Archive for August, 2014

TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Who knew I’d be actively asking for Business Owners looking to sell to come forth? I have buyers ready to buy but the sellers seem to be hanging on that little bit longer. Sure, there is always the more churn type businesses around, like cafes and shops, but businesses of quality in my niche (i.e. Online and Professional Services) have seemed to stopped exploring the sell option… for the time being. Only this…

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the latest AIBB Small Business Sales Index – June 2014

Not surprisingly negative speculation in the media prior to the Federal Budget being tabled in May and the inability of the Government to sell its budget message has caused a loss of confidence in the marketplace for SME sales during this Quarter. The bump in optimism following the 2013 Federal election has been replaced with the ‘Budget Blues’, however, sales of Small Businesses are still occurring in spite of the fact that sales prices paid for businesses seem to be dropping. “Whilst market conditions for business sales have deteriorated from those experienced before the Federal Budget was tabled, we believe…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Having just returned from 10 days away, it’s most interesting to see what’s happening in the market. Certainly, from a Business Broker point of view, it’s worth taking time off July/August as most Business Owners are too busy doing their EOFY activities to think about buying/selling businesses. It’s about now the phone starts ringing… and it has! Just this week, my colleague had a call where they want to sell a number of franchises they currently own…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Had a most interesting day today… First off was lunch with Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking and one of his senior lenders from one of the more State based banks. It was all about starting to think through what the pending issue with our growing 50 year old+ population with no career prospects is potentially going to look like and what opportunity there may be in the outcomes.  A most stimulating conversation and one where both…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… What constitutes a business buyer? My colleagues and I stood at a whiteboard today and nutted out the profile stages of a Business Buyer, according to what their stage in life may look like. What with the growing demographic numbers of baby boomers slowly but surely coming on to mature-age,  the PM and Treasurers desire for all to work until 70 years old and the nature of the financial commitments families have made to lifestyle… there is…

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