Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Tough Questions about Franchises. Are they right for you?

 


Fitting the right person with the right franchise. Who is this right for?

Who opens a new franchise?

Why do they do it?

What are some of the things that Giuseppe sees in his work with people trying to get out of the corporate rat race.

With over a decade of experience, he shares some of what he’s seen work and what to watch out for.

I ask him some TOUGH QUESTIONS inspired from my experience with Franchise Pirates.

Watch the video of the interview here: https://youtu.be/RT60u5pI2m8



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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Can Business Brokerage become better? A discussion with Zoran Sarabaca

 


Can Business Brokerage be made to work better?

Everyone loves to complain about the problems with business brokerage:

·         Sellers have the wrong expectations.

·         Brokers have mixed incentives.

·         Brokerage owners can mislead potential employees.

·         Starving brokers may act against a client’s interests.

·         Etc., etc…

What could be done to make the business of selling businesses better?

Listen as Zoran and I discuss how EVERY BUSINESS IS SELLABLE, just not necessarily under the terms the seller wants.

Watch the video of the interview here: https://youtu.be/fUriKbaQkzk


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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Myths about small business #2. More cliches about people, partners, masterminds, hiring and more.

 



David and Hugh tackle Small Biz Myths #2

This summer I asked viewers to send in small business myths they wanted me to challenge, tackle or otherwise comment on.

I had my assistant and Bishop’s University Business student, Hugh, sort them out and we’ve organized them into three different videos.

It’s a lot of fun!  This week we tackle the myths around employees, HR, hiring, sales systems, partnerships and more.

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/pWyZFioNppk



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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The magic of a roll up strategy- How to Buy a Business

 


‘Just do a roll up strategy’

I spent some time with a ‘zero-down guru refugee’ a few months ago.

They were broke, had no money and had been told that the secret to becoming rich would be a two-step process:

1.      Find ‘the right’ deal which could be acquired with no money.

2.      Execute a roll up strategy and become an industry consolidator.

Great plan.

Roll up strategies are real.

They’re done by savvy investors.

What exactly is it though?

That’s the topic of this week’s video: https://youtu.be/i_4_shRzEsQ



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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Buying and selling restoration businesses with expert Guest JT Kraai

 


Buying and Selling restoration businesses

JT Kraii from www.ExitStrategies360.com works with restoration companies across North America whose owners want to sell.

JT gets into the details of how he ended up working in this niche and the particularities of this specialized construction trade business.

Even if you’re not interested in this type of business, the interview will give you an insight into the types of things you need to learn about when exploring an industry you’re not familiar with.

Sit back and learn about floods, fires and other disasters and how this leads to earnings for JT’s clients.

Also, learn about how the structure of this industry is leading to reduced profits over time.

Check out the interview here: https://youtu.be/WZqLpFhDlTo



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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Myths about small business #1. How valid are cliches about business?

 



David and Hugh tackle Small Biz Myths #1

This summer I asked viewers to send in small business myths they wanted me to challenge, tackle or otherwise comment on.

I had my assistant and Bishop’s University Business student, Hugh, sort them out and we’ve organized them into three different videos.

It’s a lot of fun!  This week we tackle the myths around hard work, planning, and passion.

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/6jRsRi04GFw



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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Investing in small businesses while keeping your job. How to Buy a Business.

 

The problem of small strategic acquisitions.

Shiraz wants to build a portfolio of small businesses run by managers.

His problem is that the numbers just don’t seem to work.

So how can we figure out how to acquire a good business at a reasonable price to make a good investment?

Is it even possible?

Let’s take the question apart and consider it from several points of view.

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/jmRz4sqFAk4


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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Q2 2020 IBBA Report video- What's the Covid SmallBiz market like?

 


Who CARES about the IBBA Q2 2020 report?

I’m not trying to be mean.

I mean they left out the likely impact of the US CARES Act on the smallbiz marketplace.

This week, I take a look at the Q2 2020 IBBA MarketPulse report and look at what seems to be happening regarding delays, dealflow, pricing and terms being reported by the industry’s most reputable brokers.

I also talk about why I don’t think some market predictions have come to pass exactly as, um predicted.

Government market manipulation!

Regardless of your opinion on what governments have done because of Covid, their actions are certainly having an impact on the market for small businesses.

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/w2ggbjCTB9M



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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Should business owners be trying to work less and less? How to Manage a Small Business to sell

 


Should entrepreneurs be trying to work less and less?

This week I respond to a viewer question about whether he should be trying to work less and less over the course of his career of business ownership.

Um, Yes.

