Buying or selling a small business can be a confusing and/or frustrating process.
For over twenty-five years I have both bought & sold businesses as an individual, have been a highly successful business broker/intermediary, started BizBen.com and currently advise (ProBuy & ProSell Programs) both business buyers & sellers with buying and selling California small businesses.
Here Is What You Will Receive From The ProSell Program:
* Determine A Realistic Market Value (Price) Of Your Business - Realistic Pricing & Deal Structures That Make Sense In Today's Marketplace
* Quantify The Perfect Business Buyer For Your Business - Identify The Qualities Of A Real Buyer Who Can Close On Your Deal
* Assist You With Reaching Serious Business Buyers - What Channels & Networks On BizBen To Use & Why - For Your Particular Type And Size Of Business
* Pre-Qualify Your Business For Potential Buyer Financing - So Potential Business Buyers Don't Waste Time Finding Financing (Or If Financing Is Even An Option)
* Optimize A For Sale Posting & Banner Ads On BizBen.com - Giving You Optimized Exposure To Serious, Motivated Buyers For 6 Months (Most Businesses Usually Sell Within 3 Months On This Program)
* Refer You To Any Advisors & Resources That Will Help You Complete Your Transaction & Get It Closed Successfully
More About My Experience:
I am the Founder and President of BizBen.com, serving buyers and sellers of small businesses in California since 1994. I have an Economics Degree and MBA (Entrepreneurial Studies & Financing Concentration) from UCLA. In addition to my syndicated blog posts and articles about aspects of buying and selling small and mid-sized businesses, I have authored six books on the subject, including the recently published eBook: How to Buy and Sell a Small Business in the New Economy. Through my writings, consulting/advisory sessions, and online webinars, I have reached thousands of potential buyers, owner/sellers, intermediaries, advisors and professionals involved in the business for sale marketplace.
The cost of this program is a one time fee of $800 (payable via check, credit/debit card, or eCheck). There are no commissions or other fees associated with this BizBen ProSell Program.
Peter Siegel, MBA - Founder, Lead Facilitator at BizBen.com at 925-785-3118 Direct
|Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses|
|Helen Yoo, New Century Escrow - Escrow Services In Southern California
New Century Escrow, Inc. is a fully licensed & bonded independent escrow company. Over 20 years combined experience in handling bulk escrow transactions. Multi-lingual staff that speaks your language, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese. Call Helen Yoo direct at 626-890-1151.
|Shalonda Chappel: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California
Escrow services to brokers/agents, sellers, & buyers. Established 43 years. Extraordinary service. Experienced with handling difficult transactions. One stop for all your escrow needs: Bulk sales, lien searches, UCC searches, liquor license transfers, publishing & recording services. 951-808-3972.
|Brad Steinberg, Business Broker: Laundromat Specialist
PWS is the leading laundromat broker in California. Since 1968 PWS has brokered over 2,500 laundromat sales. With over 90 employees dedicated to the coin laundry industry, PWS has 18 licensed agents, a 3 person in-house finance department, 10 service technicians and a 20 person parts department.
|Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - CA
California Business Escrow, Inc. is a full service independent escrow company serving all of California and has expertise in a wide range of escrows. Our team prides itself on providing an exceptional escrow experience. For more info phone Diane Boudreau-Tschetter at 888-383-3331 or 209-838-1100.
|William F. Ziprick, Attorney: Legal Services For Buyers And Sellers
Through creative problem solving, attention to detail, accessibility, & understanding that unnecessary delay is often a deal killer, I work closely with my clients and other professionals to consistently achieve a high rate of closings. Office: 909-255-8353, Cell: 509-951-7230.
|Janet Carrera: Escrow & Bulk Sale Service - SF Bay Area
Redwood Escrow Services, Inc. is a full service, licensed independent escrow company. We are EAFC Fidelity bonded, fully insured & licensed with the Department of Corporations. Committed to offering our clients the most comprehensive variety of escrow services available. Phone Janet at 510-247-0741.
|Elizabeth McGovern: Escrow Services - San Francisco Bay Area
McGovern Escrow Services, Inc., is a leading independent escrow company. We are a trusted partner with our clients, assisting them through the tangled bulk sale & liquor license transfer process. We provide attentive, quality & innovative customer service. Phone Elizabeth McGovern at 415-735-3645.
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