Strong Demand for Accounting Fees

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Price Reduction

#619 This Busselton Retail /Wholesale Business is now $195,000.

With a Net Profit of $145,000 Sales of $1.4 Mill and just 51/2 days

this is an exceptional buying opportunity.

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WANTED: Accounting Fees to sell

WANTED

We have a buyer of either a full practice or parcel of accounting and tax return fees. Quick decision will be made and a phase in phase out to meet the usual requirements of retiring or exiting principals will be offered...read more

WHAT MAKES A BUSINESS GOOD TO BUY?

I am often asked if I specialise in the sale any particular size or type of business…and my answer  is usually a resounding “no, I can do it all!!” this might sound a little grandiose but in all honesty a successful and desirable business has at its core the same..read more

Why use a Finance Broker?

A Finance Broker will help you hit the Bullseye EVERYTIME.

A Finance Brokers job is to get interest rate and terms for your loan for your Business purchase. Their job is to see which bank is selling money at the best price and make sure the bank has all the..read more

#572 THOUGHT ABOUT BUYING A FRANCHISE?

Often anyone wanting to buy a business will not even think about a franchise business for a whole heap of reasons.  It is too expensive, I won’t pay renewal fees, I am not going to give away my hard earned profits. Franchises will do nothing for me and so the..read more

Businesses New to Market

The end of the 2016 Financial Year is almost here and is an excellent opportunity for businesses wishing to sell to get themselves poised to enter the market. We have been given exclusive authorities for the sale of some great businesses that we are preparing for sale right now. For those..read more

STRONG BUYER INTEREST

With the festive season well and truly over, kids back to school and the banks itching to lend money for good propositions it is little wonder that demand for quality profitable businesses is getting stronger and strong. Buyers should be "buyer ready" with a good idea of their financing options..read more

Small Bar or a Tavern?

Small licenced bars have been around for a few years now and are really not much different to a Tavern licence. They are easier to operate as have a limit of 120 customers at any one time and stand in the market place as a cafe and..read more

Thinking of Selling?

With the down turn in the mining industry we are regularly being contacted by buyers for businesses netting $250,000 plus. Contact Adrian for a confidential and obligation free market appraisal of your business...read more

Businesses FOR SALE * Price Reductions*

Check out the reduction of selling price on some great businesses! 470 Mandurah City Storage  NOW $900,000 479 Bunbury Manufacturer  NOW $2,395,000 514 Fitness Centre Metro Area  NOW $980,000 491 Forbidden Fruit  NOW $30,000 plus stock..read more

What have I learned that makes me a valuable consultant to a client? Part 3

  The third thing is the old saying it’s not over ‘til the cheques in the bank AND it’s cleared!” There are almost uncountable ways that a deal can fall over.   The bottom line on all of the above is to sell a business requires an eye for detail, the utmost ethics..read more

What have I learned that makes me a valuable consultant to a client? Part 2

The second thing is that as the marketing gets going there will be the occasional seller who gets the jitters. Their patience has run out and they just want it sold, right now. They want the price to be reduced.   As an ex Financial Planner (and a chartered accountant) who held..read more

What have I learned that makes me a valuable consultant to a client? Part 1

My 11th Anniversary as a business broker is coming up in November. Whilst it is not really a long time in most professions it is considered a very long time in the Real Estate and Business Agents circles. Certainly I will not be writing my memoirs just yet like all..read more

Why Don’t You Provide More Information In Your Advertisements? Part 2

As a buyer how would you feel if you purchased a business and then discovered that the figures of the business had been handed over to anyone who requested them? You’d probably feel quite insecure about the potential problems associated with this scenario.   So as a buyer how do I find..read more

Why Don’t You Provide More Information In Your Advertisements?

Why Don’t You Provide More Information In Your Advertisements?   The simple answer is confidentiality, it’s the number one issue that we deal with as business brokers. It’s natural for sellers to be concerned about their information getting into the wrong hands. Sellers concerns revolve around the following:

  • Competitors or potential competitors who would..read more

    Daily Sealed and Delivered

    13. Am I entitled to know if there are other offers or has been previous offers? No there is no requirement to advise a buyer of any of these types of details. And certainly no requirement to tell a buyer what other offers have been...read more

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    12. How do I get my offer accepted if there is more than one offer presented to the seller?   There are two components to a business offer. The actual price you want to pay and the conditions you put on agreement. So for example for some sellers a quick sale with very..read more

    5 SECRETS TO GET THE HIGHEST PRICE Part 4

    5. They were priced to the current market conditions. If some of the factors of the business were not strong the price reflected that...read more

    5 SECRETS TO GET THE HIGHEST PRICE Part 3

    4. A great reputation, location, history. They have been around and they are well known. They have been managed, profitability and margins are fine - tuned that is, the features of the business category stood out; be it food, manufacturing ,service or retail...read more

