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Which Retirement Rollover Company Should YOU Use?

Doug Smith Biz Finance Solutions Since the passage of ERISA in 1974 (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act), thousands of new businesses have been financed by retirement funds without penalties or a taxable distribution. Using their existing retirement funds held by a former-employer qualified retirement plan or IRA to fin Read More>>

Top 5 Business Sectors To Invest In Today According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014 Report, entrepreneurship rates in the U.S rose to approximately 14 percent last year - a far cry from the recession low of 7.6 percent in 2010. The Bureau of Labour Statistics states that Americans change their approximately job every 5 years, many taking the leap and Read More>>

The Importance of Keeping Your Business Books Up-To-Date

Peter King VR CEO At least once a month, you should be doing an analysis of your business,and making sure that your books and records are in working order. It's not only good to see the progression of your business, but to verify thatboth your accounts payables and receivables are in the black. If you are thinking about selling your Read More>>

Buying A Business - Putting Together an Effective Business Plan

JoAnn Lombardi VR President When you are going to buy a business, it’s important that you understand how a business plan works. There are many people that before they bought a business had never created a business plan. At VR Business Brokers, we will educate you on formulating an effective plan when you come in for a consult Read More>>

Do Your Homework Before Applying for SBA Loans

Peter King VR CEO Preparing Yourself To Apply For An SBA Business Loan In today's economic environment, there's a smart way to obtain a small-business loan according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. Preparation is one thing that is essential in obtaining loan approval. You need to be able to explain and justify every a Read More>>

Six Sources For Financing A Business Acquisition

Peter King VR CEO Six Financing Sources for Buying a Business Congratulations. You've decided to buy a company. The only thing that stands between you and the purchase is lack of capital. Fortunately, many sources of capital exist that can help you accomplish an acquisition-some simple and straightforward, others more esoteric. The Read More>>

Interviewing Potential Private Equity Partners

Peter King VR CEO The success of your private equity partnership likely will come down to such basic issues as shared goals and mutual trust. VR M&A Advisors will assist you in how to interview potential partners, so that you're comfortable with what questions to ask and what to expect for responses. Some of the questions that V Read More>>

Understanding the Principles of Private Equity Financing

Peter King VR CEO Utilizing Private Equity to Grow Your Company There are plenty of myths surround private equity investors. Some business owners, for example, fear that if they partner with a private equity group, it might make off with the value of their company by buying low and cutting them out of the rewards when it later sel Read More>>

Six Strategies for Surviving a Tight Credit Environment

JoAnn Lombardi VR President Tightened credit conditions are almost inevitable when the economy slows down. The cost of credit rises and lenders naturally become more risk-averse. There's no way to get around the reality of tighter credit markets, but certain strategies can help your business survive - and even grow - during the downt Read More>>

Is Private Equity for Me?

Peter King VR CEO Private Equity Basics Private equity investors buy shares in a private company intending to help grow and, eventually, sell the business. Limited partners provide the funds, and general managers select and manage the investments. Private equity groups usually take a controlling or significant interest in companies  Read More>>

Financing for Small Business Owners Continues to Improve

Peter King VR CEO A sign thatlending for small businesses continues to improve is the recent report that Wells Fargo approved more than $548 million in SBA 7(a) loans nationwide so far this year. As reported byMarket Watch and Business Wire, Wells Fargo has continued to issue the most SBA loan dollars tosmall business owners than a Read More>>

Understanding Venture Capital as a Type of Private Equity Investment

JoAnn Lombardi VR President Most people don’t know understand the concept of private equity and venture capital when it comes to financing business investments. Often, both terms are used interchangeably, but each is different. Venture capital refers to a significant investment made in a new venture of technology often by Read More>>

Raising Capital

Peter King VR CEO When purchasing a business, raising capital is one of the most important initial requirements. The key ingredient when raising capital is to prepare a carefully thought-out business plan. The business plan will not only serve to determine initial capital requirements, it will also assist creditors in determining the Read More>>

Credit Scores Help Speed Up Being Approved for a Loan

JoAnn Lombardi VR President The increased use of credit scoring has helped many entrepreneurs obtain financing. It has become so prevalent that one credit scoring company estimates that 85 percent of all lenders use credit scoring in their origination process. How lenders base their credit decisions will help you when it comes t Read More>>

Seller Financing Contributes to Successful Business Sales

Peter King VR CEO As is taught in training at VR Corporate for all franchisees, seller financing can helpsell a businesses. Most sellers are entrepreneurial like your past and present clients, selling one business to invest in another. You can bring both buyers and seller together to close a deal through seller financing. This ca Read More>>

Investigate Your Financing Options When Buying a Business

Peter King VR CEO Raising capital is one of the most important requirements when you buy a business. You will be required to prepare a well-thought-out business plan. This is vital not only for when you are using capital to buy a business but also for budgeting initial operating expenses. Additionally, a business plan will help cred Read More>>

Investigate Your Financing Options When Buying a Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President One of the most important requirements when you buy a business is raising capital, which will require you to prepare a well-thought-out business plan. This is vital not only for when you are using capital to buy a business but also for budgeting initial operating expenses. Additionally, a business plan wil Read More>>

Different Ways to Financing Your Business

Peter King VR CEO With the majority of businesses,financing to buy a business is going to be needed to both keep your business in operation if you have just bought it and/or if you’re looking to expand your business. Here at VR, we will offer advice and support to small and medium-sized businesses, providing some ways to raise  Read More>>

Financing When Buying a Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President In every situation where a bank lends money to a person, they intend to make a profit, not a loss. Remember that a bank is not a charitable institution but a business. To verify that a bank will be paid back, they will make sure that there is sufficient assurance thatthe person in question can not only r Read More>>

What Holds a Business Owner Back from Offering Seller Financing

Peter King VR CEO Many sellers do not understand the value to both the buyer and seller when it comes to presenting an offer to finance a part of their business. Perhaps a competent broker has not explained the market as it exists today to them. On the other hand, there are a few situations that require mostly or all cash in an of Read More>>

Obtaining a Great Return from a Venture Capital Investment

Peter King VR CEO Any private equity or venture capital investor will seek a high return on its capital. They don’t purchase debt instruments simply to obtain a yield on interest. On the contrary, the main goal of PE/VC transaction is to obtain geometric returns when success has happened for the portfolio business that results 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>>

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>>

How Much a Buyer Should Put Down When the Seller Offers Financing

Peter King VR CEO Generally, most potential buyers in today’s market determine how much capital to put down on a business through offering a down payment between one third and half of the purchase price. For many businesses, this means approximately one year's worth of adjusted cash flow. However, please keep in mind tha Read More>>

How to Finance Buying a Business

Peter King VR CEO In this day and age, more people that have found themselves out of work are going into entrepreneurship, specifically buying an already existing business. What you may not know is that obtaining the necessary funds is easier than you think; you just need to be aware of the options that you have available.  Read More>>

Offer Seller Financing when Putting a Business on the Market

JoAnn Lombardi VR President If you’re deciding to sell a business, there are a number of questions that you need to consider. Seller financing is the most important one that you should be answering “yes” to after reviewing all the advantages. Greater Chance of Selling Your Business When you agree to terms, a Read More>>


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