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    3 questions to ask before buying a business [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 17-Jan-2018 02:00:00

    When working with our business buying clients, one of the first things I tell them is that price should not be their primary concern.

    Of course it’s important – there’s no point enquiring about a business worth $5 million if you only have $500,000 to invest.

    However, as the infographic below illustrates, there are several questions you need to ask yourself before you get too far into the buying process.

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    Topics: Buying a business, infographic, business buying, Business advisor

    Use our Business Buyer's Checklist to assess opportunities [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 17-Jan-2018 02:00:00

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    Buying a business is an investment class that is not as liquid as many others, so it is not an investment decision to be rushed into or made lightly.

    For those of you considering buying a business, we have created the Business Buyer's Checklist.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Checklist, business advice, business buying, Business advisor

    Buying a business: is your advisor acting in your best interests?

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Dec-2017 04:00:00

    We recently worked on a business sale transaction in which one side had far less robust advice than the other – and you can guess which side was which!

    Our client – the vendor – was selling a reasonably large, engineering-style business.

    The purchaser – while a successful business operator in their own right – was not experienced at acquiring businesses and did not appear to have thought deeply about the sort of expertise they would need to advise and guide them.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Advice

    How to use the Buying a Business Planning Sheet [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Dec-2017 03:00:00

    Buying a business is a major investment and it can also be a very time-consuming activity.

    In this video James explains how the Buying a Business Planning Sheet can help save time and also give direction to your purchase planning.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Template, Video, business advice

    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

    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

    Buying a Franchise Planning Sheet [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 30-Aug-2017 05:15:00

    Buying a franchise may, on the surface, seem like any other business purchase.

    However, a franchise is a special type of business in which the brand and business operational model has been systematised.

    A franchise may have additional, more complex requirements for a buyer to consider and meet, but they also tend to come with more ongoing support than regular businesses.

    We have created the JPAbusiness Buying a Franchise Planning Sheet to help business buyers assess potential franchise opportunities. The planning sheet is split into three sections:

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    Topics: Buying a business, Free download, Template, Franchises

    Buying a Business Planning Sheet [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Aug-2017 05:12:00

    A good business purchase is about planning and ensuring you have plenty of information to base decisions on, rather than rushing in and letting emotions take over.

    Use our Buying a Business Planning Sheet to help you ‘make a match’ between your requirements and risk profile, and the business you are assessing.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Free download, Advice, Template

    Don't blow your redundancy payout on an overpriced business [blog]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Aug-2017 05:05:00

    Buying a business is a risky way to spend a redundancy payout – true or false?

    Answer: True and false, depending on how you go about it.

    Often we come across clients who have been made redundant after a long period in an employed situation. 

    They are at an age where they still have plenty of potential to make a meaningful contribution in another employed role, or in owning a business. In fact, some of the expertise they have built up over their career is very appropriate for owning and running their own business.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Advice, 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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