Category: Business Buyers

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August 1, 2012

Slow But Continued Growth

By Joseph Eneldas

The summer months have always been somewhat slow in the business brokerage industry. Buyers and sellers prefer the “cool” environment of the beach and parks over the “hot“ transfer of businesses. “We  have had a significant number of business valuations performed in the second quarter and the beginning of the third quarter, preparing those businesses…

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July 8, 2012

Justifying a Sale Price

By Joseph Eneldas

In a recent banking and finance article in NJ Biz, we underscored the changing attitudes of business owners toward more realistic values for their businesses. “I think everybody recognizes that the market is not going to go back to the crazy days of 2007,” said Achim Neumann, President, A Neumann & Associates. “This trend is…

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June 3, 2012

Offer Received…Now What?

By Joseph Eneldas

Receiving a purchase offer on a business is very often perceived by business owners as the “finishing line,” whereas in reality, this is only the first step in transferring a business. “Too often, we can sense the business owner’s excitement and relief from finally having received an offer” says Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann…

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May 7, 2012

How Much Risk Is Too Much?

By Joseph Eneldas

In any business transfer, there is risk involved for both buyers and sellers. Unfortunately the risk cannot be completely avoided, and so, we wanted to take a closer look at the respective risk components involved on both sides. “We try to minimize the transaction risks as much as we can,” says Achim Neumann, President of…

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March 4, 2012

Business Valuations — Not Just For Sellers Anymore

By Joseph Eneldas

When interacting with small to mid-sized business owners and their advisors, there is increasing evidence that “strategic” business valuations are being employed as a vital planning tool.  A recent study indicated that over 65% of the total valuations performed in 2011 were “strategic” in nature, meaning they were requested by owners with no plans to…

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February 6, 2012

2012 Seminars & Talks: What Is Your Business Worth?

By Joseph Eneldas

One of the most challenging tasks business owners face is defining the Fair Market Value of their business. Again and again, questions regarding the various methods used to determine a fair asking price are raised. And, for good reason.  Defining this number is no easy task— there are many variables involved. A Neumann & Associates,…

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January 8, 2012

Predictions for 2012— What Now?

By Joseph Eneldas

As a recent Wall Street Journal article noted, there had been as many incorrect projections for 2011 as there had been correct ones. Thus, we will not even venture to attempt a prediction for 2012, short of noting that the three key challenges transferred from 2011 into the new year are the same: a hobbled…

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December 5, 2011

A Neumann & Associates Expands Operations With New Director of Marketing and Redesigned Website

By Joseph Eneldas

PRESS RELEASE A Neumann & Associates is happy to ring in the new year with a number of new announcements including an expansion of its operations with the appointment of a new Director of Marketing, and the launch of a new website redesign. During this time of industry contraction, A Neumann & Associates is one…

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November 7, 2011

Where is “the beef?”

By Joseph Eneldas

Borrowing from a recently revamped Wendy’s advertising campaign, the question “where is the beef” is often translated by business owners into “how will the buyer finance the transaction?” “In times when financial resources are more limited, a financial structure becomes paramount in facilitating a deal” says Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates in…