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Business Valuation and Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Gameday Couture, Zipz Wine, SWAG Essentials, Biaggi Folding Luggage, Scrub Daddy, Drop Stop, Screenmend, FiberFix, Readerest & FiberFix

Business Valuation and Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Gameday Couture, Zipz Wine, SWAG Essentials, Biaggi Folding Luggage, Scrub Daddy, Drop Stop, Screenmend, FiberFix, Readerest & FiberFix

Bringing back memories of Copa Di Vino will be the Shark Tank pitch from J. Henry Scott.  Scott’s company is is called Zipz Wine.  Zipz Wine offers a single serve container of wine that has a few interesting innovations.  Among the interesting twists to the Zipz Wine containers are that they are shaped like a regular glass of wine, that the lid can act as a coaster once it is opened, and that the plastic … Read entire article »

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Buying a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Franchise Business

Buying a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Franchise Business

When investigating franchises to invest in, there are many factors.  Two of which are the marketing/branding philosophy of the franchise and the time and expense of the build out of process of the storefront. This post will cover the Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt franchise from the perspective of the franchisee. Below are two videos that individually discuss the marketing philosophy of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt … Read entire article »

Shark Tank Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons Kitchen Safe Time Locking Containers, Earthlog, Magic Cook, Off the Cob Chips & Tipsy Elves Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Shark Tank Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons Kitchen Safe Time Locking Containers, Earthlog, Magic Cook, Off the Cob Chips & Tipsy Elves Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Tasty junk food is hard to resist.  An entire package of cookies, candies or chips can disappear in one sitting, even if they are meant to last much longer.  Aiming to rectify this problem are David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng.  The duo pitch the Shark Tank a product called Kitchen Safe.  Kitchen Safe is a food storage jar that has a … Read entire article »

In Home Senior Care Business for Sale in North Orange County California

In Home Senior Care Business for Sale in North Orange County California

In Home Senior Care Business for Sale in North Orange County California An In-Home Senior Care Business (Non-Medical) is for sale. The business is based in North Orange County, California. The business offers clients assistance with daily living tasks that are non-medical, such as medication reminders, light housekeeping, hygiene assistance, assistance with bathing and showers, bowel and bladder care, dressing, ambulation, … Read entire article »

Shark Tank Business Valuation and Negotiation Lessons Pipcorn, Squatty Potty, Heidi Ho Vegan Cheese, Storm Stoppers

Shark Tank Business Valuation and Negotiation Lessons Pipcorn, Squatty Potty, Heidi Ho Vegan Cheese, Storm Stoppers

Popcorn is a beloved snack for a lot of people.  But, there is the matter of the annoying hull that gets stuck between teeth and in the gumline.  Well, a pair of siblings Jeff Martin and Jennifer Martin pitch the Shark Tank their product that reduces the aforementioned problem.  Pipcorn is the product that the Martin duo pitch to the Shark … Read entire article »

Corporate Contractors License for Sale in California

Corporate Contractors License for Sale in California

Available for immediate sale is a new California Contractor’s license with many classifications, which you can see below. Simplifying the transition of this license is the fact that it is a corporate license.  This means that the holding corporation of this contractor license is for sale via a stock sale transfer, which can be verified during Due Diligence.  A stock … Read entire article »

California Contractor’s License for Sale Classifications A-General Engineering & B-General Builder and more

California Contractor’s License for Sale Classifications A-General Engineering & B-General Builder and more

Available for immediate sale is a new California Contractor’s license with many classifications, which you can see below. Simplifying the transition of this license is the fact that it is a corporate license.  This means that the holding corporation of this contractor license is for sale via a stock sale transfer, which can be verified during Due Diligence.  A stock … Read entire article »

Shark Tank Valuation and Negotiation Lessons Myself Belts, BeardBrand, Titin Tech, Singtrix & Grace and Lace Update

Shark Tank Valuation and Negotiation Lessons Myself Belts, BeardBrand, Titin Tech, Singtrix & Grace and Lace Update

Pitching a line of cute belts for kids is Talia Goldfarb from St. Loius Missouri.  Goldfarb decided to create the line of belts for young kids as her child was potty training and wanted to do everything himself, but had trouble with his belt buckle.  Goldfarb couldn’t find any convenient belts for 2 year olds, so she decided to make … Read entire article »

Are Starter Coin Laundries a Good Investment?

Are Starter Coin Laundries a Good Investment?

