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Sell your business now or risk baby boomer Tsunami?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is a very interesting and topical question. We have been asked by our PR Company, Alexander Communications, to comment on what business owners should do regarding retirement and succession planning in today’s economic times. Paul, my business partner, was on ASB breakfast Friday 16th to talk about this issue and to make it three, a MBA student saw our article in Unlimited last week and wants to come in and ask me my thoughts on this area for his thesis. All the stars appear to be in line for this week’s blog.  Read More...

What have they got to hide?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

This week we decided that a post on multiples brokers and business owners are asking for the businesses that they have on the market. So what we did was visit all of the broker’s websites and spent 30 minutes getting a handle on where opportunities in the two important categories of Manufacturing and Import Distribution sat.  Read More...

How will the new Real Estate Agents Act affect Business Brokers?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We are about 6 weeks out from the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 coming into effect on November 17 2009. Most people would probably say that a replacement of the previous 1976 Act was long overdue and they would probably be right. But as is normal in New Zealand the question always needs asking, have they gone far enough or is this just a band aid for which the unscrupulous among the ‘old boys’ will find a loop hole to avoid the new standards?  Read More...

Benefits of ‘Growth by Acquisition’

Monday, September 21, 2009

I am back from a week off in the Queensland sun. You can’t beat the spring climate in Queensland if you are a golfer, 28 degrees and minimal wind. In the private business arena all the indicators are pointing towards business confidence improving and I even read the other day that the Banks appetite for business risk is improving. Obviously I will believe the last point when I see more loans being approved, but it was nice to see it mentioned.  Read More...

Communication

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September is here and spring is in the air. Normally the busy time for business brokers and even with the market the way it is, it seems it will be the same again this year. I had a pretty mediocre time on the golf course over the weekend and it was almost a relief to come into work on Monday.  Read More...