But how do I know this is possible?

How do you do it?

Why are most small business owners not doing this?

These are the topics of today’s video.

Here’s my advice for anyone concerned that they’re working too much in their business: https://youtu.be/46OP1b9bRr0


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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Do subscription businesses with recurring billing actually sell for more?

 


The phone company rep, cable guy and gym owner walk into a bar….

Who doesn’t like to make one sale and get paid over and over again?

As a young man, I even considered a career in insurance because of two magical words- recurring revenues.

Your insurance agent gets paid every year for the insurance policy you bought a long time ago.

Sweet for them!

But, do businesses that feature recurring revenues sell for more money than those who don’t?

We need to examine the customer journey and ask ourselves- Is the sale really only made once?

Recurring revenue may also mean recurring selling.

Here’s my advice for anyone dreaming of dinging someone’s credit card each and every month…: https://youtu.be/HYw-bDuBzkc


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Rob's secret formula to selling a lot of businesses. How to sell a business.



Rob’s Secret Formula to Sell a lot of Businesses

If you’ve been on my YouTube channel for long, you’ll realize that selling a business is hard and most never find a buyer.

How is it then that Rob Goddard’s Evolution CBS is so highly recommended in the UK’s middle market?

What is it that Rob does to sell almost all the businesses he has for sale that other brokers do not?

He’s tough on the sellers and he only takes the best accounts.

Do you think your business would qualify to be one of Rob’s clients?

After considering his list, many business owners will realize they’ve got a lot of work to do.

Check out the interview here: https://youtu.be/bzjrUZQsCWc


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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Moving to a new country to buy a business. Immigrant Investor. How to Buy a Business in a new land




Strategies to help you buy a business in another country

Going on vacation is exciting.

But what if your travels are more permanent in nature?

I’ve worked with people…

·       -Moving to Canada to buy businesses.
·       -People moving from America to more tropical places.
·       -Canadians moving to Europe.

All of them suffer the same problems.

It’s hard to know what you don’t know and when you’re ‘from away’ it’s hard to get trustworthy help
 to make sure you’re getting the right information.

Especially when dealing with foreign legal, government and/or banking issues.

Here’s my advice for anyone moving from one country to another to buy a business…: https://youtu.be/_GKwS5O_w6A



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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

I talk due-diligence of online assets with Brian Diener from Centurica.



Due-diligence for online businesses in Covidland.

Brian Diener is with Centurica, they’re due-diligence experts for online businesses.

I had Brian come to the Business Buyer Advantage group coaching program as July’s guest expert.

I wanted to invite him to the main YouTube channel to talk about what they’re seeing in the online business marketplace now that Covid has disrupted business around the world.

We also touched upon some of the issues and dangers in having a brick and mortar business pivot to online.

Check out the interview here: https://youtu.be/-nRhkZ_fjcI



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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

What can we learn by analyzing the data of the Business For Sale market? With Clinton Lee.


Observing the market of Businesses for Sale

Clinton Lee has been involved in buying and selling businesses for DECADES.

This UK entrepreneur has built a very interesting business for himself in helping mid-market firms choose the right advisors to sell.

I caught up with Clinton because he’s started a neat project of gathering and analyzing the changes to the business for sale listings over time.

He’s going to give us some insights into what the data says and how this information can help people become better buyers and sellers.

Check out the interview here: https://youtu.be/M1u6s9UTZzs



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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

What business owners/sellers should be thinking about retirement planning... with Justin Goodbread


Retirement Planning for Business Owners

Justin has owned and sold several businesses of his own and now helps business owners get ready to retire.

It’s not anything like what happens for employees.

How do you build a retirement plan around the fact that so few businesses are actually sold?

It means working on the business needs to be part of the retirement plan!

It may also mean that what you invest the rest of your money in may be quite different than the average saver… because of the private company risk exposure in the business you own.

Check out the interview here: https://youtu.be/xUrwKMWP_oc



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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Spotting problems with franchises with Joel Libava- The Franchise King.


Spotting Franchise Trouble

Joel Libava is known as The Franchise King.

How did he earn such a moniker?

It’s because of his years ‘in the trenches’ of the franchise industry.

This week’s interview was inspired by a YouTube comment asking ‘Dave, how do we tell if a franchise has problems or not?’

I directed the question at Joel and learned a tremendous amount about his experience, why he changed his business model and the types of things you should be doing when trying to understand if a specific franchise system is for you.

Now, ready yourself to be in the midst of his majesty, Joel Libava, Franchise King: https://youtu.be/vFJ9nGkiL_k



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