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How to buy a care home


Over the past decade there has been a shift in the care home industry towards tighter regulations. This has brought a large number of care homes to the market, presenting attractive opportunities for experienced managers and carer...continue reading

Football clubs offer unique opportunity for buyers


Buyers interested in sport, and particularly football, will be interested in the latest reports by administrator Begbies Traynor, who claims that a quarter of UK football league clubs are in “financial ill health”. Se...continue reading

Opportunities abound for bar and pub buyers


Any buyers on the look-out for bar or pub businesses could soon have a wide range to choose from, as the tougher lending climate is forcing an increasing number into administration. In the third quarter of 2011, 13 bars, mainly o...continue reading

Buying an internet-only business


The buying and selling of web businesses has taken place for long enough now, that business valuers are now able to confidently identify elements and characteristics of internet business sales that enable the creation of standardi...continue reading

Guide to buying a golf course


Golfing continues to be one of the most popular leisure pastimes in this country. In the 1980s there was a significant surge in interest in the sport. One industry body claimed that the UK needed 500 more golf courses to satisfy g...continue reading

How to buy a hotel


The hospitality industry is a dynamic and interesting sector of the economy, where a high degree of involvement from the owner can pay huge dividends. This may not only be in monetary terms as it can offer people new lifestyle opt...continue reading

How to buy a business in the commercial property industry


Buying a property business can be a good way to indirectly invest in property. The fortunes of property companies often follow the market itself quite closely, so returns could be quite volatile. However, a well-managed property c...continue reading

Entrepreneur's relief increased to £2m


The Chancellor has given some tax concessions to business in the form of business rates, increased investment reliefs for plant and machinery, and entrepreneur's relief. Entrepreneur's relief is the crucial one for peopl...continue reading

Buying or selling a construction business


Construction businesses are very much focused on people and relationships and as such have their own individual character. The people who run construction companies must be specialists in managing risk as mistakes in construction ...continue reading

Business Valuation - Three Approaches


I got pitched a question last week from a principal of a software business. He asked what were the most common valuation approaches used for valuing a small software company in a slow-growing market segment with revenues around ...continue reading

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