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A Prepared Business Owner’s 9 Step Strategy to Sell a Business

As every entrepreneur knows, selling a business is a big event, a milestone toward the next phase of life.  The majority of business sales are triggered by unexpected events in the owner’s lives. If you’re not prepared to sell, it is more likely that your transaction...

Business Owner Year End Tax Planning

A common comment we hear from business owners who contact Sunbelt Texas about selling a business is “I didn’t know a year (or 2 or 3) ago I would be selling my business so soon.” Before you file your taxes, keep in mind that a buyer and the buyer’s lenders will look...

A Practical Guide to Seller Financing

Selling a business is one thing, getting paid on the sale is another.  The options available for financing the deal are dependent on the business and the buyer. Here are some things to be aware of if you find yourself with a chance to sell your business. Seller...

5 Tips to Sell a Manufacturing Business

Congratulations!  You’ve decided to sell a manufacturing business but before you jump in with both feet, we suggest you settle in to take stock of your business, systems and current processes. While it may seem like a simple route to just list your manufacturing...

IT Due Diligence when you Buy a Business

Intellectual Property Due Diligence (this includes information technology I.T.) when you buy a business is critical and often overlooked, along with the Intellectual Property element of Due Diligence. I.T. and Intellectual Property (IP) Due diligence are closely...

Diversify Your Business

4 Ways to Eliminate Customer Concentration and Build Confidence with Prospective Buyers  It’s value suicide. A company with more than 15 percent of its revenue with one customer is at high risk of having the rug pulled out from under them. As the owner of such...

Selling a Business: The C Corp to S Corp Dilemma?

Selling a business set up as a C corporation can have some very painful tax consequences. The following is not legal or tax advice. Consult with your CPA and/or attorney before taking any action Is your business a C Corporation? If yes, PLEASE READ THIS! Do you want...