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What do Buyers look for when Purchasing a Business?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Business Owners, who are looking to sell their business, often ask about the type of person looking to buy a business . In summary, today’s business buyer is a first time buyer who are looking to replace their current job, but is not a risk taker. If you are interested in a full analysis of…

Seller FAQs: Finding a Buyer

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Each Broker has a different method for marketing a business for sale and finding a buyer; some with greater success than others. However, generally speaking, the process typically involves targeting a specific type of buyer, creating a marketing package, and then distributing said marketing package to that specific type of buyer. While this may work,…

How Gateway Brokers Screen Potential Buyers

Friday, December 9th, 2016

No one wants to waste time with “tire kickers.” At Gateway MA, we screen buyers to make sure they have the right skill set and financial capabilities to acquire your business.  Only when they have passed through the screening process, and the Confidentiality Agreement has been signed will your business’ identity and summary financial information…

Life After I Sold My Business

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The story continues… At Gateway, we have helped thousands of business owners pass on their legacy of success to another business owner. Today on the Gateway Blog we wanted to continue to share Mark’s story. In the last blog, Mark was able to successfully sell the landscaping business he built up for 26 years after…

When I Realized it Was Time to Sell My Business

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Website and Blog Updates Welcome back to the Gateway Blog! We have been working hard to revamp the website to make it more user friendly and visually appealing, so stay tuned for the final reveal. In the past 18 years, Gateway has helped a vast number of business owners pass on their legacy of success…

Today’s Business Buyer

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

There is an old saying that goes something like this:  “The worst day of working for yourself is better than the best day of working for someone else.” As a business owner, you know this to be true.  It is a message we deliver to buyers every day.   The buyer of today is a bit…

Increasing the Value of your Business

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Recently, we discussed developing an exit strategy for your business. (If you did not get a chance to read that article, click here.) Now that you have begun reflecting on how you want to exit your business on your terms: how can you get the most value for your business when you do implement your…

Increasing the Value of your Business

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Recently, we discussed developing an exit strategy for your business. (If you did not get a chance to read that article, click here.) Now that you have begun reflecting on how you want to exit your business on your terms: how can you get the most value for your business when you do implement your…

A Great Accountant: A Business Owner’s Best Friend

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Business Owners often have much more complicated taxes than the average person, and many utilize the services of an accountant. Of course, an accountant can save you time and money while keeping your sanity in tact. But a trusted accountant can, and should, fulfill two additional roles for a business owner: be a trusted business adviser…

The Art of Prioritizing Tasks and Delegating Them

Friday, April 8th, 2016

As your business grows, there always seems to be something sucking up your time. You know the feeling. You’ve worked all day long, but feel like you accomplished absolutely nothing. These time suckers could be anything: answering the hundreds of emails you get everyday, filing the stack of paper on your desk, or sorting through…