We look forward to learning more about your business.
Over 35 years of successful business sales in Vermont.
Identifying value, making the decision to sell, developing a marketing strategy, listing, and reaching a successful conclusion in the sale of your business are all important steps. Each step must be given extensive time and effort to achieve the level of comfort and understanding necessary for your ultimate satisfaction with the entire process.
We understand your need for confidentiality. We recognize sensitivities with regard to employees, customers, suppliers, banking relationships and of course the competition. Information shared with VBB is held in strict confidence and is handled in a delicate and professional manner. No information is ever released without your direct instruction.
One of the complaints we hear most often from business owners who try sell themselves is that dealing with all the potential buyers is a major headache. At VBB, buyers are managed in a way that takes the stress and time consumption off of the seller’s plate.
Each buyer goes through an informational form containing important questions leading us to understand his or her potential for purchasing a particular business. This form is followed up with a required confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement. If a buyer is deemed to have the ability to purchase the business for which he or she inquired, they will then receive a profile including detailed business and financial information.
Please see our Clients Page for examples of businesses we have successfully sold.
Talk with a broker at Vermont Business Brokers so that we can fully explain how we can work for you and what you can expect from us. We will listen and learn about your business, your needs and objectives. We will work with you to determine a Fair Market Value for your business. In most cases, we can reach an opinion of the FMV for a business after diligent review of the last three years of financial information along with an accurate description of the tangible assets to be transferred. A short question and answer session is often required in order to accurately identify any hidden benefits of ownership, which will translate to additional Seller Discretionary Earnings.
Our goal, in step one, is to prepare an evaluation understandable by both you and potential buyers. It is important that all parties to the transaction realize and understand the value and that information and the calculations can withstand diligent scrutiny by accountants, lawyers and lending institutions.