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Record Number of Small Businesses Sold in First Quarter of 2017

BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported recently a record number of first quarter sold business transactions in early 2017. A total of 2,368 closed transactions were reported in the first quarter of 2017, a 29 percent increase from this time last year. Continue reading

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Why Do Business Buy-Sell Agreements Fall Apart?

There are reasons this happens, and, once understood, many of the worst deal-smashers can be avoided. Understanding is the key word. Both the buyer and the seller must develop an awareness of what the sale involves–and such an awareness should include facing potential problems before they swell into floodwaters and “sink” the sale. Continue reading

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Seven Negotiating Rules When Buying or Selling a Business

Once an initial and contingent written offer to buy or sell a business has been made, the transaction usually enters the negotiation phase. The negotiation phase is really not complicated. Most likely you’ve already bought a car and/or a home. The negotiations over the price of a business are similar. Here are seven suggestions to help.
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How to Find a Good Business for Sale

Lets suppose you have carefully considered the advantages of business ownership, and decided that you definitely want your own business.  You’re ready to start your search for the right business.  What’s next?  Where do you look to find a business … Continue reading

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Considering buying a business? What size and type business is right for you?

Let’s assume that you’ve already done the soul searching about your future, considered the advantages of business ownership, and decided that you definitely want your own business. You’re ready to proceed with all deliberate speed. You’re probably asking yourself, “What’s next?”.

What Type Business Should I Buy

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