What is BizBen.com? What info can I find on it? Is It Free to use?
BizBen.com was established in 1994 by Peter Siegel, MBA and consists of over 10,000 California small to mid-sized businesses for sale, business wanted to buy postings, new franchises and business opportunities in the California marketplace. BizBen also offers its viewers/users information that's updated hourly: Blogs, Articles, Discussions, Podcasts, Vlogs, News & Tips, Events (Webinars, Workshops, etc) and a Resource/Directory of all professional services to complete California small business transaction deals. BizBen also offers potential business buyers, owner/sellers, business brokers, and intermediaries their popular ProSell & ProBuy Programs. BizBen is FREE to utilize / search on and has over 500+ new and refreshed postings daily! Make sure you come back frequently since new information is posted hourly.
Is there a cost to use (view info on) BizBen? Is it Free to search the site?
There is no cost (its FREE!) to search or use other great tools like saving postings & posts, notes taken online, etc on any of our online postings and posts on BizBen. There is a minimal cost to place a posting (advertising) to sell a business or post a business wanted to buy. We email out over 90,000 informational emails daily (Email Alerts & Reports of New & Refreshed Postings/Info) and thousands of business buyers, business owner/sellers, and brokers view our information hourly (because of all the ongoing updates!)
How do you sign up on BizBen to save postings, searches, posts, notes, etc?
Go to the Register link (or the log in link) at either the top or bottom of the page on BizBen. Add your information on the form and you will be emailed a confirmation link to varify your online registration. Just click on the link in the email and your BizBen Account will be activated. When you are logged into BizBen you can save your search criteria, save postings and posts, take notes and save them on all content on the site, follow Users, and much more in the MyAdmin box shown on the lefthand part of the BizBen website. If you have any problems contact BizBen Customer Support.
I lost my BizBen Password - how do I retreve it to log into BizBen?
If you forget your BizBen password go to the Log In and utilize the lost my password function and enter your BizBen Account email address and we will email your password.
How do I make sure BizBen Emails/Messages don't go into my SPAM/Trash folder?
To make sure all important emails/messages are sent to you from BizBen (and from interested site Users about your content on BizBen) don't end up into your email program's spam/junk folder by mistake - make sure you put these email addresses into you email address book: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Also put @bizben.com in your "Safe Senders / White List" in your email program this will also help insure you get all important emails sent to you from BizBen regarding your info and advertising on our site.
How much does it cost to to advertise on BizBen?
Posting costs vary on BizBen - we have both Standard & Fast Track Programs. You have several options for placing an available or wanted posting, and one is sure to fit your budget. Go to the "Advertising" link at the top of this page for advertising/pricing for: Postings, Banners, Resource Posts, Sponsored Ads, etc. We also offer many custom Advertising/Marketing Packages that combine many of these advertising programs - ask us to customize a successful Ad package for your situation! Phone our Advertising Experts at 888-212-4747.
Can I edit or turn off Instant Email Alerts, Daily Email Reports?
Yes. Lets say your going on vacation, or you just want to turn off/suspend your Instant Email Alerts or Daily Email Reports (of new and refreshed postings) you can in your My Admin section (on the upper lefthand side of this page) when you login to your BizBen Account. At anytime you can "turn on, turn off/Suspend" these functions. You can also edit any of these Email Report/Alert functions at anytime.
Is my information secure with your site?
Yes. BizBen does not sell or give out to anyone your information, email address, name etc. We value your privacy as we do ours. BizBen also utilizes to ensure your privacy the best encryption code and security programs available.
How long does it take for my new posting to display on BizBen?
Your posting will appear immediately on BizBen in the appropriate areas and catagories on BizBen making it easier for potential Users to find and contact you about your available or wanted posting. We will also refresh your posting periodically so that site Users are exposed to it on a regular basis.
When writing a posting/ad for BizBen what are the most important factors?
First you want to include as much possible information as possible (as much as confidentiality will allow provided that it is important) in your posting/ad - talk about the history of the business, where it's at now, and the potential in the future. Buyers also want to know about: lease factors, number of employees, geographic area, competitive factors, financial information - past/present/projected future etc. We have found that the advertisers who write a comprehensive, detailed posting are usually the ones who get the best response by far.
How do I modify my business for sale posting/ad on BizBen?
You can update and modify your posting(s) on BizBen at any time - 24/7. To do so, log into BizBen and then go to the BizBen MyAdmin section (you'll see it in the upper left part of BizBen when you are logged into your BizBen Account) - you'll see a link to your "Active Postings" & "Inactive Postings" lower in the MyAdmin box/section. In both these modules you can revise/edit, inactivate a posting. It's also in these modules that you can see your viewed stats and messages/emails relating to each posting listed.
What information should I include in my Posting on BizBen?
More information is better than less! Try and give as much information as possible when submitting your posting/ad on our site. Discuss the history of the business, the potential of future business, the area the business or commercial real estate is located in. If you can put financial information into the body of the long profile (in the posting) so much the better. The advertisers who get the best response from BizBen are the ones who answer many of the questions a potential buyer or seller will typically ask in their posting online.
How will the sale of my business be kept confidential?
Most buyers will be understand they will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement before reviewing any imformation about the sale of your business. Only a limited amount of information should be disclosed prior to determining if the potential buyer is either legitimate or capable of completing the transaction. BizBen offers advertisers an example of a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in the Advertising Managment section when you log into your BizBen account.
Is my email address displayed in my BizBen posting(s)?
No, due to confidentiality your email address is "masked" or hidden behind our online message box/form for potential site users to contact you by email message (and possible by text if you have an advanced BizBen Account).