The 10 Things You Need To Know If You Want To Sell Your Small Owner-Operated Business


Why is it that it is harder to sell a successful business than it is to start one? There is a lot of talk in the small business media about how hard it is for startups to survive. Much less attention is paid to the poor success rate owners have once they try to sell. This is especially true for small buisnesses. Those with under $2 million is sales. Owner-Operated businesses often refferred to as “Main Street” businesses.

Our new report 10 Things You Need To Know Today If You want To Sell Your Business Tomorrow goes into fine detail about this problem. The 10 Things are listed in the graphic below. If you are a small owner-operator and have not had any luck selling your business – this report is for you. Download it here. I would love to get your feedback. You can email me at with any questions or comments you have and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

10 Things You Need To Know If You want To Sell Your Business

Small Business Valuation Reference Guide – Infographic

When it comes to understanding the value of your business – or the price you can sell it for – the jargon and terminology can be confusing. Intimidating. We can’t even use the word “profits”. Instead we have to say “earnings”.

Fortunately, for small, owner-operators the valuation concepts you need to understand are pretty simple. This handy dandy reference guide covers the most common terms and ideas. Such as which definition of profits you should use in your valuation.

Bookmark this page or download the image so you’ll have it for reference as you work on selling your business.

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Business Valuation Terminology

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Don’t Start A Business Buy One – Infographic

Starting a business from scratch is not the only way to achieve the American dream of business ownership. Every year hundreds of thousands of business owners get their start by buying an existing business.

This quick little info graphic  cover the best reasons why you might be better off buying an established business instead of building one from the ground up.

Reasons To Buy A Business Instead Of Starting one

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