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Selling Your Business in 2021

Selling Your Business in 2021

Radio Entrepreneurs’ live interview with Sarah Grossman and Molly Hanson from BayState Business Brokers The pandemic was a boon to some businesses and has had a negative impact on many others. Whether you are thinking of selling your business as a direct result of the...

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7 Rules When Selling a Business to an Industry Buyer

For many business owners, selling the business on their own to an industry buyer is attractive  -- particularly when they've been approached by an industry buyer.  They may avoid some of the work involved in preparing to put the business on the market.  They may...

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How Long Does it Take to Sell a Business?

One of the questions we frequently get from business owners is “How will it take to sell my business?”  This is the time from when a business owner signs our listing agreement to the closing on the sale of the business.  The quick answer is that it usually takes about...

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How to Sell an Auto Repair Shop for the Best Price

Make Sure Your Auto Repair Shop is Ready to Sell When You Are Auto repair is a big business.  According to IBISWorld, the total revenues of auto repair shops is $63 billion dollars.  It is also a steady, growing, business and there are many buyers interested in buying...

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The Early Bird Buys the Business

I once was selling a small landscaping business.  The business had about $500,000 in revenues and a small amount of equipment.  They did landscape maintenance in several high-income suburbs.  We had an interested buyer who owned a landscaping business with about...

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Year-End Checkup: Is Your Business Ready to Sell?

Year-end is a perfect time for business owners preparing to sell their business to review the main factors that could increase the attractiveness of the business or discourage potential investors. The circumstances leading to a sale could occur due to market or...

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How to Sell a Customer Base or Customer List

Most business sales are of businesses that will continue to operate as a separate entity after the sale, but with a new owner.  However, in some cases, particularly when the business is not doing well, the best sale may be one in which the business is merged into...

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How Much is a Book of Business Worth?

The typical business sale is one in which a buyer continues to operate the business as a standalone business.  But, there can be other situations where a business sale will generate more value to the seller and the buyer when it is sold as a book of business.  A book...

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Top Ten Reasons Not to Sell Your Own Business

Business owners are a pretty self sufficient bunch. We learn to do things to save money, we learn to do things because there is no one else to do them. You are probably the most capable person at your business.  You’ve probably also developed a lot of self-confidence....

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How to Sell a Business with Too Much Inventory

It is not unusual for businesses that have been in business for a long time and have been doing well financially, to have much more inventory than is necessary for their type of business.  Since most businesses have some inventory, I’m primarily referring to...

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Selling Your Business in 2021

Selling Your Business in 2021

Radio Entrepreneurs’ live interview with Sarah Grossman and Molly Hanson from BayState Business Brokers The pandemic was a boon to some businesses and has had a negative impact on many others. Whether you are thinking of selling your business as a direct result of the...

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