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At ASG we believe that knowledge is power. The more a business owner knows about the sales process, the better the client he/she becomes, and therefore better decisions can be made. In order to do our part in educating future sellers (and buyers), we post articles on different topics of interest.

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Advice for the Time Between Accepting an Offer and Closing the Sale

The Importance of Due Diligence to Sellers
As you are probably aware, business sales can produce a lot of litigation. For sellers it is an absolute nightmare to sell, relocate, move on to other things and then end up with large legal fees, dep...
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Informing Employees of the Sale of Your Business
When is the best time to inform employees that you are selling your business? Business brokers and merger and acquisition professionals hear this question all the time. The short answer is, “Wait un...
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Checklists for Selling a Privately Owned Company

Seven Ways to Get More Value from Selling Your Business
Thinking about selling your business? You are not alone. As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, more and more business owners are looking to transition their company. The value of your ...
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Other Resources

Small Business Administration
The U.S. Government’s Small Business Administration is an excellent resource. In addition to guaranteeing loans for the purchase of (or expanding) small businesses, they also offer a wealth of information including:
  • Templates for writing business/marketing plans
  • Checklists for starting, managing, and selling businesses
  • Referrals to local resources: mentors, seminars, etc.

Preparing Your Business for Sale

Selecting a Business Broker
When selecting a business broker to assist you in the process of transitioning the ownership of your business, there are several criteria to keep in mind. Making the right decision (and being able to ...
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Selling Specific Types of Businesses

Special Requirements for Selling a Franchise Business
People like black and white answers to their questions; unfortunately, the question as to what is involved in selling a franchised business is not one where a one-size-fits-all answer will suffice. It...
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    Michelle, Private School
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    John, Consulting and Services Provider to the US Navy
  • “We had previously listed with another broker, with dismal results, and were delighted to replace them with ASG.”

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