Our Core Values: Tenacity

As a small business, we have built our company on a number of core values that we believe represent how we want to serve our community, how we want to act as professionals, and help us guide our service offerings from a solid foundation. Transworld’s core values are Tenacity, Learn & Grow, Be a Professional, and Small Business Advocacy. Today we would like to take a closer look at our first

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Brewing Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (September, 18 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that an brewery and taproom traded hands with the support of Gary Goldwasse

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Restaurants For Sale

Colorado has created quite the name for itself in the restaurant industry. Denver can be considered a foodie mecca, and there are exciting restaurants cropping up all across Colorado from the mountains to the suburbs. If you dream of one day owning your own restaurant, we invite you to start with our top five restaurants for sale! For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us

Why Should You Purchase Commercial Property for Your Business?

The term commercial property or commercial real estate refers to buildings or land that are intended to generate profit. There are a number of reasons the purchase of commercial property can be beneficial to a small business owner from tax advantages to building long term equity. In the following discussion we will outline a few reasons why purchasing commercial real estate is a great idea!  

A Brief Guide to Purchasing the Right Commercial Space for Your Small Business

When beginning the process of purchasing commercial real estate for your business, it is important to consider a number of variables to ensure the purchased space is optimal for you.   The first consideration is, of course, location. Consider your business model and who accesses it on a day to day basis. You will need to be accessible to your staff and customers. And have you thought about

A Brief Guide to Purchasing Commercial Real Estate for a Small Business

Identifying commercial real estate for your small business is no small task, so in the following discussion we will share a brief guide to purchasing commercial real estate including tips and key topics to consider.   Assemble a Team of Experts. Having a team of professional, advisors at your back, just like with buying a small business, is key to achieving success in buying commercial real

Using SBA Loans to Purchase Commercial Space for Your Small Business

Now that you and your commercial real estate broker have found you the right space for your small business, it is time to talk about your financing options. SBA guaranteed loans have always been the big players in the small business space and they have a couple of options described below.   The first option is the SBA 7(a) Loan. An SBA 7(a) loans is the most common SBA loan and a small busi

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Gregg Kunz, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Auto Restoration Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (September 12 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a specialty automotive restoration business traded hands with the s

How to Get Ready for a Business Exit

When you begin to think about selling your business, it can seem overwhelming! Where should you start? What will you need to be ready for? So we’ve prepared a brief cheat sheet of the first few steps you can take towards your business exit.   Build Your Professional Team. There are three important professionals best equipped to help you prepare for, and complete your business exit and

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Small Business Space Listings

Do you have an exciting, small business concept, that you’re having a difficult time finding the perfect space for? In popular markets, like Denver, it can be difficult to find commercial space for a small business that is well located and has all the bells and whistles you’re looking for. Buying a business is a great way to gain access to the perfect small business space that otherwis

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Gregg Kunz, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Forestry Management Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (September, 7 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a forestry management company  traded hands with the suppor

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Auto Body Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (September, 7 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that an auto body shop traded hands with the support of Gary Goldwasser.

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Gregg Kunz, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Vehicle Rental Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (September, 7 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a van rental service business traded hands with the facilitation of G

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings for September

It’s August 31st, the kids are back in school, and work is still grinding on. What better time to start a new business than the start of September? Today we’re sharing our newest businesses for sale, from restaurants to retail. For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-5099.   #1 Staffing Business For Sale First pla

The Closing Table

We have finally made it to the closing table! All Pre-Closing activities such as transferring the lease, the buyer and seller statements, and finalizing the financing have been completed. Funnily enough though, most closings are completed virtually, so there is no actual closing table per say, but that doesn’t make arriving at closing any less significant!   At closing, the asset purc

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Retail Listings

When you think of retail, often times you think of clothing, jewelry, maybe a shoe store, but you forget the many fun, interesting, gourmet, niche retail businesses that are out there! So this week we are bringing you our top five retail businesses, none of which are in apparel, for your chance to become an owner outside of the retail box. For more information on any of these businesses, please co

How to Identify a Professional Business Broker?

Working with a qualified, professional business broker can mean the difference between selling your business at a great value or never selling your business at all. So the questions becomes, how do you identify a professional business broker to begin with? In the following discussion, we will outline a number of qualifications a professional business broker will have to ensure they are an appropri

Considering Buying a Discount Business?

If you’re in the market to buy a business, considering buying a discount business is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck! There are quite a few reasons to buy a discount business, and often they can be similar to buying an established business. But discount businesses can have more potential in the way of affordability, growth, and return on investment.   Like any other est

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Tech Related Listings

We all know technology reigns supreme in today’s world. Shopping online has become the norm, apps are making even the most mundane tasks like buying groceries more and more efficient, and cell phones are basically pocket computers at this point. So it’s no wonder owning a technology related business is a great way to make a living! So this week’s top five features our top tech re

The Steps to Buying a Small Biz

Buying a business is a great path to gaining financial freedom within your life. Business ownership offers a higher level of “job” stability than working for someone else, and allows for a more flexible lifestyle so you can enjoy family, friends, and hobbies like climbing mountains! If you’re ready to leave your corporate life behind and join the ranks of the more than 611,495 sm

Transworld Business Advisors – Rocky Mountain Ranks No. 963

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000   Transworld Business Advisors – Rocky Mountain Ranks No. 963 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 514% PercentNEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Transworld Business Advisors – Rocky Mountain is N

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Patrick Bombardiere, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Restaurant Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (August 14, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a turnkey restaurant space traded hands with the support of Patric

Transworld’s 4th Annual Charity Ascent Raises $4K+ for Local Orgs

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute and the Commons on Champa Benefit from Charity Ascent   DENVER, CO, USA (August 13, 2018) – On August 10th, 2018, Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, the top business brokerage firm in Colorado, hosted their Fourth Annual Charity Ascent in support of the Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute and the Commons on Champa. The hike took plac

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings

It’s August, and while the summer might be starting to wind down and the kids are heading back to school, Transworld isn’t slowing down anytime soon. We’ve got a great list of our newest businesses for sale for you to check out! For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-5099.   #1 Denver Brewery Production Faci

Can I Sell My Business?

Working in business brokerage the idea of a business’s salability often comes up in conversation. Many business owners think selling their business is outside of the realm of possibility, for any number of reasons - size, industry or even because it is home-based. So business owners are often surprised and delighted to hear, that yes their business is salable.   The idea of a business

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Music Education Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (August 7, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a music education business traded hands with the support of Gary G

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Business Listings Under $200,000

At Transworld Business Advisors we are proud to offer a large selection of businesses, in price ranges to suit all buyers. Even with  a limited budget, Transworld can make your entrepreneurship dreams come true. So this week we’re sharing our top five listings under $200,000. For more information on any of these business listings, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Nathan Willis, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Trucking & Logistics Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (August 3, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a trucking & logistics company was acquired due to the support

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Warfel, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Nail Salon Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (August 3, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a nail salon was acquired due to the support of Chris Warfel.   &ld

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Merger in the Staffing Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (August 3, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a staffing company was acquired by a larger firm with the facilitation of Chris

The Penultimate Piece of the Process: Pre-Closing

Due diligence has come and gone and the closing table is in sight. But we’re not quite there yet because a lot has to be accomplished for the buyer and seller to close on their business.   Pre-closing is when a large list of items gets buttoned up before closing, and the broker manages this whole process for the buyer, seller and their attorneys. These items can range from transfering

Why Should You Buy a Turnaround Business?

One question emerging entrepreneurs often ask themselves is whether to buy an existing business, like a turnaround  business or a discount business, or if they should start a new one. It is an important question to ask and there are pros and cons to buying a turnaround business. To identify the best strategic approach, we've developed a few questions prospective business owners can ask t

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Home Maintenance Listings

Everyone needs to complete a little home maintenance and repair from time to time. Transworld is proud to offer a large array of home upkeep businesses to meet Colorado homeowner’s needs. From lawn care to remodeling, this top five list will provide you with great options for joining the industry. For more information on any of these business listings, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.

The Financing Options for Buying a Business

When buyers come to Transworld - Rocky Mountain interested in purchasing a business, they often have questions on the options for financing their acquisition. There are quite a few ways to finance the purchase of a business and buyers may even choose to use multiple forms of financing within one transaction. The most common ways in which we see business buyers finance their purchase are cash, bank

Transaction Announcement

Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in Roofing & Contracting for the Second Time in 3 Years, and Within 60 Days   Denver, Colo., United States (July 24, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a roofing & contracting

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Listings Over $200,000

At Transworld Business Advisors we pride ourselves on sharing business listings of all shapes and sizes. For this week’s top five listings, we are highlighting companies listed at $495,000 or more. These business showcase proven revenue growth in high demand markets, perfect for acquisition. For more information on any of these business listings, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Matt Prescott, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Pet Food Retail Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (July 20, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local pet food retail store traded hands due to the facilitation of

Quarter Two 2018 Market Insight Report

Introduction. The baby boomer tsunami has finally begun which continues to bring record breaking numbers to the business brokerage industry for the first half of 2018. Thus far in 2018, Biz Buy Sell reported a total of 5,383 businesses sold. This number includes the 2,705 Q2 2018 businesses that traded and points towards surpassing the 9,919 transactions for the full year of 2017. Especially, give

Beyond the Google Search: Selecting an Attorney to Represent Your Business Sale

When taking on the sale of your business it is important to have a highly qualified team in place. Outside of your business broker, we recommend sellers work with a finance professional as well as an attorney. Selecting an attorney to represent the sale of your business, goes far beyond simply Googling transactional attorneys. You will want to make sure that the attorney you choose has the right e

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Personal Care Listings

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Personal Care Listings Everyone needs a little bit of TLC from time to time and these business listings will definitely do the trick. This week we present our top five listings for personal care, for the entrepreneur interested in supporting the health and wellness of Coloradans. These listings range from health clinics to nails salons and more. For more informati

Doing Due Diligence Justice

In our latest discussion of the business sale process, we outlined the submission of the letter of intent by the buyer to the seller of the business. With the submission and acceptance of the letter of intent the period of due diligence begins. The length of the due diligence period is outlined in the letter of intent and can vary from business to business, but generally for a small business only

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker & Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Liquor Retail Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (July 11, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a liquor retail company traded hands due to the fac

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Automotive Listings For Sale

More than 90% of households in Colorado own one or more vehicles. And it is inevitable that these vehicles will eventually need to be repaired, or replaced. It is also not uncommon for Coloradans to purchase special, recreational vehicles to support their adventurous, outdoorsy lifestyles! Our top five listings this week, showcase automotive listings from each end of the spectrum for a buyer to br

What Does a Business Broker Bring to the Table?

