Author Archives: Dan Elliott

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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Sunbelt Completes the Sale of a Specialized Property Management Company

We are pleased to announce this successful transaction. The business is a 30 year old company operated by the same 2 partners since it’s inception. Both partners were ready to retire. The sellers were referred to Sunbelt by Steve Drake a well known Houston, Texas financial planner and host of his own financial radio show call […]

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Outstanding B2B Digital Printing Business for Sale in Houston Texas

Well established business-to-business company that focuses on servicing other companies. Clients are strong companies who utilize this company’s outsource digital printing services. In business for nearly 20 years this business adapts to and leads the market in sophisticated, specialized niche printing and media services. Annual sales are nearly $1,000,000 SDE (profit available to owner) is […]

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So you’re in do you get out?

I was meeting with a business owner the other day and he said to me “When I started this business I never gave any thought to how I would get out of it, never crossed my mind.” His business now does over $3 million in sales and has significant value….but no where near the value […]

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Virtual Assistance | Delegating Your Social Media

Guest Post from Professional Virtual Assistant Susan Poirier  (Disclosure: I use Susan’s VA services and I am not receiving any compensation for this post.) In today’s ever competitive business climate, social media is not a passing fad or simply a source of amusement for the younger generations. It represents an essential platform as part of […]

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Business Library of Excellent Books

Suggested reading: Excellent Business Planning Software –>

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Run Your Family Like a Business

Here’s a Wall Street Journal article that helps tie the process of creating software with raising a family. Using Agile process principles for a family. Interesting concepts worth consideration. Run Your Family Like a Business

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The Good, the Bad and the Overlooked

What you don’t know can hurt you! What small business owners need to know about the 2013 Tax Law changes

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20,000 days…give or take…… that’s all we have…….

Live with purpose………………….. Click here for a guide.

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Top 8 Things Business Owners Do To Crush the Value of their Business

Business Value Can be Managed if the Business Owner Can Manage Themself  If you read too many business magazines you might find yourself believing that creating a valuable business is more luck than skill. Business value can be managed and if you manage the value you will become more profitable. Small business owners often confuse […]

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