Ready to Sell Your Business?
Deciding to sell your business is the easy part. How to go about selling it is another problem altogether. Whether you are ready to sell your business now, or are just beginning to consider selling, call our office for a confidential, no cost appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Preparing to Sell Your Business
At Alpha Business and Property Brokers we are very familiar with what it takes to sell your business.
Preparing the seller, and aiding the seller in preparing the business to achieve the maximum gain from the sale, are two important roles of the professional intermediary. Owners sell their businesses for reasons stemming from retirement, partnership disputes, personal relocation, family concerns, the desire for change, illness, or to enter another business venture. Knowing the reason for the divestiture aids your Alpha professional in structuring the most advantageous transaction. Alpha Business Brokers turns to its professional alliances to help you seek the appropriate tax strategy, succession plan, or investment strategy to again help you maximize the benefit of the sale.
Alpha has identified specifics needed in order to aid a successful transaction:
- Having provable books and records increases the numbers of potential buyers. Buyers want proof of sales and profits the business has attained in the past.
- Expectation of a reasonable price and terms. Educated buyers only consider competitively priced businesses.
- List of assets including furniture, fixtures, and equipment. A complete inventory that can be referenced during inspection.
- Valuing the business properly. A valuation on the business creates a document that proves value to the buyer and shows the business to be competitively priced.
Our Commitment to Excellence
At Alpha Business Brokers, we know there are no shortcuts to success. Selling a business to the right buyer at the best price is hard work. Review the short summary of our services for business sellers below.
Expert Advice. If you're thinking of selling your business, you no doubt have a million questions. There's probably none we haven't heard, from "Is now a good time to sell?" to "What do I do next?". Alpha has an experienced staff and we can provide expert advice founded in deep experience.
Business Valuation. We can provide a professional estimate of the fair market value of your business, whether you need an informal estimate to satisfy your curiosity or a rigorous appraisal for legal or accounting purposes. We know what businesses like yours are actually selling for and how to price it right. Alpha has valued and sold virtually every type of business.
Structuring. The right asking price is obviously critical, but so are other terms, such as down payment, financing, non-compete agreements, and training. Experience in deal structure often makes the difference in a successful transaction.
Advertising & Networking. We will get you exposure you can't possibly get on your own, or from any other firm. We use our nationwide network of Business Brokersand buyers, all the leading Internet sites, newspapers, the multiple listing service and other proprietary techniques.
Buyer Screening & Qualification. We screen through the thousands of tire kickers out there to find and qualify the most likely potential buyers for your business. We obtain a signed non-disclosure agreement to protect your confidentiality, and a net worth statement to qualify ability to purchase.
Introduction & Follow-up. We introduce your business to qualified potential buyers and work with them until they make an offer to purchase. The decision to buy a business is an emotional and difficult one. We know how to assist buyers to help them overcome their concerns.
Contract Negotiation. When you're emotionally involved in your business,
it's hard to be an effective negotiator for its sale. We represent you
vigorously to ensure you receive the full market value for your business.
Management Through Closing. Our job is not done until your
business is sold. We work with you and your advisors (attorney,
accountant, landlord, etc.) and vigorously represent you all the way
through closing of escrow.