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.

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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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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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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