    5 SECRETS TO GET THE HIGHEST PRICE Part 2

    2. All staff are paid correct award rates 3. Solid reported profits and a trend of upwards, even through the last couple of years...read more

    5 SECRETS TO GET THE HIGHEST PRICE Part 1

    With so many businesses under offer and or about to settle in our office at the moment I sat back the other day to see whether they had anything in common. Why were they sold or under offer and not  others , what made them that much more attractive. 1. Good..read more

    Why do I need a Conveyancer (Settlement Agent) for the purchase of real estate? PART 2

    Using the information from the various enquiries, the Conveyancer will prepare the all-important ‘Transfer of Land’ document. On your behalf the Conveyancer will also arrange for the assessment of Duty to be lodged & paid through the Office of State Revenue.  . Your Conveyancer will also provide you with an outline of..read more

    Why do I need a Conveyancer (Settlement Agent) for the purchase of real estate? PART 1

    Why do I need a Conveyancer (Settlement Agent) for the purchase of real estate? Once the sale contract has been signed for a property, most buyers and sellers are aware that they need to engage a Conveyancer, but many are not sure exactly why? Hopefully this article will help to de-mystify..read more

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    11. Can more than one offer be presented to a seller? Yes, from a sellers perspective the more the better...read more

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    10. Can we as buyers rely on the information provided? We use a standard Real Estate Institute business sales agreement that says that the seller believes the information provided in correct. Cant get simpler than that really.  ..read more

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    9. Will the owner stay on after I have bought it to train me? We have seen handover periods from a few days to nearly 3 months. All things are negotiable and it does depend on the skill base of the buyer and what the owner actually does on a day..read more

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    8. I am disappointed that I missed a business? Can I do anything to secure it if the buyer does not finalise the contract? Yes, you can always instruct a broker to write up a “backup” offer so that if the first one fails then the second stands in its place...read more

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    7. Do I need a lawyer or accountant? You may need to take advise from a lawyer on the lease agreement and other contracts that form part of the business. Your accountant is going to advise you as to the structure to buy the business in and assist you with due..read more

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    7. Do I need a lawyer or accountant? You may need to take advise from a lawyer on the lease agreement and other contracts that form part of the business. Your accountant is going to advise you as to the structure to buy the business in and assist you with due..read more

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    6. Why do I have to sign a confidentiality deed before I can get some information on the business? As a buyer you may look at one or 50 different businesses before you find the right one. The business you buy may have been presented to numerous buyers. By having a ..read more

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     5. Do I have to take over any long service leave or holiday pay obligations? No, it is usual for the seller to pay out both actual long service leave and holiday pay liabilities. Accrued entitlements are a negotiated point of the agreement if material. Sick leave liability is usually transferred over..read more

    Daily Sealed & Delivered 15/08/2014

     Why do I have to choose a settlement agent to buy a business? A settlement agent or lawyer should be chosen to represent the buyer at settlement. Their job is to protect the buyers’ interests at settlement. To ensure that money only changes hands once full title to all the business..read more

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    3. Can I check the equipment and its values before I decide to buy the business? Yes, though remember that a business is usually sold on a going concern basis and thus is more than just a list of equipment...read more

    Daily Sealed & Delivered 13/08/2014

    What is hot? Safe and secure has always been in demand, and always will be.  Any business with exclusive agreements, exclusive territories or monopoly rights are always going to be attractive. This includes school bus runs, franchised businesses, newspaper delivery runs and wholesalers that have exclusive import rights to certain..read more

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    2. Can I make an offer before I have finalized my finance arrangements? Yes and in fact we would encourage this at every opportunity. Our contract allows the buyer to make an offer SUBJECT TO finance; thus the buyer can secure the business and keep other parties out of the deal..read more

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    Are you Buyer Ready? So you want to buy a business. Could you enter a contract today? Now? , if the answer is no then you are not buyer ready. And you need to be as the process of buying a business is competitive , you are competing to buy the..read more

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    Will this cost me anything? We are usually appointed by the business owners to assist them to firstly find a suitable buyer and then to assist in the process of finalizing the transaction. The seller appoints us as their agent and as such pays a fee for the service. It is..read more

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    Market Update The business sales market is very buoyant at present. My guess is that the mining industry is shrinking staff wise and those people are now looking to find a business that can match their usual incomes, as wages wont. Add to this the very low borrowing rates and a banking..read more

    July Update

    A busy month with 3 sold and settled and one more due tomorrow. The demand for quality businesses  around the $100,000 mark is exceptionally strong and the pool service business listed a week or so  ago is a great example. This time of the year is a little slower as sellers..read more

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