Author Archives: Cecil Dye the Business Guy

Family Income and Main Street Businesses

Sunbelt sells “Middle Income, Family Incomes” or “Main Street” based on this report from PEW Research on MSN via CNBC today: Question; Do the Business Broker Rules of Thumb Work regarding Family Income and Value of a Business? ————————————————————————— “The share of American adults in middle-income households also decreased, from 55% in 2000 to 51% […]

Sunbelt Business Brokers of Charleston, SC

We have a lot of really good small business listings. From auto repair, car washes, commercial property, convenient stores/gas, hardware stores, hvac, landscaping, manufacturing, numerous restaurant/bars, various retail shops, salons, tourist businesses and more. We are the leaders in matching buyers and sellers thru our proven business processes. Give me a call: 843.636.2475

How Long Will It Take to Sell My Business?

Depends on a couple factors: 1. Pricing it right based on Seller’s Discretionary Earnings. 2. Type of business by industry. 3. How ease or difficult is it to replace the owner? We are finding that it takes 9-15 months to sell a business; but we have lots of buyers in the market in 2017. At […]

How Do I Keep My Business Sale Confidential?

Great question by every business owner. When it’s time to sell their pride and joy, they don’t want their customers, competitors and employees to know it is in the process of being advertised For Sale. How do Business Broker’s accomplish this Confidentiality? Carefully Using Accepted Tools in our Industry. In summary, we use the NDA […]

HR Hapenings 3.1.15

Tracking Wage Increases by Kathy Coughlin According to the Workforce Vitality Index, which measures the total wages paid to the U.S. private-sector workforce, growth in wages and employment were up in the fourth quarter of 2014. In 2014, job holders’ hourly wages rose 2.7 percent overall and job switchers’ hourly wages rose 8.2 percent, according […]

SBA Build Your Business Plan

Tons of good resources for small business buyers and owners: Build Your Business Plan Are you interested in starting a business? Creating a business plan is one of the most important steps you will take because the plan serves as your road map for the early years of your business. The business plan generally projects […]

Debt Financing vs. Equity Financing

Why More Debt May be Good for Your Business – Omar A Ramberan Sun Trust Bank 843.412.9108 Ever since the recent financial crisis introduced the general public to the pitfalls of excessive leverage within the financial system, there’s been a common misconception that “leveragability” for corporate borrowers may have been fundamentally altered. However, lending in […]

Business Owner’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) Strategies

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Strategies New benefit plan year 2015 is rapidly approaching and employers with at least 100 full-time employees (or full-time equivalents) during 2014 will become subject to the shared responsibility (employer mandate) provisions of the ACA. The employer mandate generally imposes penalties on such a “large” employer if the employer fails to […]

HR Happenings

Updated COBRA Notices and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) The Obama administration announced updates to model notices that employers must provide to employees, informing workers of their eligibility to continue health care coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). The Department of Labor (DOL) released a new model general notice form and model […]

Do You Want to Buy or Sell a Midas Auto Center?

Midas has re-upped their commitment to Sunbelt Business Brokers Re-sales in a BIG WAY. We recently executed new contracts with Midas on: • Franchise Re-sales • Franchise Referrals (1st time Midas is using a Franchise Broker!) • “Matchmaker” Program ! Midas is the largest auto after-market repair franchise, Midas has over 2,900 locations operating in […]