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March 11, 2014

Bloomberg TV - Bottom Line

Why Small Business Ownership Is Appealing to Vets

Curtis Kroeker, group general manager at BizBuySell, explains why small business ownership is so appealing to veterans. He speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line."

March 10, 2014

Inc.

The 6 Numbers Every Smart Business Owner Must Know

Facebook recently made news when it acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. That's a lot of money. It left many wondering how Facebook could justify spending that much for a messaging-app startup. But despite rampant speculation about Facebook's motives, you can bet that its decision ultimately boiled down to numbers. Facebook evaluated a set of key metrics that are important to the company and determined that WhatsApp was worth the investment.

March 10, 2014

BusinessNewsDaily

10 Fun & Unique Businesses For Sale Right Now

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Why start from scratch when there are many exciting and profitable businesses for sale? BizBuySell.com, a website that lists businesses for sale, provided us with this list of 10 unique companies across North America that you can buy right now.

February 26, 2014

Baltimore Business Journal

Women are more motivated than men to be their own bosses

There are some major differences between the ways men and women view buying and selling businesses, according to a new survey by BizBuySell. For instance, the survey showed that when it comes to interest in business ownership, women are more motivated than men by a desire to be their own boss. About 55 percent of women listed being their own boss as their primary reason for buying, compared to 48 percent of men.

February 24, 2014

Inc.

What Rising Business Values Mean for Your Next Move

The pace of activity in the small-business marketplace is brisk as more business owners are finally pulling the trigger on their exit plans. According to data from my company, BizBuySell.com, activity in the business-for-sale marketplace increased 49 percent in 2013 compared with 2012. Final business-sale prices are also rising as small businesses improve revenue and cash flow, pushing the median sale price to a level that hasn't been seen since before the recession.

February 17, 2014

QSRweb

3 tips for selling your restaurant in 2014

With only slight increases from the middle of the recession in 2009 to 2012, 2013 saw a major increase in the number of restaurant transactions. This was mostly due to an uptick in the economic recovery, strong supply and demand fundamentals, improved lending options, and continued improvement in small business financial performance.

February 12, 2014

Inc.

'Show Me the Money' Tips for Business Sellers

Most owners benefit from working with an experienced business broker. A good business broker can shepherd your business through the sale process to the most successful outcome while leaving you free to focus on continuing to operate and build your business so you can obtain a higher sale price.

February 6, 2014

Huffington Post

Business Sales to Continue Booming Through 2014

Small business owners who have been waiting for the perfect time to sell may be seeing that time. Small business sales in 2013 were up 41.7 percent from the previous year, and that boom is expected to continue, according to the BizBuySell Insight Report published on Wednesday.

February 6, 2014

Inc

As Jay Leno Leaves The Tonight Show, Think About Your Own Exit

Jay Leno is retiring from The Tonight Show (again), handing the reins to a much younger Jimmy Fallon. During a recent 60 Minutes interview, Leno spoke frankly about stepping down while his ratings were still strong and mentioned the need to bring in a host that had greater appeal for a younger generation of viewers--affirming the age-old (pun intended) adage that it's best to go out at the top of your game.

February 5, 2014

Fox Business

Study: More minorities, women run small businesses

BizBuySell's Curtis Kroeker explains how small business sales are reaching new levels

February 4, 2014

BusinessNewsDaily

Want to Sell Your Business? Here's Who's Buying

Baby boomer business owners looking to sell their companies should be targeting young minorities and women as potential buyers, new research shows. A study by BizBuySell.com revealed that a new group of younger and more diverse small business buyers has entered the business-for-sale market. While 87 percent of buyers 65 and older are Caucasian, that percentage declines significantly as the buyer's age decreases.

February 4, 2014

New York Business Journal

Report: Owners getting higher prices for their businesses, but it's still a buyer's market

"The number of small businesses that sold in 2013 grew 49 percent compared to 2012, but it's still a buyer's market, according to BizBuySell, an Internet-based business-for-sale marketplace. The number of small businesses that sold in 2013 grew 49 percent compared to 2012, but it's still a buyer's market, according to BizBuySell, an Internet-based business-for-sale marketplace. That represents the first year of extreme improvement in the business-for-sale industry since levels reached record lows in mid-2009."

February 2, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Selling a Firm? Stick Around After the Deal

Some seller stay involved with their former company to help the buyers succeed. Looking to sell your business? You may need to stay involved with it longer after the deal is sealed. Since the economic downturn, buyers often can't land a loan to cover the whole cost of acquiring a comany -- so owners are forced to use an old setup called seller financing.

February 2, 2014

Newsday

Small Business: Sales of businesses heating up

The biz sale market is heating up. Last year, sales of small businesses nationwide grew 49 percent compared to 2012, according to a recent report by BizBuySell.com. This represented the most transactions since BizBuySell started tracking stats in 2007. The numbers bode well for 2014, say experts, who anticipate another strong year.

