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Do You Really Want to Own a Business? – Part Two

Greg Kells of Sunbelt Business Brokers discusses the attributes needed for success and the four ways to become a business owner. This article originally appeared as part of a series called At the Broker’s Table published in the Ottawa Business…

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Do You Really Want to Own a Business?

Greg Kells of Sunbelt Business Brokers discusses the impact, rewards and stages of business ownership. This article originally appeared as part of a series called At the Broker’s Table published in the Ottawa Business Journal. Do You Really Want to…

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Brett’s “Smart Decision”

Will “smart decisions” keep you from selling your business? See the original article here…   Mike Finger January 21, 2019 Brett wants to sell his small business. It’s a small laundromat. Barely profitable, the location has never been much of…

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Simple Ways to Increase Small Business Profits

Are you looking to increase your profits? Of course you are!  We’re always excited to share high quality content from around the web. (see original article by Mike Finger here).   If you want to increase the profit in your business,…

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The Embarrassing Reason Some Businesses Don’t Sell

Are there hidden factors that will keep your business from selling? It may be time to take a closer look. (see original article by Mike Finger here)   The Embarrassing Reason My Business Was Unsellable – And the Awkward Way…

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Four Ways to Become a Business Owner

There are generally four ways to become a business owner, each with their own level of risk. The most obvious is to simply start your own business. As 65% of start-ups fail, this is a very risky way to become a…

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Your Gear Can Sabotage Your Small Business Sale

Looking at your business with the “fresh eyes” of a potential Buyer can be a real eye opener. Eliminating clutter can significantly increase the appeal of your business to a Buyer. (see the original article by Mike Finger here.) 20…

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How Do I Begin Planning My Exit?

Business owners frequently approach exit planning much like a new fitness routine. They know it is necessary, but it always seems to be something that can be put off until tomorrow. For the Baby Boomers, tomorrow is already here. Business…

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Selling in a Buyer’s Market

The demographics of the Boomer transition are not very encouraging for business sellers. We are rapidly approaching the worst imbalance between small business sellers and buyers in history, and it will continue for the next 20 years. The most generous…

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What is an Exit Plan?

Exit planning has become a new buzzword for those who consult to Baby Boomer business owners. Business brokers, wealth managers and other professionals are adding “exit planning” to their marketing messages.  It’s a logical reaction when over 5,000,000 Baby Boomers…

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