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The truth about overseas business buyers with ‘deep pockets’…

On the road to selling your business you will likely come face to face with someone claiming that they can sell your business to an overseas buyer for more than it is worth. Despite recent actions taken by the ACCC against unscrupulous vendors making these claims, the myth about overseas buyers continues to plague business sellers. Advertising overseas will cost as much if not more than it does in Australia and knowing the truth about overseas buyers could save you a lot of wasted money. So, if you’re thinking of selling your business through a business agency now or at…

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A more traditional way to Start an Online Business…

Seth Godin (acclaimed author and teacher) says to start your first business this way: Begin with the smallest possible project in which someone will pay you money to solve a problem they know they have. Charge less than it’s worth and more than it costs you. Repeat The beauty about doing so with an Online Business is that not only is it simple to do; it can be done far more cheaply than to go a more traditional route. Don’t worry so much about the ‘online’ part. It is only a tool, a mechanism to reach people who need to…

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Coffee Chat Interview… 4 Things You Must Know When Buying an OnLine Business

The thing about Online Businesses | Websites these days is that the market has been around long enough whereby there are businesses of quality, with verifiable statistics and easier to follow financials. So the information collected is more capably captured and consistent. I had the pleasure of talking about this with Lorraine Pirihi of Relaunch Your Life and member of the Baby Boomers Business Owners Facebook group. To listen to the full interview, click on the play button

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ARTICLE: Why consider using a Business Broker (just like me) to Sell your Business?

Trying to sell your business on your own, having not done it before, can be fraught with danger! As the old adage goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know!“. There’s always the chance that you luck your way through, and all hail to you if you manage to do so. But what I know for sure is, as an experienced Business Broker, is that most do not sell, or sell well. You (as the owner) eventually use a Broker after trying unsuccessfully. In many cases, all that’s unfortunately been achieved is that it takes a whole lot longer to…

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ARTICLE: When is the Best Time to Buy a Business? for ABN.org.au

As a contributing article in the Australian Businesswomen’s Network latest newsletter, this article discusses the best time to Buy a Business: Quitting life as you know it and looking to buy a business makes the answers to these questions crucial: What do I want to do? Why do I want to do it? Can I afford to do it? Will I be happy doing it? Why do I want to take on someone else’s “stuff”? To explore the answers to these in the Business Buying context, read the full article…

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ARTICLE: Exiting your Small Business, using a Business Broker

Recently, this article was published on the Australia Small Business Blog, with my contribution focused predominately on the benefits of using a Business Broker, like my good self: “If you are going to be dealing with a business broker, make sure they are licensed with the relevant State body. The Australian Institute of Business Brokers (of which I’m a member!) has links to the various State licensing authorities. When exiting your business, you should seek some professional advice – however even an accountant or solicitor have limitations on the scope of the guidance they can offer around the valuation and sale of a business.  A qualified business broker can…

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PODCAST: Keys to Selling a Business…

I invite you to listen to my latest chat on rppfm.com.au “Taking Care of Business” with Jacki Mitchell, where we discuss fundamentals around wanting to sell your business. A delight as always, especially having the opportunity to be on-air with the wonderful Alisa Camplin. Enjoy!

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#TEMpting: Online Eco Kids Boutique and Blog to BUY…

This online boutique offers children’s products made by manufacturers committed to earth-friendly practices. Clothing made from organic materials, skincare that is chemical and preservative free, toys made from natural, sustainable sources, bottles and dishware that do not contain hormone-disrupting toxins such as BPA. Not only is the focus on the products sold, but also the stories behind them. Special care is taken to source items from inspiring makers in Australia and abroad who are designing, innovating and creating fabulous green products, all while adhering to fair trade principles and using sustainable packaging options. For those making an effort to live…

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#TEMpting: Online Baby Boutique to Buy…

This online boutique store is full of quality products and beautiful gifts for all of the babies and toddlers. Newborn gifts, the perfect baby shower gifts, 1st birthday or just because…what ever the occasion, here you will find the perfect products in store. The business sources, selects, packages and distributes a beautiful range of quality products that have been tried and tested. The offer is promoted along the lines of having a personal shopper, doing all the legwork for the purchaser. Together with the unique range of products on display, so is excellent customer service and the ease of shopping 24/7, from anywhere! Once a perfect gift…

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#TEMpting: Terrarium Business to BUY…

The business has been running successfully for 4 years via an online store and through stockists in and around Melbourne. It has also sold via pop-up shops/markets, ran workshops, exhibitions and leased products out for events/open houses, etc. The business has a good following on social media and has gotten good press over the years and has been featured in The Age, SMH, Shop Till You Drop, House and Garden, Green Magazine and Hooray (previously Hitched) Magazine. The owners are selling because work circumstances have changed and the business isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Given previous interest, the owners believe the…

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