It’s not uncommon to hear of a friend of a friend who sold their business without representation, but have you heard whether the deal was actually good or if their business suffered while it was for sale? Usually those details are kept under wraps and for good reason. Because the answers are likely, the deal was difficult, the sale price was much lower than expected, and, yes, the business s

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Matt Prescott, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Art Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (July 2, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local framing shop traded hands due to the facilitation of Matt Prescott.  

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Contracting Listings

This week for our top five listing feature we’re highlighting the top contracting businesses we have listed. From plumbing to landscaping and everything in between these listings provide a great opportunity to enter into the contracting business whether you’d like to grow an existing business or are ready to make the transition to business ownership. For more information on any of thes

The Case for Buying a Cheap Business

Buying a cheap business is always a great alternative to starting one, especially when given the statistic that more than 50% of small businesses fail within the first four years. Now that we’re all on the same page about buying a cheap business, let’s consider the benefits. A cheap business has been underperforming for an extended period of time due to a number of factors like ineffec

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes an Acquisition Transaction   Denver, Colo., United States (June 28, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a coworking business acquired a cafe in the same facility due to the support of Chris C

What Do Business Buyers Want?

Navigating the business for sale marketplace can be a complex task. There are hundreds upon thousands of businesses for sale across the United States (and even abroad). These businesses come in all shapes and sizes from home-based, owner/operator companies, and franchise resales, to 200 employee construction businesses and multi-location salons. With so many options available for purchase, what ar

Transworld Presents our Top Five Health and Wellness listings

Health and wellness is our focus for this week’s top five feature! Personal wellbeing is an important aspect of living well for many Coloradans, and these companies encompass varying aspects of addressing wellbeing from every angle. From rest and relaxation to fat burning workouts these companies can help you enter a booming industry in a state that values wellbeing above most! Inquire for m

Strategic Acquisition: A Good Choice for Growth

This week we're featuring an educational article on growth through acquisition from one of our valued community partners, John Wahl from Live Oak Bank!   Strategic Acquisition: A Good Choice for Growth At Live Oak Bank, our SBA mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financing team has seen an increasing number of strategic acquisition requests. We are very pleased by this because we beli

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Alex Dvorak, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Janitorial Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (June 20, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a janitorial service and supply company traded hands due to the facilitation

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Home Improvement Listings

There is no time like the present to make home improvements or address some necessary home upkeep issues! Owning a business in Colorado that deals in home improvement is a great investment too. Homeowners are holding on to their homes for longer, choosing to make improvements rather than sell in this market. So today we’re sharing our top five home improvement listings!   #1 Garage Do

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Warfel, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Roofing Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (June 14, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a roofing company traded hands due to the support of Chris Warfel.   &l

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Patrick Bombardiere, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Health & Wellness Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (June 14, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a health & wellness company traded hands due to the support o

Addressing the Options for Entrepreneurship

In this handy guide, we will review the three main options for entrepreneurship - Building a Startup, Buying a Business, or Buying a Franchise - what’s involved and how Transworld can help you fulfill your business ownership dreams.   Option One: Let’s Talk About Startups! Starting a business from scratch has its pros and cons. Developing a startup is hard work, but it provides

Submitting a Letter of Intent

In our previous discussion of selling a business we took a moment to sit down with the seller and tour their operations. This discussion will take the process one step further to explain what happens when the buyer submits a letter of intent. A letter of intent (LOI) is a non-binding contract that formalizes the terms and conditions if the buyer were to purchase the business. The LOI pays special

Transworld Presents Our Top 5 Listings in Food & Beverage

The food and beverage industry has seen tremendous growth over the last decade in Colorado and will only continue to increase as Colorado develops. Transworld - Rocky Mountain prides itself on offering a large array of businesses for every type of potential buyer. So today we’re offering our top five food and beverage companies that range in price from just over $100K  to more than $1M!

Transaction Announcement - Commercial Painting Industry

Business Broker, Ross Haymes, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Painting Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (June 8, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local painting company changed hands with the facilitation of Ross Haymes. &

Cobroking in Business Brokerage: Why It Matters?

Business brokers are transactional advisors - as such it is our mission to educate the small business community and connect business sellers with business buyers. On the surface, cobroking may not seem like a big deal, but let me give you a little backstory. First a simple explanation of cobroking is when two business brokers collaborate on a transaction across brokerage offices, one broker repres

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Gregg Kunz, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Flooring Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (June 5, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a commercial flooring company traded hands due to the support of Gregg Kunz. &n

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings for the Start of June

Can you believe it’s June already? It certainly feels like it as we’ve had our fair share of hot days already and are coming off of a nice holiday weekend. To set off the start of a new month, we thought we’d keep it simple and share our top five new listings.   #1 Denver Cleaning Business For Sale First place goes to a residential and commercial cleaning business offerin

The Pros & Cons of Buying a Discount Business

Buying a discount business can be a great investment for a business buyer, especially when it comes to affordability! For the right entrepreneur, there are numerous good reasons to buy a discount business, which include some of the very same reasons buying an established business is a great venture. The background benefits of buying a cheap business are that they already have a location, facilitie

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Nathan Willis, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Rafting Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (May 31, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a rafting & adventure company traded hands due to the support of Nathan Willis

Doing Your Due Diligence as a Business Owner

While technically speaking Due Diligence is an aspect of the business sale process, it can also be used as an informative tool for business owners. As a business owner, taking a hard look at your business from a buyer’s perspective is a great way to help you get your business in a better place prior to sale, or to simply add value to your current operations.   Performing your own due

Transaction Announcement

Denver, Colo., United States (May 24, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local moving and storage company traded hands due to the facilitation of Chris Cantwell.   “This business required a professional that would have a great mind for moving logistics,” says Chris

Fourth Annual Charity Ascent to Hike Herman Gulch Trail

Charity Hike Brings on Two New Charity Partners with Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute and the Commons on Champa   DENVER (May 25, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain is pleased to announce its fourth annual Charity Ascent. The Charity Ascent is an original fundraising event developed by, Jessica and Al Fialkovich, the founders of Transworld - Rocky Mountain. For

Transaction Announcement

Denver, Colo., United States (May 24, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local residential cleaning company traded hands with the support of Gary Goldwasser.   “Since the economy is doing so well in Denver, I knew this business could be a great opportunity for a buyer. E

Sitting Down with the Seller & Touring the Business

The last time we discussed the process of selling a business, we looked at the first buyer meeting, where the buyer met with their broker for an initial meeting and learned more about the business in question. At this point in the process, the buyer has a clear interest in moving forward with the business purchase and so it is time to be introduced to the seller.   A second meeting is set u

IBBA Presents Al Fialkovich With Awards

IBBA Presents Al Fialkovich with Prestigious Business Broker Awards Denver, Colo., United States (May 23, 2018) –  Al Fialkovich of Transworld Business Advisors of Denver is the recipient of the Chairman’s Circle Award and the Deal Maker Award given out by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) during its annual conference in New Orleans on May 4. The Chairm

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Salons for Sale in the Denver Metro Area

The Denver Metro area has a lot going for it - great local eats, beautiful blue skies, and breweries for days. And you know what else we have, fantastic hair salons! We’ve got salons for the upscale subset, salons for the hipster with a penchant for pastel hair, barbershops to cater to the macho male, you name it, we have it. So today, we’d like to introduce you to the top five salons

Selling a Business: What Does the Time Commitment Look Like?

When selling your business it is normal to wonder how long you can expect the process to take from execution of the marketing agreement to the execution of the purchase agreement. And honestly, there isn’t one way to answer this question, because there are so many variables at play.   If your business is in tip top shape, with clean records, great cash flow, no daily oversight require

Transworld Business Advisors – Rocky Mountain Cements Regional Presence With Lakewood Building Purchase

Transworld Business Advisors – Rocky Mountain Cements Regional Presence With Lakewood Building Purchase Purchase Allows Growing Business Brokerage Firm to Better Serve Clients from Central Location   DENVER (May 14, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, the largest business brokerage firm in Colorado and part of the international Transworld Business Advisors o

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Listings Between $100K and $200K

One key piece of information about buying a business, that we hope to educate our Colorado market about, is that purchasing a business isn’t always incredibly expensive. We have businesses in every price range you can imagine and at the same time we have well cultivated relationships with our finance partners to make sure you have options. Today we’re sharing our top five listings betw

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Listings Between $100K and $200K

One key piece of information about buying a business, that we hope to educate our Colorado market about, is that purchasing a business isn’t always incredibly expensive. We have businesses in every price range you can imagine and at the same time we have well cultivated relationships with our finance partners to make sure you have options. Today we’re sharing our top five listings betw

Why Buying is Better Than Starting When it Comes to a Business

Working at Transworld, it is not uncommon to find yourself in conversations with professionals about their latest business concept. We love to hear what ideas Colorado’s visionary entrepreneurs are churning in their mind, but it is also not uncommon for us to extol the benefits of buying verses starting a business. This is not only because the virtues of buying an established business are ma

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Coffee Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (May 09, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local coffee shop traded hands with the support of Al Fialkovich

2018 National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week has arrived and while we like to think we celebrate small business every day here at Transworld - we can always use a good reason to cheer on the small businesses community in Colorado!   This week we will be sharing quotes about small business straight from the team members who work with them every day and have many years of experience themselves as small busin

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Technology Related Listings

Technology, you can’t live with it, you can’t live without it! And the same applies to our many small businesses, especially our top five round up this week. Technology can do many wondrous things from automating follow up emails to protecting your email from hackers. Today we’re sharing our top five technology related listings covering industries from medical to software.  

