Buying & Selling a Business
1 Are some business locations better than others ? 2 Are there companies that provide search services to ascertain if a new company name will infringe on an existing name or trademark ? 3 Business Purchase - prior businesses debts 4 Can I make a tax free like kind exchange of the Goodwill I purchased with my new business ? 5 Employer Identification Number ( EIN ) 6 Goodwill - amortizable basis 7 How can I get in touch with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation for a business valuation ? 8 How do I deduct the value of the customer list I purchased ? 9 How do you allocate the purchase price of a business to various assets? 10 I want to sell my business . How much is it worth ? 11 I've been told I need a financial statement prepared by a CPA . What type of financial statement services are there and how much will it cost ? 12 In a merger , what is the Pooling of interests accounting method ? 13 Is there a website to contact an appraiser ? 14 Should I purchase the seller's corporation ? 15 What are some questions to ask when buying a Franchise ? 16 What assets in a business sale cannot be part of an installment sale ? 17 What does it mean when a seller 18 What IRS form is required to be filed if I bought a business and goodwill exists ? 19 What is a Cash Flow Statement ? 20 What is a franchise ? 21 What is a secured creditor? 22 What is Ratio Analysis as it relates to financial statements ? 23 What is the bulk sales tax? 24 What is the Gross Margin return on inventory mean ? 25 What is the Gross Profit Margin as it relates to Financial Statements ? 26 What is the Inventory Turnover Activity ratio ? 27 What is the IRS phone number to get an EIN Employer Identification Number ? 28 What is the IRS web site address ? 29 What is the Net Profit Margin as it relates to Financial Statements ? 30 What is the number of years I will be able to depreciate the building I purchased when I bought my business ? 31 What is the number of years I will be able to depreciate the equipment I purchased when I bought my business ? 32 What is the Price / Earnings ( P/E ) Ratio ? 33 What is the Rate of Return On Sales Ratio ? 34 What is the the Average Collection Period ratio ? 35 What legal aspects should I consider when buying a new business ? 36 What options do I have with the location of my business ? 37 What should I know about accounting and bookkeeping ? 38 When allocating the sales price over the assets in a business acquisition with goodwill , is there a allocation sequence order of the assets ? 39 When buying a business , what is the DUNS ( Data Universal Numbering System ) ? 40 When buying a business , what are some basic questions to ask ? 41 When buying a business , what is a SIC ( Standard Industrial Classification Code ) ? 42 When I buy a business , how is Goodwill determined ? 43 When I buy a business, should I sign the note personally? 44 When I sell my business , do I have to recognize the total gain in that tax year ? 45 When negotiating the sale of a business , what are some of the variables that may be changed to complete the deal ? 46 When selling a business including goodwill , which entities must file Form 8594 ? 47 Where can I locate my Industry Ratios and expense percentages ? 48 Within the many business valuation methods , what is the Asset Approach ? 49 Within the many business valuation methods , what is the Comparable or Guideline Company Approach ? 50 Within the many business valuation methods , what is the Discounted Future Earnings Method ? 51 Within the many business valuation methods , what is the Income Approach ? 52 Within the many business valuation methods , what is the Market Approach ?
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