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    [VIDEO] How buyers and sellers can use the Business Transfer Checklist

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Oct-2017 04:00:00

    The JPAbusiness Business Transfer Checklist is designed to help both vendors and buyers ensure they have all the information needed for a smooth transfer process.

    The checklist splits this information into 7 categories:

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    Topics: Business transfer

    Should I share my financial accounts and tax returns when selling my business?

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Oct-2017 03:53:00

    In our business we are often engaged by a business buyer to assist them in undertaking due diligence on a target business.

    In the early stages of that process I often come across vendors who have an accountant, business broker or other advisor acting for them, who are very coy about sharing what I would call basic financial information on the business.

    For example, I had an instance recently where a vendor was refusing to share basic financial statements and instead their advisor put together a summarised table of financial performance.

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    Topics: Selling your business, Advice

    3 key questions to ask when valuing a business [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 11-Oct-2017 05:19:00

    Business valuation is not an exact science and nor is it a simple science.

    However there are some factors you should always consider when assessing a business’ value.

    The following video lists 3 key factors to consider when valuing a business and 3 questions you need to ask to uncover this important information.

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    Topics: Business Value, Advice, BME, Video

    3 components of due diligence [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 11-Oct-2017 04:00:00

    A successful business purchase is about doing your homework up front and making sure you are well prepared. 

    In business circles this is called ‘doing your due diligence'

    Due diligence is not just for corporate players buying blue chip, listed companies – it’s just as important in the small and mid-cap business market.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Selling your business, Advice, Due diligence, infographic

    Case study – What is the difference between share value and assets value when selling a business?

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 04-Oct-2017 05:20:00

    I was recently involved in a transaction where two equal shareholders and directors of a company had decided to part ways. The company had been operating in the business services sector for 20 years and the plan was for one director to buy the other out.

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    Topics: Business Value, Selling your business, Advice, Valuations

    4 tips for marketing a business for sale [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 04-Oct-2017 04:50:00

    No one knows your business like you do and, whether you choose to sell your business yourself or work with a broker or advisor, you will play a key role in the marketing process.

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    Topics: Selling your business, Advice, Video

    3 tips for building a valuable customer base

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Sep-2017 05:45:00

    Your customer base is a critical component of your business’s value.

    So how do you determine whether your business has a ‘quality’ customer base or not?

    You can start by considering the following questions:

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    Topics: Advice, Customers

    14 ways to control your cash flow [cheat sheet]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Sep-2017 05:00:00

    Cash flow is a critical part of the operation of a business.

    If your business were a human body then cash flow would be the system of veins and arteries and the blood that runs through them.

    Cash flow is essential for keeping the body/business alive, active and functioning.

    This cheat sheet contains 14 of our top tips for managing your cash flow. 

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    Topics: Advice, Cash flow, Working capital, Running your business, cheat sheet

    How to manage a business ownership transfer

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Sep-2017 08:37:32

    When buying or selling a business, the last thing you want is a handover whereby the business performance is negatively impacted by transfer issues not planned out ahead of time and dealt with appropriately.

    There are several important issues a vendor and, by definition, a purchaser need to consider and deal with in the transfer process leading up to settlement.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Selling your business, Business transfer

    8 due diligence tips for business buyers [cheat sheet]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Sep-2017 08:36:51

    The business purchase due diligence process involves checking and verifying information relating to the basic operations and performance of the business you are interested in.

    As we have said before, a successful business purchase is about doing your homework up front and making sure you are well prepared.

    Due diligence is about identifying risks, issues and any material differences between what has been represented in information provided previously on the business, and what you and your advisor identify in the due diligence process. 

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    Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence

     
    Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
     
     

     

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