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Business is Good... So Why Sell?

Posted by Paul Visokey on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @02:36 PM

Statistics show that 50 percent of new businesses fail within the first year. That number jumps to as high as 95 percent within five years. Knowing this, if you’re currently running a successful business and raking in profits, it has tremendous value. And even though things might be going quite well, this is exactly why selling your business makes sense - even when things are good.

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Topics: Business For Sale, purchasing a business, Buying a Business, selling business action plan, business valuations, Selling in Business in Philadelphia

Can You Sell a Business Without Professional Help?

Posted by Paul Visokey on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 @03:52 PM
When you are ready to sell a business what type of assistance will you need to do so successfully? If the thought of selling a business on your own seems like a good idea, you may want to rethink that approach. In theory, taking it upon yourself to wheel-and-deal a business sale can seem like an invaluable learning opportunity. However, in reality, a DIY effort is better left to home improvement projects — not the prospect of selling a company.

Here is what you risk losing when you choose to sell business without professional help.

Figuring out how to sell a business can be a time-consuming endeavor. During the daily operations of successfully running and maintaining a business, is there enough free time for you to act as your own selling agent? Probably not. Professional help can drum up buyer prospects while you keep the company up and running.
Time is not the only thing you need to keep a business afloat when considering selling it. You need focus, too. Business services and costs still need your full attention, especially during a business sale. A large part of successfully selling a business involves scrutinizing the numeric bottom lines. A professional business broker company can help with those final details while you manage the finer details of your daily costs.
Information leaks of a potential business sale can send current and prospective clients and vendors scrambling for a protective exit zone. Hiring professionals to help sell your business helps to keep a lid on pending transactions and keep your clientele intact. Without customers and suppliers, your business could lose the fortitude it needs to appear an attractive package for potential buyers.
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Topics: Business For Sale, Selling your business, For Sale By Owner

The "Succession Plan", sell your business while you can

Posted by Paul Visokey on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 @02:54 PM

Any business owner must consider the implications of selling a business at some future point. And it is best to be completely prepared.  Even if you do not expect to sell your business, you should create a plan for that possibility.  And you should also know what proceeds you could expect to generate were you to decide to sell your business right now.  That plan will give you all the information that you as an entrepreneur need to evaluate all of your options.

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Topics: Business For Sale, Selling your business, business planning, Trusted advisors

Seven Reasons to Sell Now

Posted by Paul Visokey on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 @10:23 AM

Building a business is an enormous investment.  It is not just monetary, but an investment of passion and tremendous amounts of time and effort. When the business is near the peak of success, why not look at cashing in on that investment?

There are seven good reasons below to look into selling a business now. Buyers exist who have various reasons for investing in an established business.

It takes preparation, commitment and advice from trusted adviors to hone a business into something that shows a buyer the potential future value of what has been built. Depending on the size and type of business some or all of these reasons may apply.

  1. Consistent growth: If the business has weathered the economy well and shows gains for the past three years, it is a desirable business. Buyers are looking for a sound investment to step into. Revenue increases indicate a secure growth potential.
  2. Expanded customer base:  A wide customer base indicates a solid foundation. A business that has recently shown success broadening its base is much more attractive. A business that is penetrating new markets shows an attractive future for the buyer.
  3. Victims of downsizing: Senior executives who have lost a job are looking for their own business. They are experienced business professionals and want something they can manage that offers a more secure future with low risk.
  4. Business investors: There are investors looking for growth businesses to resell at a later time. They want to further develop the business and enhance its value to sell at a profit.
  5. Family owners: Families looking for solid business opportunities. They want to spend more time together, eliminate long commutes and have an income that does not rely on separate jobs and locations. An established business with solid profit margins offers just what they want.
  6. College graduates:Recent marketing or business graduates see better futures for themselves in their own business. They want to enter a stable business and put their education to good use to build their financial independence.
  7. Diversification: There are current business owners who want to diversify. Selling a business that is solid to another business owner can increase their income and help them weather storms if their current venture has slowed.

The market is attractive for many buyers. Selling a business now can bring a premium price if the owner is well prepared. Preparation to make a business more attractive should start now. Making the business as attractive as possible increases the potential for selling a business at a peak profit.

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Topics: Business For Sale, Selling your business, business planning, selling business action plan, business valuations