Entries by Adam Wiskind

California Loan Guarantee Program: A viable financing option for small business acquisitions

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 […]

Why Start-Up when you can Acquire a Business?

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 […]

Employ a Recurring Revenue Model to Increase the Value of Your Business

Businesses with recurring revenue are generally more attractive and more valuable to buyers. Recurring revenue, simply stated, is the portion of a company’s revenue that is highly likely to continue in the future. An effective recurring revenue model creates a “stickier” relationship between the provider of a product or service and the consumer. Those businesses don’t have […]

5 Strategies to Preserve Core Values during a Business Sale

For many owners selling their business is not a simple financial transaction, it’s personal. Owners have poured blood, sweat and tears into building a business that is not only profitable but represents their values as individuals.  Their businesses become not just their livelihood but their self-worth and connection to some of their most important relationships. […]