How much is my business worth?

A business is always worth what a willing buyer and a willing seller agree to transact the business sale for without either party acting under compulsion, in normal market conditions. Some of the methods used to value the business and set the expectations for the owners include: ...

Who is the typical buyer for my business?

This depends on a variety of factors including industry, nature of operations, company size, and timing. Typically, buyers can be categorized as individual buyers, financial buyers and strategic buyers. Individual buyers are typically people who are seeking to acquire a business as ...

Have you sold a business exactly like ours?

No two businesses are exactly the same. Even companies in the same industry may have different cost structures and operating models as they try to establish a competitive advantage by differentiating themselves. It is possible that one company might generate profits in an industry ...

How long does it take to sell a business?

It depends on several factors including, current market conditions, industry, and asking price compared to earnings, just to name a few. One common factor on how long it will take for a business to sell is the size of the transaction. Size matters - small and medium-sized businesses ...

When is the right time to sell a business?

On a personal level, the right time is whenever the business owner has made up their mind that it is the right time.> From a financial perspective, the right time to sell the business is when things are going well. Sales are trending upwards or are consistent year over year. ...