What kind of results will you get if you put your business on the market?

Let's Sell Your Business: Start Here

Answer the questions on the questionnaire below to objectively reveal the strengths and weaknesses of your business and how it is perceived by a potential buyer. You will receive your "sellability score" and the results will serve as a tool to improve your business and its desirability to buyers.

Any information you provide here will remain completely confidential.

Current Lease
Do you lease or own the property?
Is your rent in par with the current economic climate?
Is your current location:
Financial Records
How accurate is your book keeping? Are all sales are reported and use an accurate system of accounting like a book-keeper, Quick-Books etc.?
Tax Returns
Do your business tax returns match your company financial statements (adjusting for add backs, tax deductions)?
How long has the business been operating?
Profitability Trend
Historically, how will you define the past 3-5 years sales/profit trend?
Customer Concentration
Does your business heavily rely on a few major accounts?
Employee Retention
Compared to similar businesses in your industry, how loyal/happy are your employees?
Labor Training
Generally, how long does it take an employee to be trained to be efficient at the job?
Owner Financing
If you were to sell your business to a qualified Buyer and SBA loan was not an option, will you be willing to finance a portion of the asking price?
Valuation Expectations
If you do not have a formal appraisal for your business, what are your expectations for the value of your business based on a multiple of annual Net Operating Income?
Transfer of Business
Does the business require a 'special trade' or difficult-to-acquire license from a State or Federal agency? How long does it take to transfer the license? Is Franchisor approval and training required?
Owner Time
How much time does the Owner of this business spend physically every week running the business?
Does the business carry inventory for day to day operations?
Is the business branded with the current owner's name? (For example: Bill Smith Pest Control)
Does the business have a functional and dynamic website?
Barriers to Entry
How easy is it for a new competitor to set up shop and take market share from your business?
How efficient is your business in implementing technological tools for operations (P.O.S, inventory tracking, systems)
Manuals and Handbooks
How well documented and updated are your employee training manuals, employment contracts, non disclosure/non compete agreements, workplace safety rules, operation instructions etc.?

Your Contact Information

Your Name
Would you like us to follow up for a free, confidential discussion to review your score?
Preferred Contact
What is your preferred method of contact?