Author: Jeremy Albelda

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April 8, 2021

Top 10 Owner Concerns When Selling a Business

By Jeremy Albelda

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, 2021 appears to be the year of possibilities.  You are probably looking for options and selling your business might be one of those options, however, there are some things you should consider before doing so.  Over A Neumann & Associates’ 18-year history we’ve seen and heard a lot while…

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March 4, 2021

Confidentiality – Essential to The Sale of Your Business

By Jeremy Albelda

If you are thinking about selling your business, then the importance of maintaining confidentiality cannot be overstated.  Along with proper valuation and preparation, discretion on the part of the seller and its team is paramount to a successful transaction.  Simply stated, a breach of confidentiality can result in many unwanted outcomes including employee anxiety, management…

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February 4, 2021

Motivated Business Sellers

By Jeremy Albelda

In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, selling a business has taken a new turn.  Many business owners are motivated to sell their business and retire.  They have already experienced the 2008 recession and don’t want to go through the same pain again due to the recession of 2020 and the virus. But what defines…

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January 7, 2021

Succession Planning – What For?

By Jeremy Albelda

“Succession planning – what for? I have fun running my company every day and when I am dead, my kids can solve that problem!” [Quote] by unnamed 78-year-old business owner, Newark, NJ. “No question – such approach is one of many approaches in planning the succession of a successful business, and unfortunately, we see such…

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November 12, 2020

Getting the Most from a Business Sale

By Jeremy Albelda

Many small business owners are determined to sell their businesses on their own in order to avoid paying a commission.  That’s understandable – sellers want as much money as possible from the sale of what is likely to be his or her biggest asset.  They think they know one or more individuals that might be…

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October 16, 2020

How to Best Acquire a Business

By Jeremy Albelda

Buying an existing business starts with choosing the right type of business. As a first step, the investor should choose an industry he/she is familiar with and which best matches existing skills and prior experience.  This will shorten the learning curve after taking over from the previous owner. Next, the investor should consider the size…

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September 18, 2020

TOO LATE TO SELL? NO!

By Jeremy Albelda

Even before the Coronavirus crisis hit our families and economy, we were hearing from business owners that were fearful about going through another recession and were thinking about selling their business. As Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates, LLC. states – “the Great Recession of 2008-2010 put many out of business and challenged…

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August 7, 2020

Fire The M&A Advisor and Save The Fees!

By Jeremy Albelda

If you don’t see the value of what a business broker or M&A adviser brings to your exit process, then you have your answer and forget about them. Just do it yourself! And I say that as a former business owner and a current M&A Advisor / business broker. Therefore, if you decide to save…

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June 9, 2020

Is There A Buyer For My Business?

By Jeremy Albelda

In good economic times (like the good old days just a couple of months ago) or in a period of uncertainty like today, the first question that business owners ask us is, “Do you have a buyer for my business?” The simple answer is a resounding, yes! Certainly, this will depend on the quality of…

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May 10, 2020

Coronavirus – The Perfect Storm – Part 2

By Jeremy Albelda

Last month’s blog by our CEO, Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates, LLC, a New Jersey based mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage firm, was probably the most widely read and discussed blog we’ve ever produced in the past fifteen years.  A number of our readers asked us to drill down on the…