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When is the best time to sell your business?  The best time may be sooner than you think.

Posted by Marc Gudema on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Most of our sales are for business owners who are selling for lifestyle, not financial, reasons.  Common lifestyle reasons are retirement, becoming tired of the business, health, or the need to move elsewhere.  The reason we say that these are lifestyle reasons rather than financial is that the motivation is based on lifestyle considerations, rather than financial.  In most business sales of a successful business, the return on the sale proceeds, after taxes on the sale price, will be less than the owner was earning out of the business.

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Tags: how to sell a business for the best price, how long does it take to sell a business

How Long Does it Take to Sell a Business?

Posted by Marc Gudema on Thu, Feb 01, 2018 @ 08:31 PM

One of the questions we frequently get from business owners is “How will it take to sell my business?”  This is the time from when a business owner signs our listing agreement to the closing on the sale of the business.  The quick answer is that it usually takes about 6 to 9 months to sell a business.  This can vary; this blog is about what the steps are that take time and how long they take.  I’ll go through them, chronologically.

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Tags: sell a business, how to sell a business, how long does it take to sell a business

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