Author Archives: Dan Elliott

Buying a Business in Texas – Define Earnings and Profits First

When looking at buying a business in Texas and other parts of the U.S. there are many different terms used and the same term can be defined differently depending on who is using the term. In this post I’ll try to define some of the terms commonly used to represent the “earnings” or “profit” the […]

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Sunbelt Completes Sale of Medical Products Companies

We are pleased to announce the sale of two related companies. One is a 40 year old manufacturer of medical lotions, the other is a research company focused on medical lotions and compounds. The products are manufactured in an FDA regulated facility in Houston, Texas. The company is in it’s 3rd generation of family management […]

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Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending to Buy a Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to be the primary source of financing when buying a business in Texas. Technically speaking the Small Business Administration loan is not a loan but actually a guarantee to a bank who actually provides the loan. It’s commonly referred to as an SBA loan due to the standard regulations […]

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Sale of Specialized Early Childhood Education Business

Sunbelt Business Brokers is pleased to announce the sale of a Houston,Texas area early childhood education and behavior management business. The business specializes in management of children with autism with the goal of main streaming the children into the conventional education system. The business was purchased by a multi-unit childcare education company located in The […]

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SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans

Release Date:  Friday, November 8, 2013 Release Number: 13-53 Contact: Dennis E. Byrne (202) 205-6567 Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news WASHINGTON – The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced new measures to help get small business loans into the hands of veterans by setting the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the […]

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Best Basic Accounting Book for Small Business Owners and Buyers

I found this basic accounting guide and it’s the best I’ve seen at presenting basic small business accounting in an easy to follow manner. This book is under 100 pages and under $10…if you’re a small business owner this could be the best $10 you ever spent.   Accounting Made Simple – Understanding Accounting Principles […]

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What is the Value of a Small Business?

Buya business to secure your financial future. Small businesses have different values to different people. When you decide to try to purchase a small business you will likely find it helpful to have a reference point from an independent source. The following book could be helpful in guiding you and avoiding any mistakes. Click here […]

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This has nothing to do with business…it’s a fishing story (and a marriage story, kinda)

While in Santa Fe a while back we (my wife Barb and I) decided to try fly fishing in New Mexico.  But first a little about our fishing experience. We are experienced fishermen and we fish the Galveston bay system probably 60 days a year.  We fish primarily in Galveston West Bay and in  shallow water 1? […]

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Business Systems Create Profits and Value

We meet many business owners who are overwhelmed by the day to day fire drill they call a business and the thought of creating systems for their business is overwhelming to them. I always give the same advice:  Start Small but START NOW! You have to START…. 1 system no matter how small is better […]

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Common Characteristics of Profitable Businesses

As a Business Broker I’ve had the opportunity to meet with and analyze more than 2,000 businesses. I have come to discover that there are 6 basic characteristics that are almost always found in profitable businesses. 6 Characteristics of Profitable Businesses: The business owner has an firm grip on reality. They understand the good and […]

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