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

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

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

3 Steps To Your 2020 Exit Planning

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2020 is fresh, and hopefully so are your eyes for the future. Whether you’re a resolution setter or you’re still trying to find an intention for the year, planning is a must-do for success in your business. If you’re a small business owner, maybe your resolutions include selling your business and starting an all new journey. No matter where you are on the path of small business

The 10 Steps to Successfully Preparing Your Business for Sale - PART 2

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As we mentioned in the last blog post, Baby Boomers are retiring and they're putting their businesses up for sale, and the trend will be there for the next 5 years--which also means that buyers are looking for opportunities in this hot market. In addition, there are many other reasons why a business owner may sell. Please see our prior post Part 1, which will outline the first 5 steps.

The 10 Steps to Successfully Preparing Your Business for Sale - PART 1

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Baby Boomers are retiring and they're putting their businesses up for sale. While this trend will eventually slow, we expect this to create an active market for small businesses for quite some time--likely the next 5 years. In addition, many other boomers who have had corporate careers are looking to purchase a business as the last step prior to retirement, so the buyer’s market is stro

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