When it comes to business milestones, starting your business is a huge one. But what about selling it? After doing the hard work to make a business successful, you deserve a sizeable return on your investment. And that’s what businesses are, after all, an investment.
But to sell a business takes a lot of know-how. It can also be a lot of work. This is why most business owners who choose to go at it alone without a business broker are only successful around 20% of the time. This is an unfortunate fact, but it doesn’t have to be your reality.
Just like there are people who specialize in selling homes, there are professionals who know how to put a business on the market and find the perfect buyer.
The Valley Business Broker, Steve Barnett, has the extensive education and experience you need to sell your Santa Clarita business. If you choose to work with Steve, that 20% chance can be increased to up to 90%, with a much greater profit than you’ve imagined.
If you’re ready to make this a reality, you should connect with The Valley Business Broker today and receive a free consultation.
The Valley Business Broker – Steve Barnett
Although Steve Barnett isn’t the only Santa Clarita business broker, he is one of the most qualified. Choosing the right business broker to assist with selling your business is crucial. It also requires you to look at a few things.
First, what kind of track record does this person have? So many business brokers are just real estate agents who want to sell whatever they can get their hands on. Although there isn’t anything wrong with this in theory, that type of background doesn’t bring much value to the business owner.
The Valley Business Broker has sold millions of dollars in business. Along the way, he’s created a custom-tailored strategy that makes moving a business much easier. During your meeting with Steve, you’ll do a couple of things. First, you will talk about what you hope to achieve. You’ll also discuss factors that will lead to a valuation of your business that will determine the selling price.
You’ll also learn what Steve brings to the table as a Santa Clarita business broker.
You’ll learn about his professional brokering history as well as his educational background in business. This includes his MBA in Business Management from Pepperdine University and a CPA certification from the State of Washington. Although these professional certifications aren’t required to be a business broker, they do speak toward his knowledge in the field of business.
Steve can create a business valuation that speaks toward all the hard work you’ve put in along the way. He can also spot problem areas in your business, give you ideas about how to strengthen them, and help you increase your business’s value. After all, you want the highest asking price possible once your business goes on the market.
It’s important to note that complicated financial calculations and analyses are an important part of the business sales process. With all his experience, Steve knows what your business finances need to look like pre-sale. He can explain this to you if you call today.
How to Sell a Business in Santa Clarita, California
Selling your business might not be a quick process, but the first step is a free and simple consultation.
There are tons of details that go into it, including the following.
First, Steve will work with you to collect all the must-know information about your business. This info will help with your business’s valuation and calculating an accurate and fair price. Because you’ll be a part of the process, you’ll be working with Steve every step of the way. This personal treatment is part of what make’s Steve’s success rate so high.
Next, you’ll sign a no-nonsense representation agreement to act on your behalf. With the selling of your business off your plate, you’ll have time to do the things you really enjoy and plan the next chapter of your life.
But this doesn’t mean you’ll be kept out of the loop. In fact, your experience will be the opposite. Steve prides himself on two major things. One, having an open line of communication, and two, being transparent every step of the way.
So, when it’s time to get the word out about your intent to sell, you’ll know all about it. Then Steve will take over.
What will he do? First, he’ll work to hammer out a top-tier marketing plan to let buyers know about your business and why they should buy it. Custom-made materials will be produced as well. They will highlight your business in a way that is sure to bring in leads. Then, Steve will step in again.
To stop people from wasting your time. One thing that is very frustrating for business owners trying to sell their businesses solo is the number of people who pretend to be interested in a purchase only to back out. Many of these people may never be serious about buying and can waste a lot of time.
Thankfully, the Valley Business Broker is very experienced at vetting potential buyers. He screens them, weeds out those who aren’t likely to make an offer, and helps you home in on the real contenders.
Those buyers will be invited to attend a presentation about your business. Here, Steve will sell what you have to offer, showing them all the reasons why your business is a solid investment. Once offers are in place, Steve switches hats from salesman to negotiator and ensures that you don’t entertain an offer that is a penny less than what you deserve.
Once an agreement is reached, Steve will put together a qualified group of lawyers, accountants, and escrow personnel for the sale of your business in Santa Clarita. Steve only works with the best of the best, lessening the chance of hiccups.
Once the money is in hand, you can go on, enjoying the next phase of your life.
By calling today, you can start this process and see what Steve can do to help you get your Santa Clarita business on the market today.
Your Santa Clarita Business Broker Questions – Answered
Numbers don’t lie. Trying to sell your business without the knowledge and expertise of a Santa Clarita business broker is a mistake because there is a high chance that a sale will not happen. When you work with The Valley Business Broker, you’ll increase your chances of selling significantly.
A) You’ll only pay a commission when your business sells successfully. There may be an upfront cost for a paid valuation. However, 50% to 100% of this fee will be refunded when Steve successfully sells your Santa Clarita business!