Tag Archives: William Bruce Business

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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How to Sell a Business: The Critical Question of Price When Selling a Business

Nothing causes the buyers and sellers of privately held businesses more anxiety than the problem of valuation. The question of selling price haunts both parties. The seller doesn’t want to price his business too cheap and “leave money on the table”. On the other hand, the buyer of the business is afraid he’ll pay too much and not get the best possible deal. Continue reading

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Best and Worst Online Retailers Listed for Password Security Risk

A password security management company, has surveyed the top 100 American online retailers to assess their password security policies. The survey produced surprising results. Continue reading

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States Ranked by Fiscal Health

Using four indices, the author creates an overall State Fiscal Condition Index. Using the overall index, Dr. Arnett lists the top 10 fiscally healthy states and the 10 worst states. Continue reading

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