Value of Buying a Business

Buying the Goodwill

As opposed to what one may commonly think, purchasing an existing business venture entails higher costs than starting from scratch. Indeed, you may not be required to spend on equipment, buildings, inventory, and the like, and you may even be handed an existing staff, but the larger fraction of the purchase depends upon what businesses refer to as “goodwill.” This pertains to the existing clientele of that particular business.

Just imagine, if the business you’re eyeing to venture in already has a steady and continuous stream of customers, the returns will be faster and you, as a new owner, will enjoy the gains early on.

Since the goodwill was already established prior to the new owner’s acquisition, it gives the new owner a solid customer ground and he won’t need to worry too much about attracting clients. The duty of the new business owner then is focused on customer retention.

Unfortunately, calculating the value of goodwill cannot be defined by a simple mathematical equation. It’s an agreement between the parties involved that must be based on the current economic conditions. Therefore, if the present greatly factors in, that explains for the

Improve Productivity

I’ve observed in my work with hundreds of authors, thought leaders and experts around the globe that there is a tendency to let relationships (both internal and external) get a bit complacent. It’s the deadline that gets missed for a client that’s also become a friend. It’s evident in the assistant that starts to wind down his day a few minutes earlier than he used to. It’s the typos that find their way into an important client deliverable. It’s not laziness, it’s not incompetence, it’s complacency.

Here’s the downside. If it’s your client and you’re the one that’s gotten a little lax, there is always someone else that might be a bit more aggressive, a little hungrier, slightly more creative, or more innovative and your client can easily become intrigued by the fresh perspective. If it’s your team or suppliers you are getting less than you are paying for. It’s acceptable, it may even be great, but it is not the best that your people or organization are capable of producing. Again, it’s not mediocrity – it’s just not excellence.

So how do we overcome this? It may be a bit counter-intuitive, but tension is

Create a Culture for Success

Communicate optimism

Begin by looking at yourself. Do you radiate success? When you come to work do you hum “take this job and shove it” or do you energetically belt out “don’t rain on my parade”? Are you optimistic about how the day will go and do you communicate that optimism to everyone you come in contact with? It doesn’t take much to communicate optimism. A smile – an encouraging word – a zest for the work at hand – they all help to convey positive demeanor.

Don’t blame the competition

So you’ve got really tough competitors out there? Sneaky, underhanded, unethical- making up rumors about you- they’re just looking for any opportunity to steal your clients away from you. I don’t think so. Competition will always be with us. And not everyone will do business the way you want to. But…how did they get it in the first place? What was missing in your product or service? Look at your weakness and confront it. Then do something about it. Your competition can’t steal business from you. You don’t own those revenues, the clients do. It’s up to them to make sure they’re getting the

Painless Marketing

The secret to avoiding disaster is to craft a realistic marketing plan: a plan which takes into account your time, your budget, and most important of all, your emotional makeup.

I hit upon this secret because for years I thought I was plain rotten at marketing. I wanted instant results, didn’t get them, and so avoided marketing altogether. You can imagine how successful that strategy was; I learned to love rice and baked beans.

Finally I made a deal with myself: I would create a new marketing plan, focusing solely on those marketing activities which I enjoyed, and which were easy to implement. If I felt an activity I didn’t enjoy was vital, I’d outsource it. I decided to outsource telemarketing, for example, because I only have to think about making a cold call for my palms to sweat. I did a deal with a friend: she’d make cold calls for me, and in exchange I’d write news releases for her business.

If you’d rather do your own dentistry than market, investigate these two options: “permission marketing” and “viral marketing”. Both these activities cost little, yet can get big results.

Permission marketing basically means

Become a Better Decision Maker

  • Start Small. Even making small everyday decisions will help you accomplish the bigger goal. Small decisions such as what food to eat at a restaurant are not to be underestimated. A good way to start is the next time you’re eating out, look at the menu and decide what you’d like to eat. Then put the menu down and don’t change your mind. Don’t ask your companions what they’re having and base your decision on that – make the decision on your own and then stick to it.

