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Insights from a former business owner and happy client

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

I wish I had started the process earlier.  I thought for years about selling my business, but never made the time to meet with a Gateway Broker and start the process.  Meanwhile, I became more burnt out, more frustrated and lost all passion to grow my business.  It eventually became a chore for me to…

Winds of Change 2021

Friday, May 14th, 2021

The weather roared in like a lion this year. As business owners, we all hope the potential increase in capital gains taxes doesn’t roar in for a few years to come. Pressure to increase the capital gains rate will come to bear as Covid-19 bailout funds currently total $5.7 Trillion dollars and could increase. The…

5 Things to do NOW to Increase Your Company’s Value

Friday, March 19th, 2021

The number one mistake business owners make in selling their company is not preparing soon enough. Whether you want to sell your company now or in the next 5 years, these are 5 steps to maximize your company’s value.  These issues are critical.  Proper preparation will enhance the value of your company, make the transaction…

Important Cares Act and SBA Lending Information

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

We have some exciting changes for buyers using SBA loans to purchase a business as part of the stimulus program related to COVID-19. Starting February 1, 2021 and running until September 30, 2021 the SBA will be waiving loan guarantee fees, forgiving principal and interest payments for 3 months, and will increase the bank guarantee…

Determining the Value of Your Business

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Once you start thinking about selling your business, the first step in the process of selling your business is to determine the value of your business. There are many methods to help determine the value of a business. These include Asset valuation method, Return-On-Investment valuation method, Discounted Cash Flow valuation method, Capitalization of Earnings valuation…

Why You Should Use a Business Broker

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Selling your business is a long and tedious process. It consumes a lot of your time and distracts you from the day to day operation of your business. As a business owner your focus should be on maintaining or increasing the value of your business, not on the sale process of your business. An experienced…

Implement. Upgrade. Clean House.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

A new decade and year is upon us. As we start to navigate our way through the new decade and the challenges it brings us, there are a few things to reflect on before we get into full swing. Technology continues to develop and becomes more integral in our daily lives, cyber security becomes more…

Why Do Owners Decide To Sell Their Businesses?

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Fatigue / Stress Running a business is much more than a full-time job. Over the years the energy required to handle day-to-day challenges can be enormous.  Even when things seem to be well managed, there isn’t an endless supply of energy to deal with daily issues. We have been called many times to sell a…

Three Important Things to Keep in Mind When Selling Your Business

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Rising sale prices for businesses have presented sellers with an excellent opportunity to take the leap. In fact, 60 percent of owners are confident that they would receive a favorable sale price if they sold their business today. It can be tempting for owners to jump into a sale. However, it is important to have…

Is Your Tax Strategy Destroying Your Business?

Friday, November 1st, 2019

As business owners, we all know owning a business is not about how much money we make, but it’s about how much money we take home. Realize it or not, we all have an unwanted, silent partner in our business taking a large percentage of the profits….taxes. Most business owners do not want to pay…