Are you looking for an alternative to a career path at a big firm? Does founding your own start-up seem too risky? There is a radical third path open to you: You can buy a small business and run it as CEO. Purchasing a small company offers significant financial rewards—as well as personal and professional fulfillment. Leading a firm means you can be your own boss, put your executive skills to work, fashion a company environment that meets your own needs, and profit directly from your success. But finding the right business to buy and closing the deal isn't always easy. In the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business, Harvard Business School professors Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff help you: Determine if this path is right for you Raise capital for your acquisition Find and evaluate the right prospects Avoid the pitfalls that could derail your search Understand why a "dull" business might be the best investment Negotiate a potential deal with the seller Avoid deals that fall through at the last minute
Published by Harvard Business Review Press on 01/17/2017
Book details: 320 pages.
Gain access to practical tips and case studies that will help you evaluate how to buy a business and maximize your success as an entrepreneur. Before you start wading through the process of buying a business, it is imperative that you learn how to tell the good ones from the bad ones. John (Jack) Gibson, who has been helping buyers and sellers for more than thirty years, explains why some buyers and some businesses make a good fit. Learn how to value, negotiate and then buy a business and come out a winner. All you need to know to buy with confidence is clearly spelled out. “Before leaping into the arena, read Jack Gibson’s book. He has poured into it many years of relevant experience as both business owner and broker.” Michael Haviland, MPA, Ed.D, Denver “I founded and sold two businesses over my career. I wish this book had been available to better prepare me to guide the buyers through the tough questions they needed to ask.” Donald Mathews, Ph.D, Professor of Marketing
Published by Page Publishing Inc on 02/06/2017
Book details: 282 pages.
A perfect guide for entrepreneurs Whether you just want an overview of the business buying process or you're ready to acquire an existing business, you know you’ll need to finance, negotiate and structure the deal and protect yourself from unpleasant surprises. The Complete Guide to Buying a Business will give you everything you need to know including more than two dozen crucial forms and legal documents to help you do it. You’ll learn how to: find the right business analyze the seller's numbers make sense of the tax issues avoid outstanding liens and liabilities prepare and sign a sales agreement close the deal prevent the seller from competing against you work with lawyers, accountants and brokers The 4th edition of The Complete Guide to Buying a Business is completely updated to reflect the latest laws and tax information.
Published by Nolo on 07/21/2015
Book details: 440 pages.
Published by streetsmartbooks, LLC on 01/01/2003
Book details: 256 pages.
Small business ownership is, in my opinion, the very foundation of the American experience. Liberty and freedom are both the results and causes of capitalism. Without them both working congruently, it would be impossible for our nation and her citizens to survive through the choppy waters of ever-changing economic times. I hope this book will help you on your path towards small business owership and life choices.
Published by AuthorHouse on 03/01/2011
Book details: 132 pages.
The Lifestyle Business Owner reveals how ordinary people can buy a small business in their community, earn a six-figure income, and make the business run without them. Aaron Muller, founder of Lifestyle Business Owner Academy, reveals the 3-step formula he utilized to go from a kid who didn't attend college to the owner of eight companies that run without him. Now it’s your turn to discover the secrets to owning a business that gives you the financial freedom, lifestyle, and contribution you desire.
Published by Morgan James Publishing on 01/04/2018
Book details: 132 pages.
Published by Around 90 Percent on 09/01/2010
Book details: 132 pages.
How to Buy and/or Sell a Small Business for Maximum Profit 2nd Edition is geared toward the budding entrepreneur who wants to buy or sell a small business. Topics covered include: finding and evaluating a business to buy and/or sell, performing due diligence, how to value a business, raising the necessary capital, evaluating a business financial condition using discounted cash flow, excess earnings, asset value, and income capitalization, brokers, leveraged buyouts, letters of intent, legal and tax concerns, and contracts. How do you decide what kind of business suits you? How do you find the money to get started? How do you determine what your business or the business you hope to purchase is worth? How to Buy and/or Sell a Small Business for Maximum Profit 2nd Edition will help you answer these fundamental questions. The book provides a road map of suggestions, insights, and techniques for both buyers and sellers. It covers the entire selling process step-by- step from making the decision of when to sell or buy, through determining how to market the company, to understanding the various legal and financial documents involved in a sale, and on to closing the deal and handling the transition afterwards. In addition, it contains the personal stories of numerous small business owners, their motivations, their challenges, and their rewards. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Published by Atlantic Publishing Company on 08/17/2019
Book details: 287 pages.
This practical, hands-on manual teaches everything you need to know about starting and running a small factoring business. With common sense directions and first-person experiences giving a "been there" flavor to each page, you’ll learn how factoring small receivables can be a lucrative, enjoyable business and an excellent tool for investing retirement or discretionary investment funds.
Published by Dash Point Publishing on 09/01/2012
Book details: 287 pages.
**A Forbes Best Business Book of the Year, 2015** **Winner of the 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in Entrepreneurship** When columnist Paul Downs was approached by The New York Times to write for their "You're the Boss" blog, he had been running his custom furniture business for twenty-four years strong. or mostly strong. Now, in his first book, Downs paints an honest portrait of a real business, with a real boss, a real set of employees, and the real challenges they face. Fresh out of college in 1986, Downs opened his first business, a small company that builds custom furniture. In 1987, he hired his first employee. That's when things got complicated. As his enterprise began to grow, he had to learn about management, cash flow, taxes, and so much more. But despite any obstacles, Downs always remained keenly aware that every small business, no matter the product it makes or the service it provides, starts with people. He writes with tremendous insight about hiring employees, providing motivation to get the best out of them, and the difficult decisions he's made to let some of them go. Downs also looks outward, to his dealings with vendors and to providing each client with exemplary customer service from first sales pitch to final delivery. With honesty and conviction, he tells the true story behind building and sustaining a successful company in an ever-evolving economy, often airing his own failures and shortcomings to reveal the difficulties that arise from being a boss and a businessperson. Countless employees have told the story of their experience with managers--Boss Life tells the other side of that story. From the Hardcover edition.
Published by Penguin on 01/09/2016
Book details: 352 pages.