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Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
A Practical Guide for Due Diligence

March 2000 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`The student of entrepreneurship will find this book a valuable resource as it will go a long way to redressing any gaps in their understanding of due diligence... A business studies course based outside the USA could easily develop assignments or run tutorials based on this book requiring students to investigate the financial, taxation etc differences for purchasers of businesses in their own country' - Technovation

In this book, the authors, who have both bought and sold several businesses, reveal creative and low cost ways to do your own diligence in investigating entrepreneurial opportunities. The book covers all the basics, including market, products, insurance, facilities, assets, short and long-term liabilities and much more.

An Overview to Investigation
Defining the Enterprise
Defining the Product
Investigating the Market for the Product
Investigating Product Costs of Manufactured Goods
Investigating Purchased Items
Facility Concerns
Insurance for the Business
Valuation of Short-Term Assets
Valuation of Long-Term Assets
Intangible Assets
Short-Term Liabilities
Long-Term Liabilities
Contingent Liabilities and Pending Litigation
Owner Discretionary Spending
Placing a Value on the Business

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