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Why you should sell your business instead of closing it

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 Andy Anderson

There is no set way to know when it's the right time to close or sell your business. however, there are some factors to consider when making the decision.

Sometimes small business owners think that the only real option for them is to close down a business rather than sell it. For some small businesses where the owner is looking to wind down, this may be the only real option. For other smaller ventures it may be more prudent to try to find a buyer. An important fact is, “when you close a business you most likely will not get full value for the business assets.”

Tips for Starting your Online Business

Friday, 08 January 2016 Andy Anderson

Starting an ecommerce business is hard work with many steps and decisions that need to come together at the right time. Just as there are many ways to earn money on the Internet, there are just as many ways to lose money.  Whenever you hear about a successful online entrepreneur, chances are that he or she spent countless hours trying to make it happen. The operating costs are low and the potential to make an impact is high.

Every entrepreneur has his or her “dream business”; the one that they’ve imagined themselves doing since they were very young.  While finding the perfect way to get started with this business may not come until later in life, the opportunity may be closer than you think.  If you’re someone who has always dreamed of buying a hardware store and being an important part of your local community, then it is now easier than ever to find that opportunity.

When you consider how many different types of businesses there are, it can be mind boggling.  But the truth is, many businesses are run purely for profit and aren’t much fun for the owner.  For the would-be entrepreneur, it makes sense to discover what type of business will really get you out of bed in the morning. If you love to bake and enjoy serving the public, buying a baked goods business may be a great idea.

In a recent to the report, the global bakery market is anticipated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.04% between 2014 and 2019. There is an increase in demand for gluten-free products as well as organic products.

Fifty percent of industry volume is from baked breads, mainly white, wheat and rye; 20 percent from rolls, buns, muffins, bagels and croissants; 11 percent from soft cakes; and the rest from pies, pastries, doughnuts and a variety of sweet goods.  Annual U.S. per capita consumption of bread is close to 60 pounds. 

Before you buy a bakery, and start “rolling in dough”, there are a few things you should know about what makes a baking business unique.

What You Need to Know about Seller Financing

Monday, 30 November 2015 Andy Anderson

Business sales are rarely completed without some type of financing. Seller financing is involved in up to 90 percent of small business sales and more than half of mid-size sales. In most cases, the buyer's ability to make the payments will depend on the future success of the business, therefore the buyer may benefit by having the previous owner serve as a consultant to the business.

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