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Is Now The Right Time?

Inevitably, at some point during an initial meeting with a business owner, the question, “Is now a good time for me to sell my business?”, is raised.  Obviously, this is a key factor in deciding to sell a business, or to even start the process of planning to sell a business, but it is not the o... [read more]

Top 3 Owner Concerns When Selling a Business

If you are thinking about selling your business, you certainly have many things to think about.  The process of selling a privately held company is a unique experience and, if handled properly, can result in an extremely rewarding transaction that fully meets the goals of the owner and the firm.  ... [read more]

Why Confidentiality is Paramount

One of the most critical aspects to executing a successful sale of a business is maintaining confidentiality throughout the entire process.  This concept may seem obvious to some, however a breach of confidentiality can negatively affect the selling price, derail a deal altogether and cause irreput... [read more]

Justifying an Asking Price for Your Business

When most people think about selling something, especially something as significant as a business, they typically picture a heated negotiation back and forth between a buyer and seller in order to come to a final deal that perhaps both are unhappy about.  That is the last thing we want to take pla... [read more]

Which Multiplier?

“I know the value of my business, it’s one and a half times sales,” said the business owner and was firmly convinced that any business appraisal would come to the same conclusion and thus, worthless. However, in reality, applying a single multiplier is simply the worst mistake a business owner... [read more]

Get More For Your Business

You have worked extremely hard for many years building your business into what it is now.  Through the ups and downs, you have managed to keep your business viable and successful.  It has been a good ride, but the time has come, and it is now time for your business to work for you – you are... [read more]

Why Sell Now ?

Selling your business could be the most pivotal event of your lifetime; so first make sure you know why you want to sell. Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker puts it this way: “Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that ... [read more]

Is an ESOP a Good Idea?

Imagine you are a business owner who has built a successful company over the past 25 years and are now ready to retire to pursue all things you never had time for.  Obviously, you want to “cash out” after all the years of hard work – and are entitled to do so – but perhaps you also want to ... [read more]

Top 10 Owner Concerns When Selling a Business

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... [read more]

Motivated Business Sellers

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. Bu... [read more]

Succession Planning – What For?

“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 bus... [read more]

Getting the Most from a Business Sale

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 t... [read more]

How to Best Acquire a Business

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. ... [read more]

Is There A Buyer For My Business?

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 th... [read more]

Coronavirus – The Perfect Storm – Part 2

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 aske... [read more]

Coronavirus – The Perfect Storm

In these times of great uncertainty, we would like to give our clients some guidance as to what we see in the mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage market going forward. Without stating the obvious, the arrival of the coronavirus, the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia and an... [read more]
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