How Long Will It Take To Sell My Company?
While the length of small business transactions can vary widely, most deals typically take seven to ten months. This encompasses valuation, marketing, buyer introductions, negotiations, due diligence, contracts, and more.
What Does it Cost to Sell My Business?
Small Business Deal Advisors offers transparent pricing:
– $795 upfront for valuation and preparation of professional marketing materials necessary for the transaction
– $299 per month during marketing for listing on 9 different listing sites and a broker who connects with every interested buyer.
– 6% commission (forget the typical 10-12%)
How Do I Prevent My Employees and Customers from Knowing I’m Selling?
Confidentiality is crucially important in how we do business. We know that most sellers are cautious and want information held in confidence. From start to finish, Small Business Deal Advisors knows how to protect confidential information.
What is My Business Worth?
While “the market” is the only way of knowing truly what your business is worth, Small Business Deal Advisors has tremendous experience valuing small businesses. We use market data from various resources to give you an idea of what your business would likely sell for.
What Happens to My Company’s Debts When I Sell?
Most of the time, small businesses are sold free of all debt. This means that you will be responsible for all business debts.
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney and an Accountant to Sell My Business?
Selling a company can be quite complicated. While Small Business Deal Advisors can provide guidance through much of the transaction, we do recommend that both buyers and sellers engage legal and accounting professionals.
When Should I Start Planning My Exit Strategy?
The earlier the better! We are happy to connect and start discussing how you can best prepare your Company for sale. Starting earlier can help you to gain a better understanding of how the process will work, maximize valuation, and more.