A Good Business Broker Can Sell Your Business

Selling A Business is one of the most stressful and emotional times to a business owner.  St. Louis Business Brokers, Metro Business Advisors, help business owners with sale process taking the headache out of the process.

We Are Business Brokers in St. Louis And M&A Advisors that have the experience and the answers to reach YOUR goals.

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KNOW your business value to GROW your business value

By Dave Driscoll Growing business value should be the ultimate goal of every business owner. Actively engaging in ongoing, focused efforts to grow value is the only true way to ensure the wellbeing of the company, the customers, the employees, and the owner’s Life Beyond Business.™ So, how do you know if your plan to…

Do you want to buy a business or are you a “Wantrepreneur?”

Do you want to buy a business or are you a “Wantrepreneur?” A schedule that’s yours to create. The freedom of paying yourself first. The desire to be an entrepreneur. Today more than ever, it’s sexy to want to own a business. Whether you’ve created the business yourself or have taken control of the reins,…

Why isn’t my business worth as much as I think it is?

by Dave Driscoll According to the business broker community, the main reason deals don’t close is a valuation gap between seller and buyer. The second most common reason is unrealistic seller or buyer demands. More than 40% of businesses don’t sell because of idealistic expectations of the business value coupled with demands driven by seller…

Build Value in your Business by going fishing!

By Dave Driscoll Making preparation a priority well in advance of your actual desired departure date gives us time to enhance the value drivers of your business, while also identifying the aspects of the business that will detract from business value. The best lens to view the value of your business is through the eyes…

Why you need a team of advisors to sell your business

By Dave Driscoll The value of your business is probably your single largest asset, and converting that asset to the maximum amount of investable cash to support your retirement is critical. Your best shot at maximizing long-term value is to rely on a team of advisors to navigate the complexities of the sale of the…

Run your Business to Sell – 4 Tips

by Dave Driscoll, Business Broker and President Do you want to sell your business soon? Will you NEED to sell your business soon? The answer to either question can change more quickly than we’d like to think. So just in case, always run your business to sell! Preparing your business to sell is not an…

You Can’t Sell your Business in a Day

By Dave Driscoll, President and Business Broker As business brokers, by the time a business owner contacts us to sell a business, he or she is usually ready to walk out the door and leave the business behind…tomorrow. To say that is unrealistic is a serious understatement. Selling a business is a complex, long process……

Buy-Sell Agreement: Let’s Call it A Prenuptial Agreement For Your Business

No owner wants to believe things could end badly with a business partner, but it’s essential to have a Buy-Sell Agreement just in case… by Dave Driscoll, Business Broker and President Many businesses are created by partners. Having a partner can provide the courage to take the leap into entrepreneurship. The enthusiasm is infectious and…

Seller Financing Benefits Both Buyers And Sellers of Small Businesses

by Dave Driscoll The definition of a good deal is when both parties in a transaction benefit. Seller financing, in which a seller will consider financing a portion of the purchase price paid by the buyer, is a good deal for both that can secure the buyer’s ability to buy. Seller financing increases the probability…

Are you Emotionally Prepared to Sell Your Business?

Take these 4 Steps EARLY to Emotionally Prepare Sellers often don’t give much thought to whether they are emotionally ready to sell their businesses. Neglecting to consider the significant life changes that occur can result in depression, anxiety and a general lack of purpose post-sale. Sellers are used to being in the top leadership position in…

Planned Retirement vs. Burnout: The difference to your finances will be significant

If you don’t plan BEFORE you’re ready to retire, you are sacrificing business value By Dave Driscoll In a recent Market Pulse Survey published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project found that retirement is the number one reason that sellers put their businesses on the market. That’s not surprising given the “baby…

What Are SDE and EBITDA? What's The Difference?

What is my business worth? This is a common question from small-business owners considering selling a business. The basis of all business valuations revolves around two terms: SDE and EBITDA. SDE = seller’s discretionary earnings EBITDA= earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization How are SDE and EBITDA calculated, and what is the difference? SDE…