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Check back regularly to read GAI’s monthly insights to propel your business for success. Lawrence and Bill share tips and best practices GAI has learned throughout the many years of experience in the business brokerage industry. Each month, new ideas will be presented that will help you increase the value of your business. 

Selling your business and real estate together?

Selling your business and real estate together?

There are many things to consider when selling your business, including whether to sell the real estate on which the business operates. While the business and the real estate are two distinct assets, they are, in fact, quite interdependent with respect to how a...

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Catch the Business Transaction Wave…Close those Books!

Catch the Business Transaction Wave…Close those Books!

While we’ve kicked off a new year, it's time for your annual reminder about the importance of closing 2021 financials and getting started on your business tax return…as quickly as possible!   The months of January to May are extremely active for business...

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The Cost of Inaction On Your Business Exit Strategy

The Cost of Inaction On Your Business Exit Strategy

Most owners wait until they’re ready to retire before they get serious about planning a transition. While most deals can be completed within 6-9 months, getting a deal done versus getting the price and terms you want can be very different things. There’s a cost to...

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How can a CVA help you?

How can a CVA help you?

Lawrence Moore, president of GAI: Gibson and Associates, Inc. earns Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential with National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA), which is the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.  The...

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A good year to sell my business?

A good year to sell my business?

A good year to sell my business? Yes, 2021 is shaping up to be a great year to sell your business. Below are some discussion points that reflect what we are seeing in the M&A marketplace: Anticipated Tax Increase There is the possibility of a significant increase...

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What’s the Value of My Business?

What’s the Value of My Business?

If you have asked yourself this question at least 10,000 times during ownership, well, you are pretty normal. When it comes to exit planning, that is, after all, the million dollar question…or two or three or ten million-dollar question.  You’ve heard various answers....

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Business Transactions Just Got Sweeter!

Business Transactions Just Got Sweeter!

No doubt our readers have been following the latest legislation regarding the CARES Act.  There are a lot of things to keep up on.  As business owners, we trust you are getting details from your CPAs on the tax treatment of PPP loans, employee retention credits, meal...

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Opportunities in the Midst of a Crisis

Opportunities in the Midst of a Crisis

In my office, a piece of art hangs on the wall, a Chinese, painted scroll I had commissioned nearly 15 years ago while I was working for a multinational manufacturing company with significant operations in China. The scroll represents two characters that, when spoken...

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What’s the Goal?

What’s the Goal?

What can the game of tennis teach us about business?  A lot, according to Timothy Gallwey, an author that will be familiar to many of you.  The theme this month is inspired by the following excerpt from one of Gallwey’s books called The Inner Game of Tennis: “A very...

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Now is the Time

Now is the Time

Don’t wait to start your business valuation and begin exit planning. We have received numerous inquiries about the business transaction climate.  Is it still the right time to sell the business? Are there buyers out there? Are banks still doing deals? Do you know how...

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Provisions to the PPP

Provisions to the PPP

Last week, the House passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PFA”). Late Wednesday, the Senate approved the PFA unanimously, so it is now headed to the President’s desk to become law. Read the bill HERE. The PFA proposes to...

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Success is the Best Revenge

Success is the Best Revenge

This month we are sharing some new guidelines for the PPP Loan Forgiveness and the actual Application. First, a short, motivational topic on overcoming this crisis. Success is the Best Revenge. Over the past few weeks, we have been inspired by the ingenuity, hard...

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The Most Comprehensive List of COVID-19 Financial Relief

The Most Comprehensive List of COVID-19 Financial Relief

There are many ways a business, an individual, and even a buyer can benefit from the CARES Act, FFCRA, State legislation, local grants, and a general abundance of financial relief permeating the economy.  To simplify your search, we have compiled a comprehensive list...

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Having the Right Systems in Place

Having the Right Systems in Place

This month we’re writing about the opportunity for business owners to step away from their business…again.  Yes, if you are a frequent reader of our newsletter, you’ll recognize this theme.  The reason we keep bringing it up is that many of our clients are telling us,...

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