40 Common Questions to Ask When Buying a Business

Buying a business is like making any other investment: you want to be sure that it’s a smart and sound use of your money. Most crucially, you need to verify that the business is actually worth the price that the seller is asking, and that you’ll be able to keep generating revenue long after the transaction is complete.

This means that performing your due diligence by asking the right questions is a critical part of the buying process. In this article, we’ll suggest some of the most important questions to ask when buying a business, separated into a few major areas of inquiry.

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The Difference Between M&A Advisors and Business Brokers

You’ve crunched the numbers, put some feelers out, and you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to sell your business. But unless you have in-depth experience with the worlds of business and corporate finance, it’s almost certainly a good idea to work with an advisor to help you through the process.

There are multiple types of M&A professionals who you can work with during the transaction, including M&A advisors and business brokers. Yet while these terms are sometimes confused, they certainly aren’t synonymous. So what’s the difference between M&A advisors and business brokers, and how does the distinction affect you?

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How to Pitch to Investors in a Remote Environment

People are working from home more than ever these days—but that’s not stopping startups and small businesses who are looking for funding from investors. In these unique times, pitching to investors remotely may now be a make-or-break skill for your business.

The good news is that many of the same skills that serve you well in person apply to pitching remotely as well. In this article, we’ll discuss 10 tips and best practices for pitching to investors in a remote environment, so that you can best prepare for the call and smooth over any bumps in the road.

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Alternative Venture Capital vs. Traditional Venture Capital

For decades, venture capital has followed a very traditional script: large tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter engaged in several rounds of financing with major firms before going public. However, the startup revolution of the 2010s has changed the world of venture capital, forcing firms to adapt to this new landscape.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the ways that alternative venture capital is changing the game.

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12 Strategic Questions Your Board of Directors Will Ask

Establishing clear, frequent communication between your executive team and your board of directors is more important than ever.

Although they vary by industry, most boards of directors have a standard agenda of questions they ask executive teams, including topics like strategy, finances, staff and culture, and risk management. 

To help company leaders prepare for future board conversations, this article will cover 12 strategic questions you will likely face at one point or another from your board of directors.

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The Top Online Resources for M&A News and Guidance

Whether you’re just getting started in the world of mergers and acquisitions or you’re a seasoned professional, everyone can learn something new about the M&A landscape. The good news is that there’s no shortage of online M&A resources available to help you prepare for your next deal.  

Here are some of the top online resources for M&A news and guidance.

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Q1 2020 M&A Recap: Highlights and Lessons Learned

Mergers and acquisitions are critically important business events, acting as a key indicator for the economy. Strong M&A activity correlates with economic confidence, while weak M&A activity suggests that businesses are reluctant to take risks in a stormy economic climate.

But with current events around the world roiling the global economy, what was the impact on M&A for Q1 2020? In this article, we’ll recap the state of M&A in the first quarter of 2020, as well as some of the most important lessons we’ve learned so far.

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50+ Commonly Asked Questions During Due Diligence

Due diligence is a critical part of any M&A deal. By thoroughly preparing for the M&A process and knowing what to expect during due diligence, including the questions you should be ready to answer, you’ll stand a much better chance of a successful and profitable transaction.

But what types of questions are typically asked during the due diligence process? Failing to appear organized and properly prepared for the process can create concerns for the buyer, potentially putting the deal and your business at risk.

Any due diligence process should begin with basic organizational questions about your company and its finances. Depending on your M&A partner, there may be various other types of questions asked as well.

This article will guide you through each step of the process, listing some of the most commonly asked questions during due diligence.

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6 Ways to Fund Your Business in 2020

For every massive corporation, there’s a former small business that was operating out of someone’s garage. So what’s the difference between these success stories and their less fortunate competitors? In many cases, the startups best positioned to do well are those that can secure reliable access to funding.

The good news is that there’s no shortage of possible funding sources for your small business. In this article, we’ll discuss 6 different ways that you can fund your business in 2020 and beyond.

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Meet Eugene Gimelberg, Director of Software Development

At SecureDocs, our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled, and we think it’s about time you get to know the people that are innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers.

This month we’re catching up with Eugene Gimelberg, Director of Software Development at SecureDocs. Eugene plays a pivotal role building and refining the software that SecureDocs customers use on a regular basis.

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