Category: Sell A Business

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December 8, 2015

The Business Seller’s Checklist

By Joseph Eneldas

Successfully selling a business is a unique and challenging project to say the least. A business owner must have many things in place in order to have a high probability of an efficient transfer and exit from their own company. According to Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates, LLC, A NJ based Mergers…

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October 12, 2015

The Hidden Wall Street Impact on Main Street Transactions

By Joseph Eneldas

By Achim Neumann Frequently, we see business owners attempting to “time” the sale of their businesses, motivated by factors like personal lifestyle, tax considerations, business seasonality, or a desire to finish a project  before selling. “Over and over, we have cautioned business owners not to ‘time’ a transaction,” says Achim Neumann, President, A Neumann &…

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September 7, 2015

Asking Price Premiums with a Business Broker

By Joseph Eneldas

Two months ago, I talked about how our biggest competitor in business transitions turns out to be the owner’s kids.  Last month, I let everybody know that our second-biggest competitor is “nobody.”  Many small business owners are determined to sell a businesses on their own in order to avoid paying a commission.  We looked at…

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August 10, 2015

Our Second Biggest Competitor – Nobody!

By Joseph Eneldas

In last month’s e-newsletter, I talked about how our biggest competitor in business transitions turns out to be the owner’s kids.  Most business owners figure they don’t need an intermediary to help them pass the business on to the next generation, and they’re largely correct.  However, we can assist, but mostly in helping the owner…

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July 13, 2015

Helping Out Our Biggest Competitors – the Kids!

By Joseph Eneldas

By Frank Arcoleo, one of Neumann and Associates premier M&A Advisors I’m often asked who our competition is.  There are other M&A advisors out there, some smaller and some larger.  And although I’ve met a few of them, I’ve rarely, if ever, run across any of them in dealings with prospects and clients.  So when…

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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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September 10, 2013

Optimism On Main Street?

By Joseph Eneldas

“The overall economic outlook is unexceptional, but Main Street is more confident about the future than it has been in years” concludes a recent Wall Street Journal Article [WSJ August 29, 2013]. These findings are supported by a WSJ/Vistage survey as well as a Wells Fargo/Gallup poll, which indicate that a majority of business owners…

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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…