Yes, it is possible to sell a business without a broker, just as it is possible to sue someone without the help of an attorney. Although a broker is not always necessary, there are instances when a broker may be useful and other times when you can manage a sale without the...Read more
Which is the right way to sell your company: using a fishing rod or a rifle?
Selling a business with a fishing rod involves casting a line, dropping the lure, and waiting. In the real world, this involves confidentially marketing your business for sale using various...Read more
How is my lease handled when I sell my business?
The lease is an integral part of the sale process. The landlord or lease can be one of the two biggest deal killers when selling your business; the other being your financials. It certainly pays to properly handle the assignment or transfer of...Read more
Selling a business is a complicated process. Even if you hire brokers like us to sell your business, it’s still imperative for you to understand the process before, during and after the sale. You can’t simply hire us or another broker and blindly let us handle...Read more
Adjusting Financial Statements - Overview
Most business owners minimize taxable income by eliminating expenses that are not directly related to the business’s operations. These expenses might cover personal auto, insurance, cellphone, child care, medical care, travel, among others. For this...Read more
Due diligence is the process of investigating a business prior to purchasing it. When a buyer makes an offer on your business, there is a period of time that follows where he or she researches your business and further investigates the situation. This period of time typically...Read more
It is never easy to emotionally detach yourself from matters that are very important to you, and your business is no exception. It is akin to evaluating your child as a neutral third party would; realistically, you cannot. And it makes sense why; you have likely invested...Read more
D iscounted Cash Flow valuation is the core tool in valuing a company used by Investment Bankers and Equity Analysts. The cost approach to valuation fails to capture many of the intangible assets for small business whereby reputation, managerial expertise, and other items do not show up on the...Read more
A venture capitalist is a person, or even an organization, that invests money in a business in exchange for a share of the company. Most of you have probably seen the show Shark Tank, where people from all over present their business or idea to the Sharks in hopes that one will invest some...Read more
The hardest thing for most small business owners to do is relinquish control of any part of their operations. Time and time again, owners feel this overwhelming pressure to run every aspect of their business themselves. From your perspective, this is not unreasonable. You have...Read more
Making the decision to list your business for sale is one of the most important choices that you, as a business owner, will have to make. Listing prematurely can lead to unexpected surprises in due diligence, lower valuation by prospective buyers, and even an inability to...Read more
Certified Public Accountants come in many forms. Some focus purely on doing taxes at the end of the year while others prepare financial statements, manage payroll, assist owners in preparing their businesses for sale, assist prospective buyers in obtaining loans to buy...Read more