from leaders in the industry on how to sell or buy a business.
Our proven long term track record has given us the insights and secrets to selling & or buying a business.
This extensive 3 hour workshop will give you all the information you need to be an educated seller or buyer whether you decide to retain a broker/consultant or not.
Topics we will cover:
How to hire the right firm and what to look for. Contracts, fees & commissions and other expenses to plan for.
Valuations methods – come up with a value the business.
How to prepare for sale-financials, tax, legal, operational issues.
Does your business qualify for the capital gains exemption?
Finding the right buyer & best ways to market your business for sale.
Finding the right business to buy and where to look.
The documents: Letters of Intent, Share Purchase Agreement, Asset Purchase Agreement, leases and more.
What is best – an asset sale or share sale and the differences to the buyers and the sellers.
Best negotiating practises for both sides.
Who does what & who is involved & how. Lawyers, Accountants, Brokers etc.
Legal and tax considerations for the seller and the buyer. What to look out for.
Selling or buying a family-owned business.
Due diligence. What to look for & what to expect.
Exact process & timelines right up to the check being cashed.
THIS IS THE SAME WORKSHOP WE PROVIDE OUR CLIENTS WHO PAY US THOUSANDS TO SELL THEIR BUSINESS.
Getting Results for Years
“we had 4 offers to purchase the business...VBS was very easy to deal with"
"I have been working with Michelle, and the rest of the VBS team for some time now and will continue to do so. From the start of our relationship they vigorously plunged themselves into the issues at hand and have conducted themselves with extreme professionalism and genuine dedication producing overwhelming results beyond my expectation. I recommend them highly."
President & CEO
Classic 8 Commercial Cleaning Company
"We successfully sold our cleaning business and received the price we were hoping to get. VBS did a great job and did everything from the valuation to the marketing all the way to when the deal closed. It took a little longer to find the right buyer but we are glad we hung in until VBS did. I highly recommend VBS to anyone looking to sell!"
Hanna & Anna
Jill’s Junk Removal
"I recently sold my junk removal business with the help of VBS. Brad, Michelle and Kate were extremely helpful in the process. Kate posted and monitored the sale listing on various sites and generated around 100 leads. Michelle gathered all the financial information required and put together a clear view of my current and past years of income. Brad did some great negotiating and worked out a deal that was great for both myself and the buyer. There were times that I got overwhelmed with the process but Brad always maintained that my business would sell, we just needed to give it time. I’m glad I took his advice and waited a few more months. It’s great to know that my customers are going to be looked after by someone who cares about them the way I did. I’m very thankful to all of them for helping me with this sale!!"
Rocky Mountain Raw Pet Food
"Thanks so much for all of your help. We literally could not have done it without you!!! We were just talking today (Chris and I) about how great you've been."
Angelika & Chris