How to Save Money When Buying a Business

In the eye of a horse by Tambako the Jaguar

Buying a business is horse trading. As any good haggler knows, you need to go into the negotiations armed with reasons why the sale price should be lowered. Here are some tips that may help you to pay less to buy a business. Some of these tips are ways to justify your insistence on a […]

How to Convince an Investor


Knowing how to convince an investor is a crucial importance to any venture. The place to start is by considering the investor’s goals. You will never win over an investor unless you understand the offer from their perspective. If you are pitching to an investor it is crucial that you understand their concerns and what it will […]

Due Diligence Checklist

The Gate by Musa Zero

This due diligence checklist provides a summary of the issues that a due diligence team will consider when conducting a due diligence audit of your business. It is only an overview to the core areas addressed in the corporate due diligence process. Due diligence is an important process that can result in money being saved […]

Why Due Diligence is Important

Money and Magnifying Glass by Images_of_money

Don’t dread the idea of submitting your business records to due diligence. Embrace the process!  It is a great opportunity to make money for comparatively little effort. This potential for increasing your business valuation is often not well understood. It is all tied up in boosting the confidence of the purchaser or investor. Too often […]

Alone in the Crowd – Great Ideas


Understanding the criteria venture capitalists will use to evaluate your project is an important next step – if your venture is ever to get funded.