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The Biden Effect

FIRST SEEN IN BPN | There is a lot of discussion of how a Biden presidency would affect business taxes and after-tax payouts on the sale of business assets. While we can’t project the future, especially where politics is involved, we can make some educated guesses. There was a recent article in the Wall Street […]

Valuing and Acquiring Home Energy Businesses

We are in an industry which has seen downward gallons movement due to conservation and conversion to other energy sources. The use of the internet has changed the way consumers shop for a fuel company. One thing for sure is that our industry is in a crisis. When looking for a definition of crisis I […]

The Yeti House

Last July my brother drove from South Carolina to visit us. He spent five days on his trip, stopping along the way to visit friends. When he arrived, I helped him unpack his car and I saw that he had a Yeti cooler in the back of his vehicle. He drained out a little bit […]

Comparing Offers

When we market a business for sale, we often receive multiple initial offers. No two offers are structured the same so we often put together comparisons to try to get an apples to apples comparison. Below is a chart showing an offer comparison from five different buyers. We ordered the offers from left to right […]

It’s a Great Year to Invest!

Preliminary reports from fuel marketers show that 2018 was a very good year. For the most part, gallons were up, margins were strong and the new tax laws seem to be putting more after-tax dollars in owner’s pockets. With the new Section 179 accelerated depreciation rules in place, it’s lining up to be a very […]


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