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    The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Killer Deal on an Online Business without Being a Harsh Negotiator

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Killer Deal on an Online Business without Being a Harsh Negotiator

Always in the movies, you see some angry businessman sitting in their office suite negotiating some important deal, yelling, screaming, and dictating orders into the phone. It’s easy to look at this type of media and think that this is the way that business deals go down in real life, and to believe that perhaps this is the only way. Fortunately, that isn’t the case.

It has been shown that having a good sense of humor, a level head, an easy tone, a good temperament and the capability to not take everything said and done around you personally are great […]

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    Top 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs May Decide to Sell Their Online Businesses

Top 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs May Decide to Sell Their Online Businesses

Those who are considering buying a business from an online business owner will often wonder why the owner is selling his or her business if it is a profitable and successful one. That is, of course a fair question. For all of the many reasons than an entrepreneur might begin his or her own online business or purchase one that has already been formed, there are just as many reasons that they might want to consider selling their online business, too. Some of these reasons are more prominent than others, and those reasons can be found below.
1. They Want […]

5 Habits of Successful Online Small Business Owners

The world of an online business is vastly different than the rest of the business world. Internet-based companies are often smaller and require less concern about managing real estate and facilities due to their basis in cyber space. Employees and customers may be spread out all around the world, posing unique challenges for managing and delivering first-rate service.

So what does it take to be a success as an online business owner?

Here are some of the characteristics and practices that tend to set those who rise to the top in the difficult world of Internet-based business apart from the rest.

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6 Reasons to Invest in an Amazon “FBA” Business

Are you looking to purchase a business in the near future? It may be time for you to get in on one of the biggest trends in business investing at the moment–buying Amazon FBA online businesses. If you haven’t heard of this growing business opportunity yet, you owe it to yourself to read on.

What Is an Amazon FBA Online Business? FBA stands for Fulfillment by Amazon. Basically, it’s a method of selling some type of product online at the Amazon online store. Merchants make their products available for customers to buy. Transactions are completed through Amazon’s secure shopping cart […]

Flip an Online Business – Buying Checklist

A few years ago, flipping real estate was a huge investment opportunity. If you’re not familiar with the concept of flipping, the idea is to purchase a building, usually a home that is cheap because it has been foreclosed on or needed to be sold quickly. After the home is purchased for a low price, the owner invests money in it to improve it and increase its value, then he or she sells it at a higher price and keeps the difference as profits.

Flipping has now moved beyond the world of real estate to the world of online startups. […]

Using Retirement Funds to Start an Online Business

The world of online business continues to grow, making plenty of opportunity for those with the right drive to achieve success and build a successful business. Unfortunately, it takes more than just passion and vision to start an online business; it also takes capital.

Although many online businesses are very profitable, obtaining financing to start one can be a challenge as financial institutions and investors often view them as risky endeavors due to the fact that they usually do not involve the type of tangible assets that can be used as collateral. That doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to […]

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    Why More Baby Boomers Are Looking to Sell Their Online Businesses

Why More Baby Boomers Are Looking to Sell Their Online Businesses

Small businesses are being sold at paces that are record breaking compared to recent years. A market report found that the sale of small businesses with annual revenues of under $500,000 and medium size businesses with annual revenues of $500,000 to $2 million increased by 6 percent during the first three months of 2015, continuing an upward trend in small and medium sized business sales that has been on pace for roughly 2 years.

More entrepreneurs are buying small and medium sized online businesses that are already established and thriving rather than launching startups, according to experts, and part of […]

Growing Trend in Entrepreneurships

When you think of the word “trend,” your mind likely turns to fashion, beauty, interior design and other creative fields where people tend to draws inspiration from similar sources, leading to the popularity of certain looks or styles. But trends aren’t just relegated to the world of consumer products; as economic conditions change, trends also emerge in the world of business, particularly in the area of entrepreneurship, where patterns emerge regarding who is starting businesses, what kinds of businesses they’re starting and how they’re getting them off the ground.

Those who keep up with the latest in entrepreneurship have noticed […]

What is a Letter of Intent?

If you’re hoping to buy or sell an online business and it’s your first time being involved with a sale, you’re about to be introduced to a whole new set of terminology. The process used to sell a web business involves a number of steps and many types of documentation. While website brokers can help you navigate the process, having a thorough understanding of some of the most important terms is sure to come in handy. One term you’re almost certain to encounter is a Letter of Intent, and this document is incredibly important to both buyers and sellers.
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Hot Startup Trends – Subscription Box Businesses

More and more people are considering starting an online business in hopes of becoming their own bosses and realizing their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. While traditional Internet businesses like e-commerce stores and service-based businesses are still incredibly popular choices of start-ups, a newer type of online business is slowly gaining traction and attracting would-be business owners as well as investors. That online business model is the subscription box business, and if you’re toying with the idea of entering the online business world, it could be the right choice for you.

