"The most comprehensive resource for buying a gas station and convenience store."
A Gas Station Can Be an Excellent Business To Own. Unfortunately, the Process to Buy One is Extremeley Complicated. Environmental Concerns, Dealing With Huge Oil Companies, Declining Profits, and Poor Books and Records are Just a Few Issues
Buying a gas station and/or convenience store can be an overwhelmingly challenging process unlike buying any other type of business because there are so many options and scenarios. You have your choice of independant locations, franchises selling the major brands and some with additional services like convenience stores, car washes, food concessions and repair centers.
Every Gas Station Has Secrets!
- Environmental issues and legislation: What if the prior owner was not in compliance or had a legal issue for an environmental infraction? You'll learn how to avoid being forced to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend this issues.
- What exactly are you buying? Some include the property, yet with others you will face short-term leases. In many cases, the building and the land have two different owners. For the inexperienced buyer, it can be difficult to even compare businesses.
- Poor books and records: Most gas station business owners keep poor records. They'll try to convince you they have tons of "cash" sales. This issue traps unsuspecting buyers all the time! If they can't prove the numbers - you can't pay for it. You'll learn how to accurately value any gas station to be certain you don't overpay.
- The unknows: What if major roadwork is scheduled in the future which could cause the station to not generate any revenue during that time? How will you stay in business? We will show you how to uncover all of the potential hidden problems the seller won't disclose.
- Oil prices and their impact: How will this impact the business? Credit card companies cheer everytime gas prices go up because they make more money, and you may make less. Learn how to determine exactly what the gas station is making.
- The move to alternative fuels: Is it real? When? How will it affect retail gas stations? Learn all the latest trends and the potential impact it can have on you.
Terry Monroe of GasStations.com and writer for Convenience Store News has been involved in the sale of over 250 gas stations in the past nine years. Here’s what he has to say:
"I have been the intermediary for more than 250 gas station and/or c-store business sales in the past nine years. Your program - How to Buy a Good Gas Station/C-Store at a Great Price is the best resource I have read to date. It addresses so many of the different topics and key issues for buying a gas station or c-store. Great advice.The market has been long overdue for material like this because it covers so much. You have done an outstanding job."
Terry Monroe - Columnist, Convenience Store News. Owner, American Business Brokers
"The best financial decision I've ever made was going into business for myself. The smartest thing I did along the way was buying your course."
"This is an absolutely superb resource for any prospective business buyer."
How To Buy A Good Gas Station/C-Store At A Great Price© is "the most widely used and comprehensive strategy guide for buying a gas station." This is not a basic introductory book. It combines crucial knowledge and proven strategies for every phase of the process and each situation you will encounter. Plus, you will also receive expert consulting.
If you are serious about buying a gas station and/or convenience store, and especially if you have never purchased one before, you have landed on this Website because you want to be certain that you have the right information along with access to expert advice to make all the right decisions.
How To Buy A Good Gas Station/C-Store At A Great Price© is based upon countless gas station and convenience store investigations, reviews and successful transactions.
The program contains over 600 pages of simple-to-follow, proven strategies, legal agreements, interactive resources, case studies, financial spreadsheets, worksheets, and useful resources.
How To Buy A Good Gas Station/C-Store At A Great Price© is written by industry expert Richard Parker, who has personally purchased thirteen small businesses and is recognized as: "the small business acquisition authority".
Along with the program you will consult directly with Richard and his team of experts as often as you wish during the process.
What You Will Learn:
- The 100 key questions to ask every gas station owner.
- How to determine what specific type of gas station makes the most sense for you.
- The best places to find gas stations for sale.
- Understand what every good gas station must have in place to consider buying it.
- How to determine the real revenue and not just what the seller would like you to believe.
- Proven valuation techniques to accurately value any gas station so you don't overpay.
- Learn specific deal structures that make sense and provide the protection you need.
- Use a 72-point due diligence checklist & strategy to uncover all the problems before you buy.
- How to solicit the 'hidden market' of gas stations not publicly listed for sale or available online.
- Proven strategies to negotiate the 50 critical clauses in a purchase contract.
- How to get any seller to finance the deal.
- Learn how to avoid all the costly mistakes that most inexperienced buyers make.
- Industry resources to utilize.
- What you should do and what to avoid once you take over.
You Also Receive Professional Coaching To Help You At Every Step
We don't just send you a pile of information and leave you on your own to figure it out.
When you begin to follow our materials, you will be enrolled in our Personalized Consulting Program. With this service you will have ongoing and unlimited access to a team of gas station buying specialists to help you with every situation you encounter.
