After a long vacation in Europe, I’m glad to be back at the Sandy Springs Georgia apartments. Going through the different European counties was an experience that I probably won’t be able to do for a while because of how little time I have, but I’m glad I was able to do it. I met a lot of new people along the way and we partied a lot. It’s a good thing that I’m still young enough to have the energy to keep up with the Europeans, because they can go all night without skipping a beat.
They have some amazing cuisine in Europe, and I loved every minute of eating it. I think Italy and France are tied for having the best cuisine, but the other countries are no slouch in the food department. There are some local chefs here in Georgia that can create cuisine similar to what I ate in Europe, but it’s not the same as actually being there. There just something about the food and the atmosphere that makes everything a complete package. Continue reading “Returning from a Long Trip”
We all would have seen signage citing “Business for sale”. It could be across any sectors, across all industries. Growth for a company in any industry can come from only two sources. One is organic growth, where the company uses its products to build up more customer base and in turn, generate more revenue. There is the other source of growth, or the inorganic growth mode. Here companies buy up business for sale and expand their product portfolios. This too could lead them to generating higher revenues. Mentioning below are the important checks that should be made while considering buying a business that is for sale:
1. Stock: This refers to all products and stuffs stored for resale. You or your qualified representative must be present when these businesses for sale are clearing up their inventory. You should understand the position of stock, what’s on hand and what was in stock at the end of the last financial year and the one before that. Have the stock appraised. This is a firm asset and you need to know the value to assign it. You could bet a bank such as a Massachusetts bank to value the business. Also, check the how old is it? Its quality, condition etc! Affirming the value often inventory is a subject of negotiation.
2. Furniture, equipments and structure: This encompasses all products, equipments and assets. Get a listing that accepts the make and model number of each equipment. Then determine its present shape, market value when purchased versus present market value, and whether it was bought or rented. Learn the changes you have to do to the structure or layout so as to suit your needs.
3. Contract copies and legal documents: These legal papers must include all hire and purchase agreements, distribution arrangements, subcontractor agreements, sales and union contracts, employment agreements and any other instruments that can lawfully hold the transferable business. All real estate papers if you are considering taking his land for a lease. Find out whether it is transferable, etc.
4. Financial statements for the past 5 years: Evaluate these statements, taking on all records and financial records. This is very important for learning the earning ability of the business.
A lot of people believe that after the US subprime crisis, the US realty business sector is on its way to recovery. All the same, the reality remains that the masses are too untrusting of committing in US real estate anytime soon. The property prices will not climb up for an extended amount of time, which rules it out from the number of feasible investment choices for an American. So what are the alternatives for a US citizen who would like to secure and get his investment? The solution lies just to the south of the border.
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