2019 Small Business Market: Uncertainty Creates Opportunity and Risk – Part 2

Presentation - we show you the numbers

This is Part 2 of the Small Business (Sales) Market Place 2019 Top Performing Markets by Sales Among cities with at least 50 transactions, Richmond, VA saw the biggest increase in activity, with 53 percent more businesses changing hands. Other cities that experienced a notable increase in 2019 transactions include Baltimore […]

2019 Sales of Small Businesses Look Back: Uncertainty Creates Opportunity and Risk – Part 1

We show you the real numbers

Annual Insight Report shows that while small business sales still remain at historically high levels, 2019 transactions took a five percent dip from record-setting 2018 levels. The number of small businesses that changed hands in 2019 dropped slightly compared to last year according to the latest BizBuySell Insight Report, a nationally-recognized economic […]

S-Corporations vs. Limited Liability Companies – What is the right Company structure for you?

Business decissions

I am tempted to say “in the beginning” … However, some context is useful. Fundamentally there are three forms of business entities. A Sole Proprietor(ship), a Partnership, and lastly Corporation. I suspect they were developed in that order. Everything else stems from those three forms. In determining which form is good […]

The Best Business Decisions I’ve Ever Made for My Small Business

Running a Business

Alexander Huls (Published by the The Hartford)   Every small business has major turning points: Moments where one or two key decisions were made that set the business on a path to success. But when you’re just starting out, it can be hard to determine which choices will make or break […]

Economic Brief – A Field Guide to Recessions (updated 10.22.19)

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Chief Economist Scott Brown discusses current economic conditions. Definitions and Determinations: The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales.” […]

CAN YOU AFFORD TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS?

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Based on an article in the Business Brokerage Press: General Business Brokerage, Pricing & Valuation by Kathleen Mauro edited by Steve Whitehill Business brokers are generally very diligent in working with sellers and their CPAs or financial advisors to ensure they understand what the Seller will likely net from a potential […]

Small Business Sales Slow Slightly as Tariffs, 2020 Election Foster Uncertainty

Selling a Business

From: BizBuySell A total of 2,454 small businesses were reported sold in the third quarter of 2019, an 8.6% decline compared to the same period last year according to the BizBuySell Insight Report, a nationally recognized economic indicator that aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide. This […]

Myths and truths about business valuation

Most people are surprised to learn that a business can have different values based on the purpose of valuation.

By Alina Niculita  – Morones Analytics Jul 12, 2019 While most people understand real estate appraisal, the same cannot be said about business appraisal or business valuation. Real estate appraisal makes sense because it puts a price on houses and commercial properties, which are tangible assets and can be easily accepted as […]

Business Buyers Can Leverage SBA Lending

Signing on the Dotted Line

Finding the money to start your own small business can be a challenge.  Over the decades, countless people have turned to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for help.  A recent Inc. Magazine article, “Kickstart Your Business Dreams with SBA Lending,” by BizBuySell President, Bob House, explored how SBA lending can be […]

Show me the money!! 6 Ways to Finance Your Business.

Fancaning is Knowing where to and who to ask for the money

Here’s a quick review of the most popular ways businesses get financed: Savings The first and most obvious option is to look at your (non-retirement) savings. If you have mutual funds and other liquid investments, you can liquidate (taxes will be incurred) and apply towards your franchise. Many people feel more secure investing in […]