Veterans Take Note-Small business sales in 2Q2017

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Sep 01, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

This article by Urvaksh Karkaria at the Atlanta Business Chronicle describes small businesses selling nationwide and the information my very well apply to your locale. As we discuss in class, Entrepreneurship For Transitioning Warriors, when a veteran considers buying a business there are many factors that must be understood. One of those is the changing market for businesses. Prices and values rise and fall just like with other commodities. It is important for veterans to understand these price and value changes. Factor the changes into the decision-making process of whether and when to buy an existing business rather than starting from scratch. 

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Veterans Take Note-Small business sales see first quarter spike

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

This article by Urvaksh Karkaria at the Atlanta Business Chronicle describes small businesses selling nationwide and the information my very well apply to your locale. As we discuss in class, when a veteran considers buying a business there are many factors that must be understood. One of those is the changing market for businesses. Prices and values rise and fall just like with other commodities. It is important for veterans to understand these price and value changes. Factor the changes into the decision making process of whether and when to buy an existing business rather than starting from scratch. 

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Transitioning Military Veterans - Sales price of small businesses tumbles in Q2

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 08:48 AM

It is important for veterans and transitioning military to understand their local entrepreneurship market. Just a little research provides you with the information that you need when you plan on buying a business. Buying a business is one of the three ways to become an entrepreneur that we discuss in class-Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors. This article by Urvaksh Karkaria at the Atlanta Business Chronicle descibes the current trend in the Atlanta Metro Area. This is great detail that veterans and transitioning miltary should use when deciding whether to buy an existing business or start a new one.

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Military Veteran Entrepreneurs - What you need to know about earnouts

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 11:09 AM

Here is an excellent article by Dan Kolber, an Atlanta investment attorney and contributor to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Dan offers some sound tips that sellers and buyers of businesses need to fully understand. Military veterans and transitioning military buying a business must understand all of the creative ways that sales prices are negotiated. Funding and funding sources remain a potential barrier to buying a business for your life after the military. In this article Dan arms you with powerful information you need.

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Veterans Take Note - Sale price of small businesses plunged in ’15

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 08:31 AM

In class we discuss the option of buying an existing business. This is one of the three ways veterans can get into business and put their military skills to use as entrepreneurs. In this article, Urvaksh Karkaria, Staff Writer Atlanta Business Chronicle discusses an important aspect that's good news to vetrepreneurs who are thinking about buying an existing business. The article about the Atlanta market is a reflection of the US market. Do some research of the market in your area. The selling price for businesses in your area can flucuate for several different reasons. The key is understanding those reasons and factoring them into your decision of whether to buy an existing business.

Karkaria writes - 2015 was annus horribilis for Atlanta’s small business transaction market.

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Veterans -- Selling prices of Atlanta small businesses stay high

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 07:21 AM

Here is another great business article by Urvaksh Karkaria of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Even though this is in the Atlanta market, the news is applicable nationwide. Buying an existing business is an excellent opportunity for veterans pursuing entrepreneurship for transitioning warriors. With an existing business there are obvious advantages over starting a new business. There are, of course, disadvantages as we discuss in class.

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Veterans Take Note --- Selling prices for local small businesses take a tumble

Posted by Michael Horn on Sun, May 17, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Here is another great business article by Urvaksh Karkaria of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Even though this is in the Atlanta market, the news is applicable nationwide. Buying an existing business is an excellent opportunity for veterans pursuing entrepreneurship. With an existing business there are obvious advantages over starting a new business. There are, of course, disadvantages as we discuss in class.

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Plan ahead to sell, merge, or buy a business

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Leslie Johnson, a contributing writer for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, offers some great advice on buying or selling a business in the article below. In class we discuss these options. Leslie make some great points that veteran entrepreneurs should follow. Planning is a strength of most veterans. Vets need to put this skill to use when you are buying a business.

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Sales of small firms heat up as revenues fall-Veterans Take Note

Posted by Michael Horn on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

Here is another great article by Urvaksh Karkaria of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This article is representative of many metropolitan areas. The teaching point is that as the market improves you see business selling prices increase. As we have discussed in class and in other articles, buying a business is one way for a veteran entrepreneur to start out. There are many successful businesses for sale. This option should be considered. It is a viable option when you separate from the service and relocate. The important thing is to ensure that you perform your due diligence.

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Selling price of small businesses falls in 2nd quarter

Posted by Michael Horn on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

Here is another great article by of the Atlanta Business Cronicle. This is a good sign for anyone considering buying a business. There is a continuing market of available businesses throughout the country. Anyone considering starting a business would be wise to determine if an existing business is available in their market. Read on to learn more.

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