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Tips for Selling Your IT Business for the Best Price

Few industries are more stable than the Information Technology industry.  Our global society is more reliant on technology than ever before, and most small to medium-sized businesses rely heavily on the many services provided by IT firms to stay up and running.  According to IBIS World, more than 450,000 IT businesses, from sole proprietorships to[…] Few industries are more stable than the Information Technology industry.  Our global society is more reliant on technology than ever before, and most small to medium-sized businesses rely heavily on the many services provided by IT firms to stay up and running.  According to IBIS World, more than 450,000 IT businesses, from sole proprietorships to[…]

The Do’s and Dont’s of Increasing Value When Selling Your Fence or Deck Company

With property values and residential construction on the rise, it’s a great time to own a fence or decking business.  Low unemployment and rising incomes have led to increased residential spending.  The demand for fence and deck companies is high as homeowners look to install new fences and decks or upgrade existing structures. With property values and residential construction on the rise, it’s a great time to own a fence or decking business.  Low unemployment and rising incomes have led to increased residential spending.  The demand for fence and deck companies is high as homeowners look to install new fences and decks or upgrade existing structures.

Finding the Perfect Buyers for Your Business

You’ve invested time, money, and countless other resources into your business, and it is understandable that you wouldn’t want to hand the business off to just anyone. You need to be sure that your buyer is the right fit, not only someone who is willing to pay the best price, but someone that has a vision for the future of the business. Finding[…] You’ve invested time, money, and countless other resources into your business, and it is understandable that you wouldn’t want to hand the business off to just anyone. You need to be sure that your buyer is the right fit, not only someone who is willing to pay the best price, but someone that has a vision for the future of the business. Finding[…]

When Should I Sell My Business?

Business owners often begin with the end in mind.  Because of this, it should come as no surprise that one of the most frequently asked questions from business owners today is, “When should I sell my business?”  Of course, there are many factors that go into answering this question, and the specifics will be different for each business.  One[…] Business owners often begin with the end in mind.  Because of this, it should come as no surprise that one of the most frequently asked questions from business owners today is, “When should I sell my business?”  Of course, there are many factors that go into answering this question, and the specifics will be different for each business.  One[…]

Seller Question #6: How do I Maintain Confidentiality When I’m Selling my Business?

Maintaining confidentiality during the process of selling your business is critical – there is simply no sugarcoating this statement. It does a business owner absolutely no good, and in fact can be potentially damaging to the business, if employees, customers, competitors or vendors find out your business is for sale. Maintaining confidentiality during the process of selling your business is critical – there is simply no sugarcoating this statement. It does a business owner absolutely no good, and in fact can be potentially damaging to the business, if employees, customers, competitors or vendors find out your business is for sale.

Seller Question #5: Why Should I Consider Seller Financing?

Generally speaking, there is an overriding negative connotation amongst business owners when it comes to the subject of carrying a note as part of a business sale. While many of the seller financing horror stories floating around the golf course and dinner party are true, when seller notes are structured properly with equitable terms, they can be[…] Generally speaking, there is an overriding negative connotation amongst business owners when it comes to the subject of carrying a note as part of a business sale. While many of the seller financing horror stories floating around the golf course and dinner party are true, when seller notes are structured properly with equitable terms, they can be[…]

Seller Question #3: What Responsibilities Will I Have After I Sell My Business?

Most business owners give a lot of thought to what they are going to do once they no longer own their companies. But with all the anticipation of retiring, traveling, spending more time with family, starting a new venture or simply slowing down, it’s easy to forget about what you’ll be doing immediately after the sale. All of those other dreams[…] Most business owners give a lot of thought to what they are going to do once they no longer own their companies. But with all the anticipation of retiring, traveling, spending more time with family, starting a new venture or simply slowing down, it’s easy to forget about what you’ll be doing immediately after the sale. All of those other dreams[…]

How to Sell a Wood Cabinet Manufacturing Company

When you are seeking to sell your cabinet manufacturing company it is important to be prepared to go to market.  In this article, we are going to discuss the factors that are involved in selling a cabinet manufacturing company as well as areas that you are able to benchmark to help improve the value.  Sigma is always here to help as you navigate[…] When you are seeking to sell your cabinet manufacturing company it is important to be prepared to go to market.  In this article, we are going to discuss the factors that are involved in selling a cabinet manufacturing company as well as areas that you are able to benchmark to help improve the value.  Sigma is always here to help as you navigate[…]

Prepare for the Business Valuation!

Business owners often want to sell their business but have no idea how much they can expect to sell it for. If you’re genuinely looking to sell your business, it’s important to understand that a business buyer is looking for clear and objective facts that will give them the confidence that your business will be a solid and profitable investment[…] Business owners often want to sell their business but have no idea how much they can expect to sell it for. If you’re genuinely looking to sell your business, it’s important to understand that a business buyer is looking for clear and objective facts that will give them the confidence that your business will be a solid and profitable investment[…]