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Articles tagged: Buying a Business

Strategic vs. Financial Buyers Distinctive Ways of Acquiring Businesses

Strategic vs. Financial Buyers: Distinctive Ways of Acquiring Businesses

As a business owner who is considering selling their business, you should take time to carefully understand the types of buyers, whether they are strategic or financial, in order to get the best outcome.

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Investing is Risky But Not Investing is Riskier

Investing Basics For Beginners Installment #2: Investing is Risky But Not Investing is Riskier *

What is risk? Every investment carries some level of risk. There are several types of risks you should know about as an investor: Business Risk, Volatility Risk, Inflation Risk, Interest Rate Risk, and Liquidity Risk.

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Reading and Writing a Letter of Intent

Think of the LOI as akin to a father asking his daughter’s date, “What are your intentions with my daughter, young man?” but doesn’t have to be that intimidating.

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Franchise

3 Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Owning a Franchise for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Owning a franchise is a great way to transition from a corporate job to self-employment. But, the benefits of a franchise come with caveats.

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Acquisition Risk Assessment

Acquisition Risks: That Company May Be Good to Own, but Tough to Buy

A company may look like a gold mine before you’ve weighed the acquisition risks and challenges. Ask these questions to avoid buyer’s remorse.

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Art of Business Valuation

Business Valuation Is More Art Than Science

Business valuation professionals approach valuation methods with subjectivity, which requires special consideration when determining value.

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Terms in Business Transactions

Why You Shouldn’t Always Rely On “Market” Terms in Business Transactions

In business transactions, a deal attorney may describe certain contract terms as “market.” What does this mean, and should you agree to them?

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Considerations in business purchase due diligence

How to Conduct Due Diligence Before Buying a Business

The process of due diligence before buying a business includes legal, financial and operational considerations. Know what to look for and get ahead of the game.

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monochrome of two hands shaking, representing business broker or investment banker help with a merger or acquisition

An Intermediary to Lead the Process: Investment Banker or Business Broker?

The road to selling a business is winding. The right intermediary will guide you down the right path. Do you need a business broker or an investment banker?

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Someone's hand signs a business sale contract after finding the perfect business buyer

How to Find the Right Business Buyer for Your Company

What kind of business buyer should you approach to sell your business? Find out where to meet financial, strategic and operator buyers.

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