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Is your business ready for a new owner?

Is your business ready for a new owner

One third of small businesses in Canada will change hands in the next three to five years.  Even if you are not planning on selling anytime soon, now is the time to get your business ready for a new owner.  Life happens.  Plans change.  A business that is prepared to sell is more likely to…

How long it really takes to sell a business

How long it really takes to sell a business

One of the aspects of selling a business that surprises almost all owners is how long the process takes.  On average, it takes nine months for a business to sell and only a small percentage of businesses are successfully sold.  Many business owners assume the process will be much shorter and often underestimate the amount…

3 mistakes that prevent businesses from selling

3 mistakes that prevent businesses from selling

Even the best businesses can struggle when it comes time to sell.  There are three common mistakes many business owners make that can prevent their business from selling.  Understanding and avoiding these mistakes will help make your business for sale transaction much more successful. Underestimating how long it takes to sell a business Many business…

Why every business for sale needs a business broker

Why every business for sale needs a business broker

Business owners have skills and experience in various facets of running a business.  As the experts in their business, many think they can handle everything involved in selling the business.  To put it simply, they can’t.  Hands down, the best thing an owner can do for their business is to enlist a qualified business broker…

How to steer your business away from the wrong buyer

ow to steer your business away from the wrong buyer

There are many moving parts when it comes to selling a business.  One of the most time consuming and frustrating aspects of selling is finding the right buyer.  When business owners try to sell their business independently, the buyer qualification process often takes up an unreasonable amount of time and rarely results in a qualified…

How to build a business you can sell

How to sell your business Alberta British Columbia Calgary Kelowna

One of the smartest things a business owner can do is build a business with the goal of planning to sell it.  It doesn’t matter if you plan on selling in three years or thirty years.  Ensuring that your business appeals to potential buyers will bring you success in the present and when it comes…