Category Archives: If You Want Me to Buy Your Business

A series of Blogs by Steve Fischer sharing topics that have proven to be relevant stumbling blocks that many sellers have experienced. As the business owner, buyer, seller and business broker, Steve brings a unique perspective to the discussion.

If you want me to buy your business: Be honest with me (and yourself).

If you want me to buy your business, I need to be able to trust you.  I need to know that the relationships, data and operations that you are sharing as I make my decision are true and sincere.  I … Continue reading

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If You Want Me to Buy Your Business: Be Able To Take A Vacation.

Most people in today’s business world value their time off.  Whether it is weekends, days off or vacations, they want to get away. Numerous studies have shown the value of time off as it relates to both health and productivity.  … Continue reading

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If You Want Me To Buy Your Business: Be Realistic About Selling Price

  As the owner of your small business you have worked long and hard, and deserve to be rewarded for your efforts.  As a buyer, I am happy to reward you for your efforts.  I might even pay you a … Continue reading

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If you want me to buy your business: Make sure it looks good.

First impressions matter. Did you ever list your house for sale and have the realtor tell you to  ‘trash it’? It was probably just the opposite, they told you to clean it up, touch up the paint, trim the bushes … Continue reading

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If You Want Me to Buy Your Business: Have Non-Competition Agreements in Place with Key Employees

When I buy your business one of the ‘assets’ that I am going to purchase includes the skills of your employees. You are probably going to be exiting the business, so I am going to be relying on your employees … Continue reading

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If You Want Me to Buy Your Business: Be Realistic About the Value of Your Inventory

When I buy your business I am going to be buying everything I need to continue the business that you have built. Included in that, I am going to be buying your inventory; those goods, parts or pieces that you … Continue reading

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If You Want Me to Buy Your Business: Have your Equipment Current and Up-To-Date

I have a bucket of money that I am going to spend on your business. Out of this bucket comes, the price I will pay, the cost of acquisition, my working capital and any upgrades to equipment that may be … Continue reading

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