Business for Sale: A Pre-Sale Checklist for Selling Your Business

Are you planning on listing your business for sale? You may be ready to sell the business immediately, offering it for sale “as is.” You are likely prepared to make price concessions to account for any of its unaddressed weaknesses. On the other hand, you may have decided to delay listing the business for sale [...]

Business for Sale: A Pre-Sale Checklist for Selling Your Business2023-04-26T10:54:11-04:00

Prepare to Sell Your Business

When is a good time to sell your business? As we enter into the new year, this could be a question you are asking yourself. In the midst of a pandemic and recession, many businesses didn't make it out of 2020. However, there are many businesses that have been thriving that are attracting eager [...]

Prepare to Sell Your Business2023-04-24T14:18:12-04:00

How Long to Sell a Business

If you’re considering whether or not to sell a business, you may be wondering how long the process takes. While the business exit process varies, most owners can anticipate a six- to nine-month process from signing a listing agreement to closing. Some things, however, impact the length of a business sale. In this article, [...]

How Long to Sell a Business2023-04-26T10:48:28-04:00

How to Finance a Business

Before leaping into a new business opportunity, most have the challenge of securing working capital and need to finance a business purchase. Although it’s not an easy task, it’s essential to getting your idea off the ground. It’s also not one to take lightly, as the decision you make will stick with you for [...]

How to Finance a Business2023-04-26T10:37:15-04:00

Types of Prospective Business Buyers

When planning for your transaction, you want to consider the different types of prospective business buyers you’re presented carefully. The buyer pool for most organizations can be very diverse. Plus, different kinds of buyers pose different implications. Follow along to learn the pros and cons of working with different types of prospective business buyers. [...]

Types of Prospective Business Buyers2023-04-26T10:27:25-04:00

How to Scale Your Business

Everyone dreams that they can scale their business to become big and evolve to the next level. Unfortunately, however, not everyone possesses the business savvy to make those dreams reality. If you are unable to scale your business, it will eventually become stagnant or fail. Growing a business requires calculated decisions. Below are some [...]

How to Scale Your Business2023-04-26T10:18:21-04:00

Hiring a Business Broker

Business owners are often surprised to find out just how involved the sales process is. Asking the right questions will help you find an experienced broker who has your best interest in mind. Keep reading to find the top 5 questions to ask when hiring a business broker. 1. Have you had a successful sale [...]

Hiring a Business Broker2023-04-26T10:15:27-04:00

COVID-19 Resources

In response to the disruption to businesses from the coronavirus, we want to be able to provide resources to help small business owners during this time. If we can be of a resource, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact IBA with your questions about the impact of this current economic state and [...]

COVID-19 Resources2022-01-07T02:47:39-05:00

Exit Planning: Have You Saved Enough to Sell Your Business?

Business Owner Retirement & Exit Planning As Indiana business brokers, we see that the largest asset business owners have is their business and most have not done any type of exit planning. Some may have all of their net worth tied up in this illiquid asset. The majority of owners haven’t saved adequately outside [...]

Exit Planning: Have You Saved Enough to Sell Your Business?2023-04-26T10:08:07-04:00

5 Signs That Your Business is Too Dependent on You

5 Signs That Your Business Is Too Dependent On You If you were to draw a picture that visually represents your role in your business, what would it look like? Are you at the top of an organizational chart, or stuck in the middle of your business like a hub in a bicycle wheel? [...]

5 Signs That Your Business is Too Dependent on You2023-04-14T13:44:54-04:00
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