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How does the SBA 7(a) Loan Program Apply to the COVID-19 Stimulus Package?

The Senate has approved a colossal $2 trillion stimulus package.  The key feature of the package is a one-time $1,200 direct payment to adults; however, the legislation included numerous proposals for aimed to help small businesses experiencing adverse impacts from the pandemic.  The highlight of the small business relief is a $350 billion small business […]

Critical Valuation Considerations for a Buy-Sell Agreement

In any organization where there is more than one owner, the drafting of a buy-sell agreement is of paramount importance.  Even the strongest business relationships among partners can be tested by retirement, transition or some other form of transaction. A buy-sell agreement sets the parameters for any potential transaction which may take place. It also […]

How Shareholder Compensation Affects Value

Question:  What’s the going rate to hire a business owner these days?  Or put another way… how much should an owner-operator pay themselves? In some privately held companies that may be a question that is answered by the Board of Directors.  But in most privately held companies it’s a question answered by a single person: […]

What is working capital? Why negotiate a working capital adjustment in your purchase price?

When a buyer values a target company, the buyer’s valuation is based on the target company’s financial condition on a specific date.  In most instances, several months pass between that initial valuation date and the closing date, which is when the buyer acquires the target company.  Purchase price adjustments need to be negotiated to reflect […]

How To Get a Business Loan

Your small business is ready to grow and you need a loan to make it happen. Just like with a personal loan or a mortgage, you will want to shop around and find the best rate and terms to meet your needs. Being prepared will be key to expediting the process. Follow these four basic […]