There’s No Business Quite Like a Family Business

The simple fact is that family businesses are different. After all, a family business means working with family and all the good and bad that comes with it. While an estimated 80% to 90% of all businesses are family owned, relatively few are properly planning for what happens when it comes time to sell. According to one study, a whopping 72% of family businesses lack a developed succession plan which is, of course, a recipe for confusion and potentially disaster. Additionally, there are many complicating factors, for example, studies indicate that 40% to 60% of owners of family businesses want the business to remain in the family, but only 40% of businesses are passed to a second generation and a mere 10% are passed down to a third generation. Let's turn our attention to a few of the key points that family business owners should consider when selling a business. Confidentiality should be placed at the top of your “to do” list. When it comes to selling a family business, it is … [Read more...]

Around the Web: A Month in Summary

A recent article posted by The National Law Review entitled “Thinking of Selling? Start Early, Build Your Team” explains the importance of putting together a good team of trusted advisors well in advance of selling your business. Your team should include an attorney, accountant, investment banker, and wealth manager. This team will help you with various aspects of selling your business such as: Setting a realistic valuation on the business Finding potential buyers Handling due diligence and information requests from buyers Structuring a transaction for tax & liability protection Dealing with the sale proceeds and making sure your goals are met It is a good idea to put this team together as soon as possible if you're thinking of selling, so everyone has time to prepare. There are so many aspects to a business sale and it is essential to have an experienced team of professionals to guide you in the process. Click here to read the full article. A recent article from The San Angelo … [Read more...]

SOLD! Breakfast & Lunch Business Quaint Village Setting

Cohasset, MA - ***SOLD*** Adam Bauer of The Business Exchange arranged the sale of Maggies Corner LTD. Look for great things to come here!     … [Read more...]

Cape Cod Full Service Restaurant w/ Real Estate

Dennisport, MA - LaScala has been a tourist and local favorite since opening in 2001.   The quaint restaurant is located in an antique classic Cape off the beaten path in Dennisport.  Large 14 seat bar, ample parking, fire suppression, lottery license, owners quarters all make this the perfect owner/operator opportunity. Building GLA: 4,530 Seating Capacity: 150 Asking: $550,000 or $50,000 for assets and $36,000 annual rent. email for details … [Read more...]

The Difficult Issues Often Attached to Valuing a Business

There is little doubt that valuing a business is often complex. In part, this complexity is due to the fact that business evaluation is subjective. The simple fact is that the value of a business is often left to the mercy of the person conducting the evaluation. Adding yet another level of complexity is the fact that the person conducting the valuation has no choice but to assume that all the information provided is, in fact, correct and accurate. In this article, we will explore the six key issues that must be considered when determining the value of a business. As you will see, determining the value of a business involves taking in several factors. Factor #1 – Intangible Assets Intangible assets can make determining the value of a business quite tricky. Intellectual property ranging from patents to trademarks and copyrights can impact the value of a business. These intangible assets are notoriously difficult to value. Factor #2 – Product Diversity One of the truisms of valuing … [Read more...]

Falmouth Bar & Tavern

Falmouth, MA - COMING SOON!      … [Read more...]

Boutique Wine Shoppe

Plymouth County - VOTED BEST WINE SHOPPE ON THE SOUTH SHORE 2017! Located in a picturesque seaside town in coastal Massachusetts. This wine shoppe is situated in a small commercial strip tucked into a scenic harbor. This boutique wine store is primarily best suited for an owner operator and wine enthusiast. Clientele has significant disposable income so customer service takes priority to pricing. Over 90% of revenue is generated from wine sales! Business has showed average growth of over 11% the last three years! Asking $135,000 email Adam Bauer at for more information … [Read more...]

Hyannis Professional Office Space

Hyannis, MA - 712 Main Street Hyannis, centrally located updated professional office space featuring 952 SF +/-.  This space was fit out for Edward Jones financial services and most recently occupied by a small embroidery business. The space has been re-carpeted and painted within the last year.  The financial service firm occupied the space for over a decade.  The space boasts a large reception area, two lavatories, break room with sink, conference/storage room and two large private offices.  Ample parking, landlord pays all common area maintenance, water & sewer, tenant is only responsible for unit utilities.   … [Read more...]

Craft Liquor Store in Affluent South Shore Town

  Plymouth County, MA - This liquor store is situated in an extremely affluent community on the South Shore Massachusetts.  The store operates with an ALL ALCOHOL liquor license.  They offer fine craft spirits, a rare selection of craft beers and eclectic hand selected wines throughout the world. 75% of sales are wine! Seller financing available! There is upside in expansion/re-location of the store within the plaza. Asking $179,000 email Adam at … [Read more...]

Lucrative Seasonal Fast Food & Ice Cream Business w/ Real Estate!

Weymouth, MA - Landmark South Weymouth fast food eatery is a seasonal obsession! The 484 SF building sits on a slab and operates April to October. The "throwback" free standing building sits on .34 acre and offers over 170' of frontage. Multiple curb cuts and dedicated parking. There are 8 picnic tables for outdoor seating. All equipment is new within the last few years including a brand new grease trap and ansul system. Town sewer and water. Acreage: 0.34 acre Frontage: 170' Building Sq Ft: 484 Sq Ft RE TAX: 2018 $5,767.24 Asking Price: Business & Real Estate $499,000 ($375,000 RE/$124,000 Business) email Adam Bauer for information … [Read more...]