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What To Look For When Buying a Business

Buying a business is an important step and a life changing experience. Checking the financials of a business is the first step of course when making a decision to purchase. Ensuring that there is adequate cash flow to support the business, support you as the owner, and pay off the debt service in a reasonable […]

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The Basic Steps of Buying a Business

Buying a business could be your most important decision in life, but many people treat it in a cavalier fashion. Most people would consult a professional in any other major transaction, but don’t think of going to professionals for business purchases. With that in mind, consider using a reputable business broker. A good broker can […]

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Ways to Determine the Value of a Business

Determining the value of a business you are considering purchasing is a tricky subject. Most owners think their businesses are worth far more than they are. And in the end the true value of anything is determined by what a willing seller is willing to sell it for and a willing buyer is willing to […]

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The Qualities of an Entrepreneur

Are you an entrepreneur? Not everyone is, and that is fine. The world needs entrepreneurs, managers and worker bees, but determining the category that you actually fall in can help make your life more successful. Remember that an entrepreneur is a risk taker and a builder who rejects the commonly accepted idea of security in […]

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Choosing the Best Name for Your Business

Choosing the best name for your business is a creative act, but it demands common sense as well. The business name should be catchy and easy to remember, it should reflect what the business does, and it should inspire confidence. One school of thought is that your business name should include the name of the […]

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Creating a Business Plan

Creating a business plan is much like drawing a blueprint for the success of your business. It is an exercise that helps the entrepreneur get all of his thoughts in the proper place, and determine what you need to do for success and how to get there, much the way a road map takes you […]

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Choosing a Structure For Your Business

Choosing a structure for your business is an important step, and requires doing your homework. Not all structures as suited for all people and all businesses. Basic structure types are sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company and corpor-ations. Variations within these structures occur in different states according to various state laws, but are all very […]

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Where To Acquire Business Capital

Financing a business is always an important decision, and one subject to many myths and misunderstandings. Many people think that grants and venture capitalists are flowing like rivers. The truth is, while grants for starting a business do exist for some specialized categories, they are hard to get and there are relatively few of them. […]

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What Are Investors Looking For?

What investors are looking for is a very simple question, with a very simple answer. Investors want a return on their investment. In other words, they want to be assured that if they invest money in an enterprise, that they have a better than average chance of that investment of money making more money for […]

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Starting a Business With Government Help

Frequent watchers of late night television often think that simply applying for a government grant will give them the necessary capital to start a business. While there are a lucky few who get their money that way, they are very few, and very far between. To receive a grant to start a business it is […]

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