Fort Collins Workshop – Buying Or Selling A Business – 2/22/2017

Larimer County SBDCSuzanne De Lucia, Bill Scott and Phil Loughman from Front Range Business, Inc. will be guiding a workshop titled “Buying Or Selling A Business” for the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on February 22, 2017.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of the business acquisition process and is geared to both buyers and sellers. The elements of a business sale, including business valuation, financing and due diligence will all be covered in this fast-paced event.

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2017-01-30T15:27:27+00:00January 30th, 2017|Blog, Workshops|

Boulder Workshop – Buying Or Selling A Business – 8/30/2016

Small Business Development CenterSuzanne De Lucia and Paul Chambliss from Front Range Business, Inc. will be guiding a workshop titled “Buying Or Selling A Business” for the Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on August 30, 2016.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of the business acquisition process and is geared to both buyers and sellers. The elements of a business sale, including business valuation, financing and due diligence will all be covered in this fast-paced event.

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2016-08-05T15:13:16+00:00August 5th, 2016|Blog, Workshops|

Boulder Workshop – Buying Or Selling A Business – August 25, 2015

Small Business Development CenterSuzanne De Lucia and Paul Chambliss from Front Range Business, Inc. will be guiding a workshop titled “Buying Or Selling A Business” for the Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on August 25, 2015.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of the business acquisition process and is geared to both buyers and sellers. The elements of a business sale, including business valuation, financing and due diligence will all be covered in this fast-paced event.

2015-07-23T09:10:31+00:00July 23rd, 2015|Blog, Workshops|

Announcement – OmniGlobe® In The Press

ARC Science Globe
San Diego Natural History Museum
Courtesy ARC Science Simulations

ARC Science Simulations is the developer, manufacturer and distributor of OmniGlobe® science and education exhibits. Several patents protect the technology making this product superior to competitors and protecting its market niche. Clientele includes renowned museums, universities and corporations in more than 30 countries worldwide. The company has enjoyed stable revenue and strong earnings. With its well-trained staff, newly expanded facility, and on-site manufacturing capabilities, this business is poised […]

2015-05-26T13:19:49+00:00May 26th, 2015|Blog|

From A Bad Experience To A Good Experience

ABC Auto Body Of Boulder
By Jesse B. “Bernie” Meyer
Former Owner Of ABC Auto Body Of Boulder

Here’s my story. I had been a business owner-operator in Boulder since the mid 1970s. The business, like any, had its ups and downs, including a partnership split. In what I thought was a good idea, I decided to sell the business to an employee in 2000. I was to finance the sale of the business and become the landlord. I had an attorney draw up the […]

2015-03-06T15:16:08+00:00March 6th, 2015|Blog|

About, But Not Just For, Women

(This article appeared in the May 2013 issue of the International Business Brokers Association newsletter.)

suzanne_color_100-135By Suzanne De Lucia CBI, Fellow Of The IBBA

Keith McLeod recently asked me to pen a monthly column about women for the IBBA newsletter.  Quite frankly, I wasn’t sure where to go with this subject.

Sure, we all about know that ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus.’ Undoubtedly, every one of us on either side of the gender gap has wondered what planet their counterpart was […]

2013-05-31T09:32:33+00:00May 31st, 2013|Blog|

Selling Your Business For Top Dollar.

By Suzanne De Lucia CBI, Fellow Of The IBBA

Most business owners assume that when they are ready to sell their business, buyers will be plentiful, that they will receive all cash at closing and that they will be able to exit the business shortly after the sale. The reality is that only one out of five businesses (20%) which go to market actually sells, many for far less than sellers expected and even fewer for all cash.

Most sellers carry part of the business sale in the form of a note and many have to stay for longer than desired […]

2011-04-01T00:01:01+00:00April 1st, 2011|Blog|

No Easy Way To Figure A Shop’s Sales Price.

By Alan Coté
Reprinted With Permission From Bicycle Retailer And Industry News

BRECKENRIDGE, CO—”What’s my business worth?” It’s a question that virtually all bicycle shop owners ask themselves, yet there’s no easy answer. Unlike the sale of a residential property, where recent comparable transactions are usually easy to find, the sale of a retail bicycle shop can be tricky business.

In interviewing a number of experts on the topic, as well as bike shop owners who had purchased their businesses from previous proprietors, it’s clear there’s no certain formula for finding a shop’s overall worth.

A number of common rules-of-thumb […]

2010-02-01T00:01:31+00:00February 1st, 2010|Blog|

Can’t Small Business Have A Little Of That Bonus Money, Too?

By Suzanne De Lucia CBI, Fellow Of The IBBA

You never really believe it until it happens to you, but I have just learned firsthand that small business lending in the United States is in big trouble.

My partner and I own a small food manufacturing and distribution business. Since we acquired the business in March 2009, we have added seven jobs to our work force and have managed to grow sales by over 20% in a down economy.

We put together a business plan that clearly and compellingly spells out how an infusion of capital would help us to acquire equipment, […]

2010-01-01T00:01:09+00:00January 1st, 2010|Blog|