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Our Valentine to New Mexico and Our Past Clients

New Mexico’s small business owners bring their talents and creativity to making New Mexico the Land of Enchantment.  And in this season, the Land of Romance. Over the years, we have sold some of New Mexico’s best-known brands, including those pictured here.  Looking to make a memorable impression this Valentine’s Day? Click below to open […]

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Things Are Looking Up on Main Street

Small business owners are the most optimistic they’ve been in seven years. This according to a Wells/Fargo Gallup Poll released last Thursday, February 5, 2015. Now at an index of +71, optimism among proprietors of Main Street businesses has increased steadily over the last two quarters. Business owners are feeling good about their current situation […]

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Santa Fe’s Year in Review

The year just passed was a strong year for Sam Goldenberg & Associates. During 2014, we put under contract or sold 13 New Mexico businesses, expanded our staff, and strengthened our presence as the exclusive Sunbelt Business brokerage for the state of New Mexico and southern Colorado. We redesigned this website, as well as launched […]

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SGA Client Elevates the Downtown Restaurant Scene

We enjoyed reading about the success SGA’s client and restaurant buyer Lane Sanders and is having with his new enterprise Elevation Bistro, formerly the Atomic Bar and Grill. We handled the sale of this downtown restaurant in Fall 2013 and Lane immediately impressed at the time. The Santa Fe Reporter recently stopped by the bistro to […]

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New Gallup Poll Shows “Small Business Owners Would Do It All Over Again”

With SGA’s own highly informal survey based on chatting with our past Santa Fe business buying clients, New Mexico appears aligned with these national trends. Small-Business Owners Love What They Do, Despite the Economy A new Gallup poll shows that eight of 10 small-business owners would do it all again if they could. May 22, 2014 […]

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Farmington May Become the Next Arts & Cultural Districts in New Mexico

An interesting article recently appeared in the Farmington Daily Times discussing a movement just getting underway to make Farmington one of New Mexico’s Arts & Cultural Districts. Farmington artists, business owners consider New Mexico Arts and Cultural District designation Joining program could increase tourism, revitalize downtown, officials say April 22, 2014 By Hannah Grover, The […]

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The Pros and Cons of Being Your Own Boss

Running your own business is not just another job; it’s a lifestyle. With employers demanding more and giving less, many consider the trade-off worth it. What one person perceives as a burden, another relishes as an opportunity, but this is not to say that owning and running your own business is necessarily for everyone. We […]

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EB-5 Visas Explained

EB-5 Immigration Assistance This is rather a glib title for what often is a long, complex process. We make every effort to help our foreign clients find a business investment suitable for their immigration and personal needs. New Mexico’s multicultural milieu and bustling immigrant populations make it an attractive choice for the foreign investor. Every […]

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What You Buy When You Buy a Business

The vast majority of business purchases we facilitate are defined as “asset” purchases. An asset purchase specifically identifies the assets and liabilities you are purchasing or assuming. Sometimes business owners own their assets inside a corporation. The owner owns Stock in the corporation, while the corporation owns the assets. A buyer typically forms their own […]

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Why Confidentiality Matters

Typically business buyers contact us after first seeing our listings posted on our site or one of the other major internet businesses for sale portals, such as the SunbeltNetwork.com, BizQuest.com or BizBuySell com. Before providing specific information regarding the businesses that we list, we often ask you to sign a  Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA). The purpose […]

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