4 Lessons on How to Sell a Restaurant -Eric Gagnon on Business Podcast

By Robin Gagnon
September 16, 2021

  Eric Gagnon of We Sell Restaurants brought his expertise as a Certified Restaurant Broker to the latest episode of the Business Exit Stories podcast by Marvin L. Storm. The episode highlighted four unique deals Eric has handled in 20 years of...
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Restaurant Franchise Resales - Is Your Brand an Ostrich, Sheep or Eagle?

By Robin Gagnon
September 14, 2021

  It is not uncommon to see large and otherwise sophisticated brands struggle when it comes to their restaurant franchise resales.  Many, unfortunately, don’t have a well-defined strategy. For others, the plan may not be well communicated, shared...
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Are Restaurant Franchise Resales More Valuable?  Yes.  Here’s Why.

By Robin Gagnon
August 13, 2021

  As a business broker specializing in restaurants, I am often asked whether restaurant franchise resales are more valuable than independent operations. The short answer is yes. While each business case is slightly different, the multiple applied...
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5 Reasons Franchise Resales Should Not be Handled by Your Development Team

By Robin Gagnon
July 20, 2021

  If you develop a franchise brand, it is inevitable that you will have franchise resale situations. The International Franchise Association estimates  that 5% to 10% of any franchise concept will change hands each year.   Why do these franchise...
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International Business Brokers Association recognizes We Sell Restaurants Principles

By Robin Gagnon
July 06, 2021

  The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has recognized We Sell Restaurants founders, Eric and Robin Gagnon as part of its Member Excellence Awards Program for 2020. Robin Gagnon, was recognized with the Chairman’s Circle and the...
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Why Home-Based Franchising is Booming and How to Compare Opportunities

By Robin Gagnon
June 29, 2021

  “There’s no place like home.” Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” summed it up best, and it rings true today. Even before the pandemic made remote working from home a trend, it was growing in popularity. Couple that with the growth of home-based...
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Restaurant Owners have more Funds Available - Employee Retention Credits

By Robin Gagnon
June 17, 2021

  Relief for the restaurant industry has taken many forms over the past 18 months. this year. Most restaurant owners are familiar with the Payroll Protection Plan, EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) and the RRF (Restaurant Relief Fund). There is...
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What is a Business Broker and What Do they do?

By Robin Gagnon
June 02, 2021

  Have you ever seen signs or advertisements about businesses for sale? Business owners don’t typically try to handle the sales transaction on their own, neither do the potential buyers. These buyers and sellers become clients of business brokers....
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What do Restaurant Owners Do Now? Restaurant Relief Has Ended.

By Robin Gagnon
May 27, 2021

  On Monday May 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) closed the portal offering relief under the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) signed into law in March. The numbers are staggering as the amount of relief requested by restaurant...
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How to Sell a Restaurant and Live the Life You Imagined

By Robin Gagnon
April 07, 2021

  I received this photo from a client of mine recently and for this business broker, specializing in restaurants, it painted an amazing picture of how we help sellers move to the next phase of their lives. That is one of my sellers, driving his...
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