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When you own a business, you owe it to yourself to make sure you maximise its value, for yourself, your partners and your heirs. LINK has been selling businesses since 1946 and our network includes experts in selling specific industries, small businesses to large corporates.
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Selling your business will be one of the most significant decisions you make; it isn't easy, and that's why emotional preparation is critical. Many entrepreneurs overlook this aspect, but as with all steps in the sales process, proper preparation makes everything manageable.
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Your business is your baby. You’ve conceived the idea, turned it into an enterprise, nurtured the fledging, and now you think it can fly on its own, under the guidance of a new owner. Like all proud parents, you may have trouble admitting that your creation is anything less than perfect, but t...
Business owners who are looking to sell often adopt a wait-and-see approach, which can be risky. Making a sale is not as easy as it appears, of course, but business owners who avoid waiting too long to sell their business may enjoy a more successful outcome.
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Pricing is crucial to selling your business. The right price draws in buyers, but the wrong price turns them away. Many owners make the mistake of overpricing their business. An unjustified value can make buyers walk away — for good. And if buyers walk away, your business is sitting on the mar...
There are times when a business owner needs to sell their business quickly. This could be due to health or financial reasons, or even a change in circumstances. Most business brokers agree that businesses generally take 6-12 months to sell, but what if you can’t wait that long?
Whether you’re still considering whether or not to sell your small business or the decision is set in stone, there are several steps to complete along the way before the final signature is written.
Many reasons exist for why you should try to make yourself redundant in your own business.
If you want to achieve the best outcome, the sale of a business isn’t something that can, or should, happen overnight. In fact, readying your business for sale is something that should take some time and careful preparation, starting a few years out from the sale.
Selling your business is a big undertaking. You’ve spent many long hours, over months and years, building a successful enterprise. It’s important to be well-compensated for all the time, energy and stress you’ve put in, and that means it’s important to choose the right team t...
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1. Are you sales ready?
One of the most important things to think about before selling any business is to think about the person you’re selling to. Put yourself in the buyer’s seat. It’s well-known that people buy things based on emotion. As the seller, finding a way to appeal to someone’s emotions ...
Many people believe that financial hardship is the leading factor, but we know it’s not the only reason. These guidelines won’t just help you, the seller, to sell your business swiftly and easily, they’ll also benefit the buyer. It’s a win-win. Let’s start with how you ...
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Retiring from your business which you have built up for many years can not only be an emotional milestone but also a financial and legal challenge. Getting it right is important for your future well being in retirement, as well as the continuation and growth of your business.
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