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Anyone on here actually sold a business by owner through this site? Thoughts?

I am wondering if anyone on here has bought or sold a business (for sale by owner) using this site? How did it go? What are reasonable expectations for business owners when advertising their business for sale? We have a great business with great customers but have had trouble with going about selling it. We don't want to "alarm" our customers, yet at the same time we need to get the word out it is for sale.

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D&L Investments, LLC
Great Opportuntity **REDUCED**
Pottawattamie County, IA

I Haven't been very sucessful in selling on this site.

Feb 6, 2010
Marek Baran
Biz Brokers of America
Broward County, FL

The point about selling business is confidentiality and it is absolutely different than real estate so you cannot advertise it everywhere. You have to be discrete to your customers/vendors/employees otherwise you may loose their trust. That's why you have to hire a broker. If you want to sell "By Owner" it works if it is a small asset sale transaction.

Feb 5, 2010
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The BAF Group LLC
MD

And now that you have put your name on this site and said you are intersted in selling, you may have created a situaiton where others have seen you interest in selling. Again, this is a reason you may want to use a Broker!

Jan 31, 2010
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The BAF Group LLC
MD

That is a primary reason you use a Broker! And as a Broker, I have sold a number of businesses, quite successfully through this site!

Jan 31, 2010
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IL

Im looking to buy a business by owner.
Brokers are not my style.
email me some preliminary business info
stone.craig@comcast.net

Jan 30, 2010
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How to Buy a Business
WA

There are places where people trade in websites. List your company on those. Digitalpoint is one. You can try eBay too. Use escrow.com to handle the closing so that both buyer and seller are protected when it comes to handing over the keys and getting paid.

Jun 26, 2009
Dorothy Herbinger
Southwest & Tropical, Inc.
Business Owner
Pasco County, FL

I would like to know the answer to your question also. Was looking through all the businesses for sale this afternoon on this site, and have a great business but unsure about how successful this website is for sellers? buyers? Please - let's keep in touch.
Dorothy
www.southwesternaccents.com

email is dherbinger@verizon.net

Jun 24, 2009
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Franchise Advisory Group
PA

Allson,

You should really consider using a business broker. We are professional and our job is to sell business. I will be more than happy to speak to you about the process, so please contact me at 888-241-6629. Thanks,

Jun 24, 2009

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