Buying a Restaurant Using Retirement Money

By Robin Gagnon
January 19, 2012

The tight credit environment created over the past few years has forced those interested in buying a restaurant to seek more creative approaches to their funding challenge.  One option that’s gaining traction with many buyers is a 401K conversion...
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Buy a Cafe for Sale or Start My Own – What’s the Best Strategy?

By Robin Gagnon
January 18, 2012

Restaurant brokers are often asked why someone should buy a café for sale when they are brimming with excitement and ideas to open their own restaurant.  Here are just some of the advantages for buying an existing café for sale versus launching your...
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Hiring Restaurant Brokers – What to Ask Before You Sign

By Robin Gagnon
January 16, 2012

Unfortunately for buyers, restaurant brokers do not come with a warning label.  That means you have to do your own research to separate the average from the outstanding restaurant brokers.  Ask these ten questions before making a decision.   1)     ...
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5 Strategies to Save Your Credit on a Restaurant for Lease

By Robin Gagnon
January 12, 2012

Before moving forward with a signature on that restaurant for lease read this article and avoid costly mistakes that have long term credit implications. Strategy One Have an exit strategy built into the restaurant lease in case everything goes...
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Restaurant Broker Says Colorado Sports Bars Are Winning Big

By Robin Gagnon
January 10, 2012

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos success is paying off forColorado Sports Bars. That's according to restaurant broker John Jordan of We Sell Restaurants Colorado. Colorado sports bars are celebrating along with the fans after Tim Tebow and the...
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2012 Trends and the Restaurant for Sale Market

By Robin Gagnon
January 09, 2012

The new year has all the experts predicting 2012 restaurant trends. Nation’s Restaurant News published an article last week titled, "Industry Experts Forecast 2012 Trends" asking heavy hitters in the industry to share their expectations for the year...
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Restaurant for Sale Loans - SBA Lending and Buying a Restaurant

By Robin Gagnon
January 05, 2012

Do the terms “small business loan” and “buying a restaurant” belong in the same sentence? Yes, if you use an expert restaurant broker that does his work up front. In the last three years there has been less access to capital than ever before for...
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How to Sell a Restaurant. Listing Your Restaurant at the Right Price

By Robin Gagnon
January 02, 2012

Putting a restaurant for sale on the market at the wrong price is more damaging than you think.  There are finite numbers of qualified buyers and you get one chance to make a first impression.  Owners of too many restaurants for sale learn the...
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Timing is Everything when Buying a Restaurant

By Robin Gagnon
December 29, 2011

Restaurant buyers often ask whether it makes a difference when they purchase a restaurant.  The answer is YES!  Like all businesses, a restaurant for sale is subject to timing. Here are three factors that will affect anyone selling a business and...
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Restaurant buying 101. How to buy a restaurant

By Eric Gagnon
December 27, 2011

Buying a restaurant takes understanding of the industry and access to restaurants for sale.  Here’s how to get both. Record numbers of Americans searching for a small business combined with a hunger for all things “foodie” are creating a perfect...
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