day in the life of a business broker

A day in the life of a business broker

Ever wondered what the role of a Business Broker is? You’re not the only one! A Business Broker has a varied and interesting job, which has them meeting new people and seeing new places every day! No two businesses are the same (even if they’re within the same industry), so it’s only natural that no two business days look the same for a Business Broker. Join Core Business Broker, Roy Levy as he takes you through a day in the life of a Business Broker

A business sale guide

A BUSINESS SALE GUIDE

If you’re considering selling your business, have we got the guide for you! We’ve decided to put together a handy business sale guide to assist business owners when entering their business sale journey, particularly if it’s their first time selling a business.

buying a business FAQs

Buying a Business FAQs

Buying a business can be a time consuming and intricate process, especially if you’re entirely new to the process! So this month we thought we’d address some of the top ‘Buying a Business FAQs’ we get asked here at the Core Business Brokers Sydney office.

pros and cons to online businesses

The pros and cons of online businesses

Thinking about buying (or potentially creating) an online business? E-commerce businesses are everywhere in 2022, and for good reason. They’re cheaper to establish, have a range of growth options and allow the owner a chance to establish the work-life balance of their dreams. But are online businesses all smooth sailing?

Here at Core Business Brokers, we wanted to break down the pros and cons of online businesses, to allow you to make the best possible decision when it comes to entering the market.

stock sale VS. asset sale

Stock sale VS. Asset Sale: What’s the difference?

In the world of business sales, there are many options when it comes to buying and selling. Two of these options are stock (also known as shares) sales and asset sales. These two types of business sales are commonly experienced by businesses acquiring other businesses (or part of them), mergers and more. But when it comes to stock sale VS. asset sale, which type suits your goal? Let’s find out!

what makes a successful business owner

What makes a successful business owner?

Success means something different to each individual. For some, it may mean earning enough to save a particular amount on top of your weekly wage in order to afford a holiday each year. For others it may mean enjoying going to work every day, being content with making financial ends meet. 

Regardless of your definition of success, let’s find out what makes a successful business owner in our latest blog!

liquidation and administration - what's the difference?

Liquidation and Administration – What’s the Difference?

When a company enters insolvency, there’s a few roads they can venture down before closing the business for good. Two of these options are liquidation and administration – but what’s the difference between the two?  Although not something we deal with here at Core Business Brokers, our goal is to always educate our business owners…

How to choose the right business

How to choose the right business

Buying a business is a big decision. For many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment that they spend years (and years!) contemplating. The thought of being your own boss, making an impact on your customers and reaping the rewards of your hard work are generally the drivers in deciding to buy. But most people come to a halt when it comes to one thing… How to choose the right business!

when should I sell my business?

Should you sell your business after its most profitable year?

A question we hear frequently here at Core Business Brokers, is “When is the best time to sell my business?” Now, there is no black and white answer to this question. However, the best time to sell your business, is when your business looks the most attractive to potential buyers. Does that mean you should sell your business after its most profitable year? The short answer is “yes”. Let us explain

Is GST payable on the sale of a business?

Is GST payable on the sale of a business?

According to the Australian Taxation Office, GST is “Goods and services tax (GST) is a broad-based tax of 10% on most goods, services and other items sold or consumed in Australia.” However, there are certain situations where goods and/or services are GST-free, and others are GST-exempt. The big question is, will a buyer incur GST on a business sale? Let’s explain…

pros and cons of buying a business vs starting from scratch

Buying a Business VS. Starting From Scratch

Want to be your own boss, work for yourself, establish a business and watch it grow? Then you’ve probably asked yourself this question already… Should I buy a pre-existing business or start from scratch?
It’s a valid question and an important one at that – as there are pros and cons to consider for each option. So, make things a little easier to digest, we figured it best to break them down for you!

guide to selling your business

A guide to selling your business

So, you’ve decided to sell your business. You want to change your lifestyle, spend more time with your family, grow your wealth in a completely different direction… Whatever the reason – selling your business is the means to get there. But you’ve never done this before! So where do you start?
Here’s a handy guide to selling your business from the start to the very end (or shall we say, ‘new beginning’.)

preparing your business for sale

Assessing your business through your client’s eyes

When we spend most of our time working “in” our business, innovating, fixing problems, creating new ways to be profitable, managing staff, dealing with clients – it’s hard to zoom out and see what our client’s see. But this is the most important perception when it comes to analysing and assessing your business and then be able to work “on” the business.

business broker

Why use a business broker?

In a world full of DIY options, ‘do it yourself’ business buying and selling sound appealing to the ever-learning, multi-tasking business owner that you are. You’ve managed to establish and grow a business of your own, maybe from scratch, maybe from one that was previously showing little profit! Either way, you’ve got this… right? Unfortunately, no. We hate to be so blunt, but there is a reason why Business Brokers exist. Actually, there are many reasons! Let’s outline a few to break the ice.

business planning growing a side hustle into a fulltime business

How to turn your side hustle into a fulltime business!

For many, 2020 has been a year of experimentation, hobbies, passion projects and side hustles. Working from home has meant a shift in business activities, a new normal and one giant brainstorm session on how to make money during a pandemic! But whether your side hustle was born out of necessity or simply ambition alone, it takes work to get an idea off the ground and into the sky. So, where do you start? Let’s take a look.

Automation – How it could save you time and money

Automation – How it could save you time and money

For many buyers, the prospect of buying a business can become daunting when thinking of the handover process. There’s a lot to learn, a great deal of transition and simply not enough time in the day (or at least it seems!). The bottom line is, we live in a modern world fuelled by technology, so whether you’re hoping to sell or not, implementing automated processes within your business could save you both time and money – and who doesn’t want more of those!?

business advertising

How to Advertise in 2020

Advertising has grown to become an intricate machine, where in-depth targeting is used to show your ad to the people who are most likely to respond to it. Sure, an ad in the paper was simple and easy, but with an ageing population, the youth of today are less likely to read the classifieds and more likely to click on an appealing ad when they are scrolling through their social media platforms.

A team of professionals achieving a goal in a healthy workplace environment

Creating a Healthy Culture in the Workplace

Whether you’re a new owner, manager, or have had the same business and team in place for decades, there’s nothing more productive than a positive workplace. On average, each Australian spends 40 hours per week at work (give or take, depending on their role and industry). This means that each of us spends approximately 16 years of their life at work (and we mean 16 straight years of 24/7 work! Wow!) So whether you have changed jobs or stuck with the same business for your entire career, it’s safe to say that creating a workplace that your staff enjoy coming to each day is a pretty high priority when it comes to staff productivity, retention and happiness. If it isn’t, it should be!

staff meeting to discuss business roles

Can Your Business Work Without You?

As part of your succession planning, ensuring your business can operate and succeed without you involved in the day-to-day activity is essential. This allows for better work/life balance whilst also proving to potential buyers that the business can easily be transferred from owner to owner, without disrupting operations and profitability thereby ensuring that the goodwill…

The Importance of a Non-disclosure Agreement

The Importance of a Non-disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement otherwise known as a confidentiality disclosure agreement or NDA/CDA, is a legally binding document that safeguards business owners during the sale of their business. When selling a business, part of a potential buyer’s due diligence is to investigate your business from a to z; examining profitability, financial statements, staff rosters and often…


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