BizBuySell in the News

December 19, 2011

Business Insider

Will 2012 Be the Year to Sell Your Small Business?

For a few years now, small business owners have been waiting for the long-discussed economic recovery to finally happen. While these owners certainly look forward to the uptick in business, stronger top-line revenues and improved profitability could also spur them to finally consider selling their businesses. The fact remains that many proprietors still see their business's current value as too low to plan a financially successful exit.

November 17, 2011

Entrepreneurship Around the World

In honor of the third annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, BizBuySell, an online marketplace of businesses for sale, tells the entrepreneurship story from Canada to Colombia with statistics and other fun facts.

October 23, 2011

Washington Post

Sale of regions small businesses at a high

Sales of small firms in the Washington area soared in the third quarter of this year, according to third-quarter data from, an online marketplace for small business acquisitions.

The San Francisco-based company only tracks transactions disclosed by brokers, who reported 46 local deals for the three months ending September, up 41 percent from the prior year. National sales, meanwhile, rose 3.5 percent in the third quarter. The majority of the businesses that have traded hands are restaurants and retail operations, such as delicatessens, liquor stores and dry cleaners.

September 19, 2011

New York Times Blogs

The Truth About what Your Business is Worth

About two years ago I told a business owner a number of things she wasn't ready to hear about the sale of her business. She was disappointed with our meeting, called later to tell me she disagreed with what I had said, then listed her business for sale with one of my competitors. I didn't lose much sleep over it at the time. In fact, I happened to admire both her and her business, and I slept better knowing that I had told her what I thought.

September 14, 2011


How to Put a Price on your Business

Companies like Apple have proven that a strong brand is priceless. Whether or not you're thinking of selling, learn how to assess and improve your brand's worth. Business selling prices are in the news because, believe it or not, sales of businesses are once again on the rise.

August 19, 2011


5 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Valuation

Valuation is one of those four-syllable business buzzwords you're going to have to deal with, eventually, if you either want to start a business or own a business. If it doesn't come up when you start, it will come up later. Here is what I think you need to know, in five short points.

August 1, 2011

Business Insider

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Valuation

Valuation is one of those four-syllable business buzzwords you're going to have to deal with, eventually, if you either want to start a business or own a business. If it doesn't come up when you start, it will come up later. Here is what I think you need to know, in five short points.

July 31, 2011

Wall Street Journal

Buying an Established Business

Last year, Mark Shelstad set out to become his own boss after concluding that his portfolio-manager job had become unstable. But instead of trying to build a company from the ground up, the Chicago-area resident began searching for an existing one he could buy.

July 18, 2011


25 Essential Entrepreneur Resources

When you're starting a business, where do you go to get the help, advice and tools you need? There are plenty of resources out there -- so many, in fact, that you might have trouble sorting through them all. Entrepreneur Magazine cut through the clutter to select 25 essential resources for startup small-business owners and BizBuySell was #5!

April 14, 2011

Accounting Today

Questions Your Clients Will Ask About Their Business Sales

As a trusted business advisor, your clients count on you to help with the major transition periods of their business life. Perhaps the most important of these will be the sale of their business. When it comes time for your client to retire or to exit their business, they'll be coming to you for advice. In order to prepare for that time, it's important to have a sound understanding of the complexities of the sales process, and how you can most effectively help your client successfully navigate this challenging transition.

April 7, 2011

New York Times Blogs

A Tough Time to Time the Sale of a Business

As with most economic news of late, there are mixed signals right now in the business-for-sale marketplace. Some folks say now is great time to sell - or, at a minimum that the market is better than it has been over the last two years - while others disagree. Where can a business owner turn to get clear direction? Since the dartboard has been used famously for picking publicly traded stocks, let's ask the Magic 8 Ball a few questions about selling a small business.

March 8, 2011

Orange County Register

Survey: 2011 is a good time to sell a business

More than three out of four (76%) of business brokers say 2011 will be a good year for owners who want to sell their companies, according to a new survey from, a national website for buying or selling businesses. Most, 69%, say the improved climate for business sales is due to the recovering economy, the survey says.

March 2, 2011

The Wall Street Journal

Is Now the Time to Sell a Business?

Some 77% of business brokers say 2011 will be a good year to sell a business, according to a survey released last week from, an Internet marketplace for buying and selling small firms. This isn't a surprising statistic given that brokers have a vested interest in the marketplace.

February 16, 2011

Virginia Business

What to Consider When Selling Your Business

To be sure, running a business is hard work. But, these days, selling one for a profit may be even tougher. According to BizBuySell, an online business-for-sale marketplace, for the full year 2010, across the U.S., the median sale price for businesses was down 6.3 percent from a year ago. The number of businesses sold nationally reported to BizBuySell was 4,568, up 2.9 percent compared to 2009.

February 14, 2011

Business Week

When It's Time to Cash Out

Deals are bouncing back among buyers and sellers of Main Street businesses. Last year transactions climbed 3 percent, vs. a 28 percent drop in 2009. Prices, however, continued to fall.

January 27, 2011


When You're Ready to Sell the Business

For a number of small business owners who may be ready to sell their companies, the past few years have been a time to cut unnecessary expenses, make ends meet and to patiently wait for the market to rebound. There simply was no use in trying to sell the business when company revenues and profits were down. Low purchase-price valuations only made matters worse.

January 20, 2011

Crain's Chicago Business

Local biz-for-sale prices slipped in 4Q: has released its Q4 2010 data on what small businesses are selling for in the Chicago area.

January 10, 2011

CNN Money

Small Business Sales Pick Up

Entrepreneurs trying to sell their businesses seem to have had an easier time of it last year, although they may not have gotten the price they wanted.

January 8, 2011

New York Times Blogs

BizBuySell Projects More Business Sales this Year ? one of the most popular online sources of small-business for-sale listings ? has released its Fourth Quarter 2010 Insight Report, showing a return to realism by sellers at the end of 2010, and some promising indicators for improvement in the overall marketplace in the coming year.

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