What is the best way to expand?  Should you buy a business or build one from scratch?  It can be a tough decision and different companies have come to very different conclusions. Residential Sales Businesses Let’s look first at residential sales businesses.  If you have a strong brand and a talented manager, it is certainly…

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Yet again this weekend the papers are full of negative articles about estate agents.  One article calculated that the average estate agent earns over £800 per hour for the five hours work necessary to sell a house (if only that were true).  Another article listed the top ten complaints about estate agents which included running…

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Yet another article appeared in the national press this weekend about the withdrawal of tax breaks for people who sell their business.  It is the fifth article in four months and a lot business owners are starting to get very worried. At the moment if you sell your business for, say, £1 million, then you…

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