I read with interest a report of April 23, 2008, entitled “Millions involved in local business purchase scam” published in the Christian County Headliner News. As a certified public accountant that has represented buyers/sellers in business sales transactions and also as Managing Partner of Sunbelt Business Advisors – a business brokerage firm, I thought it beneficial to write about the many red-flags that were present in the article. Red flags that others should be aware of and protect themselves against as they attempt to either sell or buy a business.
SMALL BUSINESSES ARE NORMALLY SOLD AS AN ASSET PURCHASE AND NOT A STOCK PURCHASE. This transaction appears to have been a stock purchase and not an asset purchase. This should have been one of the first very large red flags. Small, privately held businesses are almost never sold as a stock purchase. A stock purchase means the current owners legal … Read More
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Are you looking for a logo for your company?
Logos can be quite tricky at times; no matter how many efforts you put in making one all by yourself, there are times when you end up in frustration. The reason is simple – you are not a professional designer; it is not as easy as it seems. After all, you can’t have a design representing your company, just by drawing a few lines or having a curvy alphabet.
This is exactly where professionals come into the picture. If you want to have the best picture, word or design to represent your business, you must search for the best company for your needs. Here are some of the tips that you need to remember to get the most wonderful designer for yourself:
· Check the experience of the company: If a company has been recommended to you, the first thing that … Read More
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GE Fuel Cells has the speed and agility of a start off-up, yet has access to the breadth and strength of GE. By leveraging technology from the International Investigation Center, GE operating tools and processes, access to world class authorities, established provide and market place channels GE Fuel Cells developed a new industrial business at an unprecedented pace.
There’s no doubt that social media presents an unprecedented advertising chance for companies, but only if they know how to use it. If you can support current businesses integrate social media into their … Read More
With today’s advances in technologies and the rapid growth of the Internet having an online presence for a business is very beneficial. A business can benefit in many ways from owning its own Web site. Only a few years ago, if a customer wanted to do business with a specific company he or she would have to physically go to the business or, in less common cases, they could order from a catalog. The development of Internet technologies has created an environment where collaborating with clients, communicating with employees, marketing, and training have evolved to reach a broader group of clients in a more efficient manner.
With development and growth of Internet search engines, the way people find businesses has changed a great deal in the past few years. Someone in need of a product or service in a geographical area could go on the Internet and search for what … Read More