Category Archives: Business Valuation & Appraisal

A discussion of the issues involved in valuation / appraisal of a business by William Bruce, president of the American Business Brokers Association.

Business Buyer-Seller Confidence Index Is Strong for Sale of Small to Medium Size Companies

The Business Buyer-Seller Confidence Index indicates a strong and active market for small to medium size companies. Continue reading

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The 3 Financial Benchmarks All Business Owners Should Monitor.

These three financial ratios don’t take long to calculate and should be checked frequently to monitor the health and viability of your small business. Continue reading

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The Best and Worst Franchises to Buy

Forbes Magazine’s list of the best and worst franchises to buy. Continue reading

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Types of businesses most and least likely to be approved for SBA loan

By William Bruce It’s well known that some types of small to medium size businesses are more likely to receive SBA loans than others. We are indebted to George Heaslip, “The Loan Professor” for the following ranking.  George is an independent … Continue reading

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Selling a Business: Taking Your Business to Market

Please keep in mind that selling your business is not an overnight project.  It takes time.  My experience has been that six to eight months is about average. Previous articles have discussed the importance of having a good reason for selling … Continue reading

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How to Sell a Business: The Issue of Financing

Previous articles have dealt with being able to give a good reason for selling your business, getting your business ready to sell, and how to price it. In this article, we’ll discuss the issue of financing.  As the seller of … Continue reading

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Thinking of becoming a business broker? Looking for business broker training programs?

How to become a successful business broker with appropriate training. Continue reading

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