Seller Articles

Telling the Story of Your Business

By Patriot M&A / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Telling the Story of Your Business

Often selling a business comes down to storytelling. The buyer and seller are the main characters of the story that is being told. The seller is the one relaying the story, and the ideal buyer is the one who truly sees the future opportunity.  A Brokerage Professional Can Help Tell Your Story The simple fact…

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How Sellers Can Boost Their Levels of Success

By Patriot M&A / May 24, 2022 / Comments Off on How Sellers Can Boost Their Levels of Success

Many buyers view a publicly-held company as virtually being an open book with at least a modest level of transparency, whereas privately-held companies reveal much less about their inner workings, financial, and otherwise. Of course, this means that buyers of privately-held companies are left with no choice but to dig through whatever information is available…

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Not All Buyers Are Created Equal: The Mindset of the Serious Buyer

By Patriot M&A / May 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Not All Buyers Are Created Equal: The Mindset of the Serious Buyer

Just as every person is different, the same invariably holds true for buyers. No two buyers are the same. Further, no two buyers have the same mindset, emotional makeup, or approach to business. The simple fact is that buyers opt to buy businesses for a very wide range of reasons. The bottom line is that…

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Important Factors to Consider in Your Lease

By Patriot M&A / May 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Important Factors to Consider in Your Lease

Owning and operating a business can be rather demanding and that means from time-to-time details can slip through the cracks. All too often, businessowners don’t fully comprehend their leases and this can lead to a variety of problems. For example, if your business location is a key part of your success, it is incredibly important…

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3 Warning Signs for Sellers to Be Aware Of

By Patriot M&A / May 4, 2022 / Comments Off on 3 Warning Signs for Sellers to Be Aware Of

If you’re getting ready to sell your business, you’ll want to be on high alert for potential warning signs that could potentially derail the deal. Of course, time is of the essence when it comes to finalizing your deal. Why spend time negotiating with a buyer who is either not really interested or is simply…

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When It Comes to Selling Your Business, Let Others Do the Heavy Lifting

By Patriot M&A / April 19, 2022 / Comments Off on When It Comes to Selling Your Business, Let Others Do the Heavy Lifting

While brokerage professionals are working to sell your business, it’s important for you to keep running things in a smooth and seamless manner. In countless cases, sellers have made the mistake of letting things slide simply because they are distracted while trying to sell. You’ll want to make sure things remain the same, as prospective…

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Takeaways from the Latest BizBuySell Insight Report

By Patriot M&A / April 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Takeaways from the Latest BizBuySell Insight Report

Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a business, it’s worth taking a look at the quarterly BizBuySell reports. The findings from these publications are taken from analysis of sales and listing prices of approximately 50,000 businesses across the United States. The report covers the statistics of sales prices and successful transactions. It also…

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What You Need to Know About Family Businesses

By Patriot M&A / April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Family Businesses

Family businesses are critical to both the US and World economies. In fact, in the US alone, there are approximately 5.5 million family owned and controlled businesses.[1]  While much of the world’s wealth is a byproduct of family-owned businesses, the fact is that most are not actually prepared to sell in a way that will…

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Justifying Your EBITDA

By Patriot M&A / March 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Justifying Your EBITDA

All too often a business owner decides to sell, only to learn a number of harsh realities. For example, oftentimes a business owner discovers that their lack of financial data represents a major problem. The simple fact is that prospective buyers will dive in and scrutinize every aspect of EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation…

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The Complexities of Valuations

By Patriot M&A / March 22, 2022 / Comments Off on The Complexities of Valuations

A lot of training and experience goes into good valuations. A variety of complex factors are involved. Plus, there are certainly some subjective elements. That means that one professional’s valuation may be different from the next. Let’s take a look at some of the factors involved when it comes to achieving an accurate valuation.  Intellectual…

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