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Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
This is a hard question to answer specifically without any knowledge of the business. What kind of car wash it is (auto, self-serve, or full service)?, How many bays does the car wash have? Is there any other streams of revenue? We discuss this topic regarding car washes on this BizBen Discussion.
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What percentage of businesses for sale that are advertised and/or sold are pocket listings? What is the best way to find out about pocket listings? Are they advertised? Are they a big part of the businesses sold marketplace? In this Discussion ProIntermediaries and ProAdvisors discuss this topic.
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Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
Doing due diligence when buying any type of business is extremely important. Regardless of what type of business you are buying there are certain things you will always look at such as, financials, equipment, legal issues etc. We take a look at several angles for optimal gas station due diligence.
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Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
What should your business broker do for you to successfully sell your small to mid-sized business? Well, there's many things that a qualified business broker can and should be doing for you. Multiple ProIntermediaries and ProAdvisors give suggestions and tips to sellers in this BizBen Discussion.
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Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
Asking the seller straightforward questions and getting straightforward answers in return is an important part of the buying and due diligence process. In this Discussion, both ProIntermediaries and Advisors offer thorough questions you should be asking during your meeting with a business seller.

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Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties
Should small business owners/sellers or brokers/agents give potential buyers direct access to past company tax returns and financials (profit & loss statements) either before or pre the due diligence process? Multiple ProIntermediaries and ProAdvisors discuss this topic on this BizBen Discussion.
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Posted By: Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties
What are some reasons a business that was previously on the market with another broker didn't sell? Every broker or agent understands that not every business they list will result in a sale. There can be many reasons small businesses don't sell and many are discussed on this BizBen Discussion post.
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Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
Before purchasing a car wash (quick serve or full serve) you must understand that the industry as a whole will provide you with plenty of competition. More importantly, depending on what your interests are, you will identify what type of car wash you want. We discuss this all in this Discussion.
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Posted By: Timothy Cunha JD, Business Broker: San Francisco Bay Area
Recently a business owner asked me on the phone, "Why do you keep the sale of a business confidential? How do you keep the sale confidential - any good tips?" Would like to hear from other Members - what would be your answer to this business owner? ProIntermediaries on BizBen discuss this topic.
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Posted By: Peter Siegel MBA: BizBen Founder, Lead Advisor
When selling a small business you always run the risk of a lawsuit. They aren't as common as one may think in this litigious world in which we live in, but whenever there is money exchanging hands & attorneys involved the stage is set for a lawsuit. Various ProIntermediaries share their viewpoints.

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Business Brokers in the Inland Empire California. At Spectrum Business Advisors we represent entrepreneurs. We enjoy and pride ourselves on accomplishing our "clients goals" whether it is an exit strategy or a growth opportunity, our experience and dedication will help you.

Carolina Shreve, Business Broker: San Diego Area

At The RIBOC Group we will tell you the honest truth of the value of your business and property. We do a thorough market analysis to determine the time it will take to sell. Others can promise you the moon, but it does come down to honesty.

Elizabeth McGovern: Escrow Services - San Francisco Bay Area

McGovern Escrow Services, Inc., is a leading independent escrow company. We are a trusted partner with our clients, assisting them through the tangled bulk sale & liquor license transfer process. We provide attentive, quality & innovative customer service. Phone Elizabeth McGovern at 415-735-3645.

Helen Liu, Business Broker: San Francisco Bay Area

Our primary goal is to make the sales process as "painless" as possible for buyers and sellers. We discreetly and effectively match buyers and sellers in companies with revenues of $500K-$20M in business service, personal service, manufacturing, distribution, retail, food, and automotive.

Siavosh Ardalan, Business Broker: LA, Orange, Riverside Counties

Business brokerage services in the Orange County and surrounding areas. Always discrete and confidential. Member of California Association of Business Brokers and International Business Brokers Association. Member of National Association of Realtors. BS and MS from USC. Broker/Owner, not an agent.

David Whitehead, Business Broker, at Apex Commercial Real Estate Inc.

I have been in the contracting and engineering field for over thirty years. I bought and sold my firm and have worked in senior management for a national HVAC company. After selling my firm in 1999, I have been helping owners with consulting and actively representing buyers and sellers.


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8 Tough Questions You Most Likely Will Be Asked When Selling Your Business

When selling your small business, you'll be bombarded with questions - from the brilliant to the ridiculous. You need to be prepared. Here are some of the key questions you can expect to be asked. Tim Cunha (SF Bay Area Business Broker at 650-600-3751) reviews many of these possible questions.

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FREE Workshop: How To Value And Sell Your San Francisco Restaurant Or Bar

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