers Association / Business Broker and Accredited Business Intermediary assisting business buyers and sellers with the transfer of ownership since 1986 / Author: How to Buy a Business.

Small Business Confidence Jumps in Second Quarter

The quarterly poll is a joint project of MetLife and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The survey produces the Small Business Index.  The current Index score is 68.7, up 3.1 from last quarter, a jump that ties the all-time quarterly increase. Continue reading

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Be Careful with Via Airlines!

Be forewarned before making a flight reservation with Via Airlines. Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Democratic Presidential Field for 2020

I’ve been a Republican since Barry Goldwater, which will give you a hint of how old I am.  But party loyalty aside and by chance, I happened upon the CNN Democratic Candidates Town Hall last night.  These are my thoughts on the five candidates on the program. Continue reading

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When Buying or Selling a Business, What are Differences in an Asset and Stock Sale?

The differences in buying or selling a privately held business as an asset versus a corporate stock sale can be critical. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Continue reading

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Considering Buying a Business of Your Own? Here’s a List of the Most Frequently Asked Questions and Responses by William Bruce.

The most frequently asked question by individuals who are considering buying a business and answers by William Bruce, President, American Business Brokers Association. Continue reading

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Small Businesses Selling for Record Prices

Strong small business earnings are being reflected in record prices for business ownership transfers. Continue reading

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Small Business Optimism Reaches All Time High

The Small Business Optimism Index soared in August to a new record in the survey’s 45-year history.  According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the record-breaking figure is driven by the changes in the nation’s economic policies. Continue reading

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