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.

Record Number of U.S. Small Businesses Were Bought and Sold in 2016

BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported recently
that annual small business transactions reached record levels in 2016, topping 2015’s totals by 8.6 percent. Continue reading

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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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Number of Small Businesses Sold Set to Break Record

The total number of small businesses changing hands in the first half of 2016 represents an increase from not only last year, but from the record-setting 2014 as well. If the trend continues, 2016 will be the best year on record. Continue reading

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Business-for-Sale Marketplace Appears Strong in 2016

The business-for-sale marketplace appears strong in 2016. In a January survey of the membership of the American Business Brokers Association, which is composed of both Main Street and Middle Market intermediaries, 76 percent of the respondents said they expected 2016 to be more active than 2015. Only one percent expected this year’s activity to be lower than last year. 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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