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The Top 10 Marketplaces for Buying or Selling Your Business

Negotiating a purchase of a business is one of the key stages of the business buying process. Negotiation involves crafting a deal that focuses on the common goals between parties in order to find a desired outcome. Once you get to the phase where you have determined a valuation range...

Quality of Earnings: What it is and Why It’s Important

Negotiating a purchase of a business is one of the key stages of the business buying process. Negotiation involves crafting a deal that focuses on the common goals between parties in order to find a desired outcome. Once you get to the phase where you have determined a valuation range...

Negotiating A Purchase of a Business

Negotiating a purchase of a business is one of the key stages of the business buying process. Negotiation involves crafting a deal that focuses on the common goals between parties in order to find a desired outcome. Once you get to the phase where you have determined a valuation range...

Buying an Online Business: Centurica’s Guide to Due Diligence

Buying an online business is certainly a huge opportunity and a huge risk. Most buyers screw up in two ways. They are blind to potential risks and they miss opportunities for value creation. That’s where due diligence comes in as a valuable and necessary asset in the acquisition process. In...

How to Structure Your Business Acquisition: An Insider’s Guide

Found a business you might want to buy? Congrats! It’s exciting to consider all the potential growth and profits you could see from this business acquisition.  But first, you’ve got to agree with the seller on how you’re going to buy this business–and that means you have to decide how...

Buying a Business: Who Do You Need on Your Deal Team?

When businesses change hands, each side usually has a team of experts in their corner. Both buyers and sellers are looking to protect their interests and make sure they get the best deal they can. Who are these experts? Which ones do you need as a buyer looking to complete...

10 Creative Ways to Finance a Business Acquisition

Interested in buying a business, but don’t have the cash on hand to swing the deal? That’s when savvy business buyers get creative. There are many ways to fund a business acquisition that don’t require plunking down 100 percent of the purchase price in cash on closing day. Many people...

How to Get An Affordable Quality of Earnings Report

If you’re buying a small business, you need to know if the financials the seller gives you are accurate. Do the numbers paint a clear picture of how this business makes money and how much net profit it generates, or is it a warped view? To find out, smart buyers...

How Smart Business Buyers Create a Due Diligence Checklist

When you’re considering buying a small business, there’s a lot of information you need to collect. You want all the data you can get your hands on during the due diligence process, to make sure you understand every aspect of the business. That’s how you make sure your valuation is...

How to Hire Due Diligence Experts: 10 Important Questions to Ask

You probably know you need experienced people to help you with due diligence for a company purchase–but maybe you’re wondering how you’ll know if someone is the right professional for your situation. How can you choose the right due-diligence pro? Below is a list of ten important questions to ask,...

Website Due Diligence: 3 Major Red Flags When Buying Content Websites

If you are looking to acquire a profitable content-based website, you will need to perform extensive due diligence. There are many moving pieces to a website that can make or break a deal. In this guest article, Mushfiq Sarker shares his experience in content website due diligence and the 3...

Everything You Need to Know About Business Due Diligence

When it comes to business acquisitions, the significance of the due diligence process can’t be understated. Having prior knowledge about all aspects of your new investment or acquisition will save you from a massive headache in the future. Business due diligence allows you to make an informed decision with all...

Investors Guide to Tech Due Diligence

Whether you're buying or investing in a SaaS, e-commerce store, mobile app, plugin, or any other type of tech-enabled business - you need to conduct thorough due diligence of the technology. In this guest article, we provide investors with a guide to technology due diligence.

Quality of Earnings: What is it and Why it’s Important

A quality of earnings report (also referred to as a QOE report) is a vital part of due diligence when selling, buying or investing in a business. If you’re selling the business, it is referred to as a sell-side quality of earnings report. If you’re buying or investing, it’s a...

How Long Is A Due Diligence Period When Buying A Business

What is a due diligence period? Buying or investing in a business is a big decision. The due diligence period is an opportunity to dig deeper into a company’s legal, financial, and operational aspects before you commit to a final purchase. This is your chance to confirm the accuracy of...

Deal Structures: Asset Sale vs. Stock Sale

In most M&A transactions, one of the first questions for the parties to the transaction is how the deal should be structured. When the time comes to draft the purchase agreement, there will be significant differences in the agreement depending on the type of transaction structure agreed upon by the...

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