Food for Thought

Perspectives on Selling & Buying a Business

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can Marshall Associates do?  Click here.
What can I do to help sell my business?  Click here.

What happens when there is a buyer for my business?  Click here.

How long does it take to sell a business?  Click here.

Why is seller financing so important in the sale of my business?  Click here.

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The SBA - the U. S. Small Business Administration - is an outstanding resource to become familiar with for issues facing Small Business Owners. In addition, the SBA loan guarantee programs are some of the most widely used vehicles for financing small business operations. Visit the SBA website to learn more about these programs:  Click SBA Financing

Richard Parker - President of The Business Buyer Resource Center and author of How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price - has written a number of Articles on issues facing Small Business Buyers and Sellers. You are encouraged to review them:

How to buy the right business for you  Click here   
Why buy an existing business  Click here 
What to think about when buying a retail business 
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Forget the asking price of a business for sale  
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Financing the deal  
Click here

Franchises....things to consider    Click here

The first steps after you buy a business   Click here

Why some ordinary businesses sell for massive premiums   
Click here

Run your business like you have to sell it   
Click here

Negotiating your way to a great deal    
Click here

Industry Statistics   
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How to value a business  
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