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March 2014
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Value Driver: Barriers To Competitive Entry


Barriers to Competitive Entry Value Driver

Circumstances that give a business an advantage over its competitors, strengthen its strategic position, or can be leveraged for future gain boosts business value. Why? Because it increases the probability of the continued profitability of the business and decreases perceived risk by prospective buyers.

As with all value drivers, it's about risk. Buyers will pay a premium price for a business that has barriers to competitive entry.

One way to describe this Barrier Value Driver is to use Warren Buffett's term, "Business Moat." Buffet compares a castle's moat to the protection that a business needs to ward off encroaching competitors. To Buffett, the castle is the business and the moat is the barrier that protects its competitive edge. The wider the moat, the longer a company can protect its profits.

Understanding a company's competitive position is an important process in determining business value. Therefore, a business owner who is considering a sale should understand what can be characterized as moat.

Widen Your Business Moat. The following are barriers that keep competitors at bay and increase your company's value: 


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Texas Star Winery 



Since 2002, the sellers, Earl and Judy Love, have been producing award-winning wines and generating revenues primarily from commercial accounts, online sales, and individuals purchasing directly from the winery during tours and special events. Ready to retire, the Loves sold the business to Jim Chisolm. Chisolm knew exactly what he was looking for. Texas Star Winery was the only business he looked at. He plans to add hand-crafted rum to the menu and establish relations with retailers and distributors.


Robert Bowman listed and sold the business.


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We've been getting more questions about SBA loans recently than almost anything else. Here are two fine articles that cover a lot of ground:


Getting A Loan To Buy A Business?  |  6 Things To Know So You Won't Be Turned Down


 Pros & Cons Of SBA Loans For Buying A Business


Texas Economic News


We watch economic and market conditions compared to the rest of the country because these factors affect business value. The following articles were all published since our last newsletter.


For Texas, Economics Is Dust In The Wind  |  The Case For Texas-Style Government


Looking For Downtown Space In Austin? | Your Choices Are Few And Far Between


Houston Industrial Market Diversifying | Energy Companies Aren't Alone In Leasing Industrial Space


We Know That Everyone And Their Brother Is Moving To Houston | Where Are They Coming From?


Fastest Growing City In Texas Gets Bigger With ExxonMobil On The Way


Most Valuable Brands In Texas Revealed 

Why ZoŽs Kitchen Moved Its HQ From Birmingham To Texas  


Leading National Job Growth | Texas Job Creation Accelerated To New Heights  



Dow Chemical Co. Announces Plans To Build A New Research And Development Facility In Texas  


Texas Cities Dominate The Top Of The List Of Best Places To Find A Job 


No Bubble For Houston's Economy - Yet  


Texas Leads Growth In Clean Energy Job Market At End Of 2013  


Austin (#3) and Dallas (#7) on Forbes List of Best Places to Launch a Start-Up 


Austin, Texas | Boom Town  


Texas Crowned 2013 Champion Of Economic Development 


Texas Ranks No. 6 For Solar Energy Jobs  


Another Corp. Escapes California | Websense Moving Corporate Headquarters From San Diego CA to Austin TX 


Another Office Tower Set For Downtown Houston As Office Space Struggles To Keep Up With Demand 


Galveston, The 4th Busiest Cruise Port in U.S., Plans A 3rd Cruise Terminal


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