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How can I be sure the asking price for a business is worth it?

You can't really be sure ever, but of course you want to work with an established business broker, see a business plan, see past financials including actual reports to the IRS (people are less... (more)

How can I be sure the asking price for a business is worth it?

You can't really be sure ever, but of course you want to work with an established business broker, see a business plan, see past financials including actual reports to the IRS (people are less... (more)

How can I be sure the asking price for a business is worth it?

You can't really be sure ever, but of course you want to work with an established business broker, see a business plan, see past financials including actual reports to the IRS (people are less... (more)

How can I be sure the asking price for a business is worth it?

You can't really be sure ever, but of course you want to work with an established business broker, see a business plan, see past financials including actual reports to the IRS (people are less... (more)

How do I determine the value of an existing business?

Good question, and there is no simple answer to it. For purposes of searching on Google or Yahoo!, what you're talking about is called "Business Valuation." There are some software tools... (more)

How do I determine the value of an existing business?

Good question, and there is no simple answer to it. For purposes of searching on Google or Yahoo!, what you're talking about is called "Business Valuation." There are some software tools... (more)

How do I determine how and when I pay myself?

I recommend you pay yourself what you would pay an outsider to do the job you're doing, and on the same schedule that you'd pay other employees. And I practice what I preach, this is what I've done... (more)

How do I determine the income potential of a newer franchise?

Finding the income potential of a very new franchise without a significant track record of operations that you can check is a very difficult task.  You could consult a tarot card reader or a... (more)

How do you franchise your own business?

Franchising a business involves a number of complex issues, including the development of a sound business plan, legal documents, quality control mechanisms and Operations Manuals, marketing plans... (more)

How do I get a copy of a UFOC?

The cheapest way is to obtain a UFOC is through the California Department of Corporations.  The link http://134.186.208.228/caleasi/pub/Exsearch.htm should get you to their UFOC  (more)

How can I evaluate the effectiveness of a marketing method?

The best way to measure advertising results is to track responses from various media.  You can code your print advertising and direct mail, for example, by giving customers a specific code to use... (more)

I want to change my clientele to a more professional audience. How do I do this?

In my experience, there is no such thing as "field of dreams" marketing. So if you build it, clients don't just come--you have to create a value proposition that attracts the customers... (more)

What resources are there for a publicity and marketing planner in training?

Even though you just graduated from school, you are really a student for the rest of your life if you are lucky. Look in your community to see what types of professional trade organizations exist... (more)

As an entrepreneur visiting Chicago from Mexico, what kind of investors should I be looking for? Venture capital or private equity firms?

Your email question doesn't provide information that would help me answer you. Where you are visiting is irrelevant. Where you are from is irrelevant too. What matters for this question is the... (more)

As an entrepreneur visiting Chicago from Mexico, what kind of investors should I be looking for? Venture capital or private equity firms?

Your email question doesn't provide information that would help me answer you. Where you are visiting is irrelevant. Where you are from is irrelevant too. What matters for this question is the... (more)

What websites will be the best at helping me build my e-commerce site?

The first place to start is not in evaluting the solution providers you mentioned�in your question. You want to start by evaluating your needs. What do you want your e-commerce site to... (more)

What websites will be the best at helping me build my e-commerce site?

The first place to start is not in evaluting the solution providers you mentioned�in your question. You want to start by evaluating your needs. What do you want your e-commerce site to... (more)

How can I be sure I

Being successful on eBay isn't impossible, but it's tricky and as you indicated, you want to make sure that you're not taking a loss. A good place to get bidding information about... (more)

How do I find the best and most cost-effective website development firms?

While the phone book is great for finding the nearest dry cleaner, you might want to think twice about�searching there to find the web development company that's right for you. The... (more)

Should I incorporate several business ideas into one company or create separate companies for each idea?

As far as I know (and I'm not an attorney) there's no hard and fast legal rule for this, but my advice is make your first business successful before you start your second; which means incorporate... (more)
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