2018 National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week has arrived and while we like to think we celebrate small business every day here at Transworld - we can always use a good reason to cheer on the small businesses community in Colorado!   This week we will be sharing quotes about small business straight from the team members who work with them every day and have many years of experience themselves as small busin

2018 National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week has arrived and while we like to think we celebrate small business every day here at Transworld - we can always use a good reason to cheer on the small businesses community in Colorado!   This week we will be sharing quotes about small business straight from the team members who work with them every day and have many years of experience themselves as small busin

We Are More Than Just Transaction Advisors

We talk a lot about core values at Transworld - Rocky Mountain, because to us they aren’t just words you slap up on a website, they have gravitas. We take our core values of Tenacity, Learn & Grow, Be a Professional, and Small Business Advocacy to heart and try to embody them in our work every single day. We want to make sure we are supporting Colorado’s small business community in a h

2018 National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week has arrived and while we like to think we celebrate small business every day here at Transworld - we can always use a good reason to cheer on the small businesses community in Colorado!   This week we will be sharing quotes about small business straight from the team members who work with them every day and have many years of experience themselves as small busin

2018 National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week has arrived and while we like to think we celebrate small business every day here at Transworld - we can always use a good reason to cheer on the small businesses community in Colorado!   This week we will be sharing quotes about small business straight from the team members who work with them every day and have many years of experience themselves as small busin

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Listings $50K & Under

One of the many great aspects of Transworld - Rocky Mountain being the top business brokerage firm in our Colorado market, is the sheer number of businesses we have for sale. What this really means is that our customers have options to choose from. We also have businesses that come in every shape, size, industry, and price range imaginable. This week we thought we’d share a few of our highly

Your Business is Listed for Sale, Now What?

So your business is listed for sale with Transworld - Rocky Mountain, now what? While you may think the answer is complex, our advice is actually pretty simple. Keep up with your status quo!   If you usually get to work by 7:30 AM, grab coffee and start checking emails - do just that. If you have a sales meeting scheduled for every Wednesday at 12 noon, than keep those scheduled. The idea

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Home Improvement Distribution Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 24, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a home improvement distribution business

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Catering Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 24, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a catering company traded hands with the support of Al Fialkov

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Warfel, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Pack and  Ship Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 23, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local pack and ship business traded hands with the support of C

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Ross Haymes, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Dental Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 23, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a dental lab business traded hands with the aid and support of Ross Haymes. &n

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Matt Prescott, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Restaurant  Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 23, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a barbeque restaurant traded hands with the support of Business Bro

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings for Mid-April

One of the many exciting aspects of business brokerage is the opportunity to get to know businesses across industries you may never have been introduced to otherwise. Colorado has so many exciting, interesting, unique, and innovative businesses listed for sale - we’re lucky to live and work in this . Today we are sharing our top five new listings for Mid-April to show you the vastness of the

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Patrick Bombardiere, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Publishing Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 20, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local publishing company traded hands with the support of Patrick

Quarter One 2018 Market Insight Report

Introduction. The small business sector of the M&A market continues to grow, even following 2017’s record breaking data. In fact, BizBuySell’s survey of business brokers nationwide in December of 2017, showed that brokers expect the market to at least remain consistent if it does not continue to increase in the near future. In Transworld - Rocky Mountain’s specific service area,

The First Meeting: A Basic Company Review

After a buyer inquires about a business, has signed a non-disclosure agreement, and decides they are officially interested in learning more about the company, their broker will request a meeting with them to take the first steps towards getting to know the business for sale better.   The first meeting takes place between the broker and the buyer - the seller does not join the conversation u

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Fitness Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 16, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local gym traded hands with the support of Al Fialkovich. &n

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Restaurant Listings Under $400K

Colorado is home to an exciting and fast paced restaurant industry. If you add in all the other food and beverage related businesses here from breweries to popups, than you can tell Coloradans take their food fun pretty seriously! Today we are sharing our top five restaurant listings under $400K to serve as inspiration for the next hot spot we  will all be flocking to.   #1 Jefferson C

Transaction Announcement - Fitness Industry

Business Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Fitness Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (April 12, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local group fitness gym traded hands with the support of Chris Cantwell.

The Benefits of Using a Business Broker

Business brokers have finely honed expertise they use to support the sale of your business, in addition to their real estate licensing, they hold memberships with organizations such as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). These organizations provide industry support, a vast network, continuing education, training oppo

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Construction Industry Listings

Escaping the construction in Colorado is not going to happen anytime soon. So as the saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” Today we are sharing our top five construction industry, business listings for sale, so you can join the fun.   #1 Commercial Construction Business For Sale First place goes to a construction and landscaping business started in 2

A Buyer Inquires

One of Transworld’s service goals is to not simply list a business for sale, but to proactively market a business to identify a great buyer. So when a buyer eventually inquires on a business for sale, they can come from quite a few places. They may come in through our website listings or Biz Buy Sell, they can come as a referral from a trusted resource in our professional network like an att

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings for the End of March

April is upon us and we have some great new business listings to share with you. So with that here our our top five new listings for the end of March!   #1 Profitable Community Newsletter Publisher First place goes to a local publisher operating two profitable newsletters that is available for acquisition just south of the Denver Metro area. There is tremendous growth potential to add news

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Dry Cleaning Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (March 30, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local dry cleaning company exchanged hands with the help of Chris Cantwell. B

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Coffee Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (March 30, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local coffee shop exchanged hands with the help of Gary Goldwasser. Gary's pe

What Is EBITDA?

EBITDA is an acronym for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Using a company’s EBITDA allows an experienced business broker to develop the fair market value of a business. EBITDA allows for the elimination of non-operating costs that are unique to each business, while also allowing you to focus on a company’s operating profitability to measure its performan

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Warfel, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Yoga Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (March 28, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local yoga studio traded hands with the support of Chris Warfel.   &ldq

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Bar Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (March 28, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a sports bar traded through the support of Chris Cantwell.   “Colo

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Matt Prescott, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Massage Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (March 28, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a sports recovery and massage business was traded due to the support of Matt

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Chris Warfel, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes on a Franchise Business   Denver, Colo., United States (March 28, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a franchise sandwich shop traded to a new owner with the help of Chris Warfel.   &ld

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Very Colorado Listings

As a fellow Coloradoan you know how much we value certain things in life like a good outdoor adventure, a craft beer, our health & wellness, and well a good small business! So this weeks top five listings highlight some wonderful businesses that align well our Colorado values.   #1 Denver Brewery For Sale First place goes to a micro-brewery producing more than 50 styles of beer, including

Types of Business Ownership

There are many types of businesses, so it would make sense that there are also different types of business ownership. As the buyer of a business it is important to consider the type of business owner you would like to be to ensure that you choose a business accordingly. In the following discussion, we will outline the three main types of ownership so that you can make an informed decision about pu

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings for March

Spring is in the air bringing with it a number of new listings ready for the picking! So let’s dive in to our Top Five New Listings for March.   #1 Jefferson County Cafe For Sale First place goes to a café offering a range of hot and cold beverages, with a location that allows for a high volume of traffic year-round, with revenues and profits to match. The business serves six

The Seller’s Role Post Sale

The Question How long do sellers typically stay with their business following its sale?   The Answer The answer to this question depends on the business itself and, of course, the seller. If the business is quite a large manufacturing facility with a lot of moving parts, than the seller may stay up to a month, possibly longer. If the business is a small home based business or the buyer is

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Main Street Listings

Let’s harken back to the “day” when each town had their own main drag! Everyone gathered there from the local kids hanging at the candy counter to the ladies who “lunch” and the professionals visiting their local bank branch. The listings we are sharing today would all have a good place on our hypothetical main street - here are our top five main street listings! &nb

Delving Into Due Diligence

Buyers often wonder how they can confirm a business is actually a good purchase - and the answer to this musing is due diligence! In this article, we will be discussing a few areas to pay attention to during the due diligence process, that can often go overlooked.   1099 & W-2 Employees During due diligence a buyer will want to review the employee roster and make sure they understand which

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker,  Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Pet Industry in Vail Valley.   Denver, Colo., United States (March 6th, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a business in the pet industry traded hands with the sup

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker, Ross Haymes, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Cleaning Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (March 1st, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a commercial cleaning business traded hands with the support of Ross Haymes.

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Fitness Listings

Coloradans always seem to have fitness on their mind, from hitting the slopes to hiking a fourteener to a leisurely day of frisbee in the park. So this Friday we are sharing our top five fitness listings for those buyers who have a passion for physical fitness and entrepreneurship!   #1 Popular Fitness Franchise For Sale First place goes to an opportunity to join a great fitness franchise

Taking Your Business to Market

During the business sale process, following information collection, it is time for your Business Broker to get your listing out to the market! One of the main responsibilities of a business broker is to pair off buyers with sellers and visa versa. The marketing of each business is different depending on the specific business and its industry. Generally marketing activities are split into two categ

Transworld Presents Our Top Five B2B Service Listings

Running a small business can be hard, but a good B2B service provider can help alleviate some of the day to day workload. And with the number of small businesses in Colorado, owning a B2B service business is a great investment! This week’s business listings showcase our top B2B service listings.   #1 Niche Print and Graphics Business First place goes to a Denver based graphic design

Established is the Way to Go

When you don’t eat breakfast, you start your day running on fumes and by lunch time you are famished! But when you eat breakfast, even just a simple piece of fruit, you provide your body with the energy to make it through the day well energized. Buying an established business is like choosing to eat breakfast! You are able to give yourself a successful leg up whereas starting a business from

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings

February is an interesting time of year in Colorado. The new year is still settling into itself - the old one’s memory still very present. The weather can’t decide if it is warm or winter. And this year the Olympics are keeping us all on our toes! But despite the dichotomies of the new and old, Transworld - Rocky Mountain continues to trudge through 2018 in the background. So for today

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Commercial Cleaning Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (February 13th, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a commercial cleaning business traded

How to Increase the Value of Your Business

Most business owners eat, sleep, and breathe their businesses. But are they doing everything they can to build value into them? Increasing the value of your business has a number of benefits from building a stronger more resilient business to readying your business for sale when the time comes. Following are five strategies a business owner can implement to increase the value of their business. &

Buy Side Financial Disclosure

How to finance the purchase of a business is one of the bigger decisions to be made during the business acquisition process. Because of this, one of the initial steps when working with a buyer is to ensure they are financially qualified to make the business purchase. In the following discussion we will dissect the ins and outs of buy side financial disclosure.   There are several main reaso

Do You Have an Exit Strategy?

