Why Do Entrepreneurs Like Buying Absentee Based Businesses?

Absentee Based businesses offer certain advantages that owner-operated business do not. In this video, Vested Business Brokers owner and CEO, Nathan Goldstein discusses some of the advantages of the absentee based business and why these advantages appeal to the entrepreneurial business buyer…

This is Nathan Goldstein of Vested Business Brokers, we help people buy and sell privately held businesses. Today I’m going to explain why an absentee based business would trade at a higher multiple than a non absentee based business.

Well, if you are an entrepreneur who wants to own multiple business and you find an absentee based business, you could continue to operate your other businesses. Most of our clients are owner operators where they will come in, run the business and they will scale the business themselves. But from time to time, here at Vested, we do get absentee owned businesses.

There are some specific categories of businesses that are easier to run absentee than others. Gas stations, car washes, Laundromats, sometimes liquor stores depending on the size of the liquor store, can easily be run on an absentee based business. Those businesses will trade at a higher multiple.

Think of this when you think about absentee based businesses, think of the pleasure of sitting down in a lounge chair on a sunny beach somewhere. Maybe not if you are in the Northeast but if you are in Florida. Then at the end of the week there is money deposited into your bank account. You go to the deposit and you are able to get your paycheck because your absentee based business covered it. That is an unbelievable feeling. I hope you experience that feeling, have a cold tropical drink on me.

Are you an entrepreneur who is interested in owning an absentee based business? If you are then call us today at (877) 735-5224 to see what kind absentee businesses for sale we have in our huge and growing database.

One of our experienced business brokers will work with you personally to help you find a great absentee business which will put profits in your pocket while you sit on the beach, play golf, travel the world, etc.

How to Buy a Business – What is a Letter of Intent?

When buying a business you should always sign a letter of intent. So, what is a letter of intent…or LOI, for short? A letter of intent is a written offer which underscores your interest in a particular business.  The benefits of having a letter of intent are explained in this video…

A letter of intent typicaly includes what is called a No Shop Clause which prevents the seller from “shopping” the business for a two week period while you, the buyer, are doing your due diligence.

So, the letter of intent provides you with the security that you can conduct your due diligence thoroughly and that the business will not be sold out from under your nose during that period of time.

A letter of intent also acts as a guideline that both the seller and the buyer use to structure the deal. Letters of intent are really great because you hand them off to your lawyers and the lawyers know exactly what the deal is. There is no guess work.

Years ago buyers and sellers didn’t have a formal process in the letter of intent process. We would send the seller off to his lawyer and we’d send the buyer off to his lawyer and when they both came back with the deal, it was completely different in terms and price than what they had all agreed on.

Therefore, the letter of intent acts like the “pre contract” of what everybody agrees on what the deal should be. Then everybody has time to take a deep breath, do their due diligence, look under the covers, figure out what the business is, and make sure that the seller can prove all his representations to you. But he can’t sell the business out from underneath you to somebody else because he has a No Shop Clause in the letter of intent.

Typically we take a five thousand dollar good faith deposit, Vested will hold that deposit for you and if, for any reason, you are uncomfortable with that particular deal you will get refunded that money.

Do you have any questions about letter of intent or how to buy a business? If you do then call Vested Business Brokers today at (877) 735-5224 to get all your questions answered by an experienced business broker.

Laundromat Businesses for Sale at Vested Business Brokers

Vested Business Brokers has a large and growing number of laundromat and dry cleaning businesses for sale in its huge and expanding database of businesses for sale. The video below shows only a small sample of the laundromat businesses Vested has to offer.

Laundromat and dry cleaning businesses are desired by many business buyers. Therefore, it is our advice that if you see one on our site that you like to take a closer look at you had better move quickly. Call one of our brokers today and let him or her know that you’re interested. You can be sure that the highly profitable laundromat or dry cleaner business you see available today may not be on the market for too long. So act fast!

If you’re interested in buying a laundromat or dry cleaner business call Vested Business Brokers today at (877) 735-5224 to speak to one of our experienced brokers.

The 2 Most Important Factors for Buying a Business

When you’re looking to buy a business, what are the key components that are the most important factors from the buyer’s perspective?  The answers are revealed in this video…

Profitability…

Profit is the number one. You want to buy a profitable, privately-held business. You want to make sure that the seller can prove his numbers to you, and that you have the sense that they have historical financial information that you can dig into with your experts to make sure that you’re buying a profitable business.

