Lucrative Retail Electronics & Installation Company

Barnstable County - Servicing all of Barnstable County including Bristol, Plymouth, Dukes County, this company has been the most trusted electronics retailer and installer since opening its doors in 1969! The company specializes in retail audio/video sales and installation services.  Their customer service is unparalleled which allows them to install and cater to higher end clientele that the big box stores cannot service.  This allows for an exceptional market niche that has allowed them to continue to be a leading retailer & installer in a very competitive industry. They remain the largest custom installers in the geographic area.  Over half of the staff is dedicated to custom installation of net-working & control systems, AV/HD TV systems, whole house network panel systems controlling lights, shades etc. Tremendous loyal staff ready to assist new ownership.  Key employees are available in part with the sale. Operating for nearly 50 years! SBA financing approved, Seller … [Read more...]

The Deeper Significance of a Listing Agreement

Listing agreements are very common when it comes to selling a business. In order to sell a business using a business broker, a listing agreement is usually required. In this article, we will explore this essential agreement and why it is so critical. Signing a listing agreement legally authorizes the sale of a business. The fact is that signing a listing agreement serves to represent the end of ownership, which for many business owners, means heading into new territory. Quite often owning a business is more than “owning a business,” as the business represented a dream and/or a way of life. Walking away from the dream or lifestyle represents a significant change. For many owners this is the end of a dream. It is not uncommon for many business owners to have started a business from “scratch,” and it is also only human to feel at least somewhat attached to the creation. Phrased another way, walking away from a business that one has worked on and cared for is often easier said than … [Read more...]

Are You Sure Your Deal is Completed?

When it comes to your deal being completed, having a signed Letter of Intent is great. While everything may seem as though it is moving along just fine, it is vital to remember that the deal isn't done until many boxes have been checked. The due diligence process should never be overlooked. It is during due diligence that a buyer truly decides whether or not to move forward with a given deal. Depending on what is discovered, a buyer may want to renegotiate the price or even withdraw from the deal altogether. In short, it is key that both sides in the transaction understand the importance of the due diligence process. Stanley Foster Reed in his book, The Art of M&A, wrote, “The basic function of due diligence is to assess the benefits and liabilities of a proposed acquisition by inquiring into all relevant aspects of the past, present, and predictable future of the business to be purchased.” Before the due diligence process begins, there are several steps buyers must take. … [Read more...]

Cape Cod Historic Full Service Restaurant & Bar

Barnstable, MA - A household name for decades! This restaurant & tavern business thrives in one of the most scenic areas of Cape Cod.  Boasting an outdoor patio for 40+ patrons and seating inside for over 100.  The old world charm and classic New England fare make this a local and tourist favorite.  Three year average revenue north of $1.1M ! Tremendous growth potential.  Seller will assist in orientation and training in conjunction with sale.  Strong staff in place. Seller financing negotiable. Asking $325,000 email info@tbxllc.com for non disclosure agreement (NDA) and details … [Read more...]

Do You Really Know the Value of Your Company?

It is common for executives at companies to undergo an annual physical. Likewise, these same executives will likely examine their own investments at least once a year, if not more often. However, rather perplexingly, these same capable and responsible executives never consider giving their company an annual physical unless required to do so by rule or regulations. Most Business Owners Don't Know Recently, a leading CPA firm undertook a study that was quite revealing. In particular, this study concluded that a whopping 65% of business owners don't know the value of their company and 75% of the surveyed business owners had their net worth tied up in their businesses. Phrased another way, 75% of business owners don't know how much they are worth! Perhaps most striking of all was the fact that a full 85% of business owners have no exit strategy whatsoever. Having Recurrent Valuations is a Must Business owners should know what their businesses are worth at least on an annual basis. … [Read more...]

Boutique Wine Shoppe

Plymouth County - Boutique Wine Shop. Affluent town, extremely favorable lease terms, prime village setting! More details coming soon! Asking $150,000 email Adam Bauer at abauer@tbxllc.com … [Read more...]

Understanding Issues Your Buyer May Face

Not every prospective buyer actually buys a business. In fact, out of 15 prospective buyers, only 1 actually makes a purchase. Sellers should remember that being a buyer can be stressful. The bottom line is that buying a business is usually one of the single largest financial decisions that a person can make. In this article, we are going to explore a few of the reasons why being a buyer can be both stressful and taxing. Keeping a buyer's perspective in mind will help you on the road to successfully selling your business. A prospective buyer has many decisions to make before he or she decides to buy a business. Many prospective buyers are employed, and that means they will have to leave their existing job in order to buy a business. Simply stated, a buyer will have to leave the safety and security of their job and “strike out on their own.” There are also other substantial financial concerns for buyers as well. The majority of buyers will, in fact, have to take out loans in … [Read more...]

The Six Most Common Types of Buyers: Pros & Cons

Business owners considering selling should realize that they have many different types of prospective buyers. Today's prospective business buyers are more sophisticated and diverse than ever before. Let's take a closer look at the different types of prospective buyers and what you should know about each of them. 1. Family Members Family members often buy businesses from other family members. There are many reasons this happens. For example, a family member is already very familiar with the business. If a family member is treating the responsibility seriously and has prepared years in advance for the responsibility of owning the business, then selling to a family member can work. However, there are many potential problems when it comes to selling a business to a family member. One problem is that the family member simply lacks the cash to buy the business. This can cause disruptions. If the family member is unprepared to run the business, then the business can suffer a range of … [Read more...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Confidentiality Agreements

Confidentiality is a major concern in virtually every business. Quite often business owners become a little nervous when it comes time to sell their business; after all, business owners usually want to keep the fact that they are selling confidential. Yet, at the same time, business owners want to receive top-dollar for their businesses and sell that business as quickly as possible. In order to sell a business quickly and receive top-dollar, it is usually necessary to present the business to a range of prospects. The simple fact is that you can't sell a business without letting prospective buyers know that it is for sale. All of this adds up to one simple conclusion: you will need a confidentiality agreement when selling a business. Let's look at a few of the key points your confidentiality agreement should cover. Type of Negotiations First, your confidentiality agreement should cover whether or not the negotiations are open or secret and exactly what kind of information can be … [Read more...]

Profitable Florist Business

Falmouth, MA - The Falmouth Florist is one of the only servicing full service florist businesses in the premier town of Falmouth MA! With over 30,000 residents this is a highly lucrative market. The business has been operating under the same ownership for over 30 years! The florist services clients primarily in Barnstable county but also services Bristol and Plymouth counties.  Tremendous upside with more aggressive marketing, social media presence, increased delivery options, function and wedding circuits. Proprietary database of over 7000 customer contacts! Positive cash flow approximately $60,000. Business vehicle included. Seller financing is negotiable. Asking $100,000 email Tom Davis tdavis@tbxllc.com for details … [Read more...]