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VR Welcomes New Owners

JoAnn Lombardi VR President It is an exciting time for our company as we welcome several new owners that have joined VR domestically and internationally. These new additions to VR will help elevate us to the next level of business sales. Jay Cremer - North Fort Lauderdale, FL; Brad Elliott - New Jersey;  Read More>>

Distinguishing Private Equity/Venture Capital Investing from Others

Peter King VR CEO There are a few features that distinguish PE/VC investing from other types when buying a business. It’s important to pay attention to these differences. Knowing these facts will save you from a lot of wasted time and frustration and avoid going down the wrong path. Active Involvement in Overall In Read More>>

Why a Buyer Can Withdraw Their Earnest Money Deposit Following Due Diligence

JoAnn Lombardi VR President A buyer’s earnest money deposit is to assure that he or she will complete a transaction after agreeing to do so.The nature of an offer to purchase a business, as opposed to real property, is that the seller builds certain contingencies that allows the buyer to prove the facts presented. Some Read More>>

What Makes Up the Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Community

Peter King VR CEO The community that composes private equity and venture capital investing is composed of merchant banking subsidiaries or divisions of large institutions. These include: Bank Holding Companies; Insurance Companies; Large Industrial Corporations; Invest Read More>>

Questions that You Have to Ask Yourself When Looking to Buy a Business

Peter King VR CEO Changing economies always make both potential buyers and sellers nervous. If you're looking into buying a business, this is what you have to ask yourself: Will this business continue to be attractive to customers in the future as it has been in the past? If the answer is yes, you can consider Read More>>

Avoiding Common Mistakes When Valuating Your Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President As important as valuating your business is before you decide to sell, you don’t want to run into making some common mistakes when you’re trying to estimate. Make sure that you pay attention to the many factors that exist if you are going to be selling. Specifically, you wantto avoid doin Read More>>

Finding the Businesses that are Ripe for Buying

Peter King VR CEO A business is going to be more valuable to you as a buyer when the synergies, economies of scale and other integration benefits can be achieved. You can determine which ones are in the right condition to acquire when you look at the following characteristics: High Potential for Growth – A buyer is Read More>>

Choosing the Business that’s Right for You

JoAnn Lombardi VR President When you’ve decided to go into ownership, you need to know what type of business that you want to pursue. You should start by identifying the products and services that you intend to deliver. You can easily narrow down your choices by looking at the following factors: Researching Costs Ex Read More>>

A VR Intermediary is the Best Source of Educating Yourself on Owning a Business

Peter King VR CEO When you're buying a business for the first time, you're going to feel a little apprehensive. It's a major step for anyone that decides to go into ownership for the first time. However, you don't need to go to school to educate yourself because here at VR, we can guide you every step of the way. In almost every  Read More>>

Appraising Your Business’ Intellectual Property

Peter King VR CEO Intellectual property has become a hot topic. Make no mistake that patents, trademarks and copyrights can become a valuable asset in the portfolio of your small business, and should be managed prudently. It’s always an ongoing and daunting question for a business owner to face when the time comes t Read More>>

When to Apply Restrictions and Prohibitions in the Business Deal

JoAnn Lombardi VR President When negotiating the sale of a business, it’s not uncommon for both the buyer and seller to miss putting much thought into the post-close conditions and terms. Obviously, both parties want to protect themselves against potential harm that either could inflict. However, this topic can be overloo Read More>>

Considering Whether to Own a Business

Peter King VR CEO It’s always a big decision when you decide to go into business ownership. There are many variables that come into play that you need to consider before taking this step. Not every person out there is cut out to be one. Some have the attributes and qualities necessary to become a successful entrepreneur  Read More>>

Preventing Buyers from Foregoing Later Payments to the Seller

Peter King VR CEO Every VR business intermediary carefully screens very potential buyers well in advance of even disclosing the existence of a business opportunity. Only when the intermediary is satisfied will a buyer learn that a business is for sale. A VR professional intermediary’s track record is exceptional with a  Read More>>

Following the Correct Path to Selling a Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President The time always comes when you decide to sell your business. You may have not thought about it when you were looking to buy, but this situation happens all the time: the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity becomes a financial and psychological albatross that you seek to have someone else take over.  Read More>>

Enhancing Your Mailing List Increases Your Campaign Effectiveness

JoAnn Lombardi VR President Getting the mailing list right is vital. Basic mailing lists simply include names, addresses, job titles, and telephone numbers of customers and prospects. The basic list can be refined by adding information about buying patterns, lifestyle, and many other factors. This will provide a comprehensive p Read More>>

How to Prepare Your Business for a New Owner in Two Years

Peter King VR CEO Today, a buyers needs confirmation of the business’ financial standing. This means solid and verified financial documents by an accounting firm. The most valuable ones come from updated and correct tax reports. You shouldn't be insulted if a potential buyer asks you to validate your records as he is only sh Read More>>


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