What Should Be in Your Partnership Agreement

17 Jan What Should Be in Your Partnership Agreement Posted at 10:13h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin Partnership agreements are essential business documents, the importance of which is difficult to overstate.  No matter whether your business partner is essentially a stranger or a lifelong friend, it is prudent to have a written partnership agreement. A good partnership agreement clearly outlines all rights and responsibilities and serves as... Continue Reading →

Sell Your Business and Start Your Retirement

11 Jan Sell Your Business and Start Your Retirement Posted at 09:11h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin When the day comes to sell your business, it is important that prospective buyers understand why you have made this decision.  Having a valid reason why it is time for you to sell can make your business more attractive to prospective buyers.  After all, it is only natural that you will have to retire at some point even if the business is... Continue Reading →

Can I Buy a Business With No Collateral

03 Jan Can I Buy a Business With No Collateral Posted at 09:36h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin At first glance the idea of buying a business with no collateral may seem impossible, but in reality it can be done.  Let’s examine your options.  When it comes to achieving this goal, your greatest assets are an open mind and a commitment to hanging in there despite the odds. The Small Business Association’s 7 (a) Program is Your Friend One... Continue Reading →

Should You Become a Business Owner?

19 Dec Should You Become a Business Owner? Posted at 10:00h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin While being a business owner may in the end not be for everyone, there is no denying the great rewards that come to business owners.  So should you buy a business of your own?  Let’s take a moment and outline the diverse benefits of owning a business and help you decide whether or not this path is right for you. Do You Want More Control? A... Continue Reading →

Three Overlooked Areas to Investigate Before Buying

07 Dec Three Overlooked Areas to Investigate Before Buying Posted at 16:55h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin Before you jump in and buy any business, you’ll want to do your due diligence.  Buying a business is no time to make assumptions or simply wing it.  The only prudent course is to carefully investigate any business before buying, as the consequences of not doing so can in fact be rather dire.  Let’s take a quick... Continue Reading →

Legal Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business

16 Nov Legal Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business Posted at 14:30h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin A common mistake that many make when preparing to both buy and sell is a business is to overlook all the various legal issues involved.  A legal mistake can bring the entire process to a screeching halt or even worst cost you a small fortune.  For this reason, it is vital to carefully evaluate the full slate of relevant legalities... Continue Reading →

5 Things to Consider When Transferring Your Business to Family Members

01 Nov 5 Things to Consider When Transferring Your Business to Family Members Posted at 12:23h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin Letting go of a business isn’t a process that one should jump into lightly, and that fact holds true even when it comes to your loved ones.  Let’s take a look at five of the most important factors to consider when selling or transferring a business to a family member. #1 The All-Important Buy-Sell Agreement One of the... Continue Reading →

How to Ensure Confidentiality During your Sale

19 Oct How to Ensure Confidentiality During your Sale Posted at 13:02h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin Selling a business is a process that depends upon professionalism and confidentiality.  Selecting a business broker who understands the critical role that confidentiality plays is simply a must.  Unfortunately, countless sellers have in fact dealt with a situation where a breach in confidentiality has caused a deal to fall apart. A... Continue Reading →

Can you Understand Your Buyer’s Key Motivations?

11 Oct Can you Understand Your Buyer’s Key Motivations? Posted at 15:09h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin Negotiations can be tricky affairs.  One wrong move can undo a tremendous amount of work.  In negotiations, it is best to take a moment and think about where the other party is coming from. What are their needs and how best can you meet them?  Understanding your buyer’s motivation increases the chances of a... Continue Reading →

Seller Financing

27 Sep Seller Financing Posted at 10:36h in Uncategorized by bbpadmin The majority of business sales include some form of seller financing. Typically, seller financing is when the seller provides a loan to cover part of the purchase price. The rest of the purchase price is covered by the down payment or often other financing sources are used as well. Summed up another way, the seller is essentially acting as a bank for the buyer. When sellers... Continue Reading →

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