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Selling A Small Business to a Bigger Company

Selling a business does not necessarily mean you are accepting defeat. Sometimes, it is a good, strategic move that can set it up for further growth. Read on and take note of some tips as you prepare to embark on a new chapter in your business.


Do Not Interrupt Productivity

Selling your business does not mean you will stop working for it. It is, in fact, the exact opposite. Keep on integrating innovative processes, apply aggressive marketing strategies, and support other growth initiatives of your staff. Buyers will look at your growth and your potential to become even greater.  


Determine Your Real Worth

It is crucial to know how much value the market will assign to your business. Knowing how much your business is worth prevents you from selling yourself short. Additionally, it helps you avoid overpricing your business and turning potential buyers off. Moreover, it similarly helps you shift the focus on generating long-term value instead of dwelling on profit losses and other setbacks.


Prepare Pertinent Documents

These important papers will help you provide solid proof to support your claims. Review and compile the contracts, financial reports, and insurance policies, among others. Make sure that they are free of inconsistencies too. Keep your documents up to date and correct issues that may arise as soon as possible.


Time it Right

Selling during or shortly after a period of steady growth is a good idea. That is because you can command a higher price. Furthermore, observing the market conditions and studying the strategies of similar businesses in the market can help you determine the right timing of the sale.


Plan Ahead

Even if you think that this is not the best time to put your business for sale Australia, you can start preparing in advance. Finding opportunities to get acquainted with potential buyers as early as now will come in handy in the future. You can also ask for recommendations on good advisers to help you form informed decisions.

Consider bookmarking this page for future reference. When you are ready to proceed with the sale, feel free to consult our experts for guidance. We will be more than willing to use our experience, expertise, and reputation to connect you with the right buyer and seal a good deal. You may reach us anytime through any of the following means: phone: 03 9226 9222, fax: 03 9078 6315 or email:

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In Consideration of the Vendor of the subject business, or any other business introduced to the Proposed Purchaser and their agent National Brokers Network (“the agent”) providing information to the Prospective Purchaser, the Prospective Purchaser agrees:

1. To keep all information provided confidential in respect to the subject business and any other business introduced to the Prospective Purchaser by the Agent.
2. That no information is to be disclosed by the Prospective Purchaser to any third party without consent by the Agent;
3. That it will not use for themselves. Or for others benefit, such information other than to Purchase the subject business or other business introduced by the Agent;
4. That any agreement to purchase the whole or portion of the business shall be exclusively through the Agent;
5. To immediately return to the Agent all such information and other details in written form including any drawings and any copies made of written information, notes, summaries or extracts of any document therefor if any when requested by the Agent;
6. Under no circumstances will the Prospective Purchaser make direct contact with the vendor of the subject business or other introduced business without the prior written consent of the Agent;
7. If the Prospective Purchaser breaches this agreement or buys the business direct from the Vendor, the Prospective purchaser is liable to and indemnifies the Agent for any and all losses the agent may incur including economic loss and loss of income.v

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