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How do you price a business to sell?

How do you price a business to sell?

How each and every business is priced is different. Some of the major things that are taken into account when a business is valued include financial performance, in particular profitability, gross sales, the business industry, location, assets, intellectual property, real estate included, liabilities, revenue model, client list, cleanliness of financial records, existing staff, payroll, leases, […]

How much does it cost to sell a business?

How much does it cost to sell a business?

Selling a business can cost you anywhere from nothing to as much as 12% of the selling price or more. We have heard stories from individuals who have been approached to purchase a business and the buyer covers all costs of the transaction including attorney fees, to those who sell with a business broker and […]

Can I sell my business without a broker?

Can I sell my business without a broker?

Yes, you can sell a business without a broker, but you might not want to. While business brokers specialize in selling businesses and a good one generally brings a higher success rate and potentially higher end price to the transaction, a business owner that is professional, can hold emotions in check, and is realistic in […]

How do I find a buyer for my business?

How do I find a buyer for my business?

When you are ready to sell your business, finding a buyer can be very easy or may take some serious time. While buying a house is a common desire, owning a business is not for everyone and finding a buyer sometimes takes patience. Business brokers specialize in finding business buyers and typically have a database […]

Where can I sell my business?

Where can I sell my business?

Business For Sale Exchange is one amongst a number of business for sale websites that you can list your business for sale. Smart owners that are trying to maximize the sales price will post their business for sale on the top 10 sites to be sure all active buyers will have access to the listing. […]

What is the rule of thumb for valuing a business?

While there are “rule of thumbs” when valuing certain type of businesses, it isn’t as easy as perhaps valuing a piece of real estate which may be based on price per square foot. Unlike real estate, businesses have goodwill and a variety of assets, liabilities, income streams. When you look at publicly traded companies you […]

How do I calculate the value of my business?

Unlike real estate, businesses have goodwill and a variety of assets, liabilities, income streams that make calculating the value of the business more of an art. When you look at publicly traded companies you see P/E or price earnings ratio of all sorts. Similar to publicly traded companies small and medium size businesses trade at […]

What is the fastest way to sell a business at the highest price?

What is the fastest way to sell a business at the highest price?

While fast sales happen in business, that is the exception and not the rule. The average business transaction takes 6-12 months of aggressive marketing, patience, flexibility and cooperation to get completed. Every business is very different, but unlike a home, people don’t need to buy a business.  If you are looking to sell your business […]

How long does it take to sell a business?

How long does it take to sell a business?

While every business is different depending on a wide range of factors, typically businesses that are sold successfully are on the market for 6 to 12 months. The expectation a business owner should set for themselves when the decide to sell is that it is going to take a year, and if it happens sooner, […]