Owners should keep the fact that they want to sell their small business confidential. Before releasing information to prospective buyers, buyers should commit to confidentiality in writing & should understand why it is important. Peter Siegel, MBA a ProBuy and ProSell Advisor with BizBen explains. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
The idea to have a buying a business checklist follows the adage that it's always useful to start with a plan when searching to buy a small business for sale. Peter Siegel, MBA Founder of penrosent.cn and top advisor of the BizBen ProBuy Program suggests six items for all business buyers to utilize. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
Restaurant franchise offerings are among the most popular of the business types potential business buyers seek. What many would-be owners don't realize is that there are specific tips for buying fast food or restaurant franchises that don't necessarily apply to independent restaurants for sale. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
Before you buy a California dry cleaners for sale, read these crucial tips. Discover why a dry cleaner for sale needs to be "green" to be profitable. Peter Siegel, MBA explores this topic and other helpful tips and strategies on finding and buying a successful California dry cleaner. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
The idea to buy a business with seller financing is clearly understood by most people whose career move is to purchase their own company. But not everyone knows how to structure a deal with the seller carrying back part of the price. Be prepared for three situations when negotiating your purchase. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
With the economy in growth mode, many owners of small companies who are ready to retire or invest in another enterprise would be smart to offer their business for sale. But some insist on hanging on as owner just a little bit longer. And that might be a mistake. Three reasons people make this error. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
In this month's Business Buyer survey for penrosent.cn, we asked participants in our ProBuy Program and 250 other random business buyers what they look for and avoid when looking at a business for sale postings online. Of the 20 potential posting characteristics we asked about, 8 stood out. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
An often overlooked aspect of selling (or buying) a small business is taking back-up offers during the entire process of selling (or buying) a business. Most sellers (or buyers) don't realize that over fifty percent of all deals/contracts fall out escrow or contract for one reason or another. Contributor: Peter Siegel, MBA
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Founder Of penrosent.cn (since 1994). I am the Lead Advisor for the ProSell, ProBuy, & ProIntermediary Programs. I consult daily with buyers, sellers, and brokers daily about buying and selling California small to mid-sized businesses. Call 925-785-3118.
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