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Is an SBA Loan the Best Option for Buying an Online Business?

Many people dream of becoming their own boss of an internet based business. It’s an attractive proposition since you can make your own hours, set your own rules, operate from anywhere in the world and keep all the profits from your online business.  However it’s not an easy road to get there and, unfortunately, only a very small percentage of individuals actually get to make that dream a reality – and succeed. The main reason for this failure is due to the statistics collected concerning startups. Studies have shown that 9 out of 10 people who tried the transition from [...]

Selling a Business in Just Nine Steps

Every Internet business is unique, but still, the sales process for any online company or e-commerce store is similar. No matter what type of business you're hoping to sell, a qualified Internet business broker should guide you through the following eight steps: 1. Valuation – Prior to the execution of a listing agreement the broker will require specific financial and operational information on your business. Upon receiving that information the broker will then develop a valuation which will indicate a suggested listing price for your business. That valuation will be driven by the historical financial performance of your business, its [...]

6 Reasons Why You Need an Internet Business Broker

After working hard to build your online business, you deserve to get the best possible sale price on what you have built. Many Internet business owners make the mistake of trying to go it alone and sell their businesses independently. Their motivation is avoiding the fees charged by Internet business brokers, but often times, this ends up being a decision that costs them much more than what a broker would make when assisting with the sale. Here are six reasons why you need the help of an Internet business broker when selling any online business: 1. Years of Experience - [...]

Selling your business with an Internet Business Broker vs. Traditional Business Broker

Getting help selling a business with a business broker is a wise idea for many reasons, but if you own an Internet business rather than a brick and mortar business, it pays to be extra selective when it comes to choosing a broker. If you call a traditional business broker on the phone and ask if he or she can help you sell an Internet business, you'll likely receive an "Of course!" in reply, but that doesn't mean that you can expect the same type of experience when you use a traditional business broker to sell an online business. Opting [...]

Growing Revenue without Adding Overhead

You started your Internet business in hopes of growing and becoming profitable. Now, that you're starting to achieve your goals, you want to continue maximizing growth, but you need to be careful to do so without increasing overhead. When it comes time to sell an online business, overhead can reduce the attractiveness of a company. By reducing overhead in smart ways that improve the efficiency of your Internet business in the years leading up to a sale, you can improve your financials and one day reap the benefits in terms of getting a lucrative selling price. Here are six ways [...]

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 [...]

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