2019 Calendar Year was another success, and 2020 is off to a good start with out first deposit taken on the first day back. We handed over a motel in West Wyalong on 30 December last. . On the other hand enquiries for businesses for sale continued into and past New Years eve.
Best areas of demand are: Businesses that make over $100K for the proprietor, and with strong assets, which in turn makes funding more straightforward. There is still a market for micro businesses, but we need good records or very good asking prices. Hospitality businesses such as motels and hotels are still holding up quite well.
Our clients are offered a multi level marketing solution:
1.4 websites, including this one
2.Social Media exposure
3.Direct mail to persons of influence and our subscription database of enquiries.
A recent endorsement from potential buyers in 2020.”Peter is a lovely and respectful chap to deal with. If you’re looking to purchase a business in the area, he is well worth contacting. Goodness knows what he might have in the books. Very easy and comfortable to deal with. Great with follow up information. Highly recommend Peter.”
When is the best time to sell?
Below are a few tips for consideration when you are thinking about selling your business.
Probably when the business is well established and generating good profits. Always allow a reasonable selling period – typically up to 6 months or even longer.
Website statistics for our site to 31 December 2019 below:
|Month||Unique visitors||Number of visits||Pages||Hits||Bandwidth|
|Jan 2019||3,552||7,192||20,439||55,878||980.91 MB|
|Feb 2019||4,046||6,319||24,484||83,327||1.51 GB|
|Mar 2019||4,390||9,274||36,873||70,660||982.46 MB|
|Apr 2019||2,949||5,151||18,013||39,122||653.92 MB|
|May 2019||4,238||6,313||25,309||85,691||1.20 GB|
|Jun 2019||4,611||7,093||27,884||134,392||2.31 GB|
|Jul 2019||3,612||5,301||19,308||63,690||1.03 GB|
|Aug 2019||3,295||4,443||17,631||70,813||1.52 GB|
|Sep 2019||3,863||8,556||37,347||87,114||1.30 GB|
|Oct 2019||3,947||6,624||45,731||76,686||1.34 GB|
|Nov 2019||3,408||6,990||32,914||55,372||838.53 MB|
|Dec 2019||4,348||7,034||48,715||127,855||2.62 GB|
So what documentation is needed to sell your business?
- Up to date financial statements, including copies of recent Business Activity Statements (BAS);
- A list of equipment to pass with the business, and whether it is encumbered ( i.e. leased/ chattel mortgaged etc);
- A copy of your current lease, or alternatively a proposed rental or sale price for your property;
- If your business is located in Victoria, and its plant & good will figure is less than $450,000, you will also need – at the time of deposit or contract – a vendor’s statement (Sn 52) about the performance of the business. NB This does not apply to licensed premises.