Small steps like this can be empowering and help you to tackle the bigger decisions to come in the future.

  • Approach decisions logically. Many of us tend to make emotion-based decisions rather than logical ones. In business this can spell disaster. A good way to help you approach decisions in a logical manner may be to write down a list of pros and cons.

Simply grab a sheet of paper and label one side pros and one side cons. Then list all the good and bad points of your choice. Logically think through your comments and then make your decision. This way you can leave emotions out of the

Choosing Company Name

One of the most common ways of selecting a company name is to use something personal. A quick look through your local newspaper will probably introduce you to many personalised business names. Johnson Consulting Limited, T Smith & Son Limited, Stephens & Barley Limited are some fictional examples of what may be found. This may instantly make a company recognisable locally, it can be deemed as more personal by its customers, and often works well within geographical areas. However, it does little to tell new customers what your company does.

A popular choice for a small business is to choose a name that is ‘descriptive’. This tells prospective clients exactly what your company does. Examples of this may be to call your business The Window Company Limited, City IT Consultants Limited or The Advertising Agency Limited. Whilst this does serve to reinforce your primary business it offers little differentiation and may easily be adapted by competitors.

A less personal option is to use a company name that is ‘associative’. This type of company name helps to create an image or connection to your business activity. It is less direct than using a descriptive name but helps

History of Invoice Factoring

Let’s say you run a small company that’s developing a unique idea. Everyone works hard in designing the product, and your sales department hits pay dirt: a large manufacturing contract. This is exactly what you wanted, but you now have a problem: you need to hire more people and invest in some machinery to fulfill the contract, but you won’t see any money until the goods are delivered.

In this situation, a lot of your options aren’t too appealing – a large loan (assuming your business has the credit,) or convincing your employees to accept a deferred payroll. In many cases the best solution is to strike a deal with an invoice factoring company. What the factoring company will do is effectively buy your invoices at a discount – the “factor,” which are typically 3 – 4% – and provide you with the up front cash that you need. When they come due, the factoring company will then collect your invoices in full. Although the invoice factoring company will collect the receivables, this is usually done in a transparent way to the customer: as far as the customer is concerned, they are simply paying an invoice to

Save Small Business Money

On your start menu, go into the ‘control panel’.

Then select ‘printers and faxes’.

When you see your printer, right click on it and select ‘properties’.

What we are going to do is set the default settings to ‘Black and white’ & ‘Draft’ quality prints.

The reason we are going to do this is to conserve ink.

I find that more than 95% of the pages I print simply don’t require color.

I’d venture to guess that you don’t need high quality for most of your prints either.

You’ll see that the print quality for draft settings is barely distinguishable from full quality black and white and also that your printer will print the pages much faster.

So, you’ll be avoiding the hassles of getting new print cartridges and printing faster!

Watch as your printer zoom through pages with these settings!

This can save you lots of time and money, so I suggest you keep these settings.

If you want print something of highly quality, you can manually set the print quality when you are printing that particular job (which is probably only 5-10% of the time).

Changing Business Insurance

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Build Business Credit

Prepare Business Plan And Structure

You are now in the world of business credit, not consumer credit. This means that you are trying to project yourself in a business-like way. In preparing yourself to do this, you will have the added bonus of preparing yourself for the transition from being an employee to being a business man or woman. The more business-like you become, the better your business will do in the future.

But first things first. Your first job is to convince potential lenders you are going to have a viable business. The quality of your preparation is important; if you go seeking business credit without doing your homework, you will be sent back to the drawing board.

To begin with, set up a proper business structure, and if you require any licenses, make sure those are in place. Also, prepare a business plan, with the aid of an advisor if necessary. You can use this to show that you have thought about the business: the products, the markets, the competition, pricing, and all the other elements of the business. Be prepared to defend your projections for sales, and your estimate of start up