BizBuySell in the News

December 31, 2010


How to Find a Business Broker

For most sellers, a broker can help find a buyer and assist with your exit strategy. Choosing the right broker is important in order to maximize the sale price for your business and fund your next venture or retirement of your dreams. On the other hand, the wrong broker could have your business laying dormant on the market for months (or even years) or have you leaving money on the table at closing.

November 15, 2010

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration NEWS

Selling your business in a buyer's market

A recent survey by of business brokers revealed some interesting statistics on the business-for-sale market. According to Mike Handelsman, general manager of, "Most business brokers agree that it?s a challenging market, with the biggest concerns being a scarcity of qualified buyers and sellers, financial challenges in getting deals done, and no clear signs of a fast recovery."

November 9, 2010

Convenience Store News's 3Q 2010 Insight Report Includes C-Store Channel Business-For-Sale Data

In October, released its third quarter 2010 economic data suggesting that while the business-for-sale market has bottomed out, it is also experiencing a very slow recovery. In the convenience store channel, the trend to buying and selling c-stores is operating at "half the level to what it was before the recession," Mike Handelsman, group general manager for told Convenience Store News in a recent interview.

October 29, 2010

National Restaurant News

Prices paid for restaurant businesses slip, an online marketplace for businesses, offered a look at third-quarter trends for restaurants listed for sale on its site, including a drop in the median prices paid compared with the second quarter.

October 14, 2010

Wall Street Journal

Businesses put up for sale smack into harsh reality

Small-business owners banking on a big payoff when they sell their establishments may have to settle for a lot less than planned.

October 11, 2010

Sign On San Diego

Business-for-sale market may have hit bottom; recovery slow

The number of U.S. businesses sold during the third quarter of 2010 was flat compared with the same period last year, suggesting that while the business-for-sale market has bottomed out, its recovery will be painfully slow.

October 8, 2010

Crains Chicago Business

Asking Prices for Chicago Businesses slip in 3Q

If you're looking to buy a business in the Chicago area, now may be a relatively good time: Asking prices for Chicago businesses have slipped a bit compared to this time last year.

September 13, 2010

The Five Most Important Questions to Ask a Potential Hotel Buyer

Communication is a key to success in just about every aspect of life. So it only makes sense that when you?re ready to sell your business -- a hotel you?ve poured your heart and soul into for countless years -- sound communication will again help you achieve your goal.

July 15, 2010

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Selling price of businesses plunges

The median sale price of metro Atlanta small businesses hit its nadir in the second quarter - since at least the beginning of 2008 - an indication of stingy lending and tax policy uncertainty.

July 13, 2010

KFNN 1510 Financial News Radio

"Business For Breakfast"

Small business climate remains challenging, but is improving.

July 8, 2010

Orange County Register

Fire sale prices for O.C. businesses

The selling price of Orange County businesses fell 25% in the second quarter from a year earlier, reports BizBuySell, a national businesses for sale website.

July 7, 2010

NPR: California Money

Sale of Bay Area Businesses Lag Nation

Despite some signs of an economic recovery, Bay Area small businesspeople are still feeling the recession. The number of Bay Area businesses for sale is lagging the nation as a whole.

June 21, 2010

New York Times Blogs

Getting the Price You Want for Your Business

According to Mike Handelsman, general manager of BizBuySell, only 20 percent of businesses listed for sale in 2009 were sold successfully. That's why it is vital to do the necessary planning to extract maximum value.

June 16, 2010


10 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Business

Most sellers don't expect the exit from their company to be easy, but many are surprised by how difficult it can be to sell their business for a good price in a reasonable timeframe, especially in the current economic environment. It's important, however, to not let frustration get in the way of maximizing your sale.

May 10, 2010

New York Newsday

Avoiding deal killers if you want to sell

Selling a business can be tricky in any economy, but more so in a depressed environment like the present, where lending is tight and profits are down.

April 16, 2010

South Florida Business Journal

Business sales suffer economic jet lag as they wait for rebound

A hoped-for rebound in sales of businesses hasn't happened yet in's statistics for the first quarter: Many of the key metrics were down.

April 13, 2010


Four Keys to Selling in a Buyer's Market

The business-for-sale market has been slowly recovering for the past few quarters, and the first quarter of 2010 was no different. According to industry data, the number of closed business-for-sale transactions rose slightly last quarter, by 0.3 percent, as compared to the first quarter of 2009.

March 20, 2010

Arizona Republic

Small Business Dilemma

Tight credit continues to depress the market for buying and selling small businesses, just as Baby Boomer owners are getting ready to retire.

February 22, 2010

Huffington Post

Buy a Business Instead of Starting One From Scratch

It is a good time to buy a business, according to Mike Handelsman, the general manager of the online portal,

January 26, 2010

New Jersey Star Ledger

It's a good year to buy, but know the obstacles

If you're looking to buy a small business in New Jersey, now just might be the right time. Business-for-sale transactions in the state declined 15 percent last year, to 179, as potential buyers struggled to get credit while sellers wrestled with lower earnings, according to, the largest online business-for-sale marketplace.

January 25, 2010

New York Times Blogs

Timing the Sale of Your Business

A recent report published by BizBuySell - one of the Internet's largest marketplaces for buying or selling a small business - confirmed a hunch I’ve had for several months, namely that small business deals seemed to pick up during the latter part of 2009. While many business owners have put their exit plans on hold until the economy recovers, others are not only hanging on but enjoying growth and have a bright outlook for 2010.

January 19, 2010

Los Angeles Times

With profits down, firms just aren't changing hands

Sales of businesses in L.A. County fell 32% last year from 2008, and the median price also dropped. Still, there are signs that the number and value of deals will improve this year.

Members of the Media

Let us serve as expert sources for you on buying a business, selling a business, valuing a business and small business trends. Email us here or call Bob House at 415-284-4380.

Media Resources

BizBuySell is the Internet's largest and most heavily trafficked business for sale marketplace, with more business for sale listings, more unique users, and more search activity than any other service.