By Jim Vander Mey, CPA, ABI – firstname.lastname@example.org
People love benchmarks. They want to know how many glasses of water we should drink each day. How much we should work out every week. Or, how many miles per gallon our cars can achieve.
There are also benchmarks to look at when you are buying a practice. They may not necessarily be deal-breakers, but they help determine what you will...Read More
You’ve heard the term “Seller Carryback,” but what does it mean?
Seller carryback financing is when the seller of a given property, or in this case, a seller of a veterinary practice and assets, acts as a lender for the buyer if a conventional bank will not offer the full amount that the buyer needs to close the sale.
Years ago, it was commonplace for a retiring veterinarian to act as the...Read More
A successful transition involves preparation and knowledge. There are numerous things you should do to get your practice ready to sell and making even one mistake can cost you. Here are five transition pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Letting your production and profitability go down prior to selling. We have seen many practices that were producing $300k to $500k a few years prior to contacting...Read More
When you purchase a veterinary practice, you aren’t just responsible for the building and equipment, but you also have a big role to play in making sure that new and existing team members come together smoothly. This can be a delicate process and quite difficult to navigate on your own, but there are a few tips you can follow to make everyone’s lives a lot easier.
Value Your Acquired Team...Read More
Experts estimate that more than 70 percent of veterinarians are embezzled with an average loss of $200,000. But, because the embezzlers often steal small amounts of money over many years, the thief is never noticed. The US chamber of commerce estimated that 75 percent of employees steal from their workplace and that most do so repeatedly.
A majority of people, if given an opportunity, will...Read More