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Quite often sellers don't give much thought to whether or not they are ready to sell. But this can be a mistake. The emotional components of both buying and selling a business are quite significant and should never be overlooked. If you are overly emotional...

Many business owners are unfamiliar with the dynamics of selling a company, because they have never done so. There are numerous possible “deal breakers.” Being aware of the following pitfalls and their remedies should help prevent the possibility of an aborted transaction. Neglecting the ...

Family-owned businesses do have some options when it comes time to sell. Selling the entire business may not be the best choice when there are no other family members involved. Here are some choices to be considered: Internal Transactions Hire a CEO – This approach...

It has always been the American Dream to be independent and in control of one's own destiny. Owning your own business is the best way to meet that goal. Many people dream about owning their own business, but when it gets right down to...

An investment property can be a great way to have a 'second income' for you and your family. Buying a condo, townhome, house, or multi-unit building has a lot of advantages including monthly rental income, property value appreciation, tax deductions and the ability to use...

  Here are the best practices and tips for selling your restaurant, this is the secret to your success: 1. Anticipating the sale always helps in pushing a successful sale. Buyers will buy on the basis of the quality of the sales and cash flow of the...

What is normalization? The process is to remove non recurring expenses or revenue from a financial metric like the EBITDA (Earnings before interst, taxm depreciation and amortization). Once earnings have been normalized, the resulting number represents the future earnings capacity that a buyer would expect from...