It is never too early to begin planning for a strategic exit from your business! While we like to think we are in control, you can never know what the future holds that could throw us off course. Putting in place a sound plan to exit your business will help facilitate a faster exit when the time comes and can provide for a higher return on investment.   The following options outline three o

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker,  Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Restaurant Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (February 9th, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a pizza restaurant traded hands with the support of Chris Cantwell.

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker,  Matt Prescott, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Restaurant Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (February 9th, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a restaurant traded hands with the support of Matt Prescott. &

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Listings Between $150K and $200K

We don’t like to brag much, but Transworld prides itself on having the highest number and widest range of business listings for sale in Colorado. Naturally due to the number of listings, they encompass a wide array of asking prices. On this February Friday, Transworld would like to present our top five listings between $150K and $200K.   #1 Roofing Business For Sale First place goes

Information Collection

After Building Your Team, the business sale process begins to get real with the collection of information by your broker. The information collection step while not everyone’s favorite, provides your broker with all of the necessary information to understand your business, and get it listed for sale!   Once the marketing agreement has been signed, your business broker will begin to col

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker,  Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Restaurant Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (February 7th, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a pizza and pasta restaurant traded hands with the support of

Transaction Announcement

Business Broker,  Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes a Transaction in the Gaming Retail Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (February 7th, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that retail game store traded hands with the support of Chris Ca

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Newest Listings for February

Can you believe it’s February already? We’ve been so busy over here growing and getting a start on 2018, that time is already flying by! But a new month means a lot of new listings. Today we will be sharing our newest listings for your viewing pleasure.   #1 Denver Coffee Shop For Sale First place goes to a coffee shop located in one of Denver’s fastest growing neighborho

A Brief Look at the Benefits of Growth Through Acquisition

Scaling a business organically can be a difficult, time and capital consuming task, however, there is an alternative option - buying an established business. Buying a business over scaling from scratch provides the owner with a number of advantages as outlined below.     Speed An acquisition provides instant scale and great opportunities for efficiency. Whereas starting from scra

What Makes Your Business an Ideal Purchase?

While all buyers are different, there are a number of factors that make a business an ideal purchase, buyer preferences aside. As a seller, you can keep these factors in mind to help move the needle for a prospective buyer. The considerations that follow will provide some great insight into what a buyer might be looking for. Established Revenue & Profitability: This shows stability and traction i

Transworld Presents Our Top Five “People Person” Listings

Do you have a knack for conversation and customer service? Does getting in front of a group of people energize you? Transworld’s top five listings this week all allow for some great human interaction within great businesses! Inquire today with one of our knowledgeable brokers for more information on these listings.   #1 Large Liquor Store For Sale - Lender Pre-Qualified First place g

Building Your Team

Following the preparation step of selling your business, comes one of the most integral parts of the process, building your team! Why is this step so integral, you might ask? Well, a good team can mean the difference between selling your business or not, or negotiating a good deal or not - are you starting to get the picture?   Building a team of qualified and experienced advisors will you

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Listings $50K and Under

Have you always dreamed of buying a business, but are unsure if you can afford one? Well, think again, with the numerous financing options available and these great businesses listed at $50K and under, you are sure to find a suitable option. So without further ado, Transworld would like to present our top five listings $50K and under!   #1 Cafe For Sale First place goes to a cafe that prov

How to Finance the Purchase of a Business?

How to Finance the Purchase of a Business? The idea of business ownership is a beautiful thing. It comes with dreams of flexible vacation schedules and contributing to your community, but then it all comes to a screeching halt when you begin to think about how to actually make it happen. Fear not! There a number of ways to purchase a business, one of which is surely to suit your financial situati

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Gregg Kunz, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Transaction in the Property Management Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (January 12th, 2018) – Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local property management company traded hands with the support of Bus

Quarter Four 2017 Market Insight Report

  Introduction The 2017 North American middle market (enterprise value between $10 million and $250 million) M&A environment was a strong one, exhibiting all time high transaction multiples and a high volume of cash-flush strategic and financial buyers creating a high demand for deals. Capital availability was also at an all time high since before the economic recession. This data suggests

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Specialty Food & Catering Businesses

Have you ever stepped into a specialty food shop, maybe a cheese or wine purveyor, and been transported to another place or time? I certainly have! These types of businesses are wonderful, they create a special experience for their customers through taste. Transworld has a number of these businesses for sale at the moment, which we highly suggest you consider!   #1 Concessions Business & Ca

Preparation

One of Transworld's core values is small business advocacy a key component of which is sharing educational information and resources with clients and our community to help them make informed decisions for the future of their business. So today we will begin working our way through the 12 step process of selling a business, starting with Preparation. Preparing for the sale of your business is

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Sales Training Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (January 4th, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local sales training business was traded to a new owner with

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Sales Training Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (January 4th, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local sales training business was traded to a new owner with

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Sales Training Industry   Denver, Colo., United States (January 4th, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local sales training business was traded to a new owner with

Preparation

One of Transworld’s core values is small business advocacy a key component of which is sharing educational information and resources with clients and our community to help them make informed decisions for the future of their business. So today we will begin working our way through the 12 step process of selling a business, starting with Preparation.   Preparing for the sale of your bu

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Rapid Sale Listings

The first work week of 2018 has reached its end point so we thought we would share some of our rapid sale listings to mark the occasion! These listings are extra special because their sellers are super motivated to connect with a buyer and transition out of their business. If you?re New Year?s resolution was to take control of your financial future through business ownership, one of this week?s to

What Is Your Business Worth?

The start of 2018 brings with it a certain amount of introspection into the status quo. It is also the time of year many small business owners review their business plans and develop ideas for the new year. All of this thinking and review may bring about the question, "How much is my business worth?" This is a great question to ask whether you are looking to grow your business or sell in 2018. Th

Transworld Presents our Top Five Unique Listings For Sale

Here at Transworld we work with quite a few small businesses each year, including highly specialized and category defying companies! So today we are sharing our top five unique listings, that, well, you just won?t run into every day. #1 Niche Gutter Service Business For Sale First place goes to a business that provides gutter guards for residential housing to protect homes from water damage and i

Buying a Franchise is a Great Idea

One of the many reasons entrepreneurs gravitate towards a franchise business is the minimization of risk! The franchise business model is a proven model with processes in place and a much lower failure rate than that of a startup business. Franchises truly offer the opportunity to buy into the independence of a small business, but with the benefit of a larger business network. Part of this lower

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Restaurant Listings

Colorado loves its restaurants and we think you probably do too! So today we have a roundup of our top five restaurant listings for sale! #1 Popular Take Out Restaurant For Sale First place goes to a popular take out restaurant in Jefferson County serving breakfast and lunch food to its customers. This turnkey restaurant has an outstanding reputation for high-quality, take out food prepared quick

The Financial Documents Needed to Sell Your Business

It is our job to help prepare a seller and their business for the sale process and part of this discussion is identifying the records and documents we will need to substantiate the business. At the start of working with a seller it is necessary to evaluate their business and provide a valuation of its worth as a starting point for determining the sales price. At this point access to their total s

Transaction Announcement

Broker and Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Medical Equipment Industry Denver, Colo., United States (December 20th, 2017) - Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a medical equipment company traded hands with the support of Business Br

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Gregg Kunz, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes a Transaction in the Laundry Industry Denver, Colo., United States (December 15th, 2017) - Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a coin laundromat traded hands with the support of the sell side broker, Gregg Kunz, and the buy side broke

The Benefits of Buying Established

Many future entrepreneurs ask themselves whether they should start up their own business or buy an existing one and there are certainly pros and cons to each. To decide on their ultimate path, prospective business owners need to ask themselves the following questions to figure out what will work best for them and their business plans. How unique is my business idea? If the business idea and conse

Advocating For Your Small Business

Business Brokers get the chance to work with a lot of people on a daily basis from professionals selling their businesses, and co-broking with other business brokers to attorneys, CPAs and future entrepreneurs. All of these daily interactions can make it confusing as to whom we are advocating for. But at the end of the day we are always advocating for your small business – its current succes

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Cleaning Industry Denver, Colo., United States (November 27, 2017) – Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a local franchise cleaning business exchanged hands with the help of Gary Goldwasser. “I&rsqu

Addressing the Changes to the Standard Operating Procedures of the SBA Loan Program

Dear Current and Future Clients, The last quarter of the year is a time for strategic planning for the next year and with this preparation comes a chance to ensure we are supporting our current and future clients as best we can. So with that, we would like to address the changes in the Standard Operating Procedures for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan program that will be pu

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Cleaning Industry Denver, Colo., United States (November 27, 2017) - Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a local franchise cleaning business exchanged hands with the help of Gary Goldwasser. "I've had this f

When It Comes to Selling Your Business, Timing is Key

Many business owners, when they get their business up and running, do not build their exit into their business plan. But why not? When you start your business, you may have plans to keep it in the family or planning for your exit is just one more thing on your plate that you just don’t have the time for. But what if something happens, and you need to retire early? Or your children don&rsqu

Is 2018 the Year to Sell?

As we start our journey through the holiday season, beginning with Thanksgiving tomorrow, many adults begin to reflect on the status quo. Am I where I wanted to be at 45, 55, 65…? Am I making enough money to continue to support my family, pay for college, and save for retirement? Is 2018 the year I would like to sell my business and retire to spend time with my family and to travel? These a

Who is Qualified to Sell My Business?

