Selling a business can be a time-consuming process packed with headaches and disappointment. With professional guidance, and following a step-by-step procedure, the process can be pleasant and financially rewarding.
Making the decision to sell your business is sometimes difficult. But, once the decision is made, a seller normally finds out that was the easy part. Deciding on an asking price, determining how to confidentially attract potential buyers, negotiating with a prospective buyer, and the maze of legal and financial details can be overwhelming. And, since most accounting done for a privately held company is to minimize tax obligations, your tax returns probably don’t portray your business in its best light. At National Business Brokerage, we deal with this problem every day.
Thinking of Selling? Questions You Will Want to Ask:
- How do I position my company to sell for the highest price?
- How far in advance should I begin the process?
- How do I set a fair price on my business?
- Are there different types of buyers and which is best for my business?
- Should I consider financing?
- What are the different ways to structure a business sale and which is best for me?
- What documentation do I need to maximize my sales price?
- How can I get potential buyers to see the future of my business?
- How can make sure I don’t leave significant value on the table?
At National Business Brokerage, we can help with:
We can market your business without employees, customers or competitors knowing that it is for sale. This is important to the smooth continuation of the business during the selling process.
We can save you time and frustration when it comes to selling your business. In addition to finding potential buyers, we can guide you through every aspect of the selling process – from arriving at a fair market price to securing third party documentation to substantiate your asking price, to assisting with financial arrangements and closing the transaction. We’re good at what we do. Our owner is published on how to sell a business and has taught the process to others nationwide.
Approximately one-fourth of the nation’s small businesses will be looking at ownership changes each year. Because so many small businesses go on the market each year, selling a small business is a very competitive ordeal. We can expose your business to prospective buyers not only in your local area, but also throughout the United States and abroad, thus helping you to secure qualified prospects.
In addition, we screen buyers to determine their financial qualifications. And, because we work with each potential buyer in finding the right business for his or her needs, the prospects we bring to you are genuinely interested in your business as well as financially capable of making a purchase.
Did you know that only one out of 10 buyers ever buys the type of business they called about? Only one out of 400 buyers buys the specific business they saw advertised! While this can be intimidating if you try to sell your business alone, it’s routine for a business broker. At National Business Brokerage, we have access to thousands of listings across the nation. Listing your business with professionals increases your exposure to potential buyers and thus the likelihood of finding just the right buyer in the most time efficient manner.
Determining the right price, of course, is crucial. We’ll arrive at a fair market price that you can feel good about, and we will provide you access to the business documentation you need to justify your asking price. And, because we can research the prices of similar businesses and market trends we can assist you in determine the right time and the right price.
Because we screen buyer inquiries before any buyer-seller meetings, we can ascertain serious prospects and convenient times, assuring our clients of convenience and absolute confidentiality. We handle negotiations in a clean, patient professional manner that keeps the business issues clearly in focus, rather than clouded by emotions and/or personalities.
We are well-trained professionals who are aware of your needs. We have experience as small business owners. Whether you are ready to sell your business now or are just beginning to think about the process, call National Business Brokerage for a confidential, no cost appointment and preliminary evaluation of your business evaluation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
At National Business Brokerage our goal is to make selling your business a successful, rewarding experience from your first contact with us to the day you see the rewards of your labors and turn over the keys to the new owner.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist you. (501) 207-0999.