 
What Is a Subscription Box Business?
A subscription box business isn’t […]

What’s Changed in Small Business Acquisition Financing

If you’re thinking about trying to sell an online business or possibly buy one in the near future, it’s important to be aware of the trends in small business acquisition financing. In other words, you need to keep abreast of how other entrepreneurs are paying for companies that they want to purchase.

Why does it matter to you? Well, if you’re hoping to soon be a seller, you’ll want to have some feel for how your prospective buyers are likely to pay. If sellers are likely to go through a bank or take advantage of a government program to obtain […]

Get Pre-Qualified Before You Choose an Online Business to Buy

You’ve decided that it’s finally time to make your dream of owning your own business a reality. You know that an online business is the right choice for your needs, and you know just what niche you want to enter. The excitement is building. You’re ready to jump in and begin your search, but there is one thing you should do before you start making calls and conducting online hunts for an individual that wants to sell a web business that is just what you’re looking for. Before you go any further, you need to get pre-qualified to buy […]

How Do I Qualify For A SBA Loan?

If you’re hoping to buy an online business, determining how you’ll fund the sale before you begin your search for a business owner who hopes to sell their web business is a wise idea. Experienced website brokers will tell you that obtaining bank financing to purchase an online business can be difficult. Lenders are often hesitant to extend credit for purchasing Internet companies, particularly when there is no major real estate or equipment involved in the sale that can be used as collateral.

As a result of the challenges that can come with securing financing for a web-based business, online […]

Using Your 401k to Buy a Small Business

If you’re interested in purchasing a small business, one of the first things you have to determine is how you’ll pay for it. Most prospective business owners today do not have all of the capital saved for purchasing a business and must obtain funds from elsewhere to manage the purchase. So where will you get the money?

There are many ways of funding the purchase of a small business, and one way that many buyers are managing to secure funds is through their 401(k) retirement plans. Opinions on how wise a decision this is vary widely, so here is a […]

Making the Change from Offline to Online

In the second quarter of 2014, Internet sales in the U.S. were $75 billion, rising 4.9 percent over the first quarter of the year. With figures like that, it’s no wonder that so many people are saying that the Internet is where the money is. If you’ve been hearing that wisdom for years, it’s natural that you’d be curious about exactly what the prospects are for moving from owning an offline business to an online one or leaving your current job to enter the world of online business as your own boss. So what’s holding you back?

If you’re like […]

Top 8 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

When the daily grind begins to grind you down, do you find yourself heaving a wistful sigh and wishing you could leave it behind? Do you dream of firing your boss and going into business for yourself? Everyone in the working world entertains these types of fantasies at some point in their lives, but obviously, not everyone is cut out to actually take those steps to go it alone and begin or buy their own business.

So how can you be sure whether you actually possess that entrepreneurial spirit or if it just a passing flight of fancy? There is […]

Types of Owner Financing

Bank loans for buying Internet businesses are more difficult to obtain then for a brick and mortar business, which can stymie the ability of prospective buyers to invest in new businesses. If you’re selling an Internet business or hoping to purchase one, the restrictiveness of lenders doesn’t mean that you’re completely at the mercy of banks. Buyers can still purchase Internet companies with numerous owner financing agreements.

With owner financing, the seller agrees to turn over the business for less than the full purchase price. Then, the buyer settles the obligation in the future. There are various methods of owner […]

Qualifications for SBA Loans for Internet Businesses

The SBA loan program was designed to encourage entrepreneurs to start and expand new businesses by providing loans partially backed by the government in order to provide extra security for lenders. The idea behind the program is to lower the risk of lending to small businesses.

If you’re considering purchasing an online business, an SBA loan may be an option for you to secure at least a portion of the funds that you’ll need; however, it can be difficult to qualify for a loan even with SBA backing when you’re purchasing an Internet-based company. Read on to learn more about […]

8 Benefits of Buying an Established Online Business

If you want to invest in a business, you primarily have two options. You can embark on your own endeavor to launch a completely new company, or you can opt to purchase an existing online business. While there are some benefits to starting your own company or backing a successful businessman or woman in your community, there are some distinctive advantages to buying an established business. Read on to explore the eight reasons why buying an established business might beat the benefits of investing in a new company.

1. Real Results – When you’re investing in a startup or researching […]

What Internet Business is Right For Me?

If you’re considering buying an Internet business, you’ll find that there are thousands of companies out there waiting to be purchased. Deciding which one is right for you can be challenging, but if you begin the process with some self-exploration, you can quickly narrow your focus and hone in on the businesses that are the best fit for your needs. To begin this process, follow these steps.

1. Examine Your Strengths
Everyone has things that they are especially good at. Are you a strong writer? Do you have talents with web design? Are you knowledgeable about search engine optimization? Is there retail […]