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    5 first steps to buying a business [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Apr-2018 02:00:00

    Every business is different, but in this video I'm sharing 5 'first steps', or tips, which we think are useful when buying any business.

    Following these steps will help you take a planned approach to what may well be one of the biggest financial investments of your life.

    They're each important in their own way, but I must admit Tip 2 – 'Have passion for the opportunity' – is a key one for me.

    Owning a business can be difficult at times, but it's easier to withstand those challenges if you have a 'fire in your belly' for what you do.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Video, business advice, Business advisor

    How to improve cash flow with suppliers [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 11-Apr-2018 02:00:00

    Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business.

    Cash flow has always been important, but it has become even more so in a post-GFC world.

    Money was hard to come by during the global financial crisis, so smart companies looked at their total business operations and asked ‘where do I have money tied up that I can use more efficiently?’

    In this video I'm focusing on how you can improve your cash flow through your dealings with suppliers.

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    Topics: Cash flow, Video, business advice, managing suppliers

    [Video] How to use the Business Health Check template

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 10-Jan-2018 02:00:00

    JPAbusiness has been conducting Business Health Checks for clients for over 15 years.

    In this video James explains how the Business Health Check has become such an important part of JPAbusiness' portfolio of client services, and how it serves as a diagnostic tool for uncovering a business' weaknesses, while also identifying its strengths.

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    Topics: Template, Video, Business advisor, Business health check

    [Video] Don't let over-reliance on key personnel erode business value

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 03-Jan-2018 02:00:00

    In this video James explains how business value can be eroded when the majority of knowledge and expertise is held by one key individual.

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    Topics: Video, Succession planning, Business valuation, Business advisor

    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

    M&A 2017 activity and 2018 outlook [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Dec-2017 03:20:00

    As part of our research for the 2018 Economic Outlook eBook and blogs, we looked at mergers and acquisitions activity, both in terms of our own experience in the small to mid-cap market, plus activity in the broader M&A market.

    In this video, James shares some of the highlights, including the factors that are contributing to a stronger business sale market.

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    Topics: Advice, Video, economic forecast, selling a business, business buying

    2018 Global economic outlook in-brief [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 13-Dec-2017 05:05:00

    In this video JPAbusiness business analyst Phillip James presents a brief snapshot of our 2018 Global Economic Outlook.

    The video includes the global growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018, and the reasons behind these figures.

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    Topics: Video, 2018, economic forecast, international economy, global economy

    2018 Australian economic outlook in-brief [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 13-Dec-2017 03:05:00

    In this video JPAbusiness business analyst Alex Dzang presents a brief snapshot of our 2018 Australian Economic Outlook.

    The video includes forecasts for the Aussie dollar, interest rates and wages in 2018.

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    Topics: Video, 2018, economic forecast, australian economy

    How to write a shareholders' agreement [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 25-Oct-2017 05:23:00

    If you are considering taking on a shareholder or other investing party, it is very important you ensure there is some form of written shareholders’ or partners’ agreement from the outset.

    Use the agreement to make clear all parties’ investment and partnership intentions and responsibilities.

    In this video I explain why you should have a shareholders' agreement and some of the key issues that need to be covered off in the document.

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    Topics: Partners, Shareholders, Video, Checklist

    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

     
    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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