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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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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…

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…