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  • Don Pippin Jr
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    From HVAC repair people to waitresses and baristas, many employees have made their way up the ranks to purchasing their own franchise. In fact, many franchisors prefer to set up new franchise locations with those who have already worked in the industry and have experience. From Golden Corral to Outback to Dutch Bros, many franchisors

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  • Don Pippin Jr
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    Owning your own business means working for yourself and your own success rather than someone else’s. The rewards nearly always outweigh the risks. However, before you take the plunge, there are some things you need to know. Some of these are tough questions to answer, and you’ll want to talk to a business broker like

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    Getting ready to buy a business is a huge personal step. You will be investing time, money, and effort into it on a regular basis. It’s like taking on a new job, but one where you have an incredible amount of responsibility. Maybe you have been a manager or even owned a business before. Still,

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  • Kimberly Jones
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    Are you considering buying your own business? There are a lot of factors that go into it, from business valuation to the way the purchase is structured. A business broker can help you with many of those things, and when you are getting ready to make a purchase, the Sunbelt network of business brokers has

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    There are several common approaches to business valuation. One of them is the market approach, and it can have a dramatic impact on the value of your business. Leaving this research out of your business valuation process could result in undervaluation and leaving money on the table when you sell. So how does the market

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  • Kimberly Jones
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    You may ask yourself what your business is worth, and you might even think it is a simple answer. While you might have an asset rich business where you have a fleet of trucks and a host of computers and other office equipment, but the value of your business goes far beyond these mere physical

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  • Don Pippin Jr
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    You’ve decided to sell your business, or perhaps you are in the market to buy one, and you’ve made the wise decision to hire a business broker to handle this transaction. But how do you choose the right one? Here’s some quick tips for making the right decision. The Basics Know Your Expectations – Make

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    A business broker helps people buy or sell businesses. In many ways they are similar to a real estate agent, but their job encompasses much more than that. Like a real estate agent, they may represent either the seller of a business, or the buyer, and in some cases both. Dual agency is usually limited

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  • Kimberly Jones
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    The Market Pulse report is compiled quarterly by the International Business Brokers Association, Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University and the M&A Source. The report is provided by Sunbelt Business Brokers of Lafayette as a service to educate the public on current trends in the Main Street and Lower Middle Buy/Sell markets. Click here to

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  • Don Pippin Jr
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    Initial Inquiry Most people use the web to find businesses for sale. Your inquiry lets the listing broker know that you are interested in more information on the business. Typically, the broker will be able to share additional information, but will maintain the confidentiality of the business and won’t release really sensitive information until a

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