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Is my company worth anything? If so, how do I sell?

My buddy and I own a line of green cleaning products called EcoClean. It is a 100% green cleaning line and cleans much MUCH better than any green product on the market. We have lots of pictures and video on how well it works. Plus, it's completely safe and non-toxic (I even squirt it in my mouth for effect.) We made a website, an amazon store, a facebook page, and sold several bottles. People love the stuff. We produced an infomercial and spent a tiny amount to test it out. Well we got a few orders but not many. Our problem: we were VERY underfunded. There was a ton we could have done (we had lots of brilliant ideas) but we ran out of money. So I guess, I'd like to hear from experts if our company is worth anything and how much. The infomercial, websites, pictures, another video we made, and all sources and necessary info would be included. This could be a highly successful business for someone with a little capital and the drive. Especially as green products are HUGE now. Thoughts?

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Robert Cutler
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I tend to agree with Don. Unless there's any value in your intellectual property (which probably isn't the case unless you have registered patents or trademarks), it would make more sense to try to "right the ship" with a good business plan rather than sell the business for next to nothing. You need to figure out the precise cost of acquiring new customers and whether the company can ever become profitable. If you do your research and present it in an appealing way to an angel investor you may be able to get the funds that you need to remain in business, although you will probably have to give up some control.

Mar 25, 2010
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Don - that's fair, thanks for the help.
Jessica - I was just seeking advice on what I should/could do.

Mar 24, 2010
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There are some products that can be sold by virtue of the "intellectual property" they represent, normally secured through patents. But unless it is protected in that manner, and there is a novel and demonstrable level of advancement above the competition, there is little to sell.

Moreover, the product must be so incredibly advanced, that its value is readily, quickly recognized as such. Otherwise, it will be studied to death, and any technological advance you possess may be overcome in the delay, killing your competitive advancement, and thus the price you might obtain.

The chances of having that kind of product are exceedingly rare. Not out of the question; but even if it is a superbly advanced product, finding someone willing to purchase it at a high price, and then put hundreds of thousands (or millions) of dollars into the product, in order to make it profitable, are even rarer.

Most Buyers will want to purchase on the basis of Cash Flow. Talking in terms of "potential" is almost the kiss of death, with Buyers. You would be better off putting together a Business Plan and attempting to entire an Angel Investor, in order to launch a broader marketing approach. Then you have the opportunity to either grow it on your own, or proving the item is a salable piece of merchandise, that has mass appeal. THEN you can sell it at a reasonable price.

Mar 23, 2010

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