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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Online Business

For over 16 years, Acquisitions Direct has been recognized as one of the top internet business brokers.   As the oldest internet brokerage firm on the web today, we’ve sold over 350+ businesses since inception.  During that time we have seen a large majority of those transactions go very well, however a small percentage have not gone as smoothly as they could have.  While our internet brokerage firm is there to support the buyers and sellers through the sales process, there are a few key areas that sellers can avoid to ensure a smooth transition and prevent a transaction from falling [...]

Sell Your Online Business For Millions

You've worked hard to build your business. You found the perfect niche, and then you developed a strategy for growth that's working. While you're making money now, the ultimate payoff will come when you sell the web business. Your company could be the next Internet business selling for a million-plus, but only if you're smart about how you sell that online business. 1. Start Early. The best time to start thinking about selling your business is well before you actually plan to list it. You want your business to be in the best possible financial situation when it comes time [...]

Selling Your Online Business? Get Your Documents in Order

Do you want to sell your online business now or in the future? While other reasons may draw buyers to your business at first, the most important factor for every investor is return on investment.  To convince them, you must provide comprehensive, well-organized documentation and professionally-prepared financial records which clearly show the historical performance of your company which justifies your asking price. Proactive preparation of financials will enable you and your broker to determine a fair asking price for your online business and also help you identify any shortcomings or discrepancies in your books The first step towards having an [...]

Looking to Sell Your Online Business? Think Like a Buyer

There are many reasons why people decide to start an online business, but for many owners, there is a clear goal of one day selling that Internet-based business for a profit. If you got your online business off the ground with plans to grow it and one day sell the company to recoup what you invested and make a nice return, it's important to keep that eventual sale in mind as you make decisions from day to day. All too often, online business owners end up over estimating how much their companies are worth. It's easy to understand why, of [...]

Top 3 Mistakes Preventing You From Selling Your Online Business

What have you been working toward as you grow your online business? If you're like many entrepreneurs, you've toiled day in and day out to grow your business, so that you could maximize your return on both your financial and time investments and make as much as possible when it comes time to one day sell your business. Entrepreneurs who are working now with their eventual exit in mind may be dismayed to know that selling a business isn't always the surefire process that they believe. A study done by Pepperdine University found that more than half of all hopeful [...]

8 Ways to Show Customers You Appreciate Their Business

Ask any online business broker for a list of things that will help you sell an online business for a top price, and growing sales volume and strong profitability are sure to be on the top of the list. To achieve those numbers, you need satisfied customers. Studies show that it's much more expensive for any business to attract a new customer than it is for one to retain a current one, and that's even truer in the world of online businesses where more inexpensive forms of marketing like signage and flyers just aren't possible. To keep your business growing [...]

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