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Your Go-to Guide to Completing the Sale of Your Business

Completing the sale of your business is a major milestone. In this article, we’ll explain the process that will take …

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Checklist: Documents to Bring to Meet with a Business Broker

Your business broker will require a specific set of documents to create your listing and prospectus. Prepare for your meeting …

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Set Up a Data Room to Sell Your Business

When selling your business, potential buyers will want to view documents that explain the details of your business. This article …

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Pro Tip: Have Your Business Preapproved for Financing Before Marketing Your Sale

It can be a tedious process to sell your business. One way to speed it up is to get your …

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Read This Before Signing a Business Broker’s Agreement

A business broker's agreement is sometimes called a client engagement agreement, and it usually includes terms regarding exclusivity, termination, retainers, …

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There are strategies to keep in mind when paying your business broker.

Points to Keep in Mind When Paying Your Business Broker

Brokers play a significant role in the sale of your business, and most are compensated when the work is complete. …

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The Role You Might Play in Post-Sale Training and Support

When selling your business, one of the terms of your sale may be to provide post-sale training or support to …

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Assist the Buyer of Your Business Through the Due Diligence Process

Before making an offer for your business, most buyers will request a period of due diligence that allows them to …

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Planning is the best way to create great business tours for prospective buyers.

Business Tours for Prospective Buyers

One of the ways prospective buyers will size up your business is by touring your site. In this article, we’ll …

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Connect with quality buyers.

Did you know that people are searching for businesses just like yours to realize their goals of entrepreneurship? It's true. Ownership through acquisition is becoming an increasingly popular way for professionals to own and operate a successful enterprise—and they're willing to pay handsomely for the opportunity.

Your pool of potential buyers includes many more people, including your employees, investors, business owners in adjacent markets, and even your competitors, though some of these options can be tricky to navigate. Which should you consider? Learn more in our guide.

Avoid all-too-common mistakes.

In every sale, there are opportunities for missteps that can turn buyers away, create delays, and cause sellers to realize avoidable costs. 

What are these mistakes? We explore six that must be on your radar before you list your business. Read our guide to learn more and access strategies that can help you avoid them.

Maximize your sales price.

When listing your business, your broker or a valuation specialist will help set an asking price that's based on fair market value. Asking that price is one thing. Attaining full-priced offers is another. 

In our guide to maximizing your sales price, you can explore pre-sale and marketing strategies that will set you up for success. You'll also learn a series of key negotiation tactics that can help you attain top dollar for your business in any sales scenario.