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    Tomx, there may or may not be an actual...

    Tomx, there may or may not be an actual underlying correlation, so take with a heap o' salt:

    Not too many months ago, the Barnes & Noble I haunt regularly had no titles in the Programming shelves...
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    I've been using their "Premium and Business"...

    I've been using their "Premium and Business" program for a small handful of in-house stuff consisting of a few simple LLCs and C corps, for about 8 years running now. "Premium and Biz" is their...
  3. +1 tallen. e-receipts → PDF (or .jpg, .png) →...

    +1 tallen.

    e-receipts → PDF (or .jpg, .png) → to CD, USB stick → bank safe deposit box

    Then email to accountant, to the extent s/he needs actual copies of the receipts. The accountant will...
  4. Trish, this relationship is lacking all the...

    Trish, this relationship is lacking all the ingredients for a successful operating partnership (yeah, I know, preaching to the choir) and I'm in favor of the direction to which this thread is...
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    That does sound a bit high at first glance, until...

    That does sound a bit high at first glance, until one considers the broad range across which the word "try" can be defined, for any particular study or purpose. For example, if the data set only...
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    bahern, you can't come out of the starting gate...

    bahern, you can't come out of the starting gate with the three parties (you, partner, partner's dad) not being squarely on the same page regarding the understanding of the arrangement. When two...
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    Chris, one other subtle issue to be aware of; not...

    Chris, one other subtle issue to be aware of; not a problem per se, just a little tax return item that's nonintuitive and thus frequently mis-handled.

    To the extent the annual interest expense on...
  8. Congrats on the growth that necessitates going...

    Congrats on the growth that necessitates going outside, Daren.

    Starting with the simplest approach, I think MS Word (and other similar word processors) has decent-ish wizards and template...
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    Just a couple of random thoughts, PFW... It...

    Just a couple of random thoughts, PFW...

    It may be just me, but when hiring for a service such as this, I REALLY place a premium on dependability. If the only two games in town were (1) a...
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    These guys...

    These guys might have something you could use. Note that their report includes Sheet Metal Fabricators (SIC 3444). Important: Check 'em out thoroughly first. I know nothing about this outfit, I'm...
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    Seller paper involves "show me" sales pitches...

    Seller paper involves "show me" sales pitches flowing in both directions. True that the great majority of smaller deals involve seller financing; Seller knows a lot more about the biz than Buyer and...
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    Improbable for the great majority of situations....

    Improbable for the great majority of situations. A bank makes a loan only when it has sufficient collateral from one or more of: (1) the assets of the company; (2) the cash flow and earnings...
  13. A business checking account, and a business loan...

    A business checking account, and a business loan or credit line account, are two different things. You DO want to open a checking account for your business, and a less-than-stellar credit score will...
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    The amount of the buyout price you'd need to put...

    The amount of the buyout price you'd need to put down ("equity" in the deal) (or equivalently, the amount of loan you'd qualify for, given a particular amount of equity) is typically a function of...
  15. Aye, K, what you're asking here is...

    Aye, K, what you're asking here is essentially.....accounting. Plain ol' accounting, which (oversimplifying) is the process by which the underlying data regarding your daily transactions and activity...
  16. Yep to all three. With respect to making...

    Yep to all three.

    With respect to making profit distributions in the face of a cash-retention / plowback need (you're having to grow your balance sheet with new equipment, etc.), it's usually...
  17. Your first line of sample computations is...

    Your first line of sample computations is correct, except for breakeven $s. Breakeven happens at just over 986 units, and at unit revenue of twenty bucks per, that's about 19,722 of sales dollars at...
  18. In many ways, having 80% control is "purt near"...

    In many ways, having 80% control is "purt near" equivalent to owning 100%, since you'd be calling the shots as the majority owner. Their 20% piece of the company would just be very similar in...
  19. K, you're halfway there with your rule of thumb;...

    K, you're halfway there with your rule of thumb; "profit" is a dollar amount measured as the difference between Revenue and Costs, and then "profit margin" is a percentage measured as the ratio...
  20. Common protection mechanisms you might write into...

    Common protection mechanisms you might write into the deal:
    • Stock is subject to forfeiture. If he quits (as opposed to getting axed without just cause, usually) before the passage of some...
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    Ashkan, taking over distressed / bankruptcy...

    Ashkan, taking over distressed / bankruptcy situations can be lucrative, and can be a nightmare. In the deals which come out winners, for the great majority of 'em the value which is created comes...
  22. JN112x, there are no standardized rules which...

    JN112x, there are no standardized rules which cover the handling of these types of issues at closing. Recognize them as discrete pieces of cash flows which can be allocated between the parties in...
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    Note that in the second paragraph of the...

    Note that in the second paragraph of the definition for "manufacturing", it seems that neither selling to the general public, nor having the actual assembling / mfg done offsite under contracts,...
  24. Pat, acquiring distressed situations is the Wild...

    Pat, acquiring distressed situations is the Wild West of the buyout universe, but smart play and a healthy dash of luck can generate nice gains. (As well, things can also go rather ugly, but I know...
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    Mstrlucky, a question one always considers in...

    Mstrlucky, a question one always considers in pricing a potential buyout is, "How much time, effort, and capital would it require to build a replica of this business from scratch?"

    In most cases...
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