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.

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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Small Business Earnings and Confidence Are Setting Records. How Long Can It Last?

Earnings and confidence levels in the small business economy are in record territory. How long can it last? Continue reading

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The Two Dramatically Different Definitions of “Amortization.”

The term amortization has two distinctly different meanings. It’s confusing to have such distinctly different meanings attributed to the same word, with both being used in the financial world.  We hope this article helps a bit to clear up the misunderstanding we frequently encounter. Continue reading

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Small Business Ownership Transfers Set a Record in 2017

A record number of small businesses changed hands in 2017. Continue reading

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What is Business Intellectual Property? How Do You Value It?

Intellectual property is something originally created in the mind.  Among other things, it can be an invention, a  written manuscript or a company logo including words, phrases and images used in business. How do you place a value on intellectual property? Continue reading

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