Category: Business Buyers

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November 11, 2009

Small-Business Myths Busted

By Joseph Eneldas

So many aspiring entrepreneurs dream of the numerous rewards that await them when they finally break free of the shackles of the rat race and become their own boss. But many see only the gold at the end of the rainbow–and go into it with misconceptions about what’s it’s really like to own their own…

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October 23, 2009

The Eight Biggest Mistakes….

By Joseph Eneldas

Many people dream of owning a business. I was a teenager when I started my first business. Since then I have bought or started many businesses and helped others do the same. Here are some common mistakes I have witnessed or committed myself. Mistake #1 – Paying too much This results from the combination of…

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October 6, 2009

Find the Right Company

By Joseph Eneldas

As briefly mentioned in our last newsletter, we have noticed a significant amount of “cash” sitting on the sidelines – buyers, who are ready to move due to the dissatisfactory investment returns obtained in this market. After all, what does a treasury bill really yield these days? We see this trend even further enhanced by…

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September 23, 2009

SBA Revises Good Will Caps

By Joseph Eneldas

Effective with loan applications on or after October 1, 2009, the Small Business Administration revokes its position that acquisition financing is limited to buy-sells involving goodwill amounts up to $250,000. NO GOODWILL CAP EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009 Specifically, the SBA changed the rules for financing transactions involving goodwill: a. If a transaction includes $500,00 or…

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July 24, 2009

Warning! Business Sellers Are Liars

By Joseph Eneldas

“Business Seller Retiring – Priced to Move” While searching for an existing small business to buy, the novice entrepreneur will come across a few deals that seem almost too good to be true. There are times when a family situation or a dodgy medical condition may require a quick sale at a below-market price, but…

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July 10, 2009

Retailers Negotiate Rent Reductions

By Joseph Eneldas

Retail chains are using the fine print in their leases to demand rent reductions, eking out critical savings and pressuring mall owners already struggling with vacancies…. …. Retailers that want to stay put are using the triggered clauses to negotiate multi-year rent reductions from their landlords, often in exchange for adding more years to their…