Considering Selling Your Business? Tips for Keeping Your Potential Sale Confidential

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When considering selling your business, it is crucial that the potential sale remains confidential. Having employees, customers and vendors learn of a possible sale can have devastating consequences on the business. For instance, customers may leave, employees may seek out other opportunities and the valuation of your business may decrease. These problems may weaken your bargaining position as you

How to Increase the Value of Your Business to Grow it and Sell it

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HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS, GROW IT AND SELL IT.   Every small business owner needs know how to increase the value of your business to grow and sell it.   Check out a recent discussion on the Capital Sage Podcast with Andy Cagnetta President and CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, the world largest business brokerage firm with offices all over the world. Preparing a

A Rise in Small Business Anxieties in 2020

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Small business owners do not have the cushion of IPOs and board members to fall back on. In fact, many of these businesses do not have million-dollar investors knocking on their doors for the latest advancement in tech. Small business owners are everyday people – with common, everyday anxieties. A new year can often feel like a fresh start, but in some cases, it can feel like the beginnings

Industry Spotlight: Retail Businesses

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Industry Spotlight: Retail Businesses Optimistic is the word most retail business owners used to describe their outlook for growth when they answered market research company CIT's 2016 Survey of Middle Market Retailers. The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, found that 80% of retail businesses of various sizes say their overall financial condition is healthy or very healthy - a huge increase

Have you Planned your Exit Strategy?

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SMART BUSINESS OWNERS PLAN THEIR EXIT STRATEGY How can I maximize the value of my business? As a Transworld Business Brokerage, we are asked this question frequently. In this section, we will discuss the steps and strategies that a business owner can employ when preparing to sell a business. The key is preparation – the better prepared your exit strategy is, the higher t

Industry Spotlight: Salons

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Industry Spotlight: Salons Owning a salon is the ideal enterprise for entrepreneurs who enjoy making customers feel great about themselves. Because a significant portion of the consumer population rarely sacrifices spending on personal appearance and grooming even in hard economic times, the salon industry is virtually recession-proof. With fashion at its center, the salon industry further offers

Industry Spotlight: Pizza Salons

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It may come as no surprise that the pizza industry is fast-growing and extremely popular among consumers. With taste and quality being among the most important qualities when choosing a restaurant, of 68,950 restaurant goers, 47% actually stated that reasonably priced food outranked food quality (30%) and type of cuisine (25%). Studies conducted in the United States showed 18.5 billion of 45.1 bil

Industry Spotlight: Craft Businesses

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Industry Spotlight: Craft Businesses The craft industry includes goods that are handmade by artisans or those skilled in a particular trade. According to the Craft & Hobby Association, the craft industry includes businesses engaged in the design, creation, distribution, and sales of products. During the recession, when many other retail sectors declined, the craft and hobby industry held steady a

Why Working With a Business Broker to Sell your Business Matters

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Why Working With a Business Broker to Sell your Business Matters Business brokers, also called business transfer agents, or intermediaries, bring many benefits to the table for buyers and sellers as they assist in the process of buying and selling a business. Transworld Business Advisors is a global network of brokers offering a turnkey solution for those that want to build a solid

Market Research: What to Look for When Researching a Business to Buy

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Following trends is not just about hashtags and designer labels. Market research for entrepreneurs and business owners can make all of the difference when on the hunt for the next big purchase. Market research is conducted to get into the psyche of the consumer - what makes someone more or less inclined to purchase your product or service? Once a business owner understands this, it can impro

Business Sales are on the Rise - What to Expect in the New Year

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2020 Small Business Trends for Investors In order to predict business trends in 2020, one must reflect on the previous year. As we enter into the first months of this new year, let’s take a look at some of the fastest-growing new industries in the United States.  Wind Turbine Installation  Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing  Solar Power  Social Networking Platf