All posts in Sellability Score

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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WEBINAR: talking “Start with the End in Mind” via AAVIP

I had the pleasure of presenting at the AAVIP Virtual Business in Brief mini conference in November 2014 (only just got the recording) Topic: Start with the End in Mind (regardless of how old your business is) Business Exit Strategies “Thank you for agreeing to speak at AAVIP’s recent Virtual ‘Business In Brief’ Conference, we really appreciate your support and the feedback from attendees has been amazing.”  

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PODCAST: talking “Are you ready to sell up?” with BEmedia

“Give yourself time – lots of it – if you want achieve the best outcome in selling your business.” This is what I said to the good folk at BEmedia production recently, when they interviewed me for their Business Essentials Audio Programs… If you’re thinking about selling your business, how about giving yourself three years to plan it all? That’s how long exit strategist Denise Hall would like to prepare a business for sale. There’s much to consider, she says. And don’t forget that an important ingredient is YOU and want you want in life when your business is finally…

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So, you’ve completed the #SellabilityScore questionnaire, now what?

Lets have a chat, that’s what! Whilst the BIG question, of course, is what do you see as your ultimate outcome… To help get us there, with starting the process by doing the Sellability Score questionnaire, you now have a line-in-the-sand as to how your business stacks up within a worldwide sample set. Indeed, a great place to start and I will send you the full report for your reading pleasure, if not already. With your Score in mind, what do you want to explore in detail… is it more about? 1. “Improve the Score” = how to do the things…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Why, because we have buyers! Yesterday I attended a funeral of a mother of a dear friend of mine. Always of time of sadness and reflection… Given the amount of grief experienced again today, I can’t help thinking about the poor families of business owners who have not done anything about their business affairs before they fall off the mortal coil, leaving it to their family to clean up. “Take me out in…

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SELLING YOUR BUSINESS — at TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – 98.7FM

Selling Your Business by Denise Hall on Mixcloud What a pleasure it was being part of this panel discussing selling your business. Together with Richard Goldsmith, Grant Arnott and host Jacki Mitchell, we had a great chat Friday morning, but only touched the surface. Whilst not complicated, there is more to Selling Your Business than one initially expects.  LIVE in the studio every Friday, Taking Care of BUSINESS is one of the few dedicated radio business programs that focuses on all businesses great and small. The program features special guests from the business world talking about their successes, failures, lessons learned…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Why, because we have buyers! This week, Hurst Partners – Business Brokers ran another of our “How to Successfully Buy a Business” roundtable workshops (as discussed here). What a pleasure it was to co-facilitate to! The points covered: is Business Ownership for you? how do you know? what type of business? starting vs buying overview of the Business Transaction process price vs valuation using professional advisors What became clear to me was how…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Why, because we have buyers! Next week, we’re running a workshop “How to Successfully Buy a Business” for first time business buyers. Ideally it will be fabulous to practice of live stock, but case studies might just have to do… for now! Had a great lunch today, with 39 fellow service providers to the SME market. The beauty was that I was the only Broker (along with one other Valuer)  as there are…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Who knew I’d be actively asking for Business Owners looking to sell to come forth? I have buyers ready to buy but the sellers seem to be hanging on that little bit longer. Sure, there is always the more churn type businesses around, like cafes and shops, but businesses of quality in my niche (i.e. Online and Professional Services) have seemed to stopped exploring the sell option… for the time being. Only this…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Having just returned from 10 days away, it’s most interesting to see what’s happening in the market. Certainly, from a Business Broker point of view, it’s worth taking time off July/August as most Business Owners are too busy doing their EOFY activities to think about buying/selling businesses. It’s about now the phone starts ringing… and it has! Just this week, my colleague had a call where they want to sell a number of franchises they currently own…

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