I spent the morning with my children watching the historic inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama. As a Canadian living in the US, having two American born children and 3 weeks away from becoming naturalized, I am proud this day that I am going to become a US citizen myself in a few weeks. It really is exciting to see a leader that has inspired a nation divided and a world looking for true leadership and a future of hope.
As entrepreneurs we know what it means to take responsibility, to take action and be eternally optimistic. The innate ability of entrepreneurs to hold a vision through to its fruition is the back bone of a great country and the core of the truth that all men and women have the opportunity to realize any dream they may embrace.
Let us take this new found energy and optimism of the moment and make a difference ourselves in our world through our own efforts to make ourselves, our families, our communities and our businesses thrive anew. The opportunities in this country and around the world are wide open – especially via the internet – which allows us to connect globally. There has never been a better time in history to embrace your dream and take action than now. Let this inspiration of historical importance motivate you in all your endeavors – whether it is building your empire online and acquiring more websites for sale, starting out with your first of many internet businesses, or selling your website for sale and focusing on other dreams – take action and make your world and the world in general a richer, healthier, more joyful and free place.
To a great year and a great new beginning. We look forward to working with you in making your vision unfold and your dreams come to fruition
The year that is passing may not have many fond memories for a lot of people, but for those who have invested in an online business for sale or have sold one, it wasn’t such a rough ride! In fact, now that the shock and awe has passed there is an air of optimism among internet investors and website owners. 2009 is setting up to be a great year for internet entrepreneurs. Sales offline dove by several points while online sales remained positive or flat for the most part. With more layoffs and uncertainty in the workforce more people are turning to the internet for opportunities to supplement their income or take matters into their own hands.
Overall we have seen a lot of activity in the last 6 weeks of this year and expect a surge in the new year as people follow their new years resolutions to take action. There are plenty of excellent website opportunities available so saavy buyers can cherry pick the best internet businesses. There are still a lot of buyers sitting on cash reserves too that are willing to make all cash offers but at more aggressive multiples. However, 2009 may be the year of a higher percentage of owner financing deals and as a larger percentage of the selling price because interest rates are not providing much incentive for sellers to stash their cash in a bank or CD. Other deals will likely get structured with earn outs and upside potentials built in so the risks and the rewards are spread evenly between buyers and sellers.
In the end, the best deals are always fair and balanced where all sides are happy and feel comfortable. We at www.Websiteproperties.com will continue to strive towards fair and balanced deals for our clients while respecting our qualified buyers who subscribe to our opportunity alerts. In addition, we will strive towards representing and listing only the best, most fundamentally solid web-based businesses on the market, so buyers know they can rely on us to present exceptional and exciting online business opportunities.
From all of us at Website Properties, have a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
On the eve of turkey day and a well deserved long weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to give thanks for the business I find myself engaged in currently. As a website business broker I spend my days conversing with website owners wanting to sell their internet businesses and budding internet entrepreneurs looking for the next deal. I get to interact with a very interesting cross section of people and generally have very stimulating conversations.
I am thankful for the opportunity I am presented with daily to offer advice and help people achieve both financial success and financial freedom from both sides. Many new buyers looking to start out on their own, away from corporate America after 20 years, get the thrill of finally owning and building their own business that they can operate from their home in their pajamas instead of commuting to a skyscraper in their suit and tie!
I get to assist sellers who have worked hard developing and building great fundamentally solid website businesses that are attractive to many buyers. I get to celebrate their joy and new found freedom after a deal is closed and often maintain long term relationships with these clients often participating in their future business deals.
I am thankful for working with a dedicated, intelligent and fun staff and partners who know the value of team work, customer service, loyalty and excellence! They make it easy to enjoy my company, manage its growth and celebrate its successes too!
To know that the deals we broker are fair and balanced and are a win win win for all parties, including websiteproperties.com, is a great feeling. I truely am blessed doing what I love and helping people achieve their dreams and goals and building great relationships along the way.
So, I will enjoy my time off over this festive holiday, but undoubtly I will find time to creep back online to read and answer some emails because when you do what you love, it is not work.
Happy and safe Thanksgiving to all my readers, clients and prospective buyers who visit an read my blog.