Selling a Business, and how to sell a business

Selling a business can be both demanding and liberating. To ensure your best outcome with minimum hassle it pays to have a business exit strategy and plan your sale process.

Once you have decided on selling your business, there are a number of steps that can help you realize your goal. Firstly who your most likely buyer may be, your businesses value, and how best to manage the marketing so you get to maximise your exposure when casting your net for business buyers. You need to tell buyers you're selling a business - promote your opportunity widely through New Zealand business for sale websites, print, and direct mail - after all, you want the best prospects and a successful sale. Manage this process, as selling your business will be one of the most important things you'll do.

The Process for Selling a Business

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How to Sell a Business Video

Finding the right buyer and negotiating the sale takes skill. At the same time, you still have a business to run. Use specialists like your accountant, a lawyer and possibly a business broker if you are time poor or lack the necessary skills in this area to help manage the sale process and keep the negotiations on track.

In preparing your business for sale:

• Be clear why you are selling
• Buyers want cash flow
• Appearances and systems count
• Ensure everything has a value
• Eliminate any surprises

List your Business for Sale

"In advertising to sell one of my businesses, 63% of all my leads came from nzbizbuysell. Five were from overseas which opened up the potential buyer options. Advertising on this site out pulled any print ad massively, and it lasted for two whole months. The buyer came from a lead generated by this site..."
Hamish Conway. Ernst & Young, 2002 - Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Over 90% of New Zealander's have access to the internet...
your online presence is now a critical part in your marketing mix.

Articles on selling a business

Selling your business
Who will buy your business?
What do business buyers want?
Valuing your business for sale
Marketing a business for sale
Selling a business and getting a good price
Advertising to target your business buyer
Selling - but do you have a business exit strategy?
Why use a business broker to list your business for sale

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