Selling a business

Looking at selling a business? Core Business Brokers are here to help guide you through your exit. We’ve had the experience of selling hundreds of businesses – but we are able to treat you and your business as the individual sale it is.

A guide to selling your business

A guide to selling your business

So, you’ve decided to sell your business. You want to change your lifestyle, spend more time with your family, grow your wealth in a completely different direction… Whatever the reason – selling your business is the means to get there. But you’ve never done this before! So where do you start?
Here’s a handy guide to selling your business from the start to the very end (or shall we say, ‘new beginning’.)

Assessing your business through your client’s eyes

Assessing your business through your client’s eyes

When we spend most of our time working “in” our business, innovating, fixing problems, creating new ways to be profitable, managing staff, dealing with clients – it’s hard to zoom out and see what our client’s see. But this is the most important perception when it comes to analysing and assessing your business and then be able to work “on” the business.

Why use a business broker?

Why use a business broker?

In a world full of DIY options, ‘do it yourself’ business buying and selling sound appealing to the ever-learning, multi-tasking business owner that you are. You’ve managed to establish and grow a business of your own, maybe from scratch, maybe from one that was previously showing little profit! Either way, you’ve got this… right? Unfortunately, no. We hate to be so blunt, but there is a reason why Business Brokers exist. Actually, there are many reasons! Let’s outline a few to break the ice.

Can Your Business Work Without You?

Can Your Business Work Without You?

As part of your succession planning, ensuring your business can operate and succeed without you involved in the day-to-day activity is essential. This allows for better work/life balance whilst also proving to potential buyers that the business can easily be transferred from owner to owner, without disrupting operations and profitability thereby ensuring that the goodwill…

The Importance of a Non-disclosure Agreement

The Importance of a Non-disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement otherwise known as a confidentiality disclosure agreement or NDA/CDA, is a legally binding document that safeguards business owners during the sale of their business. When selling a business, part of a potential buyer’s due diligence is to investigate your business from a to z; examining profitability, financial statements, staff rosters and often…

What is ‘Goodwill’?

What is ‘Goodwill’?

According to the Oxford Dictionary, Goodwill is: “The established reputation of a business regarded as a quantifiable asset and calculated as part of its value when it is sold.” What does that mean when we talk about business? A business’ goodwill can be viewed somewhat as their reputation. Goodwill isn’t a tangible asset. Although it…

The Importance of Intangible Assets

The Importance of Intangible Assets

According to business sales data (BIZSTATSTM) approximately 60% of a business sale price is allocated to intangible assets. This figure varies greatly from business to business, however, the value of intangible assets in a modern age is increasing. Let us explain. What are ‘intangible assets’? Intangible assets are assets that don’t physically exist. I.e. They…

Valuation vs. Appraisal – Which One Do I Need?

Valuation vs. Appraisal – Which One Do I Need?

When you approach the end of your business ownership journey and are preparing to sell, you need to determine the market price of your business. A business’ market price is dependent on current market conditions, it’s history of success & profitability, future profit forecasts, goodwill, stock, assets and much more. Determining the ‘value’ of your…

Building a Business Worth Selling

Building a Business Worth Selling

Building your own business takes years of sacrifice, hard work and often delayed earnings. Selling your business for the right price, is a chance to reap the substantial rewards for your years of hard work and associated risks. Key things to think about when starting your business Structure – Getting the business structure right could…

Family Business – Is Your Succession Plan in Place?

Family Business – Is Your Succession Plan in Place?

Succession planning, otherwise known as creating an ‘exit strategy’ is both an important and beneficial planning tool for anyone owning their own business. However, for a family-owned and operated business, there are even more considerations than normal; as instead of setting your business up for a new owner to take over, the plan may be…

Instant Asset Write-Off: How Does This Affect Me?

Instant Asset Write-Off: How Does This Affect Me?

On the 2nd of April 2019, the threshold for small business instant asset write-off increased from $25,000 to $30,000. Announced by the Government, this increase is available to all ‘small businesses’ with an aggregated annual turnover of less than $10 million. What is instant asset write-off? Businesses that meet the criteria of a ‘small business’…

The Role of a Business Broker

The Role of a Business Broker

Buying and selling businesses can seem straight forward, especially when looking in from the outside. However, there are many things to consider when doing so, which we covered in our previous blog ‘Understanding the Business Sale Process’. Your Business Broker becomes your mentor throughout your sale process. Whether you are the buyer or seller, the…

Planning Your Exit Strategy

Planning Your Exit Strategy

Planning your exit strategy, otherwise referred to as your ‘succession plan’ can seem like a daunting task. However, it is an important factor that should be planned well, before the need arises. Think of an exit strategy like any other important planning task – you have a big event on and need a specific outfit,…

What is the Normal SALES process?

What is the Normal SALES process?

Each business sale will vary however below is a Typical Sales Process Guide. Enquiry A potential buyer enquires about the listing seen on either the Core Business brokers web site or the other paid web sites included in the marketing of the business. Once a confidentiality agreement is signed and completed a business profile is provided….