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April 8, 2013

Small Business Trends

Small Business Trends

Survey: More businesses changing hands in 2013

More businesses are changing hands this year than last, mainly due to more sellers and buyers in the market. However, valuations may be lower now, thanks to 2013 tax changes.

April 5, 2013

Accounting Today

Accounting Today

Small business sales on the rise

It's one of the indicators of a recovering economy. And despite the painfully slow recovery from the recent recession, business brokers are now seeing more buyers and sellers for small businesses on the market, with more businesses changing hands so far in 2013. The outlook is positive for the rest of the year as well, according to a nationwide survey of business brokers.

April 4, 2013

Inc.com

Percolating business-for-sale marketplace

It's one of the indicators of a recovering economy. And despite the painfully slow recovery from the recent recession, business brokers are now seeing more buyers and sellers for small businesses on the market, with more businesses changing hands so far in 2013. The outlook is positive for the rest of the year as well, according to a nationwide survey of business brokers.

March 28, 2013

Inc.com

Buy a business from your mobile phone?

Consumers are using mobile technology to shop for an ever-widening range of products and services. Business buyers are no exception--even though the "products" they shop for are companies valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

March 20, 2013

New York Times Blogs

Business for sale:A Long-Haul Trucking Company

Let's take a look at another business for sale. And once again, we'll consider the business from the point of view of a potential buyer, but we will also see what lessons this business might hold for owners of other businesses.

March 9, 2013

Terra News

Terra News

10 questions to ask before selling your business

If you're thinking about selling your business, think twice. Selling a business should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision, says Curtis Kroeker, group general manager for San Francisco-based BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, business-for-sale marketplaces that have an inventory of about 40,000 businesses. "You need to figure out things like if you should sell, when is the best time to sell, and what you need to consider before selling, among many other considerations."

March 6, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek

Back in the startup game after billion-dollar exits

What would you do if you sold your business for more than $1 billion-yes, that's billion, with a "b." Spend more time with your kids? Buy a half-dozen cars? Invest in business ideas?

February 27, 2013

Inc.com

5 characteristics of a qualified business buyer

If you're thinking about selling your business, think twice. Selling a business should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision, says Curtis Kroeker, group general manager for San Francisco-based BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, business-for-sale marketplaces that have an inventory of about 40,000 businesses. "You need to figure out things like if you should sell, when is the best time to sell, and what you need to consider before selling, among many other considerations."

February 6, 2013

Inc.com

What 2012 business sale trends mean for 2013

Part of excelling in the small business market is finding the perfect time to buy and sell. The best way to do that is by tracking the transaction market, specifically looking for favorable trends. It is part of the reason we at BizBuySell release quarterly insights reports, a summary of the number of small businesses changing hands and their relevant financial data.

January 30, 2013

New York Times Blog

Would you pay $6.2 million for this business?

From time to time, I intend to take a look at businesses for sale. We'll examine them from two perspectives - how attractive the business is at the asking price and what lessons the business may hold for the owners of other businesses.

January 30, 2013

The Washington Post

Get started: Small businesses hiring, firing and swapping hands at accelerating rates

New data from BizBuySell suggests businesses are changing hands more quickly, with the company reporting a 43 percent jump in business sales during the final three weeks of 2012 compared to the same period 2011.

January 15, 2013

Forbes

6 factors to consider in selling your businesses

Business broker experts expect more owners and CEOs to consider selling their companies as baby boomers head into retirement, businesses recover from the recession and banks loosen up capital for business loans.

January 10, 2013

Inc.com

Pump added value into your business

Value is the driving force behind a successful small business exit/sale. By deliberately building and documenting real business value, sellers attract more prospects in the business-for-sale marketplace and ultimately receive higher sales prices for their companies.

Members of the Media

Let us serve as expert sources for you on buying a business, selling a business, valuing a business and small business trends. Email us here or call Curtis Kroeker at 415-284-4380.

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