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If you’re looking to buy a business, you should always look at the process strategically. Just like any other kind of business decision there are factors you should consider which will inform your choice.

There are certain questions you should always ask the seller, some questions you should ask yourself, and certain information you must always check before making any commitment.

So, here’s a rundown of the major points you must think about to help you acquire the business you want …

EM&F are delighted to welcome new director Vito Iannelli to the Group.  Vito, together with his wife Enza, have recently acquired the Thames Valley franchise area covering London, Surrey & Thames Valley.

Vito has been involved in the property market for over 25 years and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. He is looking forward to being part of the EM&F team as well as working with both new and existing EM&F clients.

Although this is the nation’s most popular dish, it is not a business that aspiring entrepreneurs usually jump to when looking to buy a business. The notions that some people have about a fish shop prevent them from considering it as a viable business option.

We, therefore, give you four myths about fish and chip shops and why these aren’t true. We also point out why running a fish and chip shop is a great business option.

1.    You need to be an expert

Despite what you may think, …

EM&F Group are pleased to announce the opening of their new East Anglia office based in Norwich.  Local director, Chris Ruggles, joined the EM&F team in 2017 when he took over the East Anglia office covering the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire.

Chris is delighted with the new premises which are based in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich.  With his background in property law, property development and project management together with a sound knowledge of the area, Chris has brought a w…

Navigating the Business for Sale Market

Beginning your search for a business opportunity always feels like a positive decision, but a first encounter with the market can seem like a daunting experience.

There is usually jargon to decipher, professionals to consult and a raft of procedural and legal documentation to engage with.

So, if you’re about to enter what can sometimes seem like a business minefield, here are some tips to help you navigate.

What are you looking for?

The first…

The EM&F Group currently have opportunities available and are looking for suitable applicants to become part of our respected franchise organisation.

Due to pending retirement of the existing franchisees, the Staffordshire office incorporating Derbyshire & South Cheshire together with the Nottinghamshire office incorporating, Lincolnshire, North Derby & Leicestershire are currently offered for sale following many years of successful trading. 

The Cornwall and Hampshire & Isle of Wight…

Whether you are buying or selling a small business, knowing what the business is worth is a fundamental requirement. And inevitably, the majority of the issues which are likely to arise during the sale transaction are in some way related to the valuation of the business.

So let’s take a look at the process from the perspectives of both buyer and seller.

Preparing to sell

Business experts believe it takes years rather than months to get a business ready for sale.

It’s never too soon…

The EM&F Group continue to see activity in all market sectors and whilst some sectors prove more popular than others, demand for well-priced, quality businesses remains high. So, if a business is well-presented and correctly priced it will almost certainly generate immediate interest. 

Catering businesses, in particular daytime Cafes and Tea Rooms offering easy menus, continue to prove popular as do Fish & Chip shops. Indeed sales of Catering businesses together with Fish & Chip shops…

EM&F are delighted to welcome Chris Ruggles to the EM&F team. Chris has recently taken over the East Anglia office from Andrew Hadley who had been with the EM&F Group for  approximately 4 years, covering the Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire territory.

With a background in property law, property development and project management together with a sound knowledge of the area, Chris brings a wealth of business experience to the EM&F Group and is looking forward to working with existing and new EM…

EM&F were pleased to attend the 2017 AIMS Accountants Annual Conference which was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole this year and was deemed to be the most successful one to date.

AIMS are the largest network of independent qualified accountants who focus on the needs of small to medium sized businesses throughout the UK. In excess of 200 accountants attended the event and representatives from EM&F, Chris Winter and Michael Taylor had the opportunity to outline the services offer…

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