Category: PA business broker

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March 8, 2016

Save The Commissions – Forget the Advisor!

By Joseph Eneldas

Not surprisingly, the value of an M&A Advisor or business broker is often questioned. The intuitive reaction of a business owner is to question the commissions involved in selling a business and to try to avoid such “cost items.” “Rarely, though, does a business owner take into account the opportunity costs of not selling at all, or…

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April 7, 2015

They Are All Big Deals – Tips for A Successful Business Acquisition

By Joseph Eneldas

If you are purchasing an existing business to add into your own, you are taking a step that involves a lot of terrific potential but also a lot of risk.  In truth, a considerable portion of company mergers fail. But there is a lot to you can do to tilt those odds more in your…

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April 8, 2014

A Failed Direct Deal?

By Joseph Eneldas

Quite often our firm is hired to establish a value for a company through an independent accredited fair market valuation, but then we find the company’s owner attempting to sell the company on his own. “The concept of ’doing a deal‘ directly might be enticing and perceived as a good way to save a broker’s…

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October 8, 2013

The Top 5 Mistakes In Selling A Business

By Joseph Eneldas

Quite often, business owners attempt to sell their company “on their own” once they are ready to retire. However, the process of selling a business is fraught with unknowns that make it so difficult – often with far reaching negative impact. “There is no question that it appears tempting to save on professional fees by…

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August 5, 2013

Selling Your Business to Fund Retirement

By Joseph Eneldas

Many business owners plan to use their current business as their future retirement account.  What we mean by that is that most of a business owner’s net worth is usually tied up in the business and when it comes time to actually retire, one simply coverts that business value to a retirement income stream by…

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May 6, 2013

Who Is The Right Buyer, Anyhow?

By Joseph Eneldas

One interesting question we are consistently confronted with is “who will be the buyer for my company?” This question is even more relevant in light of a recent Wall Street Journal article describing the sale of a company to its employees by way of an ESOP. “There is no question that a sale of a…

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February 5, 2013

Business Sellers Should Demand an Independent Valuation……Ahead Of Time

By Joseph Eneldas

If a small business owner wants to sell a company now or sometime within the next five years, an independent business valuation in New York City or wherever your bussiness is based is an essential first step.  If the time is now, then the appraisal serves as the basis for a potential deal structure.  Should a…

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January 6, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Resolved…Now What?

By Joseph Eneldas

We’ve learned over the years that holidays are a time for many companies to take a step back and reflect. Many use this time to formulate new plans, budgets and human resource allocations for the upcoming year. “The same principles apply to us as an M&A and business brokerage firm,” says Achim Neumann, President of…

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November 10, 2012

Making the Most of Uncertain Times

By Joseph Eneldas

The election is over, but most business owners agree that the economic uncertainty they had hoped would vanish is still with us and will remain so for the foreseeable future.  So what are the implications for an owner who is interested in selling his or her business and retiring during the next 12 to 24…

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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…