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Whats the best way to present a business that we are having to sell due to changes in personal circumstances?

I've sold businesses on BizBuy before but they have always been more established etc. This time, I am having to sell a full year or so earlier than I would choose to but due to changes at home (sound of small feet anyone), I'm looking to sell on this particular venture early. Normally, when I post a listing I get a alot of response pretty quickly, this time not so much so I am wondering what I am doing wrong? Does seller financing help alot?

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What kind of business are you selling ? If you are offering seller financing, the I might be interested. Please e-mail me more details at

Feb 8, 2010
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The BAF Group LLC

Normally, lenders want three (3) years of history, supported by Tax Returns. Depending upon the price, you may have to either find a Buyer with enough money to buy your business entirely in cash, or you will need to take a note.

It is difficult to determine "what you are doing wrong", with the skimpy amount of information provided; however, when you sell a business that is not mature, the Buyer will always think in terms of: Why should I buy an immature business? Why should I not just start it myself from scratch, and avoid mistakes the Seller might have made, or pay his mark-up? You may think there is ample reason for a Buyer to come to this kind of conclusion, but have you expressed that in your ad?

Feb 8, 2010

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