If you need some advice or feedback when reviewing gas station for sale listings, putting an offer together, negotiating a the deal, investigating or compiling a valuation, analyzing the financials, or if you just need an expert and unbiased opinion , we will provide you with our experienced assessment and input immediately.
Best of all, you do not pay anything extra for this service and you can use it as frequently as you wish!
Whenever you need some help, contact us, outline the particular situation, and tell us if you prefer an email or phone call. We will analyze the particulars and provide you with our comments within one business day.
How To Buy A Good Gas Station/Convenience Store At A Great Price© is a 600-plus-page 'how to' strategy guide for every prospective gas station buyer. The program will takes you through each stage of the gas station buying process. The material is divided into two specific guides and 38 individual sections from determining what kind of gas station is right for you through to closing the deal. The complete program includes interactive worksheets, case studies, real-life examples, and all of the knowledge you need to help you become the owner of the right gas station.
Table of Contents:
An Overview of the Industry: You will learn about current and predicted future trends, industry statistics, and looming threats to watch out for in any gas station you consider purchasing.
Features of Highly Profitable Stations: Here we outline all of the key ingredients that the most successful operations have in place. You will understand what to look for, and specifically what you may need to do to bring up any gas station to the greatest performance level possible. You will also learn why some gas stations succeed and others fail.
What Makes A Good Gas Station? Here you will understand the crucial components and common denominators that successful gas station businesses share. You'll learn what customers really want in a gas station (it is a lot more than just cheap gas) and whether the one you may be considering possesses these criteria or can be modified accordingly. You'll learn what needs to be evaluated regarding the location and some of the common issues that inexperienced gas station buyers overlook.
The Ten Commandments - What every good gas station business must possess: This is huge! In this section you will learn ten critical factors that every good business has in common. This is a bulletproof test to see if any gas station business is worth pursuing. After thousands of business purchases we know precisely what the common ingredients are in every good gas station business! These ten ingredients are the foundation of any good business based upon the thousands we have analyzed.
Using Business Brokers and Intermediaries: Unlike real estate agents, business brokers do not represent the buyer. They are paid by the seller and so their agenda is obvious: get you to buy any gas station and not necessarily the right one. So, why should you use them at all? Actually, they do have a role to play. First, they can assist you in gaining th access to gas station businesses for sale. Second, it is good to have them as a conduit to the seller and especially to deliver any bad news to the seller. It is important wherever possible to maintain a good relationship with the seller and certainly if they will remain after closing for training. However, you must "use" the right business broker and the program will explain how to check them out and most importantly, to get them to show you the best gas stations for sale before other buyers see them.
Where to look for a gas station for sale: This chapter outlines the specific resources for you and also the best Websites to visit. A huge mistake that inexperienced business buyers make is to limit their search to the Internet. We will explain why your search must go offline as well, where to look, and also how to solicit gas stations to buy which are not currently listed for sale.
Reviewing Gas Station For Sale Listings: There are over seventy key issues to identify in a gas station for sale listing. These include hidden things that will tell you a lot about a gas station including the good and bad aspects to it. Business for sale listings form the foundation of most of the questions you must ask the seller. Further, you will have the ability to quickly review them and immediately identify gas stations for sale that are worth pursuing and how to completely avoid wasting your time pursuing any that don't make sense. The right gas station business is available for you but you need to go to the non-public market. Your approach needs to be completely different so the gas station owners don't take your solicitation as meaning you will pay any premium.
The Key Questions To Ask A Seller: In this section you will find the 100 key questions to ask the owner of any gas station for sale. Not only will you know what to ask, but we explain the answers to look for. This is a crucial component to the materials because you will be fully prepared to meet with the seller and leave with a clear understanding of their particular business, the challenges, and opportunities.
Buying A Franchise Gas Station: While operating a major-brand franchise is common in the gas station business, they're not for everyone. Although the right ones can be a good entry into the gas station business, there is far more to consider when buying a franchise or branded one versus an non-franchised operation.
Personal Issues To Consider: There are a lot of personal matters to consider when buying any business, but even more so when it comes to a gas station. You will learn nineteen important questions you must ask yourself, the key strengths every successful gas station owner possesses, and the common problems you will face.
Reviewing The Figures: Having the ability to verify the financials to be sure they are true and accurate is priority number one. Remember, numbers don't lie; sellers do! You will learn how to value a gas station so you can be sure to pay a fair price. You are going to know how to analyze, investigate, and reconstruct the financials, since often times they are not well maintained by the typical gas station owner. Although trying to figure out the real numbers can be challenging, you will learn exactly how to do it. You'll understand the exact steps to take and the procedures to use to uncover any problems and to see if the seller has "cooked the books" or made certain adjustments to falsify the business. This goes on all the time and the consequences can be enormous!