What does the term ‘starter’ coin laundry mean when you see an advertisement of a coin laundry business for sale?  The sellers and brokers who advertise those businesses for sale want it to sound like a small, safe, simple, easy to run investment that involves less invested money put at risk.  However, the truth is that smaller coin laundry businesses … Read entire article »

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Breathometer, EmergenSee, HoneyFund, Oilerie, Beatbox Beverages

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Breathometer, EmergenSee, HoneyFund, Oilerie, Beatbox Beverages

Getting a second update segment on Shark Tank is Charles Michael Yim, who successfully pitched Breathometer to the Sharks and got a deal from pretty much every shark on the panel.  If you don’t remember what Breathometer is, well, it’s a device that tests the Blood Alcohol Level of a person with the help of a smartphone.  The Breathometer unit plugs into the headphone … Read entire article »

Are you the right fit for a particular franchise you meet at the West Coast Franchise Expo in Anaheim

Are you the right fit for a particular franchise you meet at the West Coast Franchise Expo in Anaheim

Franchise expos, such as the West Coast Franchise Expo, are a great place to check out a bunch of franchises and see which ones you think are good businesses.  Some franchisor exhibitors bring key staff you can meet, such as the founder or the current CEO.  These are important people to meet, so you can get a feel for their … Read entire article »

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Sun-staches, Jungle JumpaRoom Red Dress Boutique, The Caddy Girls

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Sun-staches, Jungle JumpaRoom Red Dress Boutique, The Caddy Girls

Pitching the Shark Tank some costume fun are a trip from Los Angeles with a business called Sun-staches.  Sun-staches are whimsical costume sunglasses that feature some clever designs, such as goofy eyes, pirate faces, and many varieties of fake mustaches.  Dan Gerson, David Levich, and Eric Liberman are the co-creators of Sun-staches.  Sun-staches are available in brick and mortar and … Read entire article »

H.R. – Human Resource Questions for Small & Medium Sized businesses in regards to on going operations and Exit Strategy Planning

H.R. – Human Resource Questions for Small & Medium Sized businesses in regards to on going operations and Exit Strategy Planning

Tami Wiersma, PHR, the President at QCHR, Inc. based in Brea, California is kind enough to answer common questions that business owners have when it comes to H.R. issues with operating their business.  QCHR, Inc. is a full service Human Resources Consulting firm in Brea, CA. Q: The employee handbook has not been updated in a while, how often should it … Read entire article »

Ramification of Depreciation Expense and Schedule in the Sale of a Business

Ramification of Depreciation Expense and Schedule in the Sale of a Business

There are many reasons a profitable business doesn’t show as much profit on the tax returns as the business actually generates, one of those reasons that will be highlighted here is depreciation. Depreciation is a ‘non-cash’ expense recorded on a tax return that reduces the taxable profit of a business.  Depreciation is a write off associated with the capital expenditure on … Read entire article »

Credit Card Processing FAQs, Navigating Tiered Rates, Long Term Contracts, Equipment Leases and more

Credit Card Processing FAQs, Navigating Tiered Rates, Long Term Contracts, Equipment Leases and more

Choosing a credit card processing company can be a tricky process for a new business, and even trickier to switch credit card processing companies for an existing business.  There are a lot things to consider, which can end up being very confusing, which can lead to expensive mistakes.  Stephen Ronnow, Merchant Services Consultant & Broker, is a veteran of the merchant services … Read entire article »

Is your short lease term affecting the sale of your business

Is your short lease term affecting the sale of your business

If you are planning on retiring or leaving your business soon, having just a short time remaining on your lease can give you a feeling of freedom, since you see the light at the end of tunnel.  However, what about selling your business to a buyer?  Will having very little lease term remaining be an issue?  Yes, in most situations … Read entire article »

What to Negotiate in your Commercial Lease BEFORE you open your business

What to Negotiate in your Commercial Lease BEFORE you open your business

The success of a business depends on many factors, including the terms of the premises lease.  This post is a discussion of seven of the many important items to negotiate in a business lease before signing it and opening the doors for your business. The Lease Rate Below Fair Market Lease Rate If you are able to negotiate a below fair market lease … Read entire article »

Using SBA 7(A) & SBA/CDC 504 loans for Working Capital, Equipment Financing, Real Estate Purchase, Debt Refinancing, Business Acquisition & More

Using SBA 7(A) & SBA/CDC 504 loans for Working Capital, Equipment Financing, Real Estate Purchase, Debt Refinancing, Business Acquisition & More

A lack of access to financing can be a major impediment to rapidly growing a business.  Qualifying for bank loans and financing is a tricky process.  SBA loans are often viewed as an easy to get loan, but it is important to make sure you understand what the loans are for, and even more important to figure out which banks … Read entire article »

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Baker’s Edge, Tie-Not, BZBox & Foot Fairy

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Baker’s Edge, Tie-Not, BZBox & Foot Fairy

Matthew Griffin & Emily Griffin enter the Shark Tank to pitch their business called Baker’s Edge.  The Griffins wanted to take baking to another level, so they created their first product which is a baking pan for brownies that is designed to maximize the ‘edge’ and ‘corner’ pieces in a rectangular pan.  As you can see in the image, the … Read entire article »

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Bon Affair Wine Spritzer, Oru folding Kayak, Cinnaholic and Cousin’s Maine Lobster update

Business Valuation & Negotiation Lessons from Shark Tank Bon Affair Wine Spritzer, Oru folding Kayak, Cinnaholic and Cousin’s Maine Lobster update

For those who like to drink wine but would like fewer calories, lower alcoholic content and less dehydration, there is a product being pitched on Shark Tank that fits the bill.  It’s called Bon Affair and it is a wine spritzer being pitched by Jayla Siciliano from hails from Solana Beach, California.  Siciliano enjoyed wine but found it hard to … Read entire article »