The Top Two Ways to Purchase a Business without Collateral

Banks love collateral and for a very simple reason. If you have collateral, then the bank has something it can take if you fail to repay your loan. At its heart, collateral is a remarkably simple concept. However, unfortunately, many people who want to start a business lack it. All of this leads us to the simple question, “Can I start a business without a collateral. 1. Try the SBA There are ways that you can start a business without collateral, but you will need some amount of money. The larger the business, obviously the more money you'll need. Those interested in the zero collateral route will want to take a look at the SBA's 7 (a) program. This program incentivizes banks to make loans to prospective buyers. Through this program, the SBA guarantees an impressive 75% of the loan amount. Of course, the buyer still has to put up 25% of the money in order to buy the business, but for those looking to own a business without having to put up collateral, the SBA's 7 (a) program is … [Read more...]

Are You Asking a Reasonable Price for Your Privately Held Company?

Setting a cost on a privately-held organization is generally more intricate than putting a value, or a cost, on an openly held organization sold by a professional business broker. There are numerous purposes behind this reality, yet one of the best reasons is that privately-held organizations don't have reviewed money related proclamations.   Why are Audited Financial Statements Lacking in Privately-Held Companies? Setting up an audited financial statement is costly and, subsequently, numerous organizations that have not opened up to the world basically forego the cost. Then again, freely held organizations uncover substantially more data viewing their fundsand in addition a scope of different sorts of data. Contrasted with a privately-held organization, a freely held organization can regularly appear like an "open book." Buyers are left with the suggestion of digging out significantly more data from a privately-held organization so as to survey regardless of whether a … [Read more...]

Three Easy & Effective Ways to Negotiate

Extremely numerous forthcoming business purchasers and merchants ignore exactly how critical transactions can be when selling a business. However, they can likewise be dubious. All in all, there are three ways to deal with arrangements. Thoroughly considering your arrangement procedures a long time before an opportunity to buy or sell a business is a keen and judicious move that can be easily done with a professional business broker. Arrangement Strategy #1 Take It or Simply Abandon It In this arranging strategy, the purchaser makes an offer and the merchant makes a counter-offer, at that point the two sides abandon it there. On the off chance that the arrangement works fine. In the event that it doesn't work, that is fine as well. It is normally shrewd to venture back and inquire as to whether you are OK with this approach. Now and then a little level of adaptability can go far towards transforming a proposed bargain into a reality. Transaction Strategy #2 Possibly Think … [Read more...]

Avoiding Legal Mistakes When Selling Your Business

A very common mistake when preparing to buy or sell a business is overlooking all the various legal issues involved. Legal mistakes can completely interrupt the entire process and in worse cases cost you a small fortune. It’s important to carefully evaluate the full slate of relevant legalities for the reason above. This article will explore many of the key legal points one would need to analyze before selling their business in the market. Mistake #1 Neglecting to Have a Non-Disclosure Agreement It’s extremely important when selling your business to have potential Buyers sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement provided by the business broker. One benefit to having this agreement signed and sealed is in the event that the deal deals through, which in most cases happen often, the buyer can’t disclose vital information of the business to other parties. Otherwise, at times where you don’t have an NDA, the Buyer can freely reveal any information whether insignificant or vital about your … [Read more...]

Can you Understand Your Buyer’s Key Motivations?

One tricky affair can be negotiations when it comes to selling a business. One wrong move can undo a huge measure of work. In negotiation, it is best to pause for a minute and consider where the other party is originating from. What are their needs and how best would you be able to meet them? Understanding your purchaser's inspiration expands the odds of a fruitful negotiation. What Appeals to Most Buyers? With regards to selling a business, you likely won't know your buyer directly. This implies you won't recognize what they esteem most, how demanding their norms will be, and how simple or testing they will be amid negotiation. That is the reason it is basic to be alert and act in a manner that would speak to a majority of buyers. Guaranteeing that your business is in solid monetary wellbeing implies that your business will interest both a corporate official and also an individual buyer with an administration/administrative foundation. Remember that people who want to buy … [Read more...]

The Power of Recurring Revenue

Buyers and sellers alike love residual income. In any case, what is it precisely that makes it so appealing when selling a business? Residual income is by and large seen as a great indication as it shows positive income, the potential for development, business achievement and business security. We should investigate how it can benefit you. Show you’re in Demand Businesses, including IT organizations, are esteemed higher on the off chance that they can indicate residual income, for example, month to month memberships, SaaS memberships, or a transaction that happens often. If your business is fixated on a membership based stage and you have high membership levels, then you can expect immense interest from individuals who want to buy a business. On the off chance when selling the business that you need to demonstrate to a potential buyer that your business is a sound investment, then residual income is a fantastic place to begin with the help of a professional business broker. … [Read more...]

Is It Possible to Sell to a Business Competitor?

A common question in the realm of buying and selling businesses is, “Is it possible to sell to a business competitor?” The short answer is yes, it is quite possible and rather common. That stated, selling to a business competitor is different than selling to a buyer who is completely new to the industry. The two types of buyers should not be treated the same way, as there are various differing variables. A Competitor Can Be a Great Buyer One reason is that a competitor may indeed be the right party to buy your business, is that they usually have an excellent understanding of how your business and your industry works. They may also enter the negotiation process already understanding the value of your business, and this can serve to speed up the process. Always Proceed with Caution Competitors, however, must be approached carefully. Unfortunately, there have been many cases where competitors acted as though they wanted to buy in order to acquire access to inside information. … [Read more...]

Common Reasons for Selling

It has been said that the sale of a business is usually event driven. Very few owners of businesses, whether small or large, wake up one morning and think, “Today I am going to sell my company.” It is usually a decision made after considerable thought and usually also prompted by some event. Here are a few common “events” that may prompt the decision to sell: Boredom or “Burn-out” – Many business owners, especially those who started their companies and have spent years building and running them, find that the “batteries are starting to run low.” Divorce or Illness – Both divorce and illness can cause a rapid change in one's life. Either of these events, or a similar personal tragedy, can prompt a business owner to decide that selling is the best course of action. Outside Investors – Outside investors may include family, friends, or just plain outside investors. These outside investors may be putting pressure on the owner/majority owner in order to recoup their … [Read more...]

Do You Have an Exit Plan?

“Exit strategies may allow you to get out before the bottom falls out of your industry. Well-planned exits allow you to get a better price for your business.” From: Selling Your Business by Russ Robb, published by Adams Media Corporation Whether you plan to sell... … [Read more...]

Top Ten Mistakes Made By Sellers

Neglecting the day-to-day running of their business with the reasoning that it will sell tomorrow. Starting off with too high a price with the assumption the price can always be reduced. Assuming that confidentiality is a given. Failing to plan ahead to sell / deciding to sell impulsively. Expecting that the buyers will only want to see last year's P&L. Negotiating with only one buyer at a time and letting any other potential buyers wait their turn. Having to reduce the price because the sellers want to retire and are not willing to stay with the acquirer for any length of time. Not accepting that the structure of the deal is as important as the price. Trying to win every point of contention. Dragging out the deal and not accepting that time is of the essence. © Copyright 2015 Business Brokerage Press, Inc. Photo Credit: jppi via morgueFile … [Read more...]