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A person selling a business reviews the sales agreement she'll sign to transfer ownership to a buyer.

Selling Your Business? You'll Need a Sales Agreement.

One of the final pieces of selling your business is signing off on the sales agreement. Once your buyer has …

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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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Smart Strategies for Finding a Business Broker

When you’re selling a business, you might choose to work with a business broker, a professional with experience in marketing …

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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 last step—the closing process …

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A person sitting in a modern office reviews the terms of an earnout for the sale of his business.

What an Earnout Means for the Sale of Your Business

When you put your business up for sale, you might receive offers that include terms for an earnout. An earnout …

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Risk scares a group of business buyers.

Too Much Risk: The Parts of Your Business That Will Scare Off Potential Buyers

Many prospective business buyers are risk-averse. They’re quick to spot the threats, red flags, and uncertainties that could impact a …

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A business owner standing in front of her business thinks about selling it on her own, without relying on a broker.

When You Can Sell Your Business Without a Broker—and When You Really Shouldn’t

Selling your business alone is no easy feat, but with the right amount of research and an eager commitment to …

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How to Find an Accountant Who Can Help You to Sell Your Business

An accountant can play an important role in helping you sell your business. They can organize your company’s financials and …

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Set Up a Data Room to Sell Your Business

When selling your business, potential buyers will want to view some of your core business documents. Financial, procedure, and personnel …

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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.