New Small-Business Tax Proposal

On Monday, the White House announced several  small-business initiatives, including an extension of the permanent capital-gains tax relief for small company investors. The White House will also announce the creation of a new, private organization called Startup America, aimed at getting private co... [read more]

Entrepreneurs find ‘friendly money’ less accessible in 2010

Press Release   Atlantic Highlands, NJ, December 9, 2010 – A Neumann & Associates, a well-known New Jersey business brokerage company, has announced a slight uptick in the number of existing business transfer deals this year, and a dramatic shift in the type of funding used to finance t... [read more]

New Jersey Small Business Transactions Are Still at a Low Volume Level

PRESS RELEASE Atlantic Highlands, NJ, November 5, 2010 – A Neumann & Associates, a ten-year-old NJ business broker and business valuation firm has announced that they are seeing small business transactions at a low volume level for the second year in a row.   A significant indicator of... [read more]

Clock is Ticking on New Tax Breaks for New Jersey Business Buyers and Sellers

PRESS RELEASE Atlantic Highlands, NJ, October 12, 2010— A Neumann & Associates,  respected business brokers and business valuation firm in New Jersey, announced they will assist New Jersey business owners and buyers expedite the business transfer process in order to take advantage of a limit... [read more]

Too much time to close a deal?

The one question sellers consistently raise is how long will it take to close a deal once a business valuation has been completed and there is an agreed upon offer in place? As the leading business broker in NJ, we typically rephrase the question; will there be “buyer’s remorse” and is the bus... [read more]

Mergers are back in style

In New Jersey mergers and acquisitions are on the upswing in 2010 and more deals are being completed as the economy shows stability. I was quoted in a recent NJ Biz article that discusses this trend. Below is an excerpt from the write-up. The complete article can be read here. Excerpt from NJ Biz a... [read more]

What Defines A Successful Entrepreneur?

Today, we would like to briefly touch upon a common question we are often confronted with by (mostly) first-time business buyers: what makes a successful entrepreneur – or more importantly, will I succeed in the business I am about to purchase? There is a significant number of articles, blogs and... [read more]

Small Company Sales To A Large Customer

Whereas most entrepreneurs love the idea of being able to sell to a large company and admire the stability of consistent sales and cash flow, the reality is that developing such a relationship is lengthy and faces many challenges. Most importantly, if your company’s service or product is not uniq... [read more]

Does A Business Transfer To Children Make Sense?

When the ownership of a business is transferred by its owner, who is often also the founder, several pitfalls need to be avoided to make the transfer successful. Approximately fifty percent of all business owners will sell their business in the next fifteen years, as recent statistics tell us. Only... [read more]

Excellent long-term client relationships

Historically and particularly in these tough economic times it is difficult and time-consuming to acquire new clients. It’s therefore critical to maintain excellent long-term client relationships with your existing clients. Generally the first year of a client relationship is the easiest to maint... [read more]

Business Expansion

The opportunity for a business owner to expand their business is both exciting and potentially risky.  When you are considering expansion, it generally means potential growth of the business which is a positive development. However, jumping into expansion without considering several key questions ... [read more]

A Good Start Into 2010

We have seen a significant uptick in recent weeks in activities, from buy and sell side. This is most strongly reflected by a significant increase in buyer inquiries. However, the sell side, too, has shown more readiness and several business owners expressed their desire to sell. But whereas in the... [read more]

Small Businesses Slightly More Optimistic

Small businesses grew slightly more optimistic last month, though they are still climbing out of a funk brought on by a credit crunch and a severe recession. Index Inches Up The Index of Small Business Optimism, released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business, rose 1.3 points to ... [read more]

Succession Planning – Do You Need it?

One of the most common questions I receive as a small business advisor is how to properly prepare your business for succession. Succession planning refers to planning to hand off your business to another party. Common reasons for succession planning can include a business sale, a business partner di... [read more]

Start-Ups Will Keep Struggling in 2010

The economic downturn has dimmed many entrepreneurs’ hopes of opening a small business, as sources of funding have dwindled or dried up completely. And while many hope 2010 will be better, the outlook continues to be bleak. The majority of entrepreneurs use personal savings or contributions from f... [read more]