An Experienced Business Broker….
– Protects Your Investment by Determining Proper Business Value.
– Acquires Highest Price Possible For Your Business.
– Assimilates Todays Market; Knows When to Sell & When to Wait to Get Highest Multiple.
– Prescreens All Buyer Interest So Your Time is Not Exhausted.
– Protects Sale Confidentiality.
– Mediates for You.
– Effectively Satisfies ALL Inquiries on Your Behalf.
– Manages Negotiations.
– Proficient in Documentation Procedures & Ensures Legal Transactions.
– Facilitates Professional Collaborations.
– Ensures Transition to New Ownership is as Wrinkle-Free as Possible!
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Davidson Business Investments is pleased to announce the sale of ProMed Billing Inc. a Medical Billing company providing practice solutions to Grangers Management Holdings Inc.
The transaction was a one of many that DBI has concluded in the Medical Billing and technology arena. DBI worked to accomplish client goals, bringing the best possible solutions to the table for both parties.
For further information on how we can help you accomplish your goals call Frank Davidson at 704-999-9728 for a confidential discussion.
Selling a small business is a complex venture that involves several considerations. It can require that you enlist a broker such as Davidson Business Investments, an accountant and an attorney as you proceed. Whether you profit will depend on the reason for the sale, the timing of the sale, the strength of the business’s operation and its structure. The business sale will also require much of your time and, once the business is sold, you’ll need to determine some smart ways to handle the profit. Reviewing these seven considerations can help you build a solid plan and make negotiations a success.
1. Reasons for the Sale
You’ve decided to sell your business. Why? That’s one of the first questions a potential buyer will ask. Owners commonly sell their businesses for any of the following reasons:
• Partnership disputes
• Illness and death
• Becoming overworked
Some owners consider selling the business when it is not profitable, but this can make it harder to attract buyers. Consider the business’s ability to sell, its readiness and your timing. There are many attributes that can make your business appear more attractive, including:
• Increasing profits
• Consistent income figures
• A strong customer base
• A major contract that spans several years
2. Timing of the Sale
Prepare for the sale as early as possible, preferably a year or two ahead of time. The preparation will help you to improve your financial records, business structure and customer base to make the business more profitable. These improvements will also ease the transition for the buyer and keep the business running smoothly.
3. Business Valuation
Next, you’ll want to determine the worth of your business to make sure you don’t price it too high or too low. Locate a business appraiser to get a valuation. The appraiser will draw up a detailed explanation of the business’s worth. The document will bring credibility to the asking price and can serve as a gauge for your listing price.
4. Selling on Your Own vs. Using a Broker
Selling the business yourself allows you to save money and avoid paying a broker’s commission. It’s also the best route when the sale is to a trusted family member or current employee. In other circumstances, a broker can help free up time for you to keep the business up and running, keep the sale quiet and get the highest price (because the broker will want to maximize his or her commission). Discuss expectations and advertisements with the broker and maintain constant communication.
5. Preparing Documents
Gather your financial statements and tax returns dating back three to four years and review them with an accountant. In addition, develop a list of equipment that’s being sold with the business. Also, create a list of contacts related to sales transactions and supplies, and dig up any relevant paperwork such as your current lease. Create copies of these documents to distribute to financially qualified potential buyers.
Your information packet should also provide a summary describing how the business is conducted and/or an up-to-date operating manual. You’ll also want to make sure the business is presentable. Any areas of the business or equipment that are broken or run down should be fixed or replaced prior to the sale.
6. Finding a Buyer
A business sale may take between six months and two years according to SCORE, a nonprofit association for entrepreneurs and partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Finding the right buyer can be a challenge. Try not to limit your advertising, and you’ll attract more potential buyers.
Once you have prospective buyers, keep the process moving along:
• Get two to three potential buyers just in case the initial deal falters.
• Stay in contact with the potential buyers.
• Find out whether the potential buyer prequalifies for financing before giving out information about your business. If you plan to finance the sale, work out the details with an accountant or lawyer so you can reach an agreement with the buyer.
• Allow some room to negotiate, but stand firm on the price that is reasonable and considers the company’s future worth.
• Put any agreements in writing. The potential buyers should sign a nondisclosure/confidentiality agreement to protect your information.
• Try to get the signed purchase agreement into escrow.
You may encounter the following documents after the sale:
• The bill of the sale, which transfers the business assets to the buyer
• An assignment of a lease
• A security agreement, which has a seller retain a lien on the business
In addition, the buyer may have you sign a noncompete agreement, in which you would agree to not start a new, competing business and woo away customers.
7. Handling the Profits
Take some time, at least few months, before spending the profits from the sale. Create a plan outlining your financial goals, and learn about any tax consequences associated with the sudden wealth. Speak with a financial professional to determine how you want to invest the money and focus on long-term benefits, such as getting out of debt and saving for retirement.
Selling a business is time-consuming and for many, an emotional venture. A good reason to sell or the existence of a “hot” market can ease the burden, as can the help of professionals. It may also be possible to receive free counseling from organizations such as SCORE, and your local chamber of commerce may offer relevant seminars and workshops. When all is said and done, the large sum of money in your bank account and your newfound free time will make the grueling process seem worthwhile.
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PRLog – Oct. 29, 2014 – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Frank Davidson is currently celebrating 25 years serving clients buying and selling businesses in Frank Davidsons home town of Charlotte NC and all over the USA. Last year Frank Davidson sold over 42 companies personally and his recent sale in NY sold for the highest multiple ever! Frank Davidsons experience adds value to your company because of what and who he deals with.
Frank Davidson is the founder of Davidson Business Investments which represents the most elite clients in the Southeast. Frank Davidson specializes in HealthCare practices and ancillary companies such as Medical Billing and Medical Supplies, Dealerships, Manufacturing, Distribution, High Value Franchises and Corporate Divestures, across the United States.
Frank Davidson has strategic acquisition search programs in place which create deal flow higher than any in the industry and uncover opportunities that other firms never hear or see. Selling companies in today’s market, brokers are needed who are in touch with all of the different structures and transitional financing methods in order to get transactions closed, Frank Davidson ensures all information is confidential and that selling your business is made as easy as possible.
If you are looking to purchase a company or looking to sell your company in this market you need to rely on the business broker doing their job with honesty and respect for all of those who are involved. Frank Davidson has the experience and expertise with the highest service levels, providing the support entrepreneurs need.
Please visit Frank Davidsons website for further information on selling your business, to view an active listing of companies for sale or to live chat with Frank Davidson about buying selling or referral benefits.
1. When you drive around the block several times before parking and going to work.
2. When you look at the clock to see if it’s time to leave for the day.
3. You don’t want the telephone to ring.
4. You don’t want to talk to customers.
5. You feel that you are the only one working.
6. You don’t see where the business is headed.
7. You don’t feel that your employees are carrying their load.
8. You think that you’re too busy and life is passing you buy.
9. The enthusiasm is gone.
10. Running your own business just isn’t fun anymore.
Are you able to answer YES to any of these reasons twice in a week? Call me on my personal cell so we can discuss how I can help you 704-999-9737.
Frank Davidson and his team of agents have over 45 years of combined experience serving the most elite clients in Charlotte NC, the Southeast and all over the US.
With strategic acquisition search programs in place DBI creates deal flow higher than any in the industry by uncovering opportunities other firms never hear or see.
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