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  • Business brokerage is often considered the “Wild West” of real estate.  Many residential & commercial real estate companies do not allow their real estate brokers to sell businesses due to the enhanced liability created for the company; the lack of knowledge & experience by brokers, managing brokers, and designated brokers with business sales; the absence The post Why Only a Business Broker with a...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post How To Buy A Bus...

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  • The holiday season is often a time to assess company performance during the previous year and set goals for the new year for owners of privately held companies and family owned businesses.  The goal of a sale of a business in the new year frequently generates a telephone call or email to IBA, the Pacific The post Selling a Business in 2018 for the Highest Market Value appeared first on ibainc.com.

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Criteria & Consi...

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  • The characteristics of a successful entrepreneur include confidence in their decision-making ability, excellent business acumen, and prudent deployment of financial resources.  These characteristics often generate a decision point when a business owner contemplates the sale of a privately held company.  The evaluated decision being whether to sell the business themselves or engage a business broke...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Matching Seller ...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post What Could Go Wr...

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  • Russell Wilson has led the Seattle Seahawks to more come from behind 4th quarter & overtime victories than any prior quarterback at this stage of his career. (Read More) The reason this has occurred 23 times already in Russell Wilson’s career is because Russell Wilson has the knowledge, experience, and professional skill set to achieve The post Fundamentals to Selling a Business Fast appeared firs...

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  • This Thanksgiving holiday as you drive over the river & through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner with turkey & pumpkin pie I encourage you to look out the window and observe all the small businesses that provide employment, products, and services to their communities. Small businesses, as defined by the U.S. Small The post Small Business Entrepreneurship in America appeared...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Investing or Buy...

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  • Holiday retail sales in November & December of 2016 exceeded $655 billion in the United States.  This year retail sales are anticipated to increase approximately 4% with total revenues approaching $680 billion.  However, these figures only tell the last chapter of the economic story associated with the holiday shopping season.   The story starts with the The post Selling A Distribution or Wholesal...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Converting Accou...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Business Model A...

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  • The successful sale of a business requires identification of a buyer with three attributes.   The first attribute is the buyer must want to own a business in a specific industry.  The industry or industries identified by a business buyer to evaluate acquisition opportunities in are traditionally based on their prior work or entrepreneurial experience, interest, The post Selling a Business in a Rur...

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  • It was recently brought to my attention that 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the ATM serving as a 24/7 banking tool in our lives (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/atm-50-oddity-changed-consumer-behavior-500029100).  This news refreshed a memory of a stock sale transaction I facilitated in 2004, the sale of Electronic Transactions Advantage, Inc.  ETAdvantage was a specialized service com...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post The Value of a P...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Is a Private Equ...

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  • The Seattle Seahawks, University of Washington, and Washington State University are all blessed this autumn to have knowledgeable & experienced head coaches and experienced & highly skilled quarterbacks.  Field success is anticipated for each team this year because the right personnel is in place to execute the proper strategy at the correct time.   Success in The post Selling a Manufacturing Comp...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post When Should You ...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Risk Mitgation i...

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  • An introductory conversation between adults locally will often include an inquiry about each person’s occupation.   Common answers include “I work for Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, Starbucks, the University of Washington”, or any of the numerous other entities offering employment in the Seattle metropolitan area.   A rare answer to receive is “I own XYZ business”.  Think The post Motivations ...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Cultural Integra...

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  • Success on the field in professional team sports starts with team construction within the constraints of a financial budget.   The Seattle Seahawks last year elected to apply their financial resources at quarterback and on defense and limit the allocation of money to the offensive line.  The decision resulted in Russell Wilson, the team’s franchise quarterback, The post The Business of Sports appe...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Three Reasons a ...

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  • I recently watch “Soaked in Bleach”, the story of private investigator Tom Grant’s efforts and analysis associated with the facts surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain.  Interesting movie that identifies some noncongruent elements between the “official” narrative regarding the death and information that would appear to be relevant to the situation.   In a transaction involving The post Due Diligenc...

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  •  The best verification a business broker can receive that they did a quality job representing a client in the sale of their business occurs when that party refers a family member, friend, or colleague to the business broker for representation in the sale of a business in the future.  This endorsement of the experience, knowledge, The post Verification of Achievement & Best Practices in the Sale of...

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  • IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm in the legal, accounting, banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and financial planning communities.  Periodically, we will post guest blogs from professionals with knowledge to share for the good of owners of privately held companies The post Business Continu...

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  • It is rare when a merger of iconic Fortune 200 companies on Wall Street is personally & professionally relevant, but that was the case for me when Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods was announced last week (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-16/amazon-to-acquire-whole-foods-in-13-7-billion-bet-on-groceries). My first exposure to Whole Foods occurred in the late 1980’s w...

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