You're selling your small business for a reason, but your buyer may have other plans for you. Read story
Mike Handelsman is group general manager for BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, the Internet's largest and most heavily trafficked business-for-sale marketplaces. BizBuySell.com currently has an inventory of over 45,000 businesses for sale, and more than 785,000 monthly visits. Mike is a nationally recognized spokesman on small business transition issues. He has participated in numerous television, print and online publications on the topics of small business acquisition, small business valuation, and the business for sale market. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University. @BizBuySell
Before you vote, take a look at how either candidate could impact your ability to successfully exit your small business. Read story
Don't let your emotions--sorrow, anger, or a sense of loss--hijack the sale of your small business. Here are tips on keeping a level head. Read story
When it is finally time to close a business sale, preparing a closing day to-do list and understanding what will happen will ease the transition. Read story
Taking the time to research the financing and tax implications of a sale can provide you with a strong advantage come negotiation time. Read story
The goal of any business sale is to receive many purchase offers at the highest possible price. Here's how to choose the best one. Read story
What you include in an online business-for-sale listing could be the difference between a quick sale and a long, painful one. Here's how to do it right. Read story
Writing the perfect advertisement for your business for sale is a fine art. Here's what you should reveal and what you should not. Read story
Balancing buyer questions and retaining your business' confidentiality can be tricky. Laying out a plan can help set what information you can release and when. Read story
Once you have committed to selling your business, it’s time to bring in some experts to make sure you get the highest offers possible. Read story
Prospective business buyers wont’ simply take you on your word. You need to have documents ready to support every claim you make during the sales process. Read story
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