Category: Lending

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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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October 9, 2012

Current Acquisitions Focus on Top Line Revenue Growth

By Joseph Eneldas

Two recently published news reports are reflective of trends we have seen in the market, both of which highlight the focus on top line revenue growth and reduced hiring. First, a recent survey of business owners by the Wall Street Journal found that half of small business owners expect that the country will not avoid…

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September 8, 2012

Learn Why NOW Could Be the Best Time to Sell

By Joseph Eneldas

While many small business owners are biding their time waiting for the economy to spring back before selling, prime opportunities may be slipping away. At the kick off of a five-seminar fall series beginning on September 19th PEGG (Professional Economic Growth Group) Small Business Symposium – we’ll discuss why waiting too long could be a…

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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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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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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…

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October 9, 2011

How Do You Measure Goodwill?

By Joseph Eneldas

We are often asked by clients how we assess Goodwill.  “It must be the most frequently raised issue in the valuating process,” says Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates, New Jersey, “and indeed from an owner’s perspective, several issues come into play, such as customer and vendor relationships, patents, employees, and so on.”…

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September 14, 2011

Small Business Climate Change?

By Joseph Eneldas

Traditionally, the summer months of July and August have been slow in the business brokerage industry. Buyers and sellers do not have their minds set on transferring businesses during the dog days of summer. “This year, however, has been quite different,” says Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates, New Jersey. “We have had…