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By: Amy Luoma

When selling most things, it’s common to broadcast it to as many people as possible to help generate the greatest amount of interest. This is the exact opposite approach that should be taken when selling a business. The business sale process should be kept extremely confidential. A lack of confidentiality when selling a business can …

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By: Amy Luoma

As a business owner, you should always be planning the future of your business. There will come a time when you want to retire, do something new, or just step away. Creating an exit strategy and knowing who will own your business after you alleviates a lot of stress, and helps you prepare mentally and …

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By: Amy Luoma

When someone imagines owning their own business, they tend to see themselves building something on their own from the ground up. Owning your own business is the fastest way to financial independence, but starting something from scratch can be risky and expensive. Buying an existing business can often be the better option – you still …

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By: Amy Luoma

When you are the owner of a business, it is always a good idea to be questioning what’s next, not just for the business, but for yourself as well. After thinking it over, you may realize that you want to sell your business. This decision is not an easy one, and you’re bound to have …

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person holding pencil near laptop when selling your business

By: Amy Luoma

Does this sound familiar to you?  As a successful entrepreneur, you’ve never been someone who has struggled to make decisions. But when it comes to following through on selling your business, here you are, unable to fully commit.
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By: Amy Luoma

The finishing line to buying the business you want is in sight, and you want to get it done ASAP. But you can’t shorten due diligence, an important and complex part of the purchasing process.
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By: Amy Luoma

After an agreement is negotiated to purchase a business, the due diligence process is started. The goal is to identify any fatal flaws, verify that the information is reasonably accurate, and confirm that this business will work. Professional advisers are invaluable during this step.
Plant with coins in financial office

By: Amy Luoma

When you visit your accountant, do they dread your visit? Buyers are more interested in businesses with a history of reliable financial performance with stable, growing revenue and earnings. Disorganized record keeping is the biggest barrier when it comes to selling a business.
computer on desk used for financing

By: Amy Luoma

Financing the purchase of a business can be a challenge. Working with experienced, local advisors who can help to creatively structure deals to implement alternatives that satisfy both buyers and sellers will help with the successful transaction of ownership.
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