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Sell Your Business with National Industry Network

National Industry Network is a business consulting firm that offers comprehensive business intermediary consulting services to business owners looking to the right buyer for their business. Our team of dedicated professionals  has extensive experience in selling businesses of all sizes and industries. If you’re ready to move on to your next opportunity, we’re your best resource. 

Is it time to sell your business?

It's never too early to start thinking about when—and how—to sell your business.

Most business owners will eventually reach the point at which they need to exit their business. Despite this, many don’t think about selling until they absolutely have to. Maximize the value of your business by working with a trusted advisor and preparing your exit strategy now. 

What’s your transition plan?

53% of business owners have given little to no attention to their transition plan. 88% have no transition plan—and 80% are going it alone.

Whether you’re ready to retire, expanding into a new business venture, or simply looking for better work/life balance, selling your business is an effective way to realize (and fund) your future life goals. Our experienced team will be with you through every stage of the sales process. 

  • Strategic planning: We will help you create a strategy to maximize the value of your business before and during the sale process.

  • Marketing and negotiation: Our team has extensive experience in marketing businesses for sale and negotiating favorable deals between buyers and sellers.

  • Deal structuring: We will work with both parties to structure the deal in a way that is mutually beneficial.

Let’s talk.

It’s time to schedule a discrete, no-obligation consultation about selling your business.

Contact us today.

How do you prepare for selling your business?

Preparing your business for sale involves meticulous planning and a deep understanding of what prospective buyers are looking for. Here are a few of the most essential steps:

  1. Assess the market: Understand the current market conditions within your industry. This will help you determine the best timing for your sale and set realistic expectations for your business valuation.

  2. Get your financial records in order: Buyers will want to see the last few three years of your financial statements, as well as tax returns and other financial documents. Ensuring these are in good order is crucial for buyer confidence.

  3. Clean up your operations: Evaluate your business operations critically, and address any inefficiencies. This might involve refining processes, upgrading software, or streamlining your workforce.

  4. Identify your unique selling proposition: What makes your business unique? Having a clear and compelling selling point can make your business more attractive to potential buyers.

  5. Prepare for due diligence: Prospective buyers will conduct a comprehensive examination of your business. Having all the necessary documents readily available will expedite the process and increase buyer confidence.

  6. Assemble your team: Selling a business is complex, and having a team of trusted advisors can help you navigate the process smoothly.

Selling a business is a strategic process. The more prepared you are, the better the outcome is likely to be. At National Industry Network, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. 

The advantages of working with National Industry Network

It’s time to schedule a discrete, no-obligation consultation about selling your business.

At NIN, we believe in respect, integrity, and trust. We build meaningful relationships with our clients—and work diligently to secure them the outcomes that they deserve. 

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The importance of finding the right buyer

The prospect of eventually selling a business is an essential part of a complete business plan. Still, only 30% to 40% of businesses will actually sell.

What keeps businesses on the market? Bad books, incorrect valuations, or just not matching actions with intent—these things can all make it difficult to position your business within the market and find the right buyer. At the end of the day, why you want to sell your business—and the advantages that selling your business could afford you—is more important than anything else.

It’s important to find someone who understands your industry, has the capital to pay for it, and can continue growing the business independently. Finding the right buyer is the key to selling your business for the highest possible price—and we have buyers available. We’ll help you identify the right buyers for you and negotiate a deal that matches your goals and expectations. 

The process of selling a business

Selling a business can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the size and scope of a company. A small business owner may sell their business almost immediately, if the cash flow and business worth are there. Meanwhile, a large enterprise could take years to finalize a deal. 

There are several distinct steps to the process, including:

  1. Preparation: This includes gathering all the necessary documents and financials that potential buyers will need, such as balance sheets, tax returns, and other financial documents.

  2. Marketing and negotiation: We will market your business to likely buyers and work with both parties to negotiate a mutually beneficial deal structure.

  3. Closing: After the buyer has been identified, we will help with the closing process and ensure that all legal documents are in order before signing.

At National Industry Network, we have a streamlined sales process and walk with you through every step of the sales journey, from finding a qualified buyer to extracting maximum value from your business and its assets.

Working with a business consultant

Selling a business is more than a transaction: it's a life-changing decision. We want to ensure that you get the most out of your sale and continue to enjoy success in whatever comes next. We understand that this is more than just a selling process: this is a culmination of many years of investment, effort, and growth. 

That’s why we take the time to understand your goals, values, and vision. We can help you find business buyers who will be stewards for your business and facilitators for your next step, working with you to ensure that business ownership is transferred smoothly and to the benefit of both parties.

As a business owner, you’re no stranger to paperwork. But selling a business is a complex process that involves not only documentation, but negotiation. Our team has been helping business owners for over 20 years, providing guidance and support throughout what could otherwise be a hectic and stressful time. 

Regardless of your goals, we can help you get the best return on investment for your business sale. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced professionals will make selling your business easier—and more profitable. We look forward to speaking with you.

How much does it cost to sell a business?

Good news: We don't get paid until your business is sold.

We add a success fee on top of your asking price. As a result, the funds for our fees come from the buyer. Which means this process costs nothing to our sellers.

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Take the next step of your journey today

You've spent years developing your business. Let us help you get the most value back for your labor. 

At National Industry Network, we offer a wide range of services to help you get the most out of your business sale. We can assist you in valuing your business, connecting with potential buyers, negotiating your deal, and finalizing the transition. 

Contact us today to take the next step.