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Defining Your Business Model

March 12, 2020
QUESTION: I am thinking about starting a lawn care business. What are the pros and cons I should consider? ANSWER: Regardless of the type of business you are considering, there... Read more
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Mistakes Small Business Must Avoid

February 3, 2020
Question: I understand that many start-up businesses fail in the first two years. Can you offer insights as to why and how to avoid the most common mistakes? Answer: There are a... Read more
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New Year Business Resolutions

December 24, 2019
Question: 2019 has been a relatively good year for my small business and I want the momentum to continue into the year ahead. Where should my focus be, looking forward? Answer:... Read more
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How to Value a Service Business

December 19, 2019
Question: I am considering the purchase of a service business and find it difficult to find a bank that knows how to value the good will of its customer base. What can you suggest... Read more
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Seller Financing, a Viable Option?

September 28, 2019
Question: Your last article “What to consider when buying a business” was quite informative. My problem is how best to finance the purchase when I have limited resources. What are... Read more
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What to Look for When Buying a Business

September 14, 2019
Question: I am looking to start a new business. Would it make more sense to consider buying an existing business? And what information should I request in the due diligence... Read more
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How to Close the Sale

September 2, 2019
QUESTION: I am an extremely organized person and take the time to develop a compelling sales presentation. However, my success rate leaves much to be desired. What am I missing?... Read more