BizBuySell in the News

October 9, 2009

Small Business Trends

Uptick in Businesses Being Sold, but Prices are Dropping

In the business-for-sale market there's good news and bad news.

September 12, 2009

Crain's Chicago Business

Buying in to the biz

After three years of searching for the right opportunity, Curtis Walker quit a six-figure job at J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. in December 2007 and purchased Association Partners Inc., a Carol Stream property management company that serves homeowners associations.

August 10, 2009

Wall Street Journal

Selling When Business Valuations Are Low

Investors weren't the only losers when the stock market crashed last September. Business owners also watched their company valuations plummet.

July 28, 2009

Restaurant Hospitality

Game to Grow? Now's the Time

Finding ways to expand your restaurant concept is always a challenge, perhaps more so in today's economic climate. But because those same market conditions present unique circumstances, now may be the perfect time to branch out.

July 10, 2009

Is Your Business Fit to be Sold?

Consider these 4 characteristics before putting your business on the market.

July 10, 2009

South Florida Business Journal

Businesses for sale on the cheap - if buyers have cash

The median price for businesses sold in South Florida plummeted 43 percent in the second quarter, year-over-year.

July 10, 2009

Internet Retailer

It's a tough time to sell a business, even if it's web-based

Sales of Internet companies that provide goods and services to consumers declined only 14% in the second quarter, from 29 to 25, but the median sale price slid by a third to $100,000 from $150,000.

June 23, 2009

Chain Store Age

Four ways to expand your business

Today's challenging economy presents some unique opportunities for business expansion for those who have a unique set of circumstances. Act now to expand your business and you may find that you're very well-positioned once the economy turns around.

April 27, 2009

It's a lousy time to sell your business

Closed deals and the prices sellers paid both dropped sharply in the last quarter.

April 27, 2009

Ask an Expert: Job in danger? Maybe you can buy a business

Q: I am pretty sure that I will lose my job. I don't want to start a business from scratch, so what do you think of buying a pre-existing business? And if that is a good idea like I think it is, what are the possibilities of getting the owner to finance the purchase? My credit isn't great.

April 23, 2009

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Recession lowers value of businesses

Small businesses in metro Atlanta sold for 20 percent less in the first quarter than they did a year ago, according to new data from online business broker BizBuySell.

April 17, 2009

Milwaukee Business Journal

Economy dries up sales of small firms

The median asking price for small businesses in the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas plummeted in the first quarter of 2009 with few deals coming to fruition, a new report that tracks transactions showed.

April 16, 2009

Washington Business Journal

Fewer area businesses sold in 1Q 2009

Fewer business owners are pitching for-sale signs on their front yards and even qualified buyers are having trouble financing the deals that do exist thanks to the troubled economy, according to new data from the first quarter of this year.

April 3, 2009

Providence Business News

Business sale prices rising in 2009

The median asking price for businesses for sale in the Providence area was higher in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest data from BizBuySell, a national Web site that specializes in commercial sales.

March 2, 2009

New Haven Register

Rolling the Dice: More trying to buy, sell businesses

As the ranks of the unemployed continue to grow by the month, those that find themselves out of work for an extended period of time are increasingly considering buying a business as means of generating income.

January 29, 2009

Lawn & Landscape Magazine

Site Offers Online Marketplace for Buying and Selling Businesses helped to facilitate the sale of 20 lawn-care and landscaping businesses in the third quarter.

January 16, 2009

San Jose Business Journal

Business sales: Prices up, revenue down

In the past year, the median asking price for businesses for sale in the San Jose-Santa Clara-Sunnyvale metropolitan area has increased while businesses' revenue has dropped, according to a business-for-sale marketplace report.

January 16, 2009

Boston Business Journal

Credit crunch, declining profits make it harder for businesses to change hands

Skittish investors and a rapidly declining economy have stymied the once brisk buying and selling of small businesses in the region.

January 12, 2009


Small Business Sellers Find Few Takers

Small business owners are finding fewer interested buyers due to the stumbling economy and the ongoing credit crunch.

January 7, 2009

Orange County Register

Local business sellers ask more, get less

The median asking price for local small businesses put on the sales block continued to rise in the fourth quarter, but prices fell for firms that actually sold, according to new data from BizBuySell, a national business-for-sale Web site.

January 1, 2009


Time to Sell?

The news is bleak, but in the right market and industry you can sell your business.

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