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Selling a Business: Here’s How to Successfully Meet with a Prospective Buyer.

Previous articles have discussed the importance of having a good reason for selling your business, getting the business ready for sale, setting the right asking price, taking your business to market and buyer acquisition financing. In this article, we will share some advice on how to successfully hold the first face-to-face meeting with a prospective buyer of the business. Continue reading

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Business Buyer-Seller Confidence Index Is Strong for Sale of Small to Medium Size Companies

The Business Buyer-Seller Confidence Index indicates a strong and active market for small to medium size companies. Continue reading

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Business-for-Sale Marketplace Appears Strong in 2016

The business-for-sale marketplace appears strong in 2016. In a January survey of the membership of the American Business Brokers Association, which is composed of both Main Street and Middle Market intermediaries, 76 percent of the respondents said they expected 2016 to be more active than 2015. Only one percent expected this year’s activity to be lower than last year. Continue reading

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Selling a Business: The Issue of Buyer Acquisition Financing

Previous articles have discussed the importance of having a good reason for selling your business, getting the business ready for sale, setting the right asking price, and taking your business to market.  In this article we will talk about the question … Continue reading

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Selling a Business: Taking Your Business to Market

Please keep in mind that selling your business is not an overnight project.  It takes time.  My experience has been that six to eight months is about average. Previous articles have discussed the importance of having a good reason for selling … Continue reading

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How to Sell a Business: The Critical Question of Price When Selling a Business

Nothing causes the buyers and sellers of privately held businesses more anxiety than the problem of valuation. The question of selling price haunts both parties. The seller doesn’t want to price his business too cheap and “leave money on the table”. On the other hand, the buyer of the business is afraid he’ll pay too much and not get the best possible deal. Continue reading

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How to Sell a Business: First, Have a Good Reason When Selling a Business

How to Sell a Business. The decision to sell your business may not be easy. In fact, it may be agonizingly difficult. In this series of articles we will explore the issues involved in selling your business. Continue reading

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