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Man hiring a business broker for his small business sale.
March 19, 2019

5 Benefits of Hiring a Business Broker

March 19, 2019

5 Benefits of Hiring a Business Broker

Many small business owners struggle with whether to hire a business broker. To help determine if hiring a business broker is right for you, here are five key benefits to consider.
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Accountant reviewing a business' financials
January 8, 2019

Preparing Financials for Small Business Sale

January 8, 2019

Preparing Financials for Small Business Sale

Historical financials are important when selling a small business. Here we will outline a few key areas of interest to most potential buyers.
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Business broker meets with a small business owner
December 4, 2018

3 Times to Hire a Business Broker

December 4, 2018

3 Times to Hire a Business Broker

Deciding whether to use a business broker is a big decision for any small business transaction. We outline our top three times to hire a business broker, as well as tips to help find the right broker for your situation.
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Business buyer and bank lender discuss funding application for a business purchase
October 29, 2018

Funding pitfalls to avoid when buying a business

October 29, 2018

Funding pitfalls to avoid when buying a business

Businesses all too often fail due to a lack of capital. When buying a business, avoid these funding pitfalls to set the business up for success.
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Firm Exchange provides a technology solution for small business M&A, which is occurring more and more online.
October 4, 2018

Firm Exchange: Reimagining the Small Business Sale

October 4, 2018

Firm Exchange: Reimagining the Small Business Sale

More than just a listing site, Firm Exchange supports the entire deal life cycle to make the process easier. We offer several integrated, online tools designed to save sellers both time and money.
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Two business men negotiating a small business sale
September 20, 2018

5 Tips to Negotiating a Small Business Sale

September 20, 2018

5 Tips to Negotiating a Small Business Sale

Business owners may feel unprepared for negotiating a small business sale. Here are 5 tips to communicating with buyers more effectively.
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Analyzing financial data is a critical component of every business purchase
September 5, 2018

Tips for Analyzing Financial Data – Free Webinar

September 5, 2018

Tips for Analyzing Financial Data – Free Webinar

Understanding financial data is a critical skill for any business owner. A free webinar from SAP Concur and Entrepreneur offers easy tips.
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An SBA loan can help you finance your small business acquisition
August 14, 2018

Using an SBA Loan to Buy a Small Business

August 14, 2018

Using an SBA Loan to Buy a Small Business

An SBA loan can help you buy a small business that is right for you. Get started with this guide to the application process and requirements.
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Make sure your business sale is a success by preparing ahead for the deal closing process
August 7, 2018

Five Deal Closing Tips for Your Business Sale

August 7, 2018

Five Deal Closing Tips for Your Business Sale

Deal closing is one of the most important days in the life of your business sale. Here are five tips to help you get ready.
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Creating a good business listing helps your business stand out to potential buyers.
July 26, 2018

Creating a Good Business Listing

July 26, 2018

Creating a Good Business Listing

Creating a good business listing is the critical first step when trying to sell your company.
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Look for red flags when buying a business
June 29, 2018

5 Red Flags when Buying a Business

June 29, 2018

5 Red Flags when Buying a Business

Buying a business is often an exciting time for a buyer. However, it can be a road with a lot of financial peril if you don't proceed carefully and intelligently.
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A discussion about how to sell a business
June 21, 2018

Sell a Business – How to Get Started

June 21, 2018

Sell a Business – How to Get Started

Most first-time sellers don’t realize what’s involved in order to sell a business or how much money they could get. We can help.
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Firm Exchange can help sellers think about building a business for success
May 30, 2018

Building a Business to Last and to Sell

May 30, 2018

Building a Business to Last and to Sell

Street Smarts columnist and veteran entrepreneur Norm Brodsky has advice on building a business, and it may not be what you’d expect.
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Let Firm Exchange help you as a perspective buyer find the right business for yourself when you are buying a business
May 22, 2018

The Right Business for You

May 22, 2018

The Right Business for You

Finding the right business means more than finding a good deal. When buying a business, there are a lot of factors to consider. You will
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Small business owners strategizing at the whiteboard about the importance of a business plan.
May 10, 2018

The Importance Of A Business Plan

May 10, 2018

The Importance Of A Business Plan

A business plan is essential to the sale of many businesses.  The goal of the business plan should be to lay out the value of
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People running a small business
April 25, 2018

Closing the Deal: Part 2 – Due Diligence

April 25, 2018

Closing the Deal: Part 2 – Due Diligence

In Closing the Deal: Part 1, we covered the main stages of the deal process.  In this article, we will now dive deeper into the
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Two people shaking hands and closing the deal with a contract in the foreground
April 17, 2018

Closing the Deal: Part 1

April 17, 2018

Closing the Deal: Part 1

Buying or selling a business for the first time can be overwhelming.  The seller is often still busy running the business and may have an
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