Stories by David Yezbak

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Buy And Sell: The real reason business owners sell are people reasons

More often than not, the reasons small business owners sell are for what I would call "life reasons" rather than "business reasons."
By David Yezbak

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Buy and Sell: Equity groups

Over the past 20 years, private-equity groups, or PEGs, have become key players in business acquisitions.
By David Yezbak

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Buy And Sell: Have an exit strategy for business

Unfortunately, some businesses will never sell. Some don't sell because they are losing money and cannot secure enough capital to survive.
By David Yezbak

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Knowledge helps sell a business

Surveys of the business brokerage industry maintain that only 30 percent to 40 percent of businesses that are listed for sale actually ever sell.
By David Yezbak

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Keep process moving to save the deal

Once the purchase price and deal structure are ironed out, time is the most likely reason that a business sale transaction may fail.
By David Yezbak

Saturday, June 25, 2011

There is wisdom in father's sayings

The Lord blessed me with wonderful, loving parents, and I thought I would share with you some of my father's sayings that have helped guide me and my business dealings over the years.
By David Yezbak

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Be flexible when selling your business

When looking to sell a business, there are a few factors that can prevent a business from obtaining bank or Small Business Administration (SBA) 7a loan program financing.
By David Yezbak

Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010

Confidentiality is crucial when selling business

Most people can relate to selling a home or other real estate. However, that's not the case when selling a business.
By David Yezbak

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Look at buying a business vs. starting anew

Starting a business of your own can pay great dividends, and has been a route to success for many people, but it's important to understand that the risks are significant.
By David Yezbak

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Column: Many factors determine value of business

Understanding how businesses are valued and what an owner can expect to receive if they sell their company is an important consideration for any business owner.
By David Yezbak

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prepare an exit strategy that meets goals

Every business owner will eventually leave his or her company. The only question is, will it be standing up or lying down?
By David Yezbak
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