Market Insights

Owner's Draws: What they are and how they impact the value of a business

Everything you need to know about owner's draws. What they are, how they compare to other forms of compensation, and how they impact the valuation of a business.

William Fry
William Fry

Jun 24, 2022

Why You Need a Business Sale Escrow When Closing Deals

What business sale escrow entails, how the escrow process works during a business sale, why you should consider escrow for your business sale, where to get business sale escrow services.

Davis Porter
Davis Porter

May 5, 2022

Pros and Cons of Rollover Equity in a Business Sale

Rollover equity is what business sellers will sometimes use to stay involved post-sale, requiring sellers to remain invested in the company via equity shares.

Mitchell Grant
Mitchell Grant

Apr 29, 2022

What a Non-Compete Covenant Means For Your Business Sale

What a non-compete covenant entails, what to expect from non-compete agreements, and the factors that business sellers should prioritize when negotiating non-compete clauses.

Davis Porter
Davis Porter

Apr 14, 2022

How To Value a Landscaping Business

Understand the steps you should take before you start buying or selling a landscaping business in order to maximize your valuation (as a seller) or avoid overpaying (as a buyer).

Davis Porter
Davis Porter

Mar 24, 2022

Seller Financing: Why is it required? What are the common terms?

Seller financing is almost always part of small business acquisitions. Understand why that is as well as the common terms associated with it.

William Fry
William Fry

Nov 22, 2021

Business Broker Fees: How Much Are They, And Who Pays?

When you want to sell or buy your business, you want the best value possible. As a seller, you want the highest selling price, and as a buyer, you look for the lowest price. Business brokers help you achieve the best value possible.

Robin Khatri
Robin Khatri

Oct 29, 2021

A Survey of Business-for-sale Sites

Starting with BizBuySell in the mid 90s, there has been an explosion of business-for-sale websites. This article surveys the options out there based on their functionality, number of listings, price and monthly traffic.

William Fry
William Fry

Apr 4, 2021

The Role of Community Development Financial Institutions

When looking for small business loans, owners may come across Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). These institutions are dedicated to helping increase access to financing in underserved communities.

William Fry
William Fry

Mar 16, 2021

The Business Broker Landscape

Business brokers have formed a crucial part of the SMB ecosystem for decades. They’ve served the role of educator, negotiator, and shepherd to hundreds of thousands of business sellers and buyers.

William Fry
William Fry

Mar 9, 2021

Understanding Seller's Discretionary Earnings

A common metric used to value small businesses is seller’s discretionary earnings, often abbreviated as SDE. This metric is a calculation of how much cashflow a business generates.

William Fry
William Fry

Mar 7, 2021