Location, Location, Location…

Second-most important aspect of the deal is the lease. Location, location, location! I remember my dad telling me years ago, “You want to create wealth in real estate, you have to buy location.” Folks, location in businesses is 99.9% of the time the most important factor because it’s where the traffic is driven.

You’ll know right away if you have a good location because the revenue and the profits of that location run hand in hand. When you get that, you want to make sure that you have a long enough lease to amortize the debt and make yourself very happy with the rate of return on your investment.

Folks, I wish you a lot of luck. Stay out there, look for it. It’s a hunting game. You have to find the right one. Take the time to find the right business. This is what you’re going to be doing for your living. You don’t want to rush into it. You don’t want to buy the wrong business. You always want to buy the right one.

Remember, always hire professionals that you can work with, that you like, that you understand, and work with them to make sure that you’re doing the right transaction.

Let us know if we can help you find the business of your dreams. We have approximately 4,000 opportunities that we currently represent. We’d love to hear from you. Give us a call today at (877) 735-5224 to speak to one of our experienced business brokers.

10 Advantages to Selling Your Business with Vested Business Brokers

What advantages do business owners get when they choose Vested Business Brokers to help them sell their business?

Advantage #1
A Proven Business Sales System. Most business owners usually don’t know the steps involved in selling a business.  Not to worry…we will walk you through all of the steps from start to finish.

Advantage #2
A Dedicated Vested Business Broker. With Vested Business Brokers, you will have the help of one of our professionally trained and experienced brokers who will be dedicated as your “listing expert” to help you reach the goals you set for selling your business.

Advantage #3
The Vested Business Brokers Network. Not only do you get a dedicated broker who is your expert on your listing…We also have an in-house network of more than 100 brokers, all of whom register pre-qualified business buyers each and every day…and one of those business buyers will probably buy your business!

Advantage #4
Complimentary Professional Business Valuation. We conduct a complimentary professional business valuation that we have designed, and it maximizes the value of your business for sale.

Advantage #5
Protection of Your Interests Throughout the Entire Business Sale Process. We maximize value, we maintain confidentiality, and we maintain deal flow to help you sell your business quickly.

Advantage #6
Complimentary Internet Marketing of Your Business for Sale. We post your business for sale on 30 different web sites and search engines where we know people who want to buy a business search.

Advantage #7
Complimentary Registered Business Buyer Database Cross Check. Within 24 hours of receiving your business for sale listing, we automatically cross check our growing database of 100,000+ pre-qualified registered buyers to determine if there are instant matches. There is a very strong possibility that we already have pre-qualified registered buyers in our system who would like to buy your business today!

Advantage #8
Complimentary Advertising of Your Business for Sale in Vested Magazine. We advertise your business for sale in Vested Magazine, our proprietary publication that highlights your business for sale along with informative articles for people who want to buy a business. We target circulation of our magazine toward people who are pre-qualified and actively searching to buy a business.

Advantage #9
Commissions Earned Only When Vested Introduces the Business Buyer. We are a “pay for performance” based company. We only earn a commission if we introduce a Vested Registered Buyer and that buyer closes on your business—If you sell your business on your own to a buyer which we did not introduce, we do not earn a commission!

Advantage #10
Productive Negotiations to Help You Sell Your Business. We help overcome common objections and hurdles that occur during due diligence and negotiations—you will want to have your business broker present your case to a buyer, particularly at times when it seems like things could get unpleasant. For example, if you need to make a counter offer, let your business broker handle it. You and your buyer may need to remain associated after the sale and an aggressive confrontation during the negotiation could sour the relationship.

Additional Benefits…

  1. We will arrange meetings between you and potential Vested registered business buyers and attend those meetings,
  2. We will coordinate due diligence inspections by a potential Vested business buyer in a manner that will be beneficial for both of you,
  3. We will consult regarding transfers of all leases, licenses, etc. with your Vested registered business buyer and any outside advisers, and,
  4. We will attend the closing itself to assist in making the business sale go as smoothly as possible for all parties.

We currently have more than 3,700 businesses for sale that our brokers listed individually. The business owners that we represent come from a wide range of backgrounds and we recognize that every business owner, regardless of background, is a different individual with different needs and aspirations concerning their business sale.

We train our business brokers to be good listeners and it is this skill, above all others, that enables your broker to use all of our resources to match you to the “right” business buyer.

We are proud that this is the main reason so many business owners choose Vested Business Brokers to be their business broker after an initial “no-obligation” consultation.

Call us at 1-877-735-5224 and we will arrange for one of our brokers who works in your local area to call you today. We are looking forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals for your business sale!