than starting a business and building it from the
ground up - some of you may prefer to invest your
time and money into an established company with a
good track record. If you're selling a business you
want to find a qualified buyer to pick up where
you've left off.
gathered together a collection of information and
resources to help you. All of it may not pertain to
your specific situation, but you'll find some good
basics and a variety of tips.
For Buyers and Sellers
What's a business worth? Start with this free
calculator. Get comps reports using the financials
of other businesses currently for sale in the
Become familiar with terms you should know.
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to visit with information about buying, selling,
listing and obtaining a 'worth' value on domain
Provides an online search where you can locate
businesses for sale and zero in by location and
Offers a clear and uncomplicated accounting of
process involved with buying a business.
Business Resale Network
Run by Entrepreneur magazine, this site provides a
database of thousands of businesses for sale.
Provides a listing of business for sale by category
Includes a list of businesses for sale and access to
information to help you find a business broker.
Provides access to a database of buyers and sellers
of businesses and an extensive list of brokers who
help people buy, sell, or value a business.
Helpful articles, rules of thumb, checklists and
Provides guidelines and tax implications of buying a
For a Buyer
Submit the location and type of business you are
selling and search the Buyer's Bulletin Board for
buyers seeking similar businesses to buy. This is a
free service from BizBuySell.com
What's your business worth? That's a question easier
asked than answered. Start here to learn how to
arrive at the right figure.
CCH's SOHO Guidebook
An excellent resource that walks you through selling
your business, step by step. Thorough and in-depth
Helping the buyer finance
the purchase of your business is often crucial to
successfully closing the deal. Should you finance