Friday, January 19, 2018

Buy a business with little money while working a job. Sellers guarantee a sale.


What if you want to buy a business but don’t have the money and want to be sure you know how to manage it properly?

Maybe you need to buy it piece by piece over time while the seller is still there.

This week I answer a question about staged buyouts, sometimes referred to as an internal purchase or by many other names.  Essentially an employee buys the company over time, normally years.

What’s so great about this is that the company can actually finance its own purchase if it’s set up properly. 

Deals like this also help sellers manage the sale of their business without the risk of not being able to find a buyer.  This is a true succession plan for forward thinking business owners.

But you need the right kind of business.  You need a steady supply of profits and you have to be able to manage and make decisions which ensure profits every day or this may not work out as desired.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Henry Lopez and I discuss selling a business on The How of Business


I had a great chat in my second appearance on The How of Business with Henry Lopez.

Tune and and hear us talking about selling your business.



Find the interview and more at Henry's Podcast page: http://thehowofbusiness.com/episode-172-david-barnett/


Friday, January 12, 2018

How to handle Unequal partnerships- Partners Issues



I had a question from some clients in Florida who are buying a business. 

They want to form a partnership or corporation and each person is bringing different skills and amounts of money to the table.

How do you manage unequal partners who want to buy a business together?

I’ve run into these issues in my own deals and while helping others in the past. 

It takes a combination of understanding what ‘hats’ you’re wearing at different times as well as clearly identifying and accounting for the types of ‘equity’ each partner may be bringing to the table.

Watch as I discuss some of the solutions to these issues and the way we can think about them.  Your input is welcome.  Leave comments on the YouTube page.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/nvzVuT8pRpU



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Friday, January 5, 2018

Investigating a #SmallBiz- How long do you need for due-diligence- How To Buy a Business


How much due-diligence is enough when buying a business?

Sellers and brokers seem to want to restrict the time buyers have to examine and investigate the business. 

Seriously, how much can you learn about a business with only 10 days?  Clearly you need more time, but do you need a time limit?

What should buyers ask for and why does it make sense for a seller to agree?

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/qJSlRfg62Ik



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Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Small Business Selling Disaster Stories. Don't Let this Happen When You Sell. How To sell your small business


Let’s end the year with some funny stories of people trying to sell their business.

Some may not seem so funny if you’ve made these mistakes.  Hopefully, if you watch my videos you won’t be doing any of these unfortunate things.

From over-valuations to mishandled private information to the misunderstanding of a little word, here are three stories of botched small business sales from 2017…

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/32Fn_QUTElE



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Sunday, December 24, 2017

What Small Business Owners should be asking Santa for Xmas this year…


Did you make your list for Santa yet?

In preparation for my appearance on the Jon Sanchez show for listeners in Reno, Nevada I put together this smallbiz Xmas wish list.

It’s an awesome list of the things to sort out in your business to be better off in 2018.

Unfortunately, Jon mostly wanted to talk about the Trump Tax changes so the good entrepreneurs of Reno didn’t hear the whole list!

You can. Just watch me tell you all about it here: https://youtu.be/gQ1ozYSvPLs



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Get your business organized at http://www.EasySmallBizSystems.com

I’ll be in #Toronto May 2018 to help you get your business organized, easier to run and ready for maximum value.  Amazing guest offers and early registration discounts are in effect but are LIMITEDRegister today. (Virtual Attendance Options Available)

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Thursday, December 21, 2017