I received a call from a friend and business associate regarding a valuation of a profitable company where the seller was the business.
If you did the standard rule of thumb calculations, the business was worth $250,000-275,000.
How much is the business worth when the seller leaves…..not much.
The way out without just closing the doors takes 2-5 years spent making the owner a non-essential part of the business or taking on a buyer in training where they purchase more and more of the business each year until they are the business. This is similar to how professional practices are sold.
If you are the business and you want to sell sometime, give us a call and we will help you develop a strategy that would maximize your return for all of the years you have invested.
Richard Roberts, ABI is the Senior Managing Broker at AEGIS Business Brokers, LLC and holds an Accredited Business Intermediary classification by the American Business Brokers Association and is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, International Franchise Professionals Group, Chambers of Commerce, Committees and Volunteer Organizations. Contact Richard at 479.689.4455 or email@example.com.