Selling your business is one of the most significant decisions an entrepreneur can make. Often times a substantial amount of a business owner’s wealth is tied up in their business and they are unsure of how to extract that wealth and from what professional they should seek guidance from. When thinking about selling it is integral to select a quality team of industry-familiar professionals to

Q3 2017 Market Insight Report

Each quarter Transworld reviews various quarterly reports put out by Biz Buy Sell, the International Business Broker's Association, and PitchBook along with our own internal data to provide a comprehensive quarterly report for our clients and partners in Colorado. These reviews give us a chance to identify trends and highlights of import so we can best advise our clients in the long term. On

Confidentiality & The Sale of Your Business

When we sit down with a new seller and begin to discuss their situation and the exit goals they have, one of their main concerns usually has to do with the confidentiality of their sale. The seller may be nervous that they could lose customers or employees if they hear they plan to sell. Some sellers have concerns over competitors finding out their trade secrets. Whatever the reason may be, Transw

Why Rent When You Can Own Your Job & Your Future

As Coloradans, we are all too familiar with the insanity that can be renting a home or an apartment. Renters pay a premium to live in almost every area of Colorado, and along with those premiums, is a less than premium lifestyle. Often times renters find themselves dealing with absentee landlords, maintenance issues that lay in wait for months, crumbling infrastructure and slow Internet! So when g

How Can You Prepare Yourself for Buying a Business?

So you have officially decided you would like to buy a business! But what should you do next to prepare yourself for the process? In the following article, we have identified a number of topics to consider when beginning the process of purchasing a business, so you can best prepare yourself to start your entrepreneurship journey. Strong Suits. Now is as good a time as any to review your profession

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Closes A Breakfast and Lunch Cafe Transaction Denver, Colo., United States (October 13, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors -  Rocky Mountain, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a local franchise cafe has traded to a new owner due to the support of Chris Cantwell. "This was

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Brewing Industry Denver, Colo., United States (October 13th, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a local brewery traded to a new owner due to the support of Chris Cantwell."This was the second brewery recently

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes Deal in the Brewpub Industry Denver, Colo., United States (October 10, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a brewery and restaurant in Colorado Springs, traded to a new owner due to the support of Chris Cantwell. "Living and

Common Seller Questions Addressed

Most professionals thinking about selling their business have never been through the process before, so they naturally have quite a few questions about starting the process and the actual process itself. So today we will be addressing some of the questions we hear quite often from our sellers to hopefully ease your mind. I have been thinking about selling my business myself, is this something I ca

#12 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: Training and Transition

The work of closing a transaction is not quite complete following the actual closing activities, as described in blog eleven of our series. There is one final step in the process and that is training and transition! The Training and Transition period takes place the day of, or soon after Closing. The Buyer and Seller, in concert, hold a closing meeting with management and employees of the company

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in a Niche Manufacturing Industry Denver, Colo., United States (September 29, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce Colorado Industrial Wood Products traded to a new owner due to the support of Gary Goldwasser. "This

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado Closes A Transaction in the Architectural Model Industry Denver, Colo., United States (September 18, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a nationally recognized architectural model display firm traded to a new owner due to the support of

Using the SBA Loan Program to Finance a Business Acquisition

Using the SBA Loan Program to finance a business acquisition is a great financial tool. Transworld has great familiarity with this loan program and works with various lenders with the SBA preferred lender designation on a regular basis. In the following brief discussion, we will outline the basics of using an SBA loan to buy a business. An SBA loan is partially guaranteed by the United States'

Should You Sell Your Business at Its Peak?

As business owners, we want to reap the benefits of our businesses doing well for as long as possible. However, when you are planning a strategic exit it might be smart to sell at the peak of your business's performance. Although that seems counterintuitive it can be an ideal time to sell your business because of the reasons we have outlined below! Highest Valuation. Valuations of companies a

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Closes Deal in the Brewpub Industry Denver, Colo., United States (September 20, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a brewery and restaurant in Colorado Springs, traded to a new owner due to the support of Chris Cantwell. "Living and wo

The Benefits of Buying an Established Business

The dream of business ownership is alive and well these days, especially in Colorado. As of 2015, the state is home to nearly 600,000 small businesses which employ almost 1,000,000 people! Every day you hear about a new start up being launched or a company taking its headquarters to Colorado. Business is good! So for today's discussion, we thought it would be important to address the benefits

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Gary Goldwasser, of Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Closes Deal in the Business Service Industry Denver, Colo., United States (September 8, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a business service company providing direct mail and printing services, traded to a new owner due to the suppor

#11 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: Closing

Finally following our discussions of Pre-Closing in blog ten of our series we have made it to Closing! Closing is that monumental step that everyone pictures in their mind when thinking about buying or selling a business. It brings up that great image of contracts being signed with fountain pens and keys jingling as they are exchanged. In actuality, most closings are done virtually these days. The

What Makes a Business Salable?

Business ownership is a unique venture. It gives the owner the opportunity to be in control and work for themselves. But most importantly, it is the chance to work in an industry you love, or produce a product or provide a service you feel strongly about. This is all fine and dandy until it comes time to exit your business and you wonder if it was all worth it in the end; is your business truly sa

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Matt Prescott, of Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Closes Deal in the Wine and Spirits IndustryDenver, Colo., United States (August 23, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local purveyor of wine and spirits, traded to a new owner due to the support of Matt Prescott. "I felt lucky to ha

#9 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: Due Diligence

The letter of intent was submitted in part eight of our blog post series and now comes the time for due diligence. The due diligence period is outlined in the letter of intent and is a time for the buyer to explore the business in question. The length of time for due diligence varies, but generally, a week or two for small businesses is all that is required. During this period of validation for th

#10 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: Pre-Closing

In part nine of our series, we walked through the Due Diligence period. Now it might seem that the next natural step is the Closing period, but there is a lot of work to complete between now and Closing! So we have made room for a step in the process called Pre-Closing. It is during this step that a whirlwind of work is finished so that the buyers and sellers can be taken to close. Pre-Closing inc

Transworld and UFG To Host Business Buyer's Symposium This Fall in Littleton

Conference Event To Prepare and Connect Buyers with Established Business Opportunities and Franchises Transworld Denver and United Franchise Group will host the first annual Business Buyer's Symposium on October 12, 2017, at The Falls Event Center in Littleton, Colorado. A driving reason for the event is the fact that Colorado is home to upwards of 600,000 small businesses that employ an impr

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Advises Trade of Local Favorite Restaurant To Make Room for Ramen Denver, Colo., United States (August 10, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a local restaurant has been successfully traded due to the brokerage services of Chris Cantwe

The Complexities of the Liquor License Transfer in Denver

Working in business brokerage, Transworld Colorado is used to performing a number of i dotting and t crossing activities. But recently there have been some changes to the regulations governing liquor license transfers that we sought professional help to better understand. Enter Peter Nemkov, a private practice attorney with Nemkov and Bonifazi, PLLC who boasts deal experience with approximately 2,

How To Buy a Business with Transworld

Has your dream always been to work for yourself? Or are you getting tired of working in the corporate world and looking for an alternative option to provide for your family? If your answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then you may be interested in purchasing an established business with the help of Transworld Business Advisors of Denver. Buying an established business is a great way to

Q2 2017 Market Insight Report

Each quarter Transworld Denver reviews various reports put out by Biz Buy Sell, the International Business Broker's Association, and PitchBook along with our own internal findings stemming from transactions and trends. We compile all of this information to keep us in tune with the M&A industry and the economy as a whole. These reveiws also give us the opportunity to share some market highligh

Transaction Announcement

Broker, Chris Cantwell, of Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Takes Advisory Role in Trade of Two Franchise Fitness Nutrition Companies Denver, Colo., United States (July 26, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that two franchise locations in the fitness nutrition industry have been successfully traded

Transaction Announcement

Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Takes Advisory Role Toward the Successful Trade in Massage Industry to New Buyer Denver, Colo., United States (July 14, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that an area Massage Franchise has been successfully traded to a new owner due to the brokerage services of Came

Transaction Announcement

Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Internally Co-Brokes a Deal to Trade Massage Company Denver, Colo., United States (July 14, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce that a Massage Company has been successfully traded with the help of Matt Prescott, the Seller representative, and Cameron Pourhassanian, th

Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Transaction Announcement

Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Represents Cafe in Successful TradeDenver, Colo., United States (July 11, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a Cafe has successfully been traded to a new buyer due to the efforts of Broker, Gary Goldwasser, a previous small business owner himself. Transworld Denver s

Identifying the Right Attorney for a Business Transaction

Selling a business is a process that requires organization - a lot of "t" crossing and "i" dotting. Building a team of professionals to support this process is integral to ensuring a smooth transaction. Aside from working closely with an established business broker, hiring a transactional attorney will provide you much-needed leverage and support especially when you reach the closing table. When i

Transaction Announcement

Transworld Business Advisors of Denver Advises on the Successful Transition of Commercial Janitorial Company to Buyer Denver, Colo., United States (July 11, 2017) Transworld Business Advisors of Denver, a leading business brokerage firm in the state of Colorado, is pleased to announce a Commercial Janitorial company has successfully been traded due to the support of Managing Director, Al Fialkovi

The Why Behind Buy-Side Financial Disclosure and Qualification

One of the most significant aspects of each business transaction Transworld supports is the decision of how it is going to be funded. This is not only a concern from the Seller's side but also the Buyer's side as well. One of the initial steps, when working with buyers of a business, is to make sure the buyer is financially qualified to purchase the business in which they have an interes

Featured Closing in the Print Industry

Business Broker, Gary Goldwasser, who has a background in the print industry was able to connect a great buyer and seller this week! The buyer, who currently owns a print and specialty incentive business, was looking to make an acquisition in the print brokerage business. Because of Gary's industry experience, he was able to identify a potential seller. As many in the M&A industry are familia

Want to be a Leader? Here's What it Takes.

