Articles for Buyers, Sellers, and Agents

These articles were written by Michael Chulak from January 2020 to the current date to supplement our frequently asked questions section on this website and to provide you with valuable information. They were not provided by a third party service.


Business Sales and Acquisitions

Initial Questions for Business Sellers
Agency Relationship Disclosures
How Long Does it Take on Average to Sell a Business in California?
Consequences of Overpricing a Business
Confidentiality is Critical in Business Sales

Introduction to Business Sales
Financial and Strategic Buyers of Businesses
Letter of Intent - Business Sale/Acquisition
Advantages and Disadvantages of Asset Sales for Buyers
Advantages and Disadvantages of Stock Sales for Buyers
Allocation of the Purchase Price - Asset Sales
Off-Balance Sheet Assets and Liabilities

Cost Segregation Analysis - Studies
Reasons to Run from a Business Broker
EBITDA - What You Must Know
Representations and Warranties by Sellers of Businesses
The Most Common Reasons Owners Sell Their Business
15 Reasons Businesses Initially Don't Sell
What Determines the Cap Rate when Buying or Selling a Business?
Bulk Sales
Reasons for Mergers and Acquisitions
Concerns Following Sale of Business or Merger

California Sales and Use Tax Provisions
Successor Liability
Environmental Site Assessments - Due Diligence
Reasons Real Estate Brokers Should Buy or Start an HOA Management Company
Security Agreement - UCC Article 9
Alcoholic Beverage Control Act
Escrows for Business Sales
Inflation - What You Need to Know
Become a Business Broker - Agent in California
Sell Your Property Management Company in California
Sell Your Residential Real Estate Brokerage Company in California

Mailbox, Packaging, and Mailing Businesses
Business Sales - Payment Structures and Payment Options
Characteristics of Successful Business Executives and Entrepreneurs
How to Become An Invaluable Employee
Small Business Facts
Selecting an Agent for Service of Process for your Business
What is a Franchise?
What is a Franchisee Association?
Reasons to Franchise Your Business
Mergers and Acquisitions
Can Two or More Small Weak Firms Merge and Become One Large Strong Firm?

Advantages of Making Business Acquisitions with Stock
Duties and Structure of Corporate Board
Selecting Corporate Directors
Shareholders' Agreement
Leverage in Finance
Conflicts of Interest
Protecting Your Business from Fraud and Embezzlement
Ideas to Expand, Protect, and Improve Your Small Business
Franchise Fraud – Pyramid Schemes
Business Opportunity
Acquire a Business with Self-Directed IRA and 401K Accounts
Five Reasons to Use an Independent Insurance Agent
Insurance Company Tricks
Insurance Coverage Options
Burning Limits Liability Insurance Policies
Existing Businesses Started During the Great Depression
Business Startup Checklist
Checklist for Commercial Leases
How Your Premises Lease Affects the Value of Your Business
Assignment of Lease or Sublease?
Percentage Rent - Percentage Lease
Lease Square Foot Measurements
Factoring - Invoice Discounting
Corporate Branding
Minority Shareholder Oppression
Economic Indicators
SBA Loans
E-2 Visa Investors

EB-5 Visa Investors

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