Category: SBA

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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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May 7, 2012

How Much Risk Is Too Much?

By Joseph Eneldas

In any business transfer, there is risk involved for both buyers and sellers. Unfortunately the risk cannot be completely avoided, and so, we wanted to take a closer look at the respective risk components involved on both sides. “We try to minimize the transaction risks as much as we can,” says Achim Neumann, President of…

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March 4, 2012

Business Valuations — Not Just For Sellers Anymore

By Joseph Eneldas

When interacting with small to mid-sized business owners and their advisors, there is increasing evidence that “strategic” business valuations are being employed as a vital planning tool.  A recent study indicated that over 65% of the total valuations performed in 2011 were “strategic” in nature, meaning they were requested by owners with no plans to…

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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…

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August 8, 2011

The Three Popular “Myths” Of Selling (Or Buying) A Business?

By Joseph Eneldas

Over the past ten years our firm has been involved in many discussions with business owners considering the sale of their businesses. There are a few particular myths that have repeatedly surfaced during these discussions. “A typical business owner will sell a business only once in his or her life, and as a result typically…

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July 12, 2011

Recession Offers Small Business Opportunities in Second Quarter

By Joseph Eneldas

For the second quarter of 2011 it looks like Main Street and Wall Street will present two very different pictures. While large publicly traded companies are expected to report strong profits, small businesses across the country are still dealing with tight credit, nervous customers and increased costs. “We still see many small and midsized business…