Leadership isn't about a specific title, nor is it about telling people what to do. Leadership is more about propelling your team on a path of success, maximizing potential and providing guidance. Leadership is not for everyone, neither is business ownership. They both take the strength of will, tenacity and the ability to shoulder great responsibility. Being a great leader takes even more ef

How Long Does it Take to Sell a Business (Part 2)

We received a lot of feedback from our first post on how long it takes to sell a business. So to follow up our Managing Director, Al Fialkovich, has answered a few of the questions we received here:   Based on businesses you've sold and the market, can you give us an average length of time it takes to sell a business? Typically, the industry average to sell a business is 9.5 mo

#8 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: The Letter of Intent

In our last post in our buying and selling series, the buyer participated in their second meeting and review of the company with the broker and seller. The buyer is now ready to submit a letter of intent (LOI) to the seller with the help of their broker. The LOI will outline the ideal specifics of the deal structure inclusive of the following information: The price the buyer is willing to

Is My Business Salable?

Is my business salable? This is a question every business owner ponders and it may even keep them up at night. But it doesn?t have to, by the end of this discussion you will be able to deduce whether your business has what it takes to be sold. While there are many variables that intersect and create an?opportunity for sale (or not), at the end of the day the market will dictate whether your busin

How Much Does a Franchise Cost?

There's an old saying, "You have to spend money to make money." In a franchise business, you can spend as little as $10,000, and still make money. Once you've decided that you want a franchised business the next step is to determine what industry category you are interested in, for example, food, service, pet care, etc. Then you determine what franchise business you can afford within the

Second Annual Charity Ascent Hosted By Transworld Business Advisors of Denver

Mount Sherman Hike To Support Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. Transworld Business Advisors of Denver is pleased to announce its second annual Charity Ascent. This fourteener hike raises funds, awareness, and support for Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc., Transworld's philanthropic partner. On Friday, August 12th, 2016, participants will summit Mount Sherman in a unexampled fund

Transworld Hikes to Raise Funds & Awareness for Junior Achievement

This past Friday our Transworld Denver team and other fellow entrepreneurs climbed one of Colorado's famous 14ers (14,000-foot mountains for you non-locals!) to raise funds and awareness for Junior Achievement of Rocky Mountain. The Charity Ascent will be an annual event for us to support one a local charity that really supports the mission and vision we live by.   Junior Achievement p

What Does The Transworld Sale Process Look Like?

When selling a business, there is a lot on the line thus lending itself to a stressful situation for most business owners. This is especially the case when you're not familiar with each step of the sale process. Developed via 35+ years of experience, Transworld Business Advisors has mastered a system for selling a business which provides a complete and seamless experience for both buyers and

How to Buy a Business in Colorado

The New Year brings many resolutions; one of the top every year, however, is a change of career. To some, that may mean changing a job, but to others, it may mean entering a new business or becoming an entrepreneur for the first time. As, small business brokers, we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we have compiled the top five things every individual should know before t

Congratulations to Syncroness!

We were honored to sponsor the 2016 Small Business of the Year award for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The annual Business Awards recognize leading organizations large and small for business excellence and community impact in the Denver Metro area. Congratulations to Syncroness, who was named the 2016 Small Business of the Year! About Sycroness A proven engineering partner for achie

Why You Should Use a Business Broker to Sell Your Business

When business owners are looking to transition out of their business for a variety of reasons - relocation, retirement, and change of career - they are presented with multiple options in regards to the future of their company. Should they close? Transfer to an employee or family member? Or sell? And if they sell should they do it on their on or through a small business broker. If the choice is to

What Are Buyers Looking For?

Believe it or not, we frequently have buyers stop into the office and say, "I have cash and would like to buy a business, what do you have available?" It's surprising to think that someone would want to buy a business and have no idea what they wanted to buy, but it certainly happens. Why is that? Many buyers shopping today have owned small to medium sized businesses before and ha

The Baby Boomer Seller Tsunami: How it Affects the Value of your Business

No one can argue that the impending baby boomers retirement will affect how business markets operate currently. And it will be no different for mergers and acquisitions and small business sales. In the current market, it is estimated that approximately 30,000 - 50,000 business sales occur every year. With the wave of baby boomers planning to exit their businesses, however, SME Research predicts th

What Financing Methods Are Available When Purchasing A Business?

If you are interested in purchasing your own business and becoming your own boss but aren't sure if you have the finances to do so, you are not alone. A lot of people aren't aware that there are multiple ways to finance the purchase of a business. The most common ways we see people finance the purchase of a business are Cash, Bank Financing, Seller Financing, and Investors. Cash You

How Long Does It Take To Sell A Business?

How long does it take to sell a business? I can say, without fear of contradiction, "It depends." It depends on the market: Right now the market for business sales is warm to hot. The economy is improving, especially in Colorado Currently, money for business acquisitions is cheap. Baby Boomers are leaving the corporate world in droves, and many are looking for Career 2.0. It depends on th

How Do I Get My Business Ready for Sale?

How can you get your business ready to sell? First, we need to answer this question, "How soon are you planning to sell?" If you want to start the process right away, then we will stick to the basics. #1. Get your financial reports in shape. Buyers typically want to see at least three years of financial data. When we list a company at Transworld, we will ask for three years of tax returns, plus

What is a Franchise Business?

Are you a visionary entrepreneur who wants to be your own boss, but you're not willing to take on the risk of starting your own business from scratch? Franchising can be a great alternative if you want the support of a franchise company in the start-up phase of your business. The term frequently used is "buying a business in a box." A franchise is a successful business concept in which indiv

SBA Loan Closed in 15 Days!

There are many ways to finance a business acquisition, and one of those ways is through the SBA 7(a) program. With this program, you are typically required to put 20-30% of the business purchase price down and the rest is financed over a 25 year period.   All banks have their own specific requirements for the loan. Recently one of our partner lenders was able to secure and close financing f

What is Seller Financing?

"Financing. Where do I get it?" It's one of the most frequently asked questions we encounter with potential business buyers and, perhaps, the one with the biggest number of answers! At Transworld, we specialize in walking buyers through different financing options. Some options are well-known, like SBA Loans, Conventional Loans, and the use of private investors. Other financing options may no

Transworld CEO, Jessica Fialkovich, Honored with Business Award

Denver Dames, a community of women business executives and entrepreneurs, honored Transworld Business Advisors of Denver's CEO, Jessica Fialkovich, with its inaugural Evolving Women in Business Award on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The award recognizes female industry leaders dedicated to growing both their companies and communities and who own, operate or hold a high-level position in a small to

2014 Second Quarter Report, Colorado

While the small business sales market continues to thrive, Colorado is seeing similar statistics to the rest of the nation. According to bizbuysell.com, the market has reached its highest volume since the recession in 2008. With these second quarter numbers, we have surpassed Q2 numbers of 2013 and expect the market to continue on this path and surpass the total volume of 2013 by year's end.

How Much is My Business Worth?

If you are a business owner contemplating selling your company, chances are your first question is "How much is my business worth?" This logical inquiry into a company's worth is the number one concern of most of our sellers and is of the utmost importance to any qualified potential buyer. So how should you go about finding out the true valuation of your company when preparing for a sale

An Overview of Seller Financing in a Business Transaction

Almost 90% of business owners have never sold a business before. So if you are beginning your research on how to sell your business, and haven't got a clue where to start, you are not alone. One of the many terms thrown around in discussions of a business acquisition or sale is seller financing. A term that almost immediately solicits a negative reaction from most sellers, it is not one tha

Is 2016 the Year to Sell Your Business?

Reports for small business sales in 2015 hit the internet this week. According to BuyBizSell.com's Insight Report, "While the number of businesses that changed hands decreased slightly [in 2015], key financial indicators reached all-time highs, indicating a healthy, more balanced market." Does that mean that 2016 is going to improve even more? Is 2016 the year to sell your business? We have

Independent Contractor Resources

As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we understand that independent contractors can be a benefit and a detriment to a business, particularly during a business sale. We have created a three-part series that will describe independent contractors, how they affect a business sale and how to make sure you are following regulations to avoid penalties or problems during a sal

What Does a Business Broker Charge?

You are selling your business. Great! You've decided to use a business broker. Even better. A professional business broker will guide you through the entire process --> analysis and pricing, development of a custom marketing strategy, buyer search and qualification, deal structuring, and negotiation and of course, closing. What Does a Business Broker Charge? The truth is, it depends on the

How Independent Contractors Can Affect the Sale of a Business

As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we understand that independent contractors can be a major influence on a business and particularly a business sale. We have created a three-part series that will describe independent contractors, how they affect a business sale and how to make sure you are following regulations to avoid penalties. In Part 2 of our series, we describ

How Long Does It Take to Sell a Business?

How long does it take to sell a business? I can say, without fear of contradiction, "It depends." It depends on the market: At this very moment, the market for business sales is warm to hot. The economy is improving, especially in Colorado, but it will not stay that way forever. Currently, money for business acquisitions is cheap. Baby Boomers are leaving the corporate world in droves, and m

What Records Should I Make Available to a Potential Buyer?

Yes, this is business, but for you, the small business owner, it feels personal. Your business is special, important and it is yours. So when it comes time to revealing sensitive information to a total stranger (the buyer), it is natural for you to be cautious. It is true, that potential buyer is a stranger. It is someone who probably doesn't know you and someone who most certainly is not pr

Business Sale Report: Q1 2015

Business Sale Report: Q1 2015 Download the full market report including our closings for the first quarter here. This first quarter we saw activity up year over year from 2014. There are higher multiples being paid for good businesses for a number of reasons: 1. The economy continues to strengthen 2. Financials from operations continue to improve as the recession falls further behind us 3. Finan

Why Should You Buy An Established Business?

