The Often-Overlooked Importance of Leases

When buying or selling a business, it is critically important that you evaluate the lease. It is a strange phenomenon that otherwise savvy business people will treat leases as a secondary concern. However, problematic terms in a lease can literally force you to pack up a business and move. This would not only be a…

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Buying or Selling a Business: The External View

There is the oft-told story about Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds. Before he approached the McDonald brothers at their California hamburger restaurant, he spent quite a few days sitting in his car watching the business. Only when he was convinced that the business and the concept worked, did he make an offer that the brothers…

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The Advantage of Buying an Existing Business

Most people think of starting a business from scratch, developing an idea, building a company from the ground up. Starting from scratch, however, has its disadvantages including – developing a customer base, marketing the business, hiring employees and creating cash flow … without any history or reputation to rely on. To avoid these challenges, buying…

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How Understanding Psychology Can Benefit Your Deals

We work closely with our clients to preserve the integrity of deals so that they have the best chance of a successful closing. An often-overlooked aspect of the process is understanding and embracing human psychology. In this article, we will explore some of the most common ways that psychology comes into play.  The Element of…

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Insights from BizBuySell’s 3rd Quarter Insight Report

Most business buyers and sellers are wondering what 2021 and beyond will bring.  BizBuySell and BizQuest President Bob House provided a range of insights stemming from BizBuySell’s 3rd Quarter Insight Report and a survey of over 2,300 business owners.  The simple fact is that the pandemic has most definitely had a major impact on the…

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What Makes a Deal Close?

For every reason that a pending sale of a business collapses, there is a positive reason why the sale closed successfully.  What does it take for the sale of a business to close successfully?  Certainly there are reasons that a sale might not close that are beyond anyone’s control.  A fire, for example, the death…

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Independent Tire & Auto Service Chain Plans Aggressive Growth

Owners View Pandemic as Strategic Time to Refuel and Recharge Growing Footprint Hemet, CA…September 30, 2020… Husband and wife owners of Southern California-based Integrity Tire Auto Service Centers, Chris and Rebekah Moll, have seized opportunities over the past few years to grow the family’s independent tire and auto service chain. Their formulas for success have…

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Essential Meeting Tips for Buyers & Sellers

July 30, 2020…The buyer-seller meeting is quite often a “make or break” meeting.  Your business broker or M&A Advisor will do everything possible to ensure that this meeting goes as well as possible. It is vitally important to realize that rarely is there an offer before buyers and sellers actually meet.  The all-important offer usually…

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How Will COVID-19 Impact Business Sales? Broker Comments

2021 Is Going to Be a Very Tough Year to Sell a Business… Malvern, PA…April 28, 2020… Automotive aftermarket-specific business broker Art Blumenthal believes that, for tire and auto service shop owners who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are considering a transition out of the business in the next 1-3 years, the sooner…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Buying or Selling a Business

Nearly every independent shop owner, chain or franchise operator in the tire and automotive service business has been materially impacted by the effects of COVID-19, despite being considered “essential” services. Many dealers have called me to say that they have been thinking about selling their business in the next 1-2 years but wonder if the…

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