January 28, 2014

Convenience Store News

Consider This Before Selling Your Convenience Store in 2014

After only slight increases from the middle of the recession in 2009 to 2012, 2013 saw a significant bump in the number of small businesses changing hands. The economic recovery, strong supply and demand fundamentals, improved lending options and continued improvement in small-business financial performance all combined to create the best transaction market in many years. BizBuySell.com data showed that business-for-sale activity jumped 49 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. Additionally, small businesses are bringing in more revenue with improved cash flow. As a result, the median sale price is the highest it's been since before the recession.

January 27, 2014

Inc.com

What Business Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

In June, Soledad Manaay listed her in-home elderly care business, Care on Call, with a broker. Within three months, she received 10 offers for the profitable Belmont, California, company, which had 50 employees and $2.5 million in annual sales. She sold the seven-year-old business in November for $1.3 million, just below her asking price of $1.5 million. "I was surprised that so many people were interested," says Manaay, who plans to launch a nutritional supplement business next. "If you can show profitability, there are a lot of buyers."

January 27, 2014

Inc.com

3 Hot Industries for Business Buyers and Sellers

"Both buyers and sellers are coming back to the business-for-sale market. Here's a look at some hotspots. 1. Restaurants: Businesses sold in third quarter 2013: 377; Increase from third quarter 2012: 109%. A recent restaurant sale in Dallas: Annual revenue: $1.3 million. Asking price: $780,000; Sale price: $780,000 Asking price: $780,000 Sale price: $780,000"

January 17, 2014

Retail TouchPoints

3 Tips For Selling Your Small Business In 2014

With only slight increases from the middle of the recession in 2009 to 2012, 2013 saw a major improvement in the number of small business transactions. This was mostly due to an uptick in the economic recovery; strong supply and demand fundamentals; improved lending options; and continued improvement in small business financial performance.

January 15, 2014

Fox Small Business

Want to sell your business? Here are 4 tips

With sales of businesses up 49% in 2013, it seems more and more business owners are interested in selling their company. "If someone is older, in the Baby Boomer generation, and they have been in business for decades and have been looking to retire for the past few years when the economy was in shambles, their personal wealth was down and their stock portfolio was down - now is a great time to sell," says Curtis Kroeker, group general manager for BizBuySell.com, an online business-for-sale marketplace.

January 14, 2014

Washington Post

Small businesses changing hands at a rapid clip

Sales at small businesses languished last year, held back by tepid consumer demand. Sales of small businesses, on the other hand, are booming. More than 7,000 small firms changed hands in 2013, up nearly 50 percent from the roughly 4,700 that brokers reported the year before, according to a new report by BizBuySell, an online marketplace that connects small-business sellers with potential buyers.

January 13, 2014

Yahoo Small Business Advisor

Get Started: Business sales, SBA's 8(a) program

Sales of small businesses soared 49 percent in 2013 as the improving economy convinced owners it was a good time to sell their companies. Such sales were badly hurt during the recession. The recovering economy has helped small businesses look more attractive to buyers, said BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for businesses, and baby boomers who put off selling during the recession helped drive the boom. In a recent survey of brokers, half said the majority of 2013 sales were by retiring boomers.

January 13, 2014

Fox Small Business

Study: Nearly 50% More Businesses Sold in 2013

Sales of small businesses grew 49% in 2013, according to a new report by business-for-sale marketplace BizBuySell. Business brokers reported over 7,000 small business transactions in 2013, up from 4,730 in 2012. Sales of restaurants and retail stores led the pack, with restaurant transactions growing by nearly 80% year-over-year.

January 13, 2014

BizJournals.com

Study: Brokers expect small business sales to grow again in 2014

Brokers say 2013 was a good year in business-for-sale activity, and they believe 2014 could be even better as more buyers and sellers enter the market. But activity is still far behind the levels reported before the recession. In a nationwide survey of business brokers conducted by BizBuySell.com, 68 percent of respondents reported an increase in the number of transactions in 2013 and 83 percent felt that there will be even more small business sales in 2014.

January 8, 2014

Inc.

Call It a Comeback: Small Business Sales Rebound

It may be time to break out that leftover champagne for a post-New Year tipple--though you may want to hold off on your best bottle. The pace for sales of small businesses exceeds levels not seen since 2008, according to the 2013 annual report released Wednesday by BizBuySell, an online marketplace that connects business buyers and sellers.

January 7, 2014

CNBC

5 ways to sell your business at a peak price in 2014

If you've been waiting for a healthy environment to sell a small business, 2014 may be your moment. The BizBuySell Insight Report, published by the online business marketplace BizBuySell, found that the number of small-business deals that closed in 2013 increased by 41.7 percent in the third quarter compared to the same quarter in 2012, with restaurants and retail businesses seeing the most action.

January 6, 2014

BizJournals.com

4 things business buyers needs to know about seller financing

Even though the economy and the pace of transactions in the business-for-sale marketplace have improved, seller financing continues to be a fundamental ingredient in many small business transactions. With lending options still far from ideal, buyers continue to rely on seller financing as a way to fund the purchase of small businesses. With that in mind, below are a few key issues to consider whether or not to make seller financing a part of your deal.

January 6, 2014

Business News Daily

10 Fun & Unique Businesses For Sale Right Now

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Why start from scratch when there are many exciting and profitable businesses for sale? BizBuySell.com, a website that lists businesses for sale, provided us with this list of 10 unique companies across North America that you can buy right now.

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