One question emerging entrepreneurs often ask themselves is whether to buy an existing business or start a new one. It is an important question and there are pros and cons to either decision. Prospective business owners need to ask themselves a few key questions. How unique is my business idea? If the business plan is new to an area, there may be no businesses available for acquisition that would

Buying an Established Business: The Choices

Thinking about starting a new business can be overwhelming. Starting your own business involves developing an idea and turning that idea into a successful business plan and then actually building the business from the ground up. Not to mention forming a customer base over an extended startup phase, marketing the new business, hiring employees and establishing cash flow. All without a track record

Introduction to Independent Contractors

As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we understand that independent contractors can be both a benefit and a detriment to a business and particularly during a business sale. We have created a three-part series that will describe what independent contractors are, how they affect a business sale, and how to make sure you are following regulations to avoid penalties or pro

Transworld Hosts Inaugural Charity Ascent

Mount Sherman Hike To Support Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.     July 2, 2015- DENVER, CO, July 2, 2015 Transworld Business Advisors of Denver is pleased to announce its first-ever "Charity Ascent" hike to raise funds, awareness and support for Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. their 2015 philanthropic partner. The hike to the summit of Mount Sherman, one of

Top 5 Ways a Seller Can Make Themselves Attractive to a Buyer: Industry

When business owners are preparing to sell their businesses, there are many ways they can make themselves attractive to buyers. As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we have compiled the top five ways sellers can make themselves attractive to buyers. In Part 2 of our series, we will focus on Industry. We all know industries experience ups and downs. Factors that might

Top 5 Ways a Seller Can Make Themselves Attractive to a Buyer: Culture

When business owners are preparing to sell their businesses, there are many ways they can make themselves attractive to buyers. As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we have compiled the top five ways sellers can make themselves attractive to buyers. In Part 2 of our series, we will focus on Culture. When a buyer is looking to buy a business he/she wants his/her cultur

I Just Bought a Business. Now What Do I Do?

It's a fair question. Often buyers get deeply immersed in the buying process: the search, the negotiations, and the financing and quickly neglect the purpose of the end result. Then when the sale closes, the buyer must shift gears quickly and may not feel fully prepared to dive into their newly acquired business. To get you started here are some things to consider following the successful pu

So You've Liquidated Your Business, Now What?

Avoiding common mistakes after selling your business can be a challenge. People tend to make decisions through their own lens of experience, and chances are if you have started or run a business and are now selling your business, you may want to do it again. What do you need to consider before redeploying your assets into a new venture? There are three keys to a successful transition from business

Top 5 Ways a Seller Can Make Themselves Attractive to a Buyer: Reputation

Part 3: Reputation When business owners are preparing to sell their businesses, there are many ways they can make themselves attractive to buyers. As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we have compiled the top five ways sellers can make themselves attractive to buyers. In Part 3 of our series, we will focus on Reputation. A business's reputation is not only vital

Top 5 Ways a Seller Can Make Themselves Attractive to a Buyer: Organizational Structure

Part 2: Organizational Structure When business owners are preparing to sell their businesses, there are many ways they can make themselves attractive to buyers. As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we have compiled the top five ways sellers can make themselves attractive to buyers. In Part 2 of our series, we will focus on Organizational Structure. The way a business

Buying a Business in a Box

Are you a motivated entrepreneur with dreams of being your own boss? Has the idea of building a business from the ground up become a barrier to your dream? Does the thought of purchasing someone else's business leave you less than excited? Then buying into a franchise may be the key to moving your dreams into reality. Frequently termed business in a box, the franchise is an option to become y

How Can I Prevent My Employees/Customers/Vendors from Knowing I'm Selling my Business?

The question boils down to confidentiality. Maintaining confidentiality is critical to the business owner while they sell their business. After all, the process of selling a business typically takes several months from start to finish, which is a lot of time for the reputation or profits of a business to become marred from sale rumors. Business owners are rightfully concerned that their busi

Top 5 Ways a Seller Can Make Themselves Attractive to a Buyer: Cash Flow

Part 1: Cash Flow When business owners are preparing to sell their businesses, there are many ways they can make themselves attractive to buyers. As we represent many current and new business owners in Colorado, we have compiled the top five ways sellers can make themselves attractive to buyers. In Part 1 of our series, we will focus on Cash Flow. When business owners are preparing to sell their

What Financial Records Will I Need to Share to Sell my Business?

Working at Transworld we have discussions with sellers on a daily basis. Inevitably the question of, "What financial records will I need to share to sell my business?" arises. In my experience sellers are cautious about with whom they share their financial records and at what point in the process this will take place. To begin allaying the Seller's trepidation and before reviewing any documen

The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Franchising

Franchising. You hear about it. You read about how successful the country's top franchised businesses are (Subway, Supercuts, Denny's) but is buying a franchise a good option for you? Let us take a second to break down the who, what, when, where and why of franchising. But we aren't going to give the advice here, we are leaving it up to some business owners who have done it (and are

Size Matters

When it comes to selling a business, size does matter. The data shows that there is a direct correlation between the total sales of a small business and the price it can command when it is sold. The chart below shows the trend of the average transaction price for companies, expressed as a multiple of Seller Discretionary Income (SDE). The chart depicts that larger companies consistently outperform

Featured Closing: A Service Provider to Home Remodeling

This week our Managing Director, Al Fialkovich closed on a business transaction in the home remodeling industry. This business has multiple locations. The company is family owned, which made them a great fit for Transworld to work with as we specialize in closely held and family owned companies. The previous owner has plans to relocate their family and is ready to take their next steps now that th

How Attractive is Your Business to Potential Buyers?

The sale of your "built from scratch" business is something many business owners consider from time to time. Whether you are very serious about the sale of your business or still unsure, it can be useful to review key aspects that attract buyers when considering a business acquisition. Businesses, even small ones, are inherently diverse animals. This translates to a wide spectrum of key items to

How Long Does it Take to Sell a Business?

There are many factors that play into the length of time a business stays on the market between its official listing date to the moment of its contract close. Timing, especially, plays a big role in this area. It is important to put in solid preparation efforts prior to listing a business for sale otherwise it may needlessly sit on the market for longer than anticipated. Making sure the business i

Featured Closing: A Restaurant in the DTC

Just before the end of 2016 our esteemed broker, Chris Cantwell, successfully closed on Nature's Table in the Denver Tech Center. This restaurant offered buyers a unique opportunity to work in the restaurant industry for a franchise located in a DTC office building. We say unique because of the businesses location, which created the rare opportunity to manage a restaurant with nights, weekend

Second Quarter Market Insight Report

Each quarter Transworld reviews BizBuySell's Quarterly Market Insight Report to keep us in tune with happenings within our industry and the economy as a whole. This also gives us the opportunity to share some market highlights with our readers. The first half of 2016 showed small business transactions to be trending up over last year. This second quarter report also showcased the market'

Franchising Your Business: A Brief Guide

Are you interested in expanding your business, but unsure of where to begin? This brief guide will explore several of the possible options for business expansion. One instance is to continue operating from one location and aim to expand your customer base. This option, on the one hand, keeps the cost of expansion low but can also be limiting. One location can only handle so much increase in busine

To Sell or Not to Sell: Is 2017 the Right Year For You?

As we ring in 2017 now is as good a time as any to begin a personal and professional evaluation of your business. Here I will share a few questions you can ask yourself to begin the discussion. Are you ready to sell your business? Do you still enjoy working the day-to-day or has the routine become monotonous or worse - stressful? Are you ready to move on to a different industry, career path or ma

Common Questions: The Prospective Seller's Edition

When meeting with prospective clients looking to sell their businesses, there are a handful of questions we are frequently asked. Because we hear them so often, I thought addressing them here with our readers would be useful! Please keep in mind though the following question and answers may not be all inclusive, they will provide an adequate starting point for those considering the sale of their b

Planning For a Business Sale: When is the Right Time?

The simple answer to this question is from day one. Most business advisors will recommend you start with an endgame in mind, whether it is 5, 10 or 30 years down the road. Even if you, as the business owner, think the plan may change, it is best to plan from the start and keep in mind that you may need to re-evaluate your plans every few years. For discussion purposes let us use 10 years as our t

Purchase Price Payment

As a buyer, you might be nervous that you will be required to pay the entirety of a business's purchase price up front. No matter the business, the purchase price is likely going to be a large sum of money that would make anyone woozy thinking about paying it in full on the spot. However, there are actually several ways to purchase a business and no they do not require the buyer to pay the en

Charity Ascent 2016: A Real Hiking Success

While many were still enjoying their last few hours of sleep this past Friday, the Transworld Denver team rose early to make the nearly 2-hour trek to Leadville, Colorado where Mount Sherman resides. There were 20 attendees in total the morning of the hike, between the Transworld staff and community members. The hike began promptly at 8 AM on a cool and slightly cloudy morning, with the first team

The Art, Relevance and Importance of Matching Suitable Buyers and Sellers

Interviewing buyers is an important step in helping to better understand the motivation, goals and objectives of the buyer and to help screen some business options for them to consider. This process includes the discussion of many of the following important issues: Delving into the buyer's previous industry and career background. Types of businesses and industries that interest the buyer

What Are Buyers Looking For in a Business?

It is not outside the realm of possibility that a buyer approaches Transworld having access to cash and an interest in buying a business, but without a particular business in mind. This type of buyer is typically someone who has previously owned a business and were successful in developing the business and they want to replicate this process with a new venture. There are also buyers who are lookin

The Centurion Award: A Transworld Team Celebration

On August 11, 2016, Andrew Cagnetta, Owner, and CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, LLC., recognized the Transworld Denver office for reaching 100 business listings. The Centurion Award is highly appreciated by the Transworld team, especially the brokers, who have been putting in solid, hard hours to reach the esteemed goal. The plaque represents a big milestone for the company as this higher lis

Seller Financing: The Key to Getting Smaller Deals Done

Question: How am I going to make your life easier? Answer: Seller Financing! This exchange was repeated many times during my first broker training class at the Transworld headquarters. Our instructor, a veteran business broker with over 30 years of experience, kept repeating these statements - drilling them into our head. But alas it worked, because I still remember it clearly years later.&nb

Financing a Business Purchase Through an SBA Loan

There are a number of ways to finance the purchase of a business including but not limited to cash, a combination of cash and a promissory note, through a 401(k) rollover investment or an SBA loan. Today we will be discussing the latter, the SBA loan. In the coming discussion, you will learn what the SBA loan qualification and closing process look like. An SBA loan is a type of loan where a porti

The Importance of Free Cash Flow

To discuss the importance of Free Cash Flow, within a business, I would first like to set the scene using the story of Joe Smith, CEO of Good Investments as an example. Joe Smith just received some financial statements from his Secretary showing 5 million dollars in revenue for the quarter. Upon the first review of these statements, he is feeling pretty good about the success of his company! Now

Movin' On Up To The...River North Art District!

