Business Buyers’ Articles

Dominating this week’s Albuquerque business news is The Orion Center, a proposed satellite assembling and testing plant. The major multi-million-dollar deal is currently in negotiations between the Theia Group Inc. and the city. Current plans call for the campus hosting 1,000 workers with plans to ultimately grow to 2,500. "The Orion Center has the potential to be a game-changing partnership for our city’s aerospace and tech sector,” Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said in a statement last...

Facebook's data center in Los Lunas is looking to the double in size. The operation, which stores data for Facebook's social media sites such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook, opened in early 2019. It currently comprises three fully-operational buildings, a fourth due to come online shortly, and two more currently under construction. Under this new proposal, the center could expand by a total of six new additional buildings, with plans to build two by 2023. Through its...

The Economic Development Department has published the most recent series of county economic reports with detailed economic and employment data for all of the 33 counties as well as a statewide snapshot, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today. The reports with a Dec. 2020 publication date cover the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year – July, August, and September 2020 - during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “This community-level data, delivered in a timely and...

Each franchise has its own process for qualifying and onboarding a prospective franchisee. Sometimes it's rigorous with multiple interviews, steps, forms to be filled out, and documents to be provided. Other times, it's comparatively relaxed. The degree of scrutiny a candidate undergoes largely depends on the type of business. Nonetheless, many will follow a format similar to the steps presented below. STEP #1: Initial CallDuring the first call with the franchise’s corporate representative, the buyer candidate...

Franchises are popular choice among budding entrepreneurs for a variety of reasons. Established franchises even more so. The reasons behind their appeal are numerous. Name RecognitionTopping the list is the ability to take advantage of the name recognition of brand that is already out there, known and trusted in the community. Take home healthcare, for instance. How comfortable would a prospective customer feel entrusting the care of their mother to a start-up agency without much...

Can you make money and follow your dreams? Yes! A recent article at Entrepreneur posits a framework for deciding if you might be able to turn your hobby into a business. The piece (very reasonably) revolves around the potential for monetization. "Even if you’re pursuing this mostly because of your passion," writes SEO.co CRO Timothy Carter, "you’ll still need a stream of income to offset your costs and keep the business running." Uncontroversial! Carter suggests the following...

"With the idea that essential businesses can be recession-proof and even boom during a public crisis, buying one is becoming a more attractive prospect," says franchise expert Chris Buitron in a recent Milwaukee Community Journal article. The thought piece, “4 Factors To Consider Before Buying An Essential Business In COVID Times,” discusses a rising interest among buyers in essential businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has many buyers rethinking what type of business they might want to own, often...

Before leaping into a new business opportunity, most entrepreneurs face the challenge of securing working capital. Although it’s not an easy task, it is essential to getting your idea off the ground. It’s also not a decision to take lightly, as the choice you make will stick with you for years to come, even after your business starts making a profit. You can set yourself up for a win by researching the different avenues available and...

Business acquisitions are red hot, and all kinds of businesses are being snapped up.  Some people are under the impression that only large businesses are being acquired, but this is far from the reality of the situation.  It would surprise many to learn that so much of the “action” is, in fact, small businesses buying other small businesses. In his Forbes article, “Take Advantage of the Golden Age of Business Acquisitions,” author Christopher Hurn explores the...

There are plenty of benefits to purchasing an existing business, but running a successful business can become overwhelming. If you’re considering buying a small business, but don’t know if you have enough time to commit to a significant venture, then a turnkey business model might be the right fit for you. Continue reading to discover if you’re someone who should buy a turnkey service business. 3 People Who Should Consider a Turnkey Service Business Turnkey opportunities exist...

Tumbleweeds, an early and mid-childhood development magazine loved by parents and educators, is now on the market. Long-time owner Claudette Sutton is ready to move onto her next projects after decades of growing the publication into a staple resource for northern New Mexico families. Listed at $95,000 with a cash flow of $50,000, this home-based business allows for a flexible, part time schedule and engagement with a passionate, grateful community. The publication enjoys an established advertising...

Do You Need a Business Valuation? Whether you’re buying or selling a business, a business valuation is a necessary step in the process. You might be more familiar with the term "business appraisal." These two interchangeable terms describe a complicated process used to determine what a business is worth. There is no "cookie cutter" way to do this. There are different types of business valuations for different circumstances. There are some circumstances where a formal valuation is needed. In other...

Finding the money to start your own small business can be a challenge.  Over the decades, countless people have turned to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for help.  A recent Inc. Magazine article, “Kickstart Your Business Dreams with SBA Lending,” by BizBuySell President, Bob House, explored how SBA lending can be used to the buyer’s advantage. The article covers the basics of an SBA loan and who should try to get one.  House notes that the...

It’s normal to think about interview etiquette when you’re going up for a position, but what about when you’re making the hiring decisions? In a recent Wall Street Journal article, reporter Sue Shellenbarger points out the significance of employer conduct during the selection process. It is important to think about how you treat potential employees. We all know the feeling that there aren’t enough hours in a day. With a small business, you can't put everything...

“I can’t get good employees.” How often have you heard this from small business owners? Cultivating a good team is an essential challenge. Here are some tips for attracting and retaining good employees:  Model integrity. Say what you’ll do, then do what you say. Always be respectful to employees and customers, even when you’re angry. People hear how you talk about others in moments of frustration and assume that's how you'll talk about them when they...