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Gordon blogs only when he sees a need either among our members or within a business transaction in which he is personally engaged. Content rich and highly insightful, Gordon's blogs are like an advanced course in business success.

BUY or SELL AMAZON STOREFRONT COMPANY

Below are 27 factors that comprise an algorithm which National Diversified Funding Corporation uses to calculate the purchase price (valuation) of Amazon storefront type companies for sale. Why are these 27 factors important? It's not enough to say Amazon storefront companies are valued at four or five times EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and…

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Business Profit and Risk in the 21st Century

There is a chasm between the ways wealth was created in the 20th versus the 21st Century. In the 20th, it was essentially invention of devices followed by well managed traditional assets, (real estate, plants, machinery, equipment etc.) leveraging large labor forces. In the 21st, it is development and management of intellectual property leveraged through…

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START, BUY, EXPAND A BUSINESS – REAL MARKETING DATA – FREE

Who is your customer? What is their income level? Age? Gender? Family status? Race? National origin? Industry & Occupation? How many and where do they live? Trends over time? These are just some of the elements that form the basis of evaluating the marketplace you intend to master. When starting, buying or expanding any business,…

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BUY A BUSINESS – KEEPING SELLER’S CPA FROM KILLING THE DEAL

Accountant’s play a significant role in the acquisition of most businesses. You should not buy a business without a review of the books and records by a CPA. The benefits of their review will usually far outweigh the costs. Likewise, the seller’s CPA can play a very productive role or they can kill your deal.…

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BUY A BUSINESS WITH LITTLE OR NO ATTORNEY FEES

A question often asked by entrepreneurs is: How much does it cost in legal expenses to complete the acquisition of a company?” A better question would be: "How do I get the services of a top attorney without emptying my pocketbook?" I'll answer both questions here. In the many transactions that I’ve participated in during…

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START A BUSINESS, BUY A BUSINESS WITH YOUR PENSION OR 401(k)

Some entrepreneurs are financing a business start-up or business purchase by taking an early distribution from their pension plan or 401(k). However savvy entrepreneurs are doing a rollover of their pension plan into a self-directed 401(k) and end up with almost twice the amount of after tax cash to invest in their business. Here's how…

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USE SWEAT CAPITAL TO START OR BUY A BUSINESS WITH NO CASH

Here is a great example of how to be self-employed by using "Sweat Capital" or "Sweat Equity" to quickly propel yourself into ownership of your own successful business with no cash. Several years ago I was visiting a friend when his 34 year old wanna be self-employed son also stopped by to visit. Let’s call…

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