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Are we Buying or Selling? We are selling and valuing a high volume of businesses right now and this means we are being asked to come up with what a business is worth to many different people. We advise our clients for whom we are selling a business on what we think...read more
Business Planning for Small Business There is no doubt that business planning is very important to the success of every business. This is because a business plan provides you with direction, so that you can keep your business on track. Moreover, a business plan proves...read more
SMALL BUSINESSES DON'T FAIL - BUT PEOPLE DO. It's not the business that fails many times. It is the people failure. Here's how people fail. They fail to accurately predict how much money they will need. They think it is going to be easier than it really is They give...read more
Plugging The Gaps Capitalise on your strengths. Most successful businesses grew out of a small business or just even someone’s idea. The average person does not have the ability to excel in all the important areas or departments of a business. If you’re looking for...read more
An internship with BCI can be a good move. See how Linda Bentzen navigated her time at BCIread more
Watch the Time Management Video? Imagine this game: Each morning your bank deposits $86,400.00 in your account for your use. However, there are rules Everything that you didn’t spend during each day is gone. You can’t transfer money into some other account. You may...read more
SELLING THE LARGER FRANCHISOR BUSINESS Justine Good, owner of MSP Franchisor business talks to Tony Arena of BCI about the process of selling her business. This interview helps the owner of any business understand the complexity of the process and the importance of...read more
With a new year ahead of us, it's time to lighten up and have a bit of fun. The path to fun can be through creativity. FIFTY WAYS TO BE MORE CREATIVE Plan a humour, game session at least once a week. Appoint a humour chairman for the week. His role is to collect...read more
These are extraordinary times There is political upheaval. People are feeling anxious, let down, betrayed, unsure of their future and are experiencing just about every other emotion in the world. Nobody seems to have the political leadership or the economic answers....read more
The problem with a business plan is you don't stick to it. They are too difficult, they become imposing problems, they stay on the shelf, they eventually talk you out of using them. Around 20% of businesses have them, and half of those don't refer to them. This one...read more
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Founder and M.D. - Jump Start
" I sold my business for the price, terms and hand-over that I wanted, and it was all because of Tony. His decades of experience and excellent people skills gave me confidence, reassurance and guidance throughout the entire process. He had ... "
M.D. - Sherlock Consulting
"For 20 years plus I have seen the results of Tony’s business and the professional way he handles his clients….. He is a man of action and stands behind his words….. It’s nice to see and meet a person who is courteous, honest and willing to go the ... "
Director - Fields of Beauty
" Tony, Thank you, for your commitment, professionalism, and dedication to selling my business . I could not have asked for a better broker to sell it! ... "
Director - PALMERBIZ
" If you are considering selling your business, don’t waste your time shopping around for a broker that doesn’t even understand business. Go straight to BCI Brokers and get the professional service that you deserve ... "
Director, Franchise Systems Grp
"Tony puts the interests of his clients at the forefront. He takes a proactive approach to each project and helps his clients understand the reality of the situation. He knows what is required to get a positive result and has proved to be a longstanding colleague ... "
Pro. Services Franchisor
" I have worked with Tony over a number of years in different capacities, firstly as a Franchisor with Tony brokering the sale of a franchisee in our system and then as an advisor to our system. On all occasions I have found Tony to be well informed and ... "