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The Definitive Guide to Selling a Medical Practice in California

When considering selling your medical practice, there are a lot of things to think about. The field of healthcare is constantly changing, and government and insurance regulations largely affect this industry.  That means that to sell your medical practice, there are some things you need to do that make yourself appealing to buyers of all […]

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The Legal Intricacies of Buying and Selling a Business in California

We often say that selling your business will take a team of experts. The business broker is like the quarterback of that team. He or she will make sure that everyone is talking to everyone else, and that all documents that need to be made available are handled securely and confidentially. There are also a […]

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Claims and Selling a California Construction Business

Unfortunately, a common occurrence in the construction industry and other contractor industries is litigation or a claim. A construction claim is usually a demand made by the contractor to the owner for money to cover the additional cost of construction work performed on a project beyond the original terms of the contract. Simplified, a construction […]

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The COVID-19 Impact on Lease Negotiations and Selling Your Business

Some of the biggest news of the CVOID-19 era has been the delicate lease negotiations between landlords and tenants. With reduced revenues, tenants struggle to make regular rent payments but don’t want to lose their locations for when things normalize again. Landlords, especially those who also carry mortgages, cannot afford to be without rent for […]

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10 Things for Every California Business Owner to Consider Due to COVID 19

Every business owner has been affected in one way or another by COVID 19. However, the key is what to do about it. From employee, client, and customer safety to financial struggles and concerns, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your business. Here are ten things every California business owner should […]

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How Has the Coronavirus Affected the Value of my California Business?

Owning a California business has always been both desirable and different. Areas of great year-round weather and a laid back lifestyle have appealed to California entrepreneurs for decades. So has the potential for income, as were the state its own country, it would be the sixth-largest economy in the world. It was also one of […]

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Selling Your Specialty Medical Practice in California

Selling your specialty medical practice anywhere can be a complex project. Many physicians, once they have opened their practice, tend to specialize in certain fields. This specialization offers several advantages over a General Practice for many doctors, and also makes the medical practice unique. In many cases, this can make it easier to sell when […]

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Cleaning Up with the Sale of a Janitorial Services Business in California

No matter what the time or situation, janitorial services are often in demand, in California and elsewhere. In light of the events of 2020, even more companies are outsourcing their janitorial and cleaning services to professional companies. Now may be one of the best times for selling a janitorial services company in California. Here are […]

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California Business Services and Social Distancing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses in California are struggling with understanding which businesses are essential and which ones are not. While some cleaning services are considered to be essential, there have been debates about everything from landscaping to tree services. At the same time, since many businesses have closed, for the time being, […]

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Knocking Down Walls: Keys to Selling Your Home Remodeling Business

The construction business in California is extremely healthy, and when it comes to home remodeling businesses, companies are thriving. As the seasons change, people often want to make changes too, and that includes remodeling their home. However, you may be craving change as well and feel like selling your home remodeling business. Whatever your reason, […]

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Valuing Your Business Services Company: Why It’s Important to Get it Right

Service business valuation when it’s time to sell your business services company in California, the very first step is to value your business. This is true no matter what business you are preparing to sell. It makes sense of course; you can’t sell something until you know what it is actually worth. But why, exactly […]

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Why Now is the Time to Sell a California Manufacturing Business

There’s a lot of talk about manufacturing in the news, everything from trade and tariffs to Brexit and other current events, like the attempt to contain the spreading coronavirus. What all of it really means is that there are some great opportunities for domestic manufacturing companies. There’s really a no better place for these companies […]

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Being Environmentally Conscious When Selling Your Business

Today, consumers are increasingly motivated to do business with companies that are environmentally conscious. That means they not only comply with local and federal regulations, but they go beyond what is required in order to protect the environment. That means that business buyers are also looking for businesses that are environmentally conscious, especially Millennial buyers. […]

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SBA Loans in 2019: What Sellers and Buyers Need to Know

The Small Business Administration issues and/or guarantees loans for small businesses, and getting SBA loans is one of the most common ways many entrepreneurs fund their dream of owning a small business. The process of qualifying for and getting SBA loans is pretty static, but interest rates, what loans and how many are approved, and […]

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Five Challenges Of Buying Or Selling An Auto Repair Business In California

When buying or selling a business, challenges inevitably arise, particularly in service industries like auto repair. Success hinges on finding the right buyer with the essential skills and passion to drive the business forward. A knowledgeable business broker becomes crucial in navigating these challenges effectively. 1. Finding a Qualified Buyer Identifying a qualified buyer involves […]

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Why Choose Rogerson Business Services?

