Category Archives for "Selling Businesses – Legal Matters and Contracts"

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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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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Broker Fees, How Much Do Business Brokers Charge?

How much do business brokers charge? Fees, charges, commission?Note: Subscription may be required to read some parts of this article. Subscription is free. A quick overviewThe short answer is that when employing a business broker you’ll usually end up paying a commission of around 8%-10% of the price at which they list/sell your business. We’ve […]

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Are You Aware Of These Tricks Business Brokers Play?

Top broker sharp practices that business sellers need to watch out forNote: Subscription may be required to read some parts of this article. Subscription is free. If you’re selling a business and intend using a broker, you need to know that not all you see in the press about brokers & Business Transfer Agents is […]

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The Confidentiality Fail Part 3

Keeping confidential the impending sale of your business Part 3 of 3: << Part 2 THE CONFIDENTIALITY RISK (Part III of III) The Immediate Risk For YouBusinesses that provide vendors with exit related services stand to gain from knowing, before other firms do, that you’re in need of their services.They can then get in there […]

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The Confidentiality Fail Part 2

Keeping confidential the impending sale of your business Part 2 of 3: << Part 1 THE CONFIDENTIALITY RISK (Part II of III) Precautions That Technology Has Forced On UsHitherto cutting edge advice on, for example, picking up answerphone messages before staff do and moving the fax machine into our private office are hopelessly outdated.To protect […]

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The Confidentiality Fail: You’ve given info to the wrong people!

You’ve told nobody about the impending sale of your business, not even your partner / spouse. You think nobody knows? You’re probably wrong. What’s worse is that these people who’ve been spying on you are extremely dangerous and can severely damage the value you’ve built in your business. THE CONFIDENTIALITY RISK (Part I of III) […]

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