Monthly Archives: October 2013

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    Why some online “regular” businesses sell for huge premiums

Why some online “regular” businesses sell for huge premiums

When it comes to starting a successful online business, ordinary seems to be the way to go. In a struggling economy, it’s the everyday products and services— health and beauty products, sports and fitness products, IT and online marketing businesses, etc.—that outshine the novel ones.

In general, most online businesses usually sell for about 2.0 to 4.5 times the seller’s total discretionary income. But there is a certain section of the market—namely, businesses that provide common goods and services that command the higher range of these multiples. Why are these companies selling for so much? Here are a few reasons:

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Why Business Brokers Require Exclusive Listing Agreements

Selling a business, particularly an online one, requires knowledge, experience and hard work. Most business owners simply don’t have the time or the resources available to successfully sell their businesses on their own, which is why if you’re considering selling, working with a business broker can be the ideal solution.  When you enlist the help of a business broker, you can leave the work to a professional with experience brokering these types of deals, and because brokers get paid when you sell your business, you can be certain that they will do everything in their power to facilitate the […]

The Tricky Business of Knowing When to Sell

If you’ve established an online business in the hopes of one day selling it to gain a profit, timing is everything. Selling too soon could mean missing out on your business’ peak, robbing you of both sales and the opportunity to gain a high selling price. Waiting too long could mean having to settle for a lower selling price than you had hoped to receive. So how do you know when the time is right to initiate the sales process? Here are some things that you have to consider:

Sales – Prospective buyers want to see evidence of a steady […]