Purchase Price Payment

When it comes to buying a business, as the buyer, you may be apprehensive about paying the entire purchase price up front. No matter the transaction size, the purchase price is always going to seem like a pretty sizeable lump sum. However, it is pretty uncommon for a business buyer to pay the full purchase price at the closing table. There are several ways to finance the purchase of a business tha

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Businesses For Sale with $250K+ in SDE

Though Transworld focuses on serving small businesses, especially closely held and family owned businesses, that does not mean we don’t carry business listings with high cash flow. This week’s top five feature will focus on businesses for sale with greater than $250,000 in seller’s discretionary earnings. For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@

Transworld Presents Our Top 5 Cleaning Businesses For Sale in CO

Transworld’s business for sale inventory covers a vast number of industries, but this week we are featuring one forever popular one - cleaning. This week we’re showcasing our top five cleaning businesses for sale in Colorado. For more information on any of these business listings, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-5099.   #1 Absentee Owner - B2B Service Bus

Using an SBA Loan to Buy a Business

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Loan Program is a popular route for a buyer to finance the purchase of a business. Transworld Business Advisors is highly familiar with the SBA loan process and has quality, local partners working for SBA preferred lenders across the state that we can connect prospective buyers with. In the coming article we will briefly describe what a buyer can exp

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Businesses for Sale in Arapahoe County

Today we’re sharing a group of great businesses for sale in Arapahoe County! These businesses vary in industry and price range, so this list is a great place to start your business search. For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-5099.   #1 B2B Service Business First place goes to a B2B service business that has been est

Learn & Grow

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 second

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Business Listings between $200K & $300K

This Friday we’re featuring a range of listings with asking prices between $200K and $300K in Denver County. If you’re a buyer looking for an affordable listing this top five list is a great place to begin your search. For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-5099.   #1 Brewery and Taphouse for Sale First place goe

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Retail Listings For Sale

Colorado has a fantastic and varied retail scene from independant outdoor apparel companies to very specialized homemade product shops! So for today’s business listings, we’re sharing a roundup of our top five retail businesses available for acquisition. For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-5099.   #1 Men’

Buying a Cheap Business

If you’re thinking about buying a business, considering purchasing a cheap business may be a great way to give you the advantage of additional affordability as well as the potential for a high return on your investment.   A cheap business comes with the same benefits as buying an established business, as well as some unique benefits for the entrepreneur ready to put in the time to tur

Transworld Presents Our Top Five New Listings For Sale

Transworld’s business for sale inventory is changing all the time and we want to make sure our buyers are aware of our newest listings. This week we have a number of exciting massage business opportunities and much more. For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (720) 259-5099.   #1 Growing Massage Therapy and Sports Recovery Busine

The Final Step: Training & Transition

Once you reach the closing table, the transaction is not quite done. There is one final step in the transaction process and that’s the training and transition period! Soon following the closing activities, the buyer and seller will present the change in ownership to the management and employees of the company. While this discussion sounds simple enough, it is absolutely integral that the buy

Transworld Presents Our Top Five Business Listings with SDE between $200K & $300K

This week we are featuring our top five businesses with seller’s discretionary earnings between $200,000 and $300,000. If you’re a buyer looking for great cash flow but are unsure of what industry you’re interested this top five list is a great place to start your acquisition search. For more information on any of these businesses, please contact us at info@tworlddenver.com or (7

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

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

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

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

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 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

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-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

#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

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'

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

#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

#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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

#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

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

#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