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Business Broker: 10 Facts You MUST Know Before Engaging One!

The ​Business Broker1​0 Facts Every Business Owner Must Know Before Engaging Business Brokers Selling a business is a significant event. Getting the business broker choice wrong, as most business owners do, is an expensive mistake. ​Background: We manage the UK’s largest database ​of business brokers. We track their expertise, sector specialisation, ​fees, contractual terms, awards […]

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Valuation? Bah, Humbug! How To Sell Your Company For A Lot More Than Your Valuation

Got A Business Valuation? Throw It Away. You Can Sell For A Lot More Than That Valuation​! ​Had a professional valuation done for your business? ​Ignore it. Here’s how you can get the maximum price for your business … and it could be a lot higher than the valuation. Introduction Whatever your formal valuation, it […]

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National Business Sales – Reviews, Complaints, Feedback, Comments

National Business Sales​​​: Reviews, Feedback, Complaints, Fees, Testimonials, T&Cs… ​The company that refers to itself as National Business Sales is actually ​National Business Sales Ltd. On first appearance it seems this company was registered in 2000 and has been operating as a business broker since then. But a closer look reveals some interesting information. ​​According […]

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Negotiating Price & Terms On The Sale Of A Business Or Doing An M&A Deal

Negotiating Price & Terms When Selling A Business or Merging / Acquiring One Business owners often underestimate what’s involved in the negotiating of these deals. Many think it’s just about finding a price that works for both parties. Or worse – they think the negotiator is going in there to get them the “highest possible […]

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Questions & Answers – FAQ About Selling Businesses

FAQ: Real Life Questions (And Answers) On Selling Businesses​ Questions & Answers​​​​​​The below are questions received from business owners in relation to selling businesses, and the answers we provided. Note that ​no confidential information is disclosed below and numbers and names have been modified to anonymise the sender.  ​Questions and Answers: 1 | 2 | […]

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Should You Hire A Sector Specialist Business Broker?

Sector Specialist Or A Generalist Business Broker To Sell A Business? ​What is sector specialisation? Pros and cons of using a sector specialist broker to sell your businessHow to find a sector specialist? What is sector specialisation?There are hundreds of business brokers, business transfer agents, corporate finance firms and other agencies in the UK helping […]

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Blacks Business Brokers – Reviews, Complaints, Feedback, Comments

Blacks Business Brokers​​​: Reviews, Feedback, Complaints, Fees, Testimonials, T&Cs… ​The company that refers to itself as Black Business Brokers is actually Blacks Business Brokers Ltd. ​​Director names associated with the company over the years include Joanne Booth, Christopher Kenneth Rowlands,  Gerald Augustine Anthony Murphy, John Gaskell, Philip Colin Gaskell, John Andrew Gaskell​ and  Mathew Parkinson​. […]

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RTA Business Sales – Reviews, Complaints, Feedback, Comments

RTA Business Sales​​: Reviews, Feedback, Complaints, Fees, Testimonials, T&Cs… ​The official name for RTA Business Sales is R.T.A Business Consultants Ltd (company number  01066879). They are one of the oldest business brokers in the UK, registered in 1972, and were originally called Grahams of Manchester Ltd (up to 1978).​This review was written in February 2018. […]

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Intelligent Business Transfer – Reviews, Complaints, Feedback, Comments

Intelligent Business Transfer​: Reviews, Feedback, Complaints, Testimonials, Fees, T&Cs… ​Intelligent Business Transfer (IBT) is a Leeds based business transfer agent. This review was written in ​January 2018. Some of the information below may be out of date. You should always seek the most current information and conduct your own research; we’ve provided some links below […]

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Selling A Business: The Harsh Realities That They Don’t Tell You About

​The Truth About Selling Businesses That They Don’t Tell You ​Selling a small business is a lot more difficult than most people realise. Business brokers (and business-for-sale listing platforms) give the impression that selling is a breeze. B​rokers often make out that they have a very high success rate. Business-for-sale listing platforms give the impression […]

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How To Successfully Sell An Insolvent Business

How To Successfully Sell An Insolvent Business The latest figures released by the Insolvency Service for the first quarter of the year show that corporate insolvencies rose 4.5% compared with the final quarter of 2016, and were 5.3% higher than the same quarter last year. The official figures also indicate that Q1 2017 was the […]

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Asset Sale Vs Share Sale, What’s The Better Deal For You?

Asset Sale Vs Share Sale: Does Selling Assets Get A Better Price Than Selling Shares? If a business is a Ltd company, the sale can be structured in one of two ways – by selling the shares or selling the assets. (This doesn’t apply to sole proprietorships or partnerships as these businesses don’t have shares.)While […]

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How To Sell A Business By Yourself And Without A Broker

A Detailed Guide To Selling A Business By Yourself & Doing A Better Job Than A Business Broker WouldEverything you need to know about selling a business but which no business broker will tell you. By Clinton Lee (LinkedIn profile) There are two ways to sell a business: 1. The Easy Way: This is the approach […]

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How To Impress Investors To Buy (Or Finance) Your Business

How To Impress Investors To Buy Your Business (Or Finance It) How to get an investor to invest in your business? I present some uncomfortable truths.This has been written mainly for business owners attempting to sell their businesses themselves (without a business broker). But most of it is also applicable to those business owners seeking […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About Business Valuations

10 Things You Really Must Know​About Business Valuation There are many myths surrounding valuation as it relates to small and micro businesses. This post attempts to dispel the more common ones.Businesses are not worth a “multiple of turnover”Business are not worth a “multiple of profit”​There is no such thing as an “accurate valuation” for a […]

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Motivate Business Brokers To Do A Better Job At A Lower Price

Save thousands of pounds – motivate business brokers to do a better job at a lower price It’s not cheap to hire a competent business broker (business transfer agent) to sell your business. In fact, it’ll cost you between 5% – 10% of your selling price (read more about business broker costs & fees). Yes, […]

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