Could following your passion be the perfect business move?

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Remember being 18 years old and full of equal parts curiosity and terror when you thought about your future? It was easy to get excited!  Were you drawn in by Art History 101 your freshman year? Did you find a passion for guitars sparked by a gig at a music store? Or perhaps you began experimenting with culinary creations while living on your own for the first time. Oftentimes, these bi

A Paradox of Opportunity & Uncertainty: The BizBuySell 3Q 2020 Report

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The 3Q 2020 Insight Report from BizBuySell, which is the result of extensive surveys of business brokers on small business purchase and sales activity, as well as buyer and seller confidence levels, provides the best information on what is going on in the market.  First, we have the good news! There continues to be a steady upward trend in small business sales since the pandemic hit back in

How to Land a Side-Hustle that Pays

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This blog post comes from our monthly email that goes out to our clients. If you would like to be added to our email list, click HERE. A few years ago, the IRS released data stating that the average millionaire had not just one source of income, but seven. There’s been some buzz since then about the types of income that can increase your overall wealth. One of these channels is ow

IBBA Market Pulse Report Calls Small Business Market "Shaken But Resilient"

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In addition to the BizBuySell Insights report highlighted in our prior blog, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) released the Q2 2020 Market Pulse report. Not surprisingly, it had similar conclusions as the economy is still uncertain, and it appears that things may not return to “normal” until at least 2Q 2021. This report takes a particularly close look at how CO

Utah is Reopening for Business, Are You Ready?

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With nearly 3 full months of quarantine behind us, we are heading into uncharted territory as Utah cautiously opens its doors. The new normal is fluid, with updated information about the coronavirus coming all the time. What does regular business look like now? Will customers return? What if there’s a second-wave of COVID-19? As featured in a prior blog post, the pandemic has offered a uniqu

Business Opportunities in the New Economy

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With the current situation, many people have lost their jobs, or are disillusioned with their current situation. People have been furloughed, taken a salary cut, or decided to retire a little ahead of schedule. The coronavirus has created a new reality for millions of people around the world. And while there’s no guarantee of when life will normalize, or what work will look on the other side

Small Business Emergency Plan - BRIDGE Plan

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In such a singular moment in our global history, our thoughts continue to dwell on our fellow small business owners. As an entrepreneur, nimbleness and perseverance is in your DNA! We will be able to rise above this challenge, and we can anticipate a future beyond this pandemic, if we plan accordingly. As a prospective buyer, this could also be a good time to get your ducks in a row and be ready t

COVID-19 Updated Resources for Small Businesses

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We’ve all been living with COVID-19 for weeks, and we’ve all had to make sacrifices and hard decisions. How are you holding up? First, we'd like to share some positive perspective with you. In this episode of The Deal Board podcast, our experts discuss the effects of COVID-19 on small business. This podcast includes plenty of opportunities you can plan to act on. Take a liste

FAQs REGARDING SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS

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We wanted to provide you with this information directly from the SBA's Utah District Office. In the meantime, if you have any questions, we can help! Email us by clicking HERE and we will do what we can to assist you through this process. Are SBA's resources available during the COVID-19 crisis? Answer: “The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. SBA

How to Finance Your Business Purchase

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You’ve caught the entrepreneurial bug and you’re ready to purchase a small business. Maybe you’ve even found the exact local company that’s a perfect fit for you. Whether you’re just starting out, looking for a change in career, or transitioning into a working retirement, your deal begins and ends with proper financing.  If the word financing sends a little shiv

Five Things to Consider Before Buying a Business

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There are 28.8 million small businesses in the United States, employing more than 58 million people, according to the Small Business Administration. These small businesses (with less than 500 employees) represent over 99% of the businesses in the United States! Entrepreneurs think that they need to develop their own plan and build it from the ground up. However, you can purchase an existing busin

Market Still Strong for Small Business Sales

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International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)/Pepperdine University Study Show Continued Strength in the Market for Small Business Sales - 2Q2018 The results of the quarterly survey and study are in, and the strong consensus is that the market for the sale of Main Street & Lower Middle Market businesses continued to be extremely strong, especially for businesses valued at up to $2 million. Bu

The Four Key Attributes of a Great Business Broker

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  When someone is looking to sell their business, or become a small business owner by purchasing a business, they often don’t know where or how to start the process. An effective business broker can add significant value to both parties in the transaction, but only if the broker is effective. There are four key attributes that define a great business broker, and all are equally importa