Transworld has been living and working in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood for some time now. We've enjoyed the convenience of a beautiful, walkable community, a few too many coffee shops just blocks away and numerous restaurants to hold client meetings. Sadly though we must bid our sweet neighborhood goodbye. We have grown to a team of 11 over the past year and we are simply too big to fi

Featured Closing: An Industrial Recycling Company

This week Al Fialkovich closed on a business transaction in the industrial recycling industry, an area which he specializes in. The business has been operating successfully for more than 15 years under continuous ownership. It is considered a mature business that has been churning a significant profit since its inception. The previous owner plans to continue on with the business during the transit

Preparing for a Successful Transition

When a business owner considers selling their business, it is likely due to one of the following reasons. Some may be tired and frustrated with the day-to-day operations of their business. Some have a desire for more free time to spend with family or manage their life obligations. Others are struggling with their finances and feel like they are in over their head. Some wish to move into reti

RE: Business Owners - Don't Stop Doing What You Do Best

You have worked tirelessly to grow your business. You have helped your business grow from a one person, owner/operator operation to a nice sized, 10-employee company. Now you have reached a point where you feel it is time to move on. It is the prime time to sell your business; it is successful and enjoys a solid customer following. So you decide to meet with a local business broker and begin the

How to Select an Attorney to Represent the Sale of Your Business

So you have decided to sell your business and have already signed with an accomplished broker, what should your next step be? Selecting an attorney to represent the sale of your business will give you the upper hand during the deal making process. Selling your business can be complicated, add to this the stress of preparing for the transaction, your emotional investment in the business, as well a

The Specifics of a Letter of Intent

You have finally identified the right business for you and you are excited to begin the process of putting in an offer. But what, you wonder, does an offer look like? The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the starting point in putting together and submitting a formal offer to acquire a business. The LOI will spell out the terms of the purchase and the transition period and will eventually act as the frame

Denver Startup Week: A Record-Breaking Success

For the first time on Friday, September 16th, Transworld Denver along with the Doida Law Group, participated in Denver Startup Week (DSW). This was a great honor as DSW received more than 500 session proposals and could only schedule a select fraction of this number for the week long event. Transworld felt esteemed to be part of this select fraction and by a jury of our peers no less. DSW is the

Due Diligence: Providing Confidence for Your Purchase

Congratulations! Your offer to buy a business has been accepted. But how can you be sure the information provided by the seller is accurate? Due Diligence is the answer to your question. Following the acceptance of the buyer's offer (or letter of intent) by the seller is the Due Diligence period. Every offer made through Transworld includes a contingency for a satisfactory due diligence peri

The Baby Boomer Seller Tsunami: Why 2016 is the Year to Sell

Preface Baby Boomers was the namesake given to the large generation of babies born following World War II, between the years of 1946 and 1964. In 2016 this generation is made up of people between the ages of 52 and 70. As the Baby Boomer population grew into adulthood they became known for their wealth, social activity and physical fitness especially when compared to past generations. This was a g

#3 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: Collection of Information

Now that you have built your advisory team we can move onto the collection of information. This may seem like a daunting task, but it is well worth the effort since all of the information will be put to use to work for you in selling your business. Once engaged, your business broker will begin to collect information in order to develop the pitch book, marketing plan, and market price opinion

A Look at Due Diligence

Due diligence is a very interesting step in the process of selling and buying a business that follows the acceptance of an offer. At Transworld, our offers are always non-binding during the due diligence period. This means that the buyer or seller can walk away from the deal at any time for any reason. Following the due diligence period comes the signing of the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) which

The Five Cs: The Real Benefits of Using a Business Broker

Selling a business can be a time-consuming and often frustrating process. Many business owners have thought about or have even tried selling their business but to no avail. They recognizetheir need for help but are unsure of where to seek said help to support the process of selling their business. There are innumerable tales of the business owner who sold their business for far less than they shou

Featured Closing: A Staffing Company

This week Al Fialkovich closed on a locally owned staffing company. The business was run owner absentee, which made this quite an attractive business to area buyers. The company prided themselves on their ability to help local, small business owners find the right employees in the shortest amount of time and at an affordable rate. This is quite a service for the Denver area, whose economy is boomi

A Guide to Seller Financing

What is Seller Financing? Financing is a difficult topic to address and one that comes up frequently in the brokerage business. The sheer number of options and varying business conditions makes each financing situation unique. At Transworld, we specialize in walking buyers through the different financing options and finding the optimal one for their specific situation. Some of these options a

Press Release: Transworld Denver Expands to Second Location in Boulder

New Territory Underlines Transworld Denver's Place as the Largest Brokerage Firm in Colorado This February Transworld Business Advisors of Denver acquired new firm locations in Boulder and Golden, Colorado. With the expansion comes the opening of a second location in Colorado at Spark Boulder, a co-working space, located at 1310 College Avenue, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80302. The Spark Boulder

You Wouldn't Hire a Car Salesman to Sell Your Business

In rural markets, it might make sense for the person that would sell your home to also sell your business, because there simply is not another option. But living and working in Denver, if a person says that they can sell both your home and your business, I would run, not walk, to the mountains! There really should be no overlap between the services provided by a real estate agent or commercial bro

Preparing for Exit: Write Your Own Story And Ending

Launching a business is like writing a story, with the owner as the author and the opportunity to define and shape how their business develops and grows a "choose your own adventure." This story includes how the owner will eventually transition from the business, essentially writing their own ending. Ideally, the business owner has substantial control over how and when their business fulfills its

Keep Calm and Carry On

It is time to sell your business. Your first move is hiring a broker. What's next? "Keep calm and carry on!" That is to say, you should stay the course - continue operating business as usual. This may seem counterintuitive, because you're selling your business, and that is a big step, but this is actually great advice. Currently, your business is doing well, your customers are happy and

Quarter Three 2016 Market Insight Report

Each quarter Transworld compiles data from the business sale market to keep you up to date with industry happenings and the economy as a whole. This also gives us the opportunity to share some market highlights with our readers and key industry partners. In the third quarter of 2016 small business transactions were up 15% from last year and have reached their highest level since the second quarte

#2 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: Building Your Team

Welcome back for part two of our Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado series. Now that you are prepared to sell your business we can move on to building your team. This step of the process while not as involved as many of the other steps is one of, if not the most important step of the process. Continue reading to find out why! Assembling your team of advisors will poise you and your bu

7 Reasons to Choose Transworld for the Sale of Your Business

Price Option: We analyze the market and perform a Price Option of what your business can likely sell for within the current market. We use reputable proprietary data sites to focus on a specific industry and current conditions to provide an optimal asking price. Market Reach: We market your business to over 300 different websites across the country. Our marketing efforts go far beyond

5 Value Factors for Your Financial Services Firm

When it comes to selling a business within the financial services sector, the evaluation and process of selling that business are treated differently than other industries. Depending on your firm's specialization, the value could be determined by gross revenue, EBITDA, accounts under management and/or many other factors. Here we have compiled five important, factors that will concern savvy b

Is 2017 the Year to Sell?

All signs are pointing towards yes! As the reports containing 2016's numbers are becoming public it is obvious the business sales market is in a stable place and trending upward. Our first indicator up for discussion is the U.S. market's average sale-to-asking price ratio, which is at 92%. What this means is that the market has reached a place of balance, where the fair market value of a

Picking a Suitable Business

The first step in choosing a suitable business for purchase is to decide between buying an existing business or franchise or starting a business from scratch. Each of the three options comes with a list of advantages as well as disadvantages. The next biggest decision is what type of business suits your lifestyle and background experience, taking into account such factors as income need and desire

6 Things That Affect the Value of Your Wholesale Business

The wholesale business is one that legendary coach Vince Lombardi would have loved. It's all about the basics - blocking and tackling. And those companies that are best at the basics tend to perform the best over time. Wholesale businesses are appealing to buyers because it is the quintessential "middleman" business. Wholesalers don't make the product and they don't deliver it to t

Featured Closing: A Contracting Company

Recently Al Fialkovich closed on a contracting company that focuses on residential and commercial concrete. The company was run by one person, who had been working in the concrete industry for more than 40 years. Operating for over fifteen years out of North Denver - the ability for this business to easily relocate, was a great selling point! Key Closing Statistics Closing broker: Al Fialkovic

A Snapshot of Transworld Business Advisors: Past, Present and Future

Transworld Business Advisors Partners with United Franchise Group This October Transworld Business Advisors marked its 6-year anniversary partnering with United Franchise Group (UFG). An anniversary is a great opportunity to look at Transworld in review - who we are, who we serve and our role in the business brokerage industry. Transworld Business Advisors was founded in 1979 and is headquartered

What Are Buyers Looking For in a Business?

What Are Buyers Looking For in a Business? It is not outside the realm of possibility that a buyer approaches Transworld having access to cash and an interest in buying a business, but without a particular business in mind. This type of buyer is typically someone who has previously owned a business and were successful in developing the business and want to replicate this process with a new venture

#1 Buying and Selling a Business in Colorado: Preparation

In the coming post, Transworld will be addressing the first step of the Transworld buying and selling process as part of a twelve part series breaking down our entire process piece by piece. In this series, each post will take on one step of the process and detail it clearly so our readers can best understand our service offerings. During this series, we invite you to refer back to some of our pre

The November Gold Program: A Panel Discussion

The first day of November was a great one for Transworld, as we hosted the November Gold Program at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce! The program began before the sun even came out, but that didn't matter to our close to 65 attendees. They came suited up and ready to share breakfast, converse with fellow members of the Chamber and most importantly to listen to our panel discuss on prepari

How Much is My Business Worth?

Moving towards selling a business is a true undertaking, one that brings up a lot of questions. But the one big question is, "How much is my business worth?" This question can be difficult to answer, especially if you are unfamiliar with the business sale process. The truth is that there isn?t necessarily one way to place a value on your company. There are many factors that play into the final nu