Business Buyers Can Leverage SBA Lending

Finding the money to start your own small business can be a challenge.  Over the decades, countless people have turned to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for help.  In a recent Inc. Magazine article, “Kickstart Your Business Dreams with SBA Lending,” BizBuySell President, Bob House, described how SBA lending can be used to the buyer’s … [Read more...]

How Employees Factor into the Success of Your Business

Quality employees are essential for the long-term success and growth of any business. Many entrepreneurs learn this simple fact far too late. Regardless of what kind of business you own, a handful of key employees can either make or break you.  Sadly, businesses have been destroyed by employees that don’t care, or even worse, are actually working … [Read more...]

The Historic Levels of Small Businesses Being Sold Drops Slightly

The number of small business transitions continues to be strong for the first quarter of 2019, according to a leading market analysis.  In fact, despite a small decline, small business transitions remain at historically high levels. Looking at the Statistics According to a recent BizBuySell article entitled, “Number of Small Businesses … [Read more...]

Credits, CPAs and Cannabis: Issues for Georgia Businesses

Three CPAs from Frazier & Deeter spoke at the May 28 Georgia Association of Business Brokers meeting about the emerging cannabis industry as well as other tax programs that affect both buyers and sellers of businesses. Matthew Foster, CPA, Tax Partner at Frazier & Deeter and the firm's National Practice Leader for the Cannabis Industry, … [Read more...]

5 M&A Myths and How to Deal with Them

Where your money is concerned, myths can do damage. Tammie Miller, Managing Director of TKO Miller, explored five big M&A myths that can get you in trouble in a recent Divestopedia article, Crazy M&A Myths You Need to Stop Believing Now. Miller, who has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, says many of these myths are … [Read more...]

10 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Signing on the Dotted Line

Before buying any business, a seller must ask questions, lots of questions.  If there is ever a time where one should not be shy, it is when buying a business.  In a recent article from Entrepreneur magazine entitled, “10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business”, author Jan Porter explores 10 of the single most important questions … [Read more...]

A Step by Step Overview of the First Time Buyer Process

A recent article on Businessbroker.net entitled, First Time Buyer Processes by business broker Pat Jones explores the process of buying a business in a precise step-by-step fashion. Jones notes that there are many reasons that people buy businesses including the desire to be one’s own boss. However, he is also quick to point out that buyers should … [Read more...]

Five Industries with Great Growth Potential for Small Business Buyers

By Peter Siegel, Founder of BizBen.com (California Businesses For Sale), the BizBen Network When you buy a small business, you want to be successful. But to do that, you must be able to look objectively at the company and determine whether or not it is a business that will be able to grow into the future. Many small businesses have succeeded by … [Read more...]

Confidentiality Agreements: What are the Most Important Elements?

Every business has to be concerned about maintaining confidentiality. When business owners are getting ready to sell their business, they often become somewhat obsessed with confidentiality. It goes without saying that owners don’t want the word that they are selling to spread to the public, employees or most certainly their competitors. Yet, … [Read more...]

Why Goodwill Is Important to Your Business

Goodwill can enhance the value of your business, but what does the term mean when buying or selling a business? Usually, the term “goodwill” is a reference to all the effort that a seller puts into a business over the years that he or she operates that business.  In a sense, goodwill is the difference between an array of intangible, but … [Read more...]