Knowledge Base

The most comprehensive, easy-to-understand source of information for selling a small to mid-sized business.

General Preparation

8 Signs You Aren’t Ready to Sell Your Business

Making the decision to sell your business is one of the most important choices that you will have to make as a business owner. Selling prematurely can lead to unexpected surprises in due diligence, lower valuation by prospective buyers, and even an inability to close the sale.

Tips on Preparing Your Business for Sale

Preparation makes execution look effortless. Considering that the sale of your business will likely be the largest sale you will ever make in business, it is foolish to neglect preparation.

Reducing Concentrations of Risk Before Selling Your Business

Concentrations of risk can have a significantly negative effect on the value of your business. The value of a business, or any financial asset, is a function of the relationship between potential return and risk. The higher the risk, the lower the value. The higher the return, the higher the value.