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a Valuable Business
Creating a valuable business to support your family or to sell is incredibly difficult. We get that.
We also know most business owners do not have a formal education in accounting, finance or law. And yet you are expected to understand these complex and important matters.
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Finding a business for sale involves research, networking, a serious commitment of time and resources for due diligence, and above all careful consideration. Whether you are thinking about buying an existing business as an alternative to creating your own startup from scratch, there are many important factors to consider.
Follow our a step-by-step guide to help you find a business to buy.
Learn why business buyers view your business as unattractive and it fails to sell once it’s on the market. We’ve summed up the top seven reasons and included suggestions regarding how to overcome these obstacles.
A common method used to calculate business value involves applying a multiple to the company’s EBITDA. And while business owners who intend to sell their business have many options to increase the transaction multiple, one way to unlock value using this calculation is to identify other, non-customary “add-backs” to increase EBITDA.
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC aka the ERC) applicable to the Covid-19 pandemic has been evolving from its initial congressional act in March of 2020, was enhanced by the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in January 2021, updated by the American Rescue Plan in March of 2021, and most recently updated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
If your head is spinning as you try to unravel the ERC rules, you are not alone. The ERC or Employee Retention Credit offers a viable and alternative way to recover payroll costs for any type of employer, except state and local government entities, regardless of their size.
Choosing the right intermediary or business broker to represent a business owner in the sale of their business can make all the difference when it comes to the right price, the right buyer, and the ability to close the deal.
At some point during a company’s existence, it’s very likely a business owner will need a business valuation. Regardless of the reason, it is very important to understand how business valuations are conducted.
When all other factors are equal, the presence of a significant concentration among customers, suppliers, and/or employees results in a lower business value than might otherwise be expected due to the underlying inherent risks associated with any or all of these concentrations.
Buying and selling a business is a challenging and calculated process that is influenced greatly by market conditions. On one hand, business buyers must consider the historical performance of the business they intend to purchase and gauge that against financing options and other acquisition challenges to make a judgment call on how the business would perform post-acquisition. Business owners, on the other hand, must consider the money they are making now, and weigh that against a pay out and their need or desire to work less.
Many business owners are uncertain about how to establish a value for their business, regardless of its stage of development. How to value ideas, start-ups and mature businesses differ greatly. Learn more.
If you intend to grow and sell a valuable business, the Great Resignation that kicked off in mid 2021 means everything. Everything that is if you care about the value of your business.
Business owners who address the three hallmarks of a valuable business are very likely to have more options for exit and attract multiple buyers.
Learn about the three phases in a business exit plan and why each is important for the business, its employees, the owner and his or her family. This post includes our most popular FAQs on this topic as well. Wondering about the Exit Planning designations for professional advisors? We’ve covered that in this post as well.