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May 11, 2014
Why would your search for the perfect business be any different? Sure, you probably know what type of industry you want to enter: Maybe you’re a wonderful cook, so you’d like to start a restaurant; or you were once a teacher so you know you’d be a good fit for a tutoring busines…
November 14, 2013
The type of business for which you've been waiting has just come up for sale. You'd like to make an offer, but are you certain that the asking price resembles its actual value? Just as some parents overestimate the talents of their offspring, the emotional attachment of an owner to his organization …
September 23, 2013
The decision to branch out on your own and buy your own business is a big one and needs careful thought and planning.   To help you, we’ve outlined some top tips to remember when buying a business. How much time are you willing to devote to running the business?  It is import…
September 16, 2013
Are you thinking about making your dreams of owning a restaurant a reality? Purchasing an existing restaurant can be a lot easier than starting one from scratch, but you need to take a measured and careful approach to the situation to increase your odds of success. It's true that many restaurants fa…
September 6, 2013
If you're looking to buy a business, you have no doubt heard from concerned friends and family that the only reason it's easy to find a business for sale is because small businesses fail so often.  While it is true that many business ventures fall flat long before they have a chance to grow, kn…
August 22, 2013
If you've been struggling with career ideas and are looking for a fresh start, you might want to consider business ownership.  Instead of embarking on a new business venture from scratch, purchasing an existing business could provide a number of benefits.  With a bit of hard work and some …
July 29, 2013
Everyone wants to be their own boss, but success in the business world depends on an individual's ability to adapt to a changing professional climate that demands a lot from entrepreneurs.  Understanding the personality traits of a successful business owner can help an individual pinpoint their…
November 19, 2012
This article will provide you with step by step instructions to get your business ranked on page one of Google.  I am going to focus on Google Map Listings. Google Maps is also known as Google Places and Google + Local.  Google Maps results often appear when a person performs a search for …
October 19, 2012
So, you have decided that you want to sell your business or you are moving in the other direction and you want to buy a business.    In many cases, hiring a professional business broker is a smart thing to do.   Business brokers can help you navigate the often complex process of buyin…
October 4, 2012
  Here is a super cool site I bumped into just today.   It's called Foldable.me.     This site allows you to create your own "mini-me" - cardboard cutout.     Don't really want to attend that meeting but feel like you should -- no problem!  Just send your lit…
October 3, 2012
For those of you looking to buy a franchise, you will want to understand the two main legal documents that pertain to the franchise buying process -- the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Let's first cover the FDD.   The FDD was originally known as the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (U…
September 7, 2012
Do you desire to be a business owner but not sure how to finance the acquisition of a business or franchise? If so, you are not alone. In this tough economic climate, financing is often the most challenging hurdle to buying a business. BusinessBroker.net currently has partnered with two companies th…
August 22, 2012
This purpose of this article is to point out 3 key steps in researching a franchise before making the decision to buy. As I've said before in older posts, the old adage "measure twice and cut once" certainly applies when you are considering buying a franchise or business. It pays to be very thorough…
August 17, 2012
Seeking Professional Guidance when Buying a Business is a Smart Move Written By:   Mark Trail, Principal Intermediary for Crown Business Solutions Buying a Business is a Big Decision – Be Careful! I routinely read articles offering advice to potential business buyers on things t…
July 3, 2012
BusinessBroker.net (BBN) is pleased to offer a free new service to those serious about buying a franchise.  BBN's Franchise Guidance Service provides assistance in selecting a franchise to buy that aligns with a person's experience, skills, desires, and financial/investment level. There are a …
June 27, 2012
  While making money should be at the very top of your list of goals when starting a business or franchise, it should not be the only thing you consider.     You certainly want to thoroughly research all of your options before selecting a particular business or franchise to purchase.…
May 25, 2012
I am reading a great book by Ed Pendarvis entitled - Secrets of Buying The Right Business (for you) Right.  Ed is one of the world's most experienced and well known "Main Street" brokers - he is founder of Sunbelt Business Brokers and his career spans more than 30 years helping buyers and selle…
May 10, 2012
When you are looking to own your own business, there are many choices.   One of these choices is whether to buy a franchise or an independent business.    There is no right or wrong answer here.    It depends on numerous factors -- you will have to evaluate all of these fact…
May 2, 2012
This article was contributed by Renee Walkup | SalesPEAK, Inc. There I was, driving home from a speaking engagement and waiting for the traffic report when a voice came over the radio. that made me shudder. Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer has seizures whenever he heard Mary Hart's voice …
April 26, 2012
  If you are someone who is unfamiliar with the buying and selling of businesses, the term "business broker" might be perplexing.   This short blog post will hopefully help you out. A business broker is professional who has specific training and experience in helping people buy and sell …
February 1, 2012
  Buying a franchise or a business for sale is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime.    To help you ensure the decision, buying, and ownership phases go smoothly, here are 5 tips for your consideration.   This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but one t…
January 12, 2012
Whether you are working with a professional business broker or trying to sell your business on your own, one of the most basic and important first steps is to take time and care when writing your business-for-sale advertisement.    Here are 5 simple tips on how you can make your busin…
November 9, 2011
Would you like to sell your business?  Looking for some simple tips?  If you are then we can help.  Here are some quick tips for selling your business. First, make sure your accounting books are in good order - most buyers are going to want clean, understandable, and organized financ…