May 26, 2015
Whether a business owner wants to retire to a tropical island or simply move on to the next venture, an exit plan is crucial to ensure a seamless sale. The business owner that plans wisely, in advance, can negotiate a transaction that benefits buyer and seller alike.
May 21, 2015
There are a number of important metrics that measure the health of the small business for-sale market. Deal volume, sale price, and cash flow multiples are traditional, go-to metrics for gauging small business sales, but they're not the only useful indicators.
May 11, 2015
As the economy in northern Nevada continues to improve, opportunities for local entrepreneurs and small business owners are beginning to pop up all over the landscape. With exciting news such as Tesla coming to town and Amazon's new warehouse, the area is buzzing with optimism about our economic future.
May 8, 2015
Sale prices of convenience stores were on the rise in the first three months of 2015 compared to both one year ago and one quarter ago, according to BizBuySell.com's First Quarter 2015 Insight Report. The median sale price for c-stores was $195,000 during Q1 2015, up from $185,000 in the first quarter of 2014. This also marked a sharp increase from the median price of $150,000 during fourth-quarter 2014.
May 5, 2015
While most business owners have a dream of eventually selling their business, the reality is that most of them will never accomplish this. According to BizBuySell's Insight Report, only about 4-5% of companies are sold each quarter. Here are a few reasons your company might not be able to sell.
April 30, 2015
With many variables in consideration during a restaurant purchase, prospective buyers should focus on several key factors before signing on the dotted line.
April 23, 2015
Faced with a growing pool of options, potential franchise owners need a methodical approach to choosing the best fit business.
April 16, 2015
Small businesses continue to change hands at a high rate. Early 2015 data helps explain why and can offer prospective buyers and sellers tips for entering today's market.
April 15, 2015
The median listing price of businesses for sale in the Chicago area during the first quarter of 2015 was $265,000, a drop off from the same period last year. According to data on the web site BizBuySell.com, 625 businesses were listed for sale in the first quarter, and they reported a median revenue of $500,000.
April 15, 2015
A total of 1,830 small businesses sold in the first quarter, continuing a two-year trend of very robust activity in the business-for-sale market. The sale of small businesses in the first quarter of 2015 increased 6 percent over the same quarter last year, according to BizBuySell's quarterly Insight Report.
April 10, 2015
Megadeals may be grabbing the most attention in the market for buying and selling businesses, but deal watchers argue it's a good time to sell a company of just about any size.
April 10, 2015
Small business acquisition financing is on the rise.
April 9, 2015
Securing the necessary capital and financing is a key part of buying a small business. As the business-for-sale market heats up, there are increasing options prospective buyers can research to see which is the right fit for them.
April 7, 2015
Thinking about entering into the restaurant business? If you are considering buying a local restaurant and are wondering what a realistic ballpark price might be, then you are reading the right article. We'll look at some data on restaurant sales and explain how you can use an individual restaurant's financial information to calculate its approximate market price.
March 26, 2015
Report indicates that bigger businesses have the deal-making advantage, but there's plenty small business owners can do to dictate their sale outcomes.
March 13, 2015
While inaccuracies in your tax filings can lead to trouble with the IRS, failing to keep good financial records can also cost you big money when it comes time to sell.
March 5, 2015
BizBuySell, in addition to being the leading web site for business brokerage advertising of businesses for sale, provides a lot of information on business sales. This information is available to anyone just be going to their web site. For example, a recent article reported what sold in 2014.
March 5, 2015
Although small-business owners feel there is great value in what they provide, new technology platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and even Amazon are affecting small-business values, according to a study released by BizBuySell.com.
March 3, 2015
David Grant and Jeannette Boccini started thinking about selling their public-relations firm, LVM Group, in 2008. The three-employee Manhattan company, founded by Mr. Grant in 1974, was profitable but wanted to expand its services, especially those in digital marketing. However, when Lehman Brothers collapsed, the business partners put their plans on hold.
February 27, 2015
In the social media era, online reviews have a lot to do with a restaurant's ultimate success. But that's not the only ramification they have. A new survey finds that negative reviews, or even not having enough positive reviews, can significantly reduce a restaurant's perceived value when the current owner puts it up for sale.
February 26, 2015
While many small business buyers like the idea of growing a brand of their own, there are several distinct advantages to purchasing a proven franchise over an independent business.
February 24, 2015
Half of American business owners say smartphones, tablets and the overall availability of mobile information are raising their business value, compared to just 10 percent who say they are hurting values, according to a BizBuySell survey of more than 1,400 small business owners and potential buyers in the United States.
February 21, 2015
Business models are constantly evolving which puts increasing pressure on you to keep up, adapt and thrive. BizBuySell.com, the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, surveyed small business owners to find out how new competition, specifically disruptive technology platforms like Uber and Amazon, affects their values. Nearly 40 percent say these new technologies affect the value of their businesses.
February 20, 2015
2014 was a robust year for small business valuations. Prices of small businesses sold in metro Atlanta last year rose nearly 30 percent from 2014, according to online business listing service BizBuySell.com
February 13, 2015
Changes in health care and sick leave regulations could be on the way, making them important items for small-business owners to keep an eye on.
February 6, 2015
While the current drop in fuel prices can certainly benefit many businesses in the short term, small business owners should also consider how changing oil costs will affect their long-term exit strategy.
February 4, 2015
Each year, thousands of small businesses change hands. Some owners decide to retire, others need new capital to exploit market opportunities, and some businesses fail and are liquidated. According to the BizBuySell.com Fourth Quarter 2014 Insight Report, 7,494 small businesses traded hands during 2014, the largest number of transactions since BizBuySell starting tracking sales data in 2007.
January 30, 2015
With large financial institutions still restricting their small business lending activity, a growing crop of tech startups has emerged to offer owners and acquirers a long overdue alternative.
January 29, 2015
The asking price for small businesses looking to sell in Greater Boston rose steadily through 2014, according to data from an online business marketplace. Boston business owners trying to sell their companies on BizBuySell.com increased their average asking prices from $189,000 at the beginning of 2014 to $219,000 during the final three months of the year. The rise was similar to the national trend in asking prices for a small business on the website, which rose from around $200,000 to $225,000 by the end of the year.
January 23, 2015
Small business owners hoping to sell their business in 2015 should consider a few key items if they plan to offer buyers a financing option. The U.S. economy has stabilized and is growing. In December, the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6%, its lowest point since June 2008, and consumer spending hit its highest post-recession levels.
January 21, 2015
A record number of small businesses nationwide changed hands last year, according to a new report from BizBuySell, an online marketplace that helps individuals buy and sell businesses.
January 15, 2015
Activity in the business-for-sale for sale market reached record levels last year and the trend isn't showing any signs of slowing down. If you sold your small business in 2014, it appears you had plenty of company. After an already active 2013, 2014 small business transactions increased again as the business-for-sale market continues its impressive run of growth.
January 12, 2015
Small businesses were hot commodities in 2014, with sales of businesses reaching record levels. A survey of brokers by BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small businesses, counted 7,494 business sales last year, the most since the company began keeping records in 2007.
January 10, 2015
Although 2014 was a record year for small business transactions, brokers are overwhelmingly optimistic that 2015 may be even better. The full results are included in BizBuySell.com's 2014 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide.
January 5, 2015
After years of slow growth during the Great Recession, the business-for-sale marketplace rebounded throughout 2014. Business-for-sale online marketplace BizBuySell.com is on pace to record the most small-business transactions it has seen since it started collecting data in 2007. This improvement, which mirrors the strengthening U.S. economy, is expected to continue in 2015.
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