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Buying a Small Business Web Course - Babson College

Buying a Small Business Web Course - Babson College | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it

Babson College one of the top ranked business schools for Business and Entrepreneurship in the world.

 

In a dynamic online context that stresses real-world situations, you’ll explore the intricacies of what it really takes to plan, evaluate, negotiate, and finance a small business purchase. Through lectures, case studies, discussions, and action learning, the program moves quickly through the phases of the small business acquisition process, and highlights the tactics needed to be successful.

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Babson College has been the gold standard in entrepreneurship education for decades. In fact, they wrote the book on it.

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Hot Business List ~ November 2013

Hot Business List ~ November 2013 | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it

Below you will find the current “hot” business list courtesy of data from Businesses For Sale.

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Consider these business types if you are looking to buy a business.

 

Below you will find the current “hot” business list courtesy of data from Businesses For Sale. We asked Businesses For Sale for a monthly ranking of business types based on the number of “hits” on their site. This ranking is not based on the actual sale of businesses.

Top Ten Businesses for November 2013:

E-CommerceConvenience StoresRestaurantsBarsFast Food FranchisesAuto Repair, Service & PartsGas/Petrol Service StationsCafé BarsWebsitesSandwich Shops & Delivery

Top Ten M&A Businesses for November 2013:

Distribution Businesses
Wholesale BusinessesMining BusinessesManufacturing BusinessesFood & Drink DistributorsAuto Repair, Service & PartsFood & Drink WholesalersConstruction BusinessesRoad Haulage & Freight ServicesSpecialist Subcontractors

 

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http://thebusinessbroker.com/hot-business-list-november-2013/

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When Buying A Laundry Watch Out For Making These Mistakes When They Buy A Laundromat | BizBen.com

When Buying A Laundry Watch Out For Making These Mistakes When They Buy A Laundromat | BizBen.com | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it
The laundry business offers all of those rewards of business ownership, with much fewer headaches than with most other businesses.
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Some tips when buying a laundromat. 

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Tips for buying an existing business - The International News Magazine

Tips for buying an existing business - The International News Magazine | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it
Tips for buying an existing business The International News Magazine There's a high chance you'll experience positive cash flow from the outset after buying an existing business, but only if it has the necessary infrastructure in place and an...
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Be sure to analyze: cash flow, goodwill, employees, financials, hidden problems.

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Are you prepared to leave the business you built? - Dynamic Business

Are you prepared to leave the business you built? - Dynamic Business | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it
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Are you prepared to leave the business you built?
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Bezos: I Got Talked Into Buying The Washington Post - Business ...

Bezos: I Got Talked Into Buying The Washington Post - Business ... | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it
Correspondent Charlie Rose asked Bezos the question everyone in the newspaper industry wants to ask him: Why did Bezos buy the Washington Post for $250 million? Bezos's answer: At first he had no idea why he should ...
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Do you really think $250 million is chump change to Jeff Bezos? Was he really talked into the purchase of the Wash Post?

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Food/Foodservice and Beverage Market Research Analysis - NPDGroupBlog.com

Food/Foodservice and Beverage Market Research Analysis - NPDGroupBlog.com | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it
Read leading market research coverage of market trends and analysis for the Food and Beverage Industry.
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..."Our SalesTrack® Weekly monthly rollups, which monitors the same-store sales of 100,000 leading restaurants, were just published and I was struck by the steady, if unimpressive, increase in the growth rate in the restaurant industry’s same store sales we’ve seen in the past six months. It’s a classic stair step with each month slightly better than the previous month. Sure, the numbers aren’t as strong as they were last year but, hey, they were REALLY strong last year."

 

Read more: https://www.npdgroupblog.com/category/food/

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NPD Group notes steady growth increase in restaurant same store sales during the past six months.

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The Importance of Confidentiality in Business Sales

Safeguarding confidentiality is a major issue for business brokers. They need to secure a written confidentiality undertaking from the buyer, check their background, and ascertain their financial capacity before revealing commercially sensitive information. Those who have owned businesses previously will understand the importance of this. First-timers struggle to understand … they have enquired about houses for sale and been overwhelmed with inside and out photos and the address.

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Buyers and sellers of "Main Street" businesses often overlook the importance of confidentiality because they think they are negotiating as "principals". But unsophisticated principals frequently suffer from ego-induced "loose lips" when speaking to friends and family about a "big deal".

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SMALL BUSINESS: More owners are buying the shop - Press-Enterprise

SMALL BUSINESS: More owners are buying the shop - Press-Enterprise | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it
SMALL BUSINESS: More owners are buying the shop
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Property values in Inland Southern California are still low enough to attract small business owners who want to stop being renters and become owners of their own property.
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Be sure you know if you are buying a business or buying real estate.

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Five Ways To Value A Small Business You Are Buying Or Selling ...

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When buying or selling a small business, there are five ways to determine a fair purchase price: 1. Look At Similar Businesses. The least accurate option is to look at similar businesses that are for sale on the Internet.
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Valuation of your business should begin with an informed arms length discussion with neutral parties.

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Should You Buy Assets Or Stock When Buying A Business? | BizBen.com

Should You Buy Assets Or Stock When Buying A Business? | BizBen.com | Buying and selling a business | Scoop.it
Many times when buying a business there are reasons why buying stock or buying assets is the better business decision. Ron Hottes, LA Area business broker explores the advantages and disadvantages from a business buyer's perspective.

Via Skip Boykin, Terry Stidham
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