September 2017

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How to raise finances to buy a business

Thinking of buying a business? If you have seen a business you are interested in purchasing, one of the first things you are probably considering is if you have the capital to make the purchase. The good news is that there are a number of finance options available here in the UK. Most banks and financial institutions are able to provide a variety of loans, both unsecured and secured. Although you may...

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Five signs that it’s time to sell your business

Considering selling your business? Figuring out when to exit is a huge, anxiety-provoking decision. If you exit too early, you’ll miss out on growth that would raise your business’s valuation. Exit too late, and you may miss the wave entirely. Although no one can predict the future, sometimes you get some clues. Here are five signs that it might be time to list your business for sale There may be...

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5 Advantages of Buying an Existing Business

Owning a business is a goal of many men and women across the UK and, even with post-Brexit economic concerns, now is the best time to start your own business and become financially independent. While many people don’t know the first thing about starting a business and when they find out what it takes, they often back away from the idea. Perhaps it is more work than they thought it would be, or they...

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How to make a business more profitable before a sale

If you’re looking to sell your business or you're working with a business owner to list their business for sale, you’ll want to ensure the business is as profitable as possible to make a sale appealing. Much like investing to increase the profitability of a property before you sell, it’s important that you spend the time to make your business as secure and profitable as possible before you sell. For...

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How to do due diligence when buying a business

Buying a business can be a great way to profit without having to go through the early struggle of getting the company off the ground. However, to get the best out of your purchase, you’ll need to do a lot of due diligence to avoid getting a raw deal. Here is a list of some of the major areas you’ll need to look at, and the key questions you should ask: Get a real feel for the business You want to...

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