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Looking at Albuquerque business opportunities? According to KPMG, the Duke City is a bargain. The Big Four auditing firm recently released its 2016 "Competitive Alternatives Study." Albuquerque came in fifth among the 18 mid-sized cities reviewed. "Albuquerque, at 94.4, showed strong results in all aspects of labor costs. While it ranked third for total labor costs, Albuquerque’s costs are only 0.6 percent higher than first-placed Nashville for this factor. Albuquerque also ranked third for its effective corporate...

From everyone  at Sam Goldenberg & Associates, we wish you happy holidays, a safe and prosperous new year, and success in all your endeavors! In these closing days of 2015, we invite you to take an interactive look at the business we’ve sold this year. Click any image on the holiday greeting above to learn more about the new owners and their recently acquired business.  ...

At the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce’s Gala Awards in June, Sam Goldenberg & Associates took top honors as the City of Santa Fe’s Best Small Business of 2015. http://issuu.com/juliamunde4/docs/sga-high-on-santa-fe-fall-2015_699711d2487bff...

This morning Michael Greene and Simon Brackley with the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce discussed Sam Goldenberg & Associates' designation as the City of Santa Fe's 2015 Best Small Business of the Year, took a closer look at what a business broker does, and shared their thoughts on the local economy. The program aired at 11:30 am to SVSF 101.5 (The Voice of Santa Fe). To listen to the podcast, click Business Matters....

When considering the value of your company, there are basic value drivers. While it is difficult to place a specific value on them, one can take a look and make a “ballpark” judgment on each. How does your company look? [table id=4 /] The possible value drivers are almost endless, but a close look at the ones above should give you some idea of where your business stands. Don’t just compare against businesses in general, but specifically...

Business valuations are almost always difficult and often complex. A valuation is also frequently subject to the judgment of the person conducting it. In addition, the person conducting the valuation must assume that the information furnished to him or her is accurate. Here are some issues that must be considered when arriving at a value for the business: Product Diversity – Firms with just a single product or service are subject to a much greater risk than multiproduct...

Whether you're looking to sell your business, buy a business, or simply want to explore your options, we invite you to stop by our booth at today's Santa Fe Business Expo. It's being held all day (1o am to 4 pm) at the Santa Fe Place Mall. We look forward to meeting you! ...

[embed width="100%"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAYZsRReWgM[/embed] Albuquerque Business First Damon Scott March 27, 2015 About nine years ago, three businesses opened at about the same time in Albuquerque’s East Downtown along Central Avenue, giving the already emerging corridor some additional momentum. Those businesses were the Grove Cafe & Market, Hot Yoga Downtown Albuquerque and Bhava Yoga Studio. Bhava owner Bea Doyle is looking for a buyer of her business and thinks the desirability of the EDo location will be plus. She’s enlisted the help of...

Limonata Cafe sold by Sam Goldenberg & Associates Albuquerque Business First By Damon Scott Reporter A married couple with experience in restaurants and baking has purchased a popular Albuquerque Nob Hill café-coffee shop. Bill and Brenda Ennis recently acquired Limonata Italian Street Food Caffe — located at 3222 Silver Ave. SW — from Maxime and Daniela Bouneou. The Bouneous are the co-owners of Italian restaurant Torino's @ Home in the North I-25 submarket. Well-known Santa Fe-based business broker Michael Greene, president of Sam Goldenberg & Associates, had the business listed for about three months. The Bouneous said that while selling a business can be "tough and stressful," they were happy with the marketing and the valuation — that the final sale price was for an expected amount.

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 an interactive image for some unforgettable and enchanting ideas. Want to join them? Contact us. ...

[caption id="attachment_25001" align="alignleft" width="100%"] The New York Deli in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo: Sam Goldenberg & Associates[/caption] 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 and are optimistic...

who-buys-a-nm-businessBuyers buy a small business for many of the same reasons that sellers sell businesses: They want to secure their futures. Our job is to recognize who is serious and who is not to save our sellers effort, time and frustration. We have put safeguards in place to help protect our clients from frivolous tire-kickers. If the buyer is not serious, the sale will never close, and the sellers' time will have been wasted. As will ours. We don't let it get to that stage. Our buyer screening provides us with an overview of a prospect's capabilities, experience and qualifications. Once we have confirmed their financial ability, secured a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and are reasonably confident about their commitment to buying a business, we invite them in to our office for a meeting or converse with them over the phone. These conversations familiarize us with their talents, strengths and motivations.

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 SunbeltNewMexico.com, and made important strides in improving our marketing platforms for our clients. While some back-patting may be permissible, credit is also due...

The New York Times' November 26, 2014 "36 Hours in Santa Fe" is a multi-media exploration of the City Different during the off-season. Image courtesy of The New York Times 36 Hours in Santa Fe November 26 2014 by Zora O'Neill In summer, Santa Fe bursts at the seams with arts fairs, opera and other flashy events. In winter, though, the schedule is less hectic, and the few tourists spend their days skiing outside town. This is when residents effectively reclaim the...

Canyon Road’s Newest Neighbors Contribute to Its Entrepreneurial Spirit

Santa Fe, NM, October 13, 2014–Paul and Carol Hartsock recently took the helm of Greenberg Fine Art on Canyon Road. The couple looks forward to bringing their special mix of entrepreneurship and culture to the community. Michael Greene, president of Sam Goldenberg & Associates, a Santa Fe business brokerage, facilitated the gallery’s transfer of ownership from Mark Greenberg to the Hartsocks. The paperwork was signed at the Sam Goldenberg & Associates’ office 17 weeks after the gallery went on the market. “This is the second art gallery we’ve sold in 12 months,” says Greene. “Both generated a lot of interest and sold quickly. The interest in acquiring or investing in a well-run art gallery in Santa Fe is a trend that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. It’s a smart investment.”