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Tag Archives: buying a business
Considering Buying a Business? Here Are the 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions.
Posted on August 3, 2020 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 →
Posted in Business Valuation & Appraisal, Valuing, Buying or Selling a Business | Tagged Business valuation versus asking price, buying a business, Buying a business issues, Down payment to buy business, Financing a business acquisition, loan to buy a business, Q&A for buying a business, What are discretionary earnings or cash flow, What is due diligence when buying business, William Bruce Business Discussion | 4 Comments
Buying or Selling a Business? You Must Know the Differences in an Asset Versus a Stock Sale.
Posted on June 8, 2020 by William Bruce
The differences in buying or selling a privately held business as an asset versus a corporate stock sale can be critical. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Continue reading →
Posted in Valuing, Buying or Selling a Business | Tagged advantages of asset sale versus stock sale, asset sale, asset sale versus stock sale, buying a business, corporate stock sale of small business, how to buy a business, How to Sell a Business, selling a business, unknown liabilities, Wlliam Bruce Business Sales | Leave a comment
Buying or Selling a Business? Use These 7 Negotiating Tips.
Posted on May 26, 2020 by William Bruce
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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Here’s How to Write an Offer to Purchase a Business.
Posted on May 18, 2020 by William Bruce
Let’s say you have looked at several businesses for sale and narrowed it down to the one that you want to pursue. You think you might want to make an offer on this business, but you’re not quite sure. You have a little anxiety about the unknowns. You wish you had more in-depth details on the business. This blog post shows you how to handle the situation like a pro. Continue reading →
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The 3 Most Critical Issues in Buying or Selling a Business
Posted on April 7, 2020 by William Bruce
More and more individuals are now viewing small business ownership as a viable alternative to the vagaries of corporate America. As the founder of Sunbelt Business Brokers said recently, “There is no more job security. The only job security you’ve got nowadays is the person looking at you in the mirror.” These are the top 3 issues involved in buying or selling a business. Continue reading →
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Considering buying a business? What size and type business is right for you?
Posted on August 16, 2010 by William Bruce
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?”.