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Steps to Take When You are Planning to Sell Your Business

Selling a business can be a complicated and emotional matter at the same time. Even so, it is possible to somehow reduce the stress associated with the process. Below are some suggestions on how you can better handle this tough phase in your life as an entrepreneur.


Plan Ahead

Keep in mind that it is a must for business owners to prepare a succession plan. It would be better to start doing this as soon as you can. It does not necessarily mean that you will be giving up control. Consider it as future-proofing your business to withstand whatever circumstances it will face.  


Solicit the Help of a Professional

You could benefit from a professional’s ability to provide your business with adequate market visibility while looking for the right buyer. This person could be a broker or business appraiser. He or she can also help you determine the right price for your business.


Manage Your Expectations

It is unrealistic to expect to receive offers as soon as you put your business for sale. You should, instead, refer to the facts like the current financial health of your business. Doing so can give you an informed expectation of the sale’s impact on you.


Prepare the Pertinent Documents

Collate your contracts, financial documents, and other important files. Expect to be asked to provide proof of your business’ profitability or potential thereof.


Ensure a Smooth Transition

Never forget that you are not the only one who will be affected by the sale. That is why it is crucial to make the transition relatively easy for everyone involved, most especially to the employees you will leave behind.

It may take a while before you find the right person who can see value in what you worked so hard to build. But it is worth the wait to hand over the ownership to someone who understands your passion that fueled the business in the first place.

When you put your business for sale and need further assistance in the process, our team can lend you a hand. We can discuss your requirements and work on the most suitable solution for you. Simply reach out to us through any of the following means: phone: 03 9226 9222, fax: 03 9078 6315 or email:

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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.
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