Andrew Rogerson, the owner, and operator of Rogerson business services is no stranger to owning a business himself. Between the businesses he owned in his native Australia to those he has owned and operated in the United States, he has an intimate knowledge of what it means to run a business. He’s sold his own […]

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A Successful Sale of a Tree and Landscaping Business

There is a great quote that appears to have be attributed to different people. The quote goes as follows: “Experience is the best teacher.” Earlier this year Rogerson Business Services finally closed the sale of a Tree and Landscaping business that we thought would never happen. As ‘experience is the best teacher’, here’s have a […]

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Selling a business in 2018 is still bullish

Market conditions for selling a business in 2018 Selling a business in 2018 is still bullish on a strong M&A market for 2018. Optimism persists despite economic and political uncertainty about U.S. tariffs.  This is according to the Q1 2018 Market Pulse Report.  This report is published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A […]

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S-Corporation: Is It Right or Wrong for My Business?

As a business owner, you may see articles about S-corporation. These are corporations that elect to pass corporate income, losses, deductions, and credits through to their shareholders for federal taxation purposes. The shareholders of an S corporation will report the flow-through of income and losses on their personal tax returns; taxes are imposed at their individual […]

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Why Dermatology Sees Transformation in Practice Consolidation

Dermatologists who are considering the sale of their medical practices should know the latest information about their specialty area and practice consolidation trends. The majority of dermatologist practices (35%) are operated as solo practices or single-specialty group practices (41%). However, 15% of recent practice acquisitions by private equity firms (PEFs) have been dermatology practices, even […]

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Growing Trends for Middle Market Business Sales This Year

Middle market business sales with 2017 coming to a close, it’s an opportune time to consider what we’ve learned. Private equity firms raised over $200 billion globally this year as of December. By the end of the third quarter, the U.S. middle market had completed $233 billion in deals, according to PitchBook third-quarter data. This […]

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The Most Recent California State Business Taxes

California small business owners need to understand the state business taxes because unfortunately, the state levies higher-than-average taxes on business and personal income. Plus, California is one of the few states that imposes both taxes—business and personal—on small business owners who set up their businesses as pass-through entities like S corps or limited liability companies […]

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Second Quarter Market Pulse Survey Valuable for Sellers

The Second Quarter Market Pulse Survey Report by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source, and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management found some valuable information for those business owners who are trying to sell their companies. The survey for the first time asked business advisors about how they market their listings. […]

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Growing Uptick in Californian Mid-Sized and Small Business Transactions

The most recent records of sales of small and mid-sized businesses in California shows a marked increase compared to past figures. The Q1 2017 numbers from BizBen.com, an index that records California’s small and mid-sized business data, found that the State of California saw a record number of small business transactions. Los Angeles City and County […]

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Sell My Medical Practice | 5 Don’ts For Physicians to Follow

Many physicians will need to face a big decision at some point during their career: the prospect of selling their medical practice. As Sacramento business broker Andrew Rogerson has told many of his clients, the sale of medical practice must be structured and executed to best attain the selling physician’s two primary objectives: (1) maximum […]

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Selling Your Daycare Center

Working with children can be extremely rewarding. And while that joy can be an incredible high, it’s coupled with the daily stress of maintaining a facility, managing a quality staff, working with Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils (LPCs), and complying with local ordinances — as well as the laws and regulations specific to […]

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California Manufacturing : Growth and Profitability Program

California Manufacturers Advantage® (CMA) is a terrific program that’s geared toward small and medium sized manufacturers. This California manufacturing program provides a comprehensive review of your business, with technical expertise and strong leadership skills to spot issues and create meaningful solutions. Every year, CMA advisors help hundreds of manufacturers around California identify and implement business […]

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Developing Goodwill in Your Medical Practice

Medical practices in Sacramento, CA, and around the country have a variety of intangible assets, including patient medical records, a workforce in place, and non-compete agreements. These assets are usually referred to as “goodwill.” Medical practice goodwill can be an important element in valuing a medical practice when an owner is preparing to sell. How […]

