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Brad Marlor

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Small Business

By Debbie Allen Updated May 11, 2017 Everyday small business owners (retailers) make drastic mistakes when selling their business and lose thousands of dollars in the process. All their hard work and long-term investment goes down the drain. As entrepreneurs, they had once dreamed of owning…
Brad Marlor
August 18, 2017
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Weighing Your Options: Buying vs. Starting a Business

So you’ve been in Corporate America too long; you can no longer stomach the grind, the stress, and the hours.  You’ve been padding your corporation’s pocket, yet your pockets are seemingly empty.  Something has to change.  You realize that changing companies might provide a different…
Brad Marlor
August 18, 2017
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The Right Price or the Right Deal?

A close friend of mine from high school days has been in the process of acquiring a business. He has spent nearly a year agonizing over the pros and cons of various businesses. He has looked at businesses in multiple states, businesses of different size…
Brad Marlor
May 11, 2017
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Business Value Maximization

Vision is important in any company, large or small. If you have no idea of your end goal, the beginning of your business is likely to take off in the wrong direction. If you haven’t considered how you are going to exit your company in…
Brad Marlor
April 27, 2017
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Are There Any Good Businesses To Buy?

Here are some responses to that question: First: The Small Business Administration reports there are over 5.7 million businesses in the U.S. with at least one employee other than the owner. Formal and informal surveys indicate that approximately 20% of all businesses are for sale.…
Brad Marlor
March 22, 2017
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Selling Your Business to Employees

Setting the Rules Structuring a transaction through an employee buyout should accomplish the same objective as selling to an outside buyer. Your objective is to structure a sale that maximizes value while minimizing risk (tax consequences included). If an employee group can fulfill that objective,…
Brad Marlor
February 28, 2017
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Buyers Want Your Business

Why on earth would someone want to acquire your business? With all the headaches, a tough national economy, and hard to please clients, nobody would willingly want to subject themselves to the harsh environment of a privately held business like yours – right? ...Read More!
Brad Marlor
February 17, 2017
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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business

The world of business transactions is a complex place, with lots of details to keep track of. When looking to sell your business for maximum value and with as little hassle as possible, there are dozens of elements you’ll need to stay on top of…
Brad Marlor
October 15, 2016
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Choosing The Right Business

Fast Food? Manufacturing? How about distribution? Small mom and pop shop or publicly held corporate spin-off? Choosing a business to acquire is a lot like car buying—lots of models, lots of colors and a litany of price ranges. Fortunately there are some questions you can…
Brad Marlor
September 12, 2016