How to ensure you get good advice when buying a business [case study]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 19-May-2021 02:00:00

A few years ago we worked on a business sale transaction in which one side had far less robust advice than the other – 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 – 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, Case study, business broker, risk management, client case studies, business transaction advice

Parramatta new home base for JPAbusiness

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Mar-2020 02:00:00

Last year we told you about our move to Parramatta in Western Sydney. Well, it’s been just over 12 months and we’re loving it!

It’s now time for us to consolidate our physical footprint within one office, which will be the Parramatta office. As a result, we have closed our Orange office, but our corporate address and roots remain firmly in the central west, at Blayney, NSW.

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Topics: business broker, business valuer, Parramatta

Do I need a broker or advisor to buy a business?

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 03-Jul-2019 02:00:00

I strongly advise anyone looking to make a substantial investment in a business to consider independent external advice, whether that comes from a business broker, business advisor or accountant, or another specialist.

That advice might be in the form of:

  • providing a sounding board as you determine exactly what your own aims are in buying a business
  • objective advice on whether the business or businesses you’re considering actually meet those objectives
  • providing an independent view of the value of the business you’re looking to buy
  • assisting you in the purchase negotiation process
  • conducting the due diligence process.

However, this is where my answer gets a little tricky, because not all brokers have the same level of experience, and some offer a form of service I don’t endorse.

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Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence, business buying, business broker, return on investment

How can a broker add value when selling a business?

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 26-Jun-2019 02:00:00

You don’t need a broker to sell a business, but having a good broker or experienced advisor to assist you can add value at a number of points along the selling process.

In this blog we’re going to examine four elements of selling a business and show how a good broker can provide additional value at those stages:

  1. Determining what the business is worth
  2. Preparing the business for sale
  3. Describing the business opportunity to prospective purchasers
  4. Progressing the sales process.

We've also included a number of client examples to illustrate how this works in practice.

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Topics: Business Value, selling a business, business broker

How to sell a business online without sharing too much

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 04-Apr-2018 02:00:00

You’ll often hear the internet gurus say ‘content is king’ and that in order to be successful in the online sphere you have to share lots of relevant content.

For some traditional business sellers, online marketing feels like the equivalent of walking around naked in public – you’ve got to show everything!

This presents a real conundrum for business sellers because, as many of our clients know, being in business can involve dealing with commercially sensitive information.

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Topics: Digital marketing, Selling your business, Online, Exiting your business, selling a business, business broker

How to choose a broker to sell your business [video]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 08-Mar-2017 03:00:00

When choosing a broker to help sell your business, there are three key elements to look for:

  1. Experience in your industry and in selling businesses of your size and ‘shape’
  2. Project management expertise
  3. Communication
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Topics: Selling your business, Video, selling a business, business broker, business sale, transaction advice, business sale advice

Do I need a business broker to sell my business? [video]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 15-Feb-2017 07:38:35

Do you need a business broker to sell your business?

That’s the question we’re asking in this video and the answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’, depending on how much of the sale you wish to manage in-house, and how much you wish to outsource.

There are examples of owners who have successfully sold their own businesses, but we find the most efficient way to sell is to have an experienced business broker, with expertise in your industry, working alongside you.

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Topics: Selling your business, Video, outsourcing, selling a business, business broker, business sale

 
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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