Valuing A Gas Station Business for Sale: It definitely takes a level of expertise to accurately value a gas station since there can be so many variables. Besides the business, there can be real property and land owned separately - all of which needs to be factored into the valuation but you cannot mix them all into one formula. And, you certainly do not want to overpay. The program includes two proprietary and proven valuation formulas that will completely eliminate the guesswork and show you how to accurately value any gas station business for sale. Further, you will learn why some methods that sellers or business brokers push are terribly unfair to the buyer. These simple-to-use models guarantee you will never overpay for your purchase. The True Valuation Calculation™ and The Diomo Business Assessment™ methods have been used successfully in thousands of business purchases.
Avoiding The Hazards: Many inexperienced buyers to make awful decisions. Throughout the material we highlight the issues that trap people. You will know how to identify and avoid them all!
Deal Structures: When it comes to structuring the terms for a gas station purchase there are many issues to consider. Often-times, the lack of provable revenues and profit necessitate an earnout formula. You'll receive specific legal language to use in the contract to cover the critical elements of the due diligence and an on-site observation period. Our program will prepare you to effectively negotiate every part of the deal. There are over 50 specific clauses that must be attacked and this is what separates good deals from bad ones! We provide you with "what to do" checklists and point-counterpoint strategies for each component you'll have to include in a Purchase Agreement. We'll lay out the precise clauses you'll need to ensure you're protected from a future decline in the business, purchasing bad inventory or equipment, or for any other liabilities that will surely come back to haunt you if you don't protect yourself properly.
Hiring Professionals: All lawyers and accountants are NOT the same. They each have their specialty and they both have a role to play for you in a gas station sale. After reviewing this section, you will understand how to hire the right lawyer and accountant, and you will also learn eleven proven ways to save a ton on their fees.
Financing The Purchase: Your goal is to get the seller to finance a good part of the deal. There is no need to put up your house, or provide personal assets to guarantee any loan. Over ninety percent of our clients negotiate seller financing through the methods we demonstrate. This is a crucial part of the deal. Think about it this way: If the seller is not willing to offer you financing doesn't that speak volumes about what they feel about the future of the business or their confidence (or lack thereof) in your ability to run it?
Due Diligence: This is a big one! There are 72 specific issues that you need to investigate during the due diligence stage when buying a gas station. You definitely do not want to uncover a problem after you buy. This step in the business buying process is so important when buying a gas station because there are environmental issues, suppliers, and big oil companies involved. This comprehensive checklist details what you need to review for the financials, the equipment, the premises, the lease, the operations, the employees, the legal and contractual matters and the observation period.
Closing The Deal: Getting to the final decision - In this section, we discuss how to add up all the information and make the right decision. You will also learn what issues may need to be renegotiated, and which the documents are required to close the deal.
Your Post-Purchase To Do List: The first several months after you take over a business, but especially a gas station, are critical. It is one thing if you are a highly experienced gas station veteran, but if not, there are a number of specific things you must do, and certainly others you must avoid during the transition period. Since gas stations generally face rigid competetion, it is very easy to lose customers if you do not pay attention to the key issues after the sale. We outline the ideal strategy for you to adopt once you take over your new business.
Interactive Resources Included: How To Buy A Good Gas Station/C-Store At A Great Price© includes legal forms, specific clauses to include in the agreements, Letter of Intent and Offer To Purchase Agreement templates, fully formatted valuation spreadsheets to complete your for financial analysis, plus a Personal Financial Statement worksheet, case studies, and course exhibits.
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Study Guide and Journal© - Use this guide to log your progress, note key points from each section, and to identify any questions you want to discuss with us.
Prospective Business Portfolios© - You will use this comprehensive four-part form when evaluating each particular gas station business for sale. It will definitely assist you prepare your questions, log your notes, organize any follow-up, and conduct a complete evaluation on each business you may be considering.
Due Diligence Worksheets© - This is not the time to let anything slip through the cracks! These worksheets allow you to identify every single task that needs to be completed and all the follow-up to be done for this crucial stage of the gas station buying process. A great companion tool for the comprehensive course section on Due Diligence.
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Something To Consider
Whenever you have to make a decision in life, whther it is large or small, you must consider all sides of the equation. The cost of the material is negligible compared to what you will potentially pay for and earn from the right gas station, or how much it will save you by avoiding the wrong one.
Perhaps it is possible for you to buy the right gas station for sale at a great price without using this knowledge but why would you even consider taking such a huge risk?
Ask yourself a question: What's the downside? There isn't any; you have no risk! It is just common sense to know that when it comes to investing your money, you can never have enough knowledge. Think about it: could we possibly offer our guarantee and remained in business since 1990 if our system did not work?
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