30

Apr

2014

Commercial Property Owners: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Leasing Space

How You Can Spot and Avoid the Seven Mistakes that Can Literally Ruin Your Commercial Property Investment

Author: Lewis Martin

Commercial Property Owner:

Even though leasing commercial property space is fairly commonplace, leasing a prop­erty correctly is like finding an honest politician. Plus, when you put a property on the market at a time you think may be "the right time" you're still subject to those SURPRISES that can cost thou­sands and make that "great investment" a real loser. You can prevent your next lease transaction from being a loser by avoiding the following certain mistakes.

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Categories: Commercial Real Estate

29

Apr

2014

How to Successfully Buy a Profitable Business

A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Your Piece Of The American Dream - Part 4

Author: Lewis Martin

This is the fourth installment in a series of articles on buying an existing business.

There are many general questions that need to be answered when considering the purchase of  an existing business. How long has it been established? What has been the sales trend over the last 3, 4, or 5 years?  What kind of area or local economy is best suited for this type of business? We could go on and on, but that would be outside the scope of this report.  One of the most important aspects of the “due diligence process” is the reason for the sale. 

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Categories: General

18

Apr

2014

Military Veterans as Business Buyers

Veterans Purchasing Small Businesses and Reaping Rewards

Author: Lewis Martin
It may come as a surprise that U.S. military veterans are a driving force in the small business community; and according to the latest study from BizBuySell, both older and younger veterans are emerging as major players in acquiring smaller companies. One of the trends the survey revealed is that a surprisingly large number of veterans are shopping for small businesses. According to BizBuySell’s study, 13 percent of prospective small business buyers listed themselves as veterans.
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Categories: Business Brokerage

16

Apr

2014

How to Successfully Buy a Profitable Business

A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Your Piece Of The American Dream - Part 3

Author: Lewis Martin

This is the third installment in a series of articles on buying an existing business.

The search for a sincere and motivated seller can be quite involved. It takes a good amount of time, energy, and perseverance.  It’s not easy, but it can be a fairly simple process if you have an organized consistent approach. The market for small business is large and diverse.  If this is your first time doing anything like this, then you’ll probably find that the market is a lot larger than you ever imagined. 

 

 

 

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Categories: General

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Apr

2014

How to Successfully Buy a Profitable Business

A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Your Piece Of The American Dream

Author: Lewis Martin

Part 2: This is the second installment in a series of articles on buying an existing business.

By now you may be convinced that buying is definitely worth pursuing.  But the lingering question you’re asking yourself is”what kind of business would be best suited for me?”  Well, the answer to that question depends on which factors you consider most important when it comes to business ownership. 

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Categories: General

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15 Reasons Why a Business Needs a Valuation

Besides selling a business, there are fourteen (14) other reasons or situations to value a privately held business. But first let's answer the question: what, exactly is a business valuation?

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Small Business Administration Changes Important Rules

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has made some very important changes to the 504 and 7(a) loan programs. Amongst these changes are two (2) that make the SBA Guaranteed financing programs even more accessible to small business: 1) Elimination of the Personal Resource Test, and 2) Elimination of the 9-month Rule.
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How to Successfully Buy a Profitable Business

Part 2: This is the second installment in a series of articles on buying an existing business.

By now you may be convinced that buying is definitely worth pursuing.  But the lingering question you’re asking yourself is”what kind of business would be best suited for me?”  Well, the answer to that question depends on which factors you consider most important when it comes to business ownership. 

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How to Successfully Buy a Profitable Business

This is the third installment in a series of articles on buying an existing business.

The search for a sincere and motivated seller can be quite involved. It takes a good amount of time, energy, and perseverance.  It’s not easy, but it can be a fairly simple process if you have an organized consistent approach. The market for small business is large and diverse.  If this is your first time doing anything like this, then you’ll probably find that the market is a lot larger than you ever imagined. 

 

 

 

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Military Veterans as Business Buyers

It may come as a surprise that U.S. military veterans are a driving force in the small business community; and according to the latest study from BizBuySell, both older and younger veterans are emerging as major players in acquiring smaller companies. One of the trends the survey revealed is that a surprisingly large number of veterans are shopping for small businesses. According to BizBuySell’s study, 13 percent of prospective small business buyers listed themselves as veterans.
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How to Successfully Buy a Profitable Business

This is the fourth installment in a series of articles on buying an existing business.

There are many general questions that need to be answered when considering the purchase of  an existing business. How long has it been established? What has been the sales trend over the last 3, 4, or 5 years?  What kind of area or local economy is best suited for this type of business? We could go on and on, but that would be outside the scope of this report.  One of the most important aspects of the “due diligence process” is the reason for the sale. 

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Commercial Property Owners: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Leasing Space

Commercial Property Owner:

Even though leasing commercial property space is fairly commonplace, leasing a prop­erty correctly is like finding an honest politician. Plus, when you put a property on the market at a time you think may be "the right time" you're still subject to those SURPRISES that can cost thou­sands and make that "great investment" a real loser. You can prevent your next lease transaction from being a loser by avoiding the following certain mistakes.

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Thinking of Buying a Franchise?

Prior to investing in any franchise system, obtain a copy of the Franchisor’s Disclosure Document. Under the Franchise Rule, which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), you must receive the document at least fourteen (14) days before you are asked to sign any contract or pay any money to the franchisor or to any affiliate of the franchisor. You have the right to ask for a copy of the disclosure document once the franchisor has received your application and has agreed to consider it. Therefore it may be in your best  interest to get a copy of the franchisor’s disclosure document before incurring any due diligence expenses.

The franchisor may give you a copy of its disclosure document on paper, via email, through a web page, or on a disc. The cover of the disclosure document should have information about its availability in other formats. Make sure you have a copy of the document in a format that is convenient for you, and keep a copy for future reference.

As a general rule, you should read the ENTIRE disclosure document. Do not be reluctant to ask for explanations, clarifications, and/or answers to any of your questions.

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How to Successfully Buy a Profitable Business

This is the final installment in a series of articles on buying an existing business. If you have followed thus far, the preliminaries are out the way, and you are now ready to complete the process. In this final section, you will learn about business pricing/valuations, financing options, structuring the deal, conducting due diligence, and closing the transaction.
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