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HVAC Companies in Northern California Set for Acquisitions

There are an increasing number of business owners in the environmental and facilities services industry who are preparing to retire. As a result, investors are looking at an industry segment full of opportunities for acquisition. There are also some other factors driving sub-sectors of business services towards consolidation. Let’s look at the details of HVAC. […]

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Boutique Medical Practices are a New Trend in Medicine

A boutique medical practice, Parsley Health, is set to debut its first location in downtown San Francisco later this month. It’s a growing trend in Northern California and around the country. An increasing number of physicians are practicing concierge medicine and opening boutique practices as a way to avoid dealing with insurance and reimbursements. These […]

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Lessons From These Manufacturing Success Stories

The manufacturing industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades, with more companies adopting lean methodology and successfully competing in a global marketplace, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.  Productivity also hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Overall, the hourly output for all workers in the manufacturing sector increased over 2.5 […]

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Basics of Buying a Business

Some people say that buying an existing business can be a shortcut to success. While that may be true, you should work with an experienced Sacramento business valuation consultant to help you make a wise decision, so that you can bypass some of the stressful and backbreaking efforts involved with building a business from scratch […]

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The Uncertainty Principle when selling or buying a business

The Uncertainty Principle, according to Wikipedia, is a variety of mathematical inequalities used in Quantum mechanics. As I have almost no understanding of Quantum mechanics I am unable to use it effectively except I heard it paraphrased the other day with an explanation that “the more precisely you study and learn something, the less you […]

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Sacramento’s central business district. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership oversees maintenance, safety, and revitalization programs financed by the Downtown Sacramento Management District, a property assessment district established in 1995 and renewed in 2000. Valerie Mamone-Werder is the Business Recruitment Manager for the Downtown […]

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Investing in Customer Service Brings the Best ROI

Some companies consider customer service as a necessary evil, forced because of either a problem in the production system or from the inabilities of the consumer. These companies believe that a perfect world would not need customer care. But smart businesses know that a customer service department is an investment in marketing, brand loyalty, and […]

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How Much Working Capital Do You Need When Buying a Business?

Buying a business has many complexities. How to determine working capital needs? Understanding the business value, negotiating with the seller, obtaining finance, conducting due diligence, working with attorneys, accountants, tax advisors, government agencies, and more. With so many areas to review, negotiate and decide on, there is one area that is easy to forget. This […]

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The Importance of a Balance Sheet When Selling a Business

The Balance Sheet is a critical document when selling a business. The first place almost all buyers start are the financial statements including the Balance Sheet. They typically ask first for the Profit and Loss Statements and Tax Returns as they want to see the cash flow and profitability of the business that is in […]

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Sacramento Angel Investing

Graeme Plant says Angel investors are often retired entrepreneurs or executives, who may be interested in Angel Investing for reasons that go beyond pure monetary return. These include wanting to keep abreast of current developments in a particular business arena, mentoring another generation of entrepreneurs, and making use of their experience and networks on a less than full-time basis.

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Marketing or advertising business for sale

Have you thought about buying a business in the marketing and advertising industry? There are over 37,000 companies in the US alone servicing this sector, with a combined annual revenue of about $94 billion. The industry is highly competitive, has an ever-changing technology and regulatory landscape, and relies heavily on creativity and the fostering of client relationships. There are, however, many opportunities with current evolving trends and niche marketing.

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Buying a Business is a Smart Move

Surprisingly, in spite of the recession in the US, starting up a company is still proving to be big business. Recent figures in BusinessWeek.com confirm that last year, a staggering 12% of US adults started up their own business; either from scratch, or by buying an existing business or franchise; a significant and dramatic rise from the percentages of previous years.

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Applying For An SBA Loan | Application Tips

How do I apply for an SBA loan? Since the Great Financial Crisis started in the third quarter of 2008, small business owners have been squeezed with the performance of their business as they have been starved of access to credit. This starvation for credit would have been exasperated were it not the lending of the SBA through their different loan programs and the banks they support.

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Key Performance Metrics

Do you use Key Performance Metrics to run your business? One of the truisms I’ve come to believe wholeheartedly is that no business owner is good at every aspect of owning and operating a business.

