Sell A Business

We’re here to help you find the right buyer at the right price. Our business brokers have access to more than 10,000 strategic and financial buyers. We’ll sift through them all until we find the best buyer for your business.

  • List your company with all of the necessary details.
  • Set your price accurately.
  • Sell across all industries.
  • Get expert help during negotiations.

Buyers Buy Exit-Ready Businesses

Implementing a proper exit strategy can save you an immense amount of time, money, and energy. To help sell your business for top dollar, our brokers work with you to cultivate a strong plan. This includes:

  • Learning your business’s true value.
  • Determine how to enhance that value.
  • Implementing market-specific sales strategies.
  • Planning an approach to dealmaking and negotiating.

List Any Type of Business

  • Established Businesses
  • Closed Business Assets
  • Business Real Estate
  • Start-up Opportunities

How Much Is Your Business Worth?

Before you sell a business, you need to obtain an accurate business valuation. This number takes hundreds of factors into consideration, including your:

  • Company’s book value
  • Full list of revenue streams
  • Outstanding debts and liens
  • Future earning prospects
  • Assets and their market values

Easy 3-Step Process to Sell a Business

Our counseling allows you to stay in control during the business selling process. We’ve spent decades doing this, and following these steps helps us ensure you secure top dollar for your business.  

  1. Value the business
  2. Find the right buyer
  3. Close the deal

Certified Business Valuations

The Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential is granted exclusively to CPAs and qualified professionals with expertise in valuation. Our business selling brokers provide two kinds of valuation reports:

  • Informational Valuations
  • Certified Business Valuations

Why Do Business Owners Choose Us?

  • Decades of experience
  • Licensed & certified brokers
  • Strict confidentiality
  • Loyalty to clients

Find a Business to Buy

Are you on the hunt for businesses to buy? Our business brokers are ready to connect you with high-value, profitable companies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you value a business?

The formula for valuing a business is relatively simple: a business’s value equals its assets minus its liabilities. Your business assets include anything that has a value that can be converted to cash – real estate, equipment, inventory, etc. Liabilities include business debts – commercial mortgages, bank loans, etc.

To obtain a truly accurate valuation, you will need to seek the assistance of brokers who sell businesses.

Should I buy a business or start my own?

Buying a business is usually more expensive upfront than starting one. However, most buyers find it easier to secure financing for acquiring a business than for starting one. Lenders and investors are typically more comfortable financing a business with a proven track record, as opposed to a startup with no history.

Where do I find businesses for sale?

If you want to find a company that’s for sale, start by talking to a broker who sells businesses – likely one within the industry you hope to invest in. They will be able to connect you with qualified business owners selling profitable companies.

Why should I use a business broker to buy a business?

A broker assists in smooth business selling and buying. They help companies secure a favorable price, submit all of the necessary paperwork, and handle any licensing or permitting requirements.

How much is my business worth?

A business is worth all of its assets minus its liabilities. To learn what your business is worth, you’ll need to work with an accredited broker who can conduct a full valuation, rather than just provide a rough estimate.

How do I sell my business?

Selling businesses can be time-consuming and fraught with many potential complications. That is why we highly recommend contacting an experienced broker to learn the necessary steps for selling your company. You might not have sold a business before, but a broker has – and they can provide you with valuable advice as you start the process.

How do I sell my business quickly?

If you want to sell a business quickly, you’ll need to have all of your records organized and a plan in place. Start by contacting a business broker who can help you rapidly identify prospective buyers, conduct due diligence, and finalize the sale.

How do you find a buyer for a small business?

The best way to find a qualified buyer for your small business is to work with a business broker – specifically one who has experience in your market. They will be able to connect you with buyers who have the money and experience to close a deal.

Is 100% financing possible for buying a business?

Yes, buyers can finance a business purchase with a full loan from a variety of lenders, including traditional banks, online lenders, and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Is it possible to buy a business with little to no capital?

Yes, there are many ways to purchase a business. Most commonly, buyers will seek an SBA loan and seller financing, but there are also other options to help such as equipment loans.

What increases the value of a business (or decreases)?

Many things can increase the value of a business – good financials, strong marketing plants, well-trained managers, multiple streams of income, and talented employees, to name a few. However, many things can harm a business’s value – poor financial records, minimal product or service offerings, outstanding debts, etc.

How can I increase the value of my business?

To increase the value of your business, start by hiring a broker. Working with an experienced business broker can help you identify areas for improvement, as well as strengths that you should showcase to potential buyers.

How long is a business valuation or Broker Opinion of Value (BOV) good?

A Broker Opinion of Value (BOV) or another kind of business valuation typically lasts for a few months, although it can extend beyond a year if circumstances have not changed.

How do I value a business during the coronavirus?

During times of uncertainty, such as during the coronavirus, risks for investors are increased. Therefore, when a business is valued, potential buyers are looking for higher rates of return. Brokers conducting valuations will need to not only assess current rates of returns but also do their best to make predictions for the future – despite the uncertainty.

How does COVID-19 impact business valuations?

The pandemic disrupted nearly every industry, changing plans for millions of businesses and their owners. As a result, valuations are now different than they were years ago. COVID-19 dramatically impacted the predictability of a business’s future benefit stream and investors’ rates of return, which factors into the business’s total worth.

Can I sell my closed business?

Yes. In fact, it is typically a better choice to sell than it is to close. Selling businesses that are already closed can also help owners recuperate the full value of their assets.

What happens to the assets when a business closes?

Yes. In fact, it is typically a better choice to sell than it is to close. Selling businesses that are already closed can also help owners recuperate the full value of their assets.

Get in Touch With Us

Are you ready to sell your business? Reach out today – we’ll get you ready to go to market.