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Due Diligence Checklist

Due Diligence Checklist

When selling your business, the due diligence stage allows a potential buyer and their advisors to thoroughly analyze your business. At this point in the sale process, the buyer will likely request a range of documents and information relating to areas such as the...

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Financing a Business Acquisition

Financing a Business Acquisition

When buying a business, one of the most important factors to consider is how you will finance the acquisition. Often, business acquisitions are financed through multiple sources, such as a cash down payment, debt, and vendor financing. When evaluating a transaction,...

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Selling Your Business – Why Growth is Important

When considering the purchase of a business, a potential buyer will examine the historical earnings, as well as the future growth prospects for the business. As a business owner selling a business, you are more likely to receive a better price for your business if you...

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Adding Value With Recurring Revenue

Businesses are typically value based on their ability to generate profits in the future and the risk associated with these future earnings. Businesses that earn steady, predictable, and consistent income will generally be valued higher than businesses that do not....

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Preparing To Sell: Analyzing Your Finances

Preparing To Sell: Analyzing Your Finances

Operating businesses are generally valued on a “going concern” basis, meaning that the business will continue to operate for the foreseeable future. When buying a “going concern” business, what you are actually purchasing is a stream of future cash flows earned by the...

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