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Why You Need a Website Broker to Sell Your Business

Would you hire a general contractor to fix a broken appliance? No, you need someone who specializes in appliance repair.  Just like that scenario, when it comes to selling your online business you wouldn’t contact a real estate agent.  You need someone who specializes in online business brokering – a website broker. It takes specialized experience to be a website broker.  Just like a real estate agent needs to know how to properly sell and position a house, a website broker needs to have the experience and skill sets to showcase an online business and make sure it is positioned [...]

Why some online “regular” businesses sell for huge premiums

When it comes to starting a successful online business, ordinary seems to be the way to go. In a struggling economy, it’s the everyday products and services— health and beauty products, sports and fitness products, IT and online marketing businesses, etc.—that outshine the novel ones. In general, most online businesses usually sell for about 2.0 to 4.5 times the seller’s total discretionary income. But there is a certain section of the market—namely, businesses that provide common goods and services that command the higher range of these multiples. Why are these companies selling for so much? Here are a few reasons: [...]

Why Business Brokers Require Exclusive Listing Agreements

Selling a business, particularly an online one, requires knowledge, experience and hard work. Most business owners simply don’t have the time or the resources available to successfully sell their businesses on their own, which is why if you’re considering selling, working with a business broker can be the ideal solution.  When you enlist the help of a business broker, you can leave the work to a professional with experience brokering these types of deals, and because brokers get paid when you sell your business, you can be certain that they will do everything in their power to facilitate the sale. [...]

The Tricky Business of Knowing When to Sell

If you’ve established an online business in the hopes of one day selling it to gain a profit, timing is everything. Selling too soon could mean missing out on your business’ peak, robbing you of both sales and the opportunity to gain a high selling price. Waiting too long could mean having to settle for a lower selling price than you had hoped to receive. So how do you know when the time is right to initiate the sales process? Here are some things that you have to consider: Sales – Prospective buyers want to see evidence of a steady [...]

Are SBA Lending Programs Making a Come Back?

Buying an Internet-based business poses many challenges, some of which are unique to the world of online companies. One of the biggest barriers to purchasing online businesses is securing financing. For the last few years, lending options for website acquisitions have been greatly limited, but there seems to now be some light at the end of the tunnel for those who are looking to enter the world of e-commerce but don’t have the necessary capital to purchase a company outright. SBA loans are one of the options that are beginning to re-emerge to help prospective buyers secure financing. The Effects [...]

Find and Buy an Online Business that is Just Right for You

So, you are interested in buying an online business. Congratulations—making the decision is the first step. However, since 90 percent of people who begin the search to buy a business never actually purchase one, realize that you are up against some obstacles. Learning as much as you can about what it takes to successfully buy an online business can help put you in the successful 10 percent. One of the most important parts of successfully buying an online business is finding your appropriate price level, but most importantly finding a company that is the right fit for you, your interests, [...]

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