Category: SBA

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March 8, 2011

Small Business Recovery Act Difficult to Quantify

By Joseph Eneldas

The 2009 tax breaks President Barack Obama signed into law should have bolstered many small businesses. Instead two years later, there is still confusion, and according to many, underutilized opportunities. Most small businesses agree that the Recovery Act’s impact is difficult to quantify. While a number of companies credit their survival during the turbulence of…

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February 10, 2011

New Small-Business Tax Proposal

By Joseph Eneldas

On Monday, the White House announced several  small-business initiatives, including an extension of the permanent capital-gains tax relief for small company investors. The White House will also announce the creation of a new, private organization called Startup America, aimed at getting private companies to expand their support of entrepreneurship programs. Small business owners have long…

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November 5, 2010

New Jersey Small Business Transactions Are Still at a Low Volume Level

By Joseph Eneldas

PRESS RELEASE   Atlantic Highlands, NJ, November 5, 2010 – A Neumann & Associates, a ten-year-old NJ business broker and business valuation firm has announced that they are seeing small business transactions at a low volume level for the second year in a row. A significant indicator of small business environment health is the number…

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June 4, 2010

Does A Business Transfer To Children Make Sense?

By Joseph Eneldas

When the ownership of a business is transferred by its owner, who is often also the founder, several pitfalls need to be avoided to make the transfer successful. Approximately fifty percent of all business owners will sell their business in the next fifteen years, as recent statistics tell us. Only twenty-five percent of the business…

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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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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 13, 2009

SBA Loan Development

By Joseph Eneldas

The Small Business Administration ended its 2009 fiscal year on Wednesday, marking the close of a tumultuous year of lending initiatives to keep banks’ doors open. Despite the efforts to revive the credit market, the SBA approved less than 45,000 loans, down 36% compared to last year and 56% from 2007. The loan volume reflects…

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September 23, 2009

SBA Revises Good Will Caps

By Joseph Eneldas

Effective with loan applications on or after October 1, 2009, the Small Business Administration revokes its position that acquisition financing is limited to buy-sells involving goodwill amounts up to $250,000. NO GOODWILL CAP EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009 Specifically, the SBA changed the rules for financing transactions involving goodwill: a. If a transaction includes $500,00 or…

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July 24, 2009

Warning! Business Sellers Are Liars

By Joseph Eneldas

“Business Seller Retiring – Priced to Move” While searching for an existing small business to buy, the novice entrepreneur will come across a few deals that seem almost too good to be true. There are times when a family situation or a dodgy medical condition may require a quick sale at a below-market price, but…

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February 26, 2009

SBA Changes

By Joseph Eneldas

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – February – For those of you that attended my presentation on SOP 50-10 (5) as it relates to Business Valuation, thanks for the participation. As a follow up, I wanted to touch on a very important issue related to SOP 50-10 (5) A) Page 139 section F. Change of Ownership (13…