To be a little clearer, the skills to own and operate a business are many and varied. What tends to attract a business owner to operate their own business is a self belief that they can do one or two aspects of running a business very well and either hire the skills they lack or learn these with time.

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Covenant Not To Compete

A Covenant Not To Compete is useful when a seller has found a buyer for their current business. This ensures that the new buyer does not open the same type of business as the seller for risk that existing customers will want to do business with the seller and not the new buyer. There are many factors involved to evaluate a Covenant Not To Compete and they are outlined in this article.

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Negotiating a Lease | Buying or Selling a Business

For many small business owners, the single most important document for their business is the lease. Unfortunately a lease is generally a long and fairly complicated document. Because of its complexity, many small business owners either accept what they receive or do the bare minimum. Here are some suggestions for you, in no particular order.

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Buy-Sell Agreement benefits

If you own a business and have a partner and have not put a legally binding Buy-Sell Agreement together it is probably the most important document you need to accomplish as soon as you can. Hopefully you never need to put your Buy-Sell Agreement in motion but if you do, you want to execute what’s important to you and your partner so it saves time, money and provides the peace of mind it is supposed to provide.

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The Importance of Intangible Assets when Selling a Business

It is important to know what tangible and intangible assets are in business. Knowing the difference and examples of each can help you with your taxes and the transaction of buying or selling a business. Assets can also be a legal matter, in which case it is important to know about legal protection and how they can help you in any business transaction.

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Do You Need a Business Valuation for an SBA Loan?

Getting an SBA loan hasn’t always been an easy task and some recent changes have been to require a business valuation in order for the loan to be approved. An SBA lender cannot provide this service, but a third part like a business broker can. The benefits of an SBA loan and reasons for hiring a business broker to help are outlined in this article.

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Emerging Business Model – SPICE

New business models are emerging that challenge the old assumptions about how to operate a business for profitability.

In the book “Firms of Endearment – How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose”(Wharton School Publishing), the authors, Sisodia, Sheth and Wolfe, provide many examples of how companies that take care of all the stakeholders – not just the shareholders – achieve significantly higher profits.

SPICE is their acronym for all the stakeholders:

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Selling a business starts with a business valuation

When trying to sell your business, getting an appraisal is beneficial for a number of reasons. Understanding what assets are part of the sale, removing any personal items that aren’t for sale and deciding the worth of your business with a professional ensures success when trying to sell your business. This article outlines the benefits of an appraisal and why it is critical when selling your business.

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Financial statements and business success

To understand your financial statement, you might consider an assessment of where you are right now with your business in terms of sales and goals. A Profit and Loss statement is useful when trying to understand what’s happening with your business and a balance sheet ensures you stay on track with all things going on with your business. These small steps help business owners understand where they are in terms of their financial statements.

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Productivity Plan benefits

So you’ve made your New Year’s resolutions which included building a business plan. This includes setting your personal and business goals. You also did a budget to make sure you can afford to do what you’ve planned. You are therefore all rested and dressed up and ready to go. Bring it on you say. My question is therefore, you know WHAT you want to do but HOW are you going to do it?

Chances are you have a list of projects and tasks you want and need to do. It probably doesn’t include answering phones, sending and receiving emails, reading articles and newsletters, attending conferences, staying on top of compliance items that affect your industry but numerous day to day activities that lead most entrepreneurs at the end of the day to say “Where did the day go?” And that’s the point of a Productivity Plan.

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The Benefits of a Management Plan

Buying or selling a business is a complex matter. There is no question about it. The complexities start from the moment a buyer and seller start interacting but there is natural conflict in place. For a start, the buyer doesn’t have any history of the operation of the business and so has to rely entirely on the representations of the seller. Conversely, the seller has lived and breathed the business, knows its upsides and downs including its strengths and weaknesses. My Golden Rule when assisting with a business transaction is for each party to put their feet in the shoes of the other party. In other words, the seller should see things from the buyer’s perspective and the buyer should see things from the seller’s perspective.

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Selling Your Business to the Right Buyer

We’re all familiar with the story about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; the person with two completely different personalities. Just as there are different types of buyers with different motivations, there are also buyers with different types of personalities. If you’re planning on buying a business or if you own a business that you want to sell, here are some Dr. Jekyll “traits” that would discourage a seller revealing too much information about their business.



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