We’ve been getting this question from more business owners over the last few weeks. As with many important questions, the answer is, “it depends”. Financial distress occurs when a firm can’t generate enough profit to meet its immediate or long-term financial obligations. If your business is consistently accumulating debt, has unseasonable and sustained increase to […]
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Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), signed into law last month by governor Gavin Newsom, will impact the valuation of many small businesses in California that have grown to depend on independent contractors. For impacted owners intending to sell in the near term, this new law may require a change of plan. The new law, which goes into […]
With the San Francisco Bay Area building industry booming I am regularly approached by the owners of construction companies with requests to help them to sell their companies. As interest rates are low (but creeping up) and investors are still in the market for solid businesses, some construction company owners with strong financial histories and […]
When choosing a business broker, M&A advisor, investment banker or transaction intermediary to sell your company it’s wise to consider their professional designations. Having one or more designations from the right professional organization provides validation that the individual is committed to his or her craft and has sufficient experience to manage a complex sale transaction. […]
Finding a willing buyer for your business is worth celebrating, briefly. In my experience, a majority of owner-negotiated “deals” fall apart before reaching the closing table. In this post I will discuss several common deal breakers that I’ve seen, mostly involving differing expectations and poor preparation, and how you can avoid them. But first I […]
Are you starting to think about retirement, but don’t know how best to transition out of your business? Consider attending a free breakfast seminar hosted by Exit Strategies Group and Exchange Bank on how to maximize the value of your business upon exit. This 1-1/2 hour seminar will answer the following questions: What are the […]
From my experience as an M&A Broker, I can tell you that your company’s trade name will be a valuable asset to most prospective buyers of your business. Your trade name, which identifies your company’s brand and distinguishes its reputation with customers and suppliers, is worth strengthening and protecting if you plan to sell your company […]
Banks often use the Small Business Administration 7a program to guarantee acquisition loans for small businesses. Because small business ventures face unique risks, most do not qualify for conventional bank financing. In most states, the SBA program is the only option; however, here in California a less well known alternative called the California Loan Guarantee […]
Of the many considerations when purchasing a small business, one of the most important is how to finance it. Even if you have all of the cash you need to buy a business, as a smart investor you will consider whether you are better off borrowing some of the money or bringing in an equity partner […]
The successful start-up entrepreneur has been glamorized in the media through reality shows like Shark Tank and wide spread accounts of people that have become fabulously wealthy growing a business that started with a kernel of an idea. However it’s no secret that the rate of start-up failure is notoriously high, according to the bureau […]
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