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.

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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…

Knowing Business Value is a Very Good Place to Start

  People don’t want to spend money on things they don’t need. So why would you need an estimate of your company’s value if you don’t expect to leave for several or many years? You may not if you fall into one of two groups: Owners who are sure that their business exits are more…

Why do we keep hearing about Private Equity?

And how can it help you sell your business? You hear it on the radio, read about it in the papers, some politicians are part of private equity. So what exactly is it? Let’s start by defining a Private Equity Fund, another term you hear all the time. A Private Equity Group establishes a Private Equity…

The Main Reasons To Sell Your Business

Reasons for selling your business There may be some reasons why you are looking to sell your business: Divorce Change in direction Medical, health, personal and family reasons Disillusioned Been approached by an interested party Economic downturn Relocation Cashing in Shareholders split in direction Relocation Bereavement Divorce -In a divorce decree, it’s seldom declared that…

Value-Building Tip: Create a Management Incentive Plan

A Management Incentive Plan builds Business Value Do you need to increase business value and create a succession plan through sale or management buyout? (Hint: The answer is nearly always yes!) Create an incentive plan to cultivate and motivate your management team to help reach the goals. Incentivize your team to the company’s bottom line…

Bar & Grill For Sale

S-6224 Bar & Grill for Sale Ferguson, Missouri Asking Price:  $198,000                                             Gross Revenue: $ 910,000 Years in Business: 7                                                   Type of Sale: Asset Sale # of employees: 10 FT (30-40 hrs); 11 PT       Business Description: Family-friendly sports bar and grill in a business development area committed to pedestrian traffic and a community atmosphere as…

Buying an Existing Business Reduces your Risk

Owning a business is about managing risk: Purchasing an existing business minimizes risk Entrepreneurs dream of finding that special idea, concept, product or service that will captivate their imaginations to start their own business…. But waiting for inspiration has kept many qualified would-be businesses owners on the sidelines. From my experience, owning a business is…

Corporate Hygiene will help Sell your Business

How can good Corporate Hygiene help sell your business? Merriam-Webster defines hygiene as “the things that you do to keep yourself and your surroundings clean in order to maintain good health.” Apply that definition to your business and you will build greater value for it when you are eventually ready to exit. What is business…

5 Steps Every Business Owner Should Take Before A Business Sale Or Transfer

5 Steps to make sure You AND your Business are Ready to Succeed after the Transition I ran into an old friend recently at Bread Co. After discussing what we had both been doing, the next question was, “What’s next?” My friend said he is retiring next month after nearly 40 years of working for…

Why hire a Business Broker?

Why Hire A Business Broker? Business owners, by the nature of their role, have very little experience with business brokers or M&A advisers. Most owners have the opportunity to sell one business, or maybe two, in their careers. Seasoned owners that have relied on their own devices, sometimes ask, “Why should I hire a business…

5 Ways Succession Planning Helps Your Business Grow Now

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How can you increase your businesses value drivers?

What can you do to increase your Business Value? When it’s time to sell the business, value drivers determine the value of the business and impact the desirability and risk for a potential buyer. Great! But what does that mean? OK. Let’s look at why and how much “value drivers” influence the selling or buying…