Category: Buy A Business

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August 6, 2010

Mergers are back in style

By Joseph Eneldas

In New Jersey mergers and acquisitions are on the upswing in 2010 and more deals are being completed as the economy shows stability. I was quoted in a recent NJ Biz article that discusses this trend. Below is an excerpt from the write-up. The complete article can be read here. Excerpt from NJ Biz article……

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May 21, 2010

Business Expansion

By Joseph Eneldas

The opportunity for a business owner to expand their business is both exciting and potentially risky.  When you are considering expansion, it generally means potential growth of the business which is a positive development. However, jumping into expansion without considering several key questions may place your overall business at Risk. The initial question you need…

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May 11, 2010

A Good Start Into 2010

By Joseph Eneldas

We have seen a significant uptick in recent weeks in activities, from buy and sell side. This is most strongly reflected by a significant increase in buyer inquiries. However, the sell side, too, has shown more readiness and several business owners expressed their desire to sell. But whereas in the past, a considerable number of…

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April 13, 2010

As business recovers, does your company plan to rehire back to the staffing level it was at before the recession?

By Joseph Eneldas

Throughout the recession, many entrepreneurs trimmed their payrolls, among other big expenses. There have been tentative moves by some larger companies to rescind salary cuts for remaining employees, but few are rehiring the workers they cut. Private-sector firms in the U.S. eliminated 22,000 jobs in January, the 24th decline in a row, according to payroll…

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March 2, 2010

Small Businesses Slightly More Optimistic

By Joseph Eneldas

Small businesses grew slightly more optimistic last month, though they are still climbing out of a funk brought on by a credit crunch and a severe recession. Index Inches Up The Index of Small Business Optimism, released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business, rose 1.3 points to 89.3 in January. It is up…

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January 7, 2010

Start-Ups Will Keep Struggling in 2010

By Joseph Eneldas

The economic downturn has dimmed many entrepreneurs’ hopes of opening a small business, as sources of funding have dwindled or dried up completely. And while many hope 2010 will be better, the outlook continues to be bleak. The majority of entrepreneurs use personal savings or contributions from family or friends to fund their ventures, but…

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December 16, 2009

EBITDA: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

By Joseph Eneldas

“EBITDA” is one of those terms that has received increased usage but usually for the wrong reason. This short article will define it and discuss how it can be useful but also misleading. EBITDA is an abbreviation for “earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.” It is calculated by taking operating income and adding back…

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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…