The importance of Key Employees. Buyers want to know if there are well trained employees. Are these Empoyee Key to the Busines? Is there one key emplyee? Will the employee stay with the business under a new owner?
Why use a business broker when buying or selling a business? What makes Anchor the one to use?
Before you make the decision to buy or sell a business, the first step you need to take is to determine its value. Valuation, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. That is because there are many different ways to value a business – along with pretty much anything. […]
by: Steve Whitehill When selling your business, you always want to go with the strategy that is most beneficial to you. In some cases, an outright sale may be limiting. As an alternative, you may want to consider an Intermediated Installment Sale. First, let’s start with the basics. What is an […]
By Steve Whitehill Before you make the decision to buy or sell a business, the first step you need to take is to determine its value. Valuation, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. That is because there are many different ways to value a business – along with […]
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 […]
What is the best business? What business should I buy? How do I decide which business is right for me? These are all great questions and while there are many things you can take & should take into account; I like to answer it this way: What problems to do you […]
Normalizing earnings allows one to both compare earning both year over year and against other companies. There are several terms that we use to represent this normalized earnings number. They included SDE (Seller Discretionary Earnings), SDI (Seller Discretionary Income), Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net, or (my favorite) Owner Benefit. While conceptional simple, […]
By: Milton Gene Friedman CPA, MS-Taxation, CFE, CFF, CIRA is the President of Friedman Associates Due Diligence generally consists of representing prospective buyers of privately owned businesses and Professional practices. Clearly, most sellers have every incentive possible to exaggerate the successes of the business that they are trying to sell. Thus, […]