Preparing to sell a business

Tech Buyers Be-aware: When to ask questions during the business sale process

Mon 26th November 2018

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

Tech businesses tend to attract prospective buyers with a lot of questions. This observation came out of a recent conversation…

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Taxes due on selling a business

Mon 24th September 2018

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

Rather a dry topic, but nonetheless an important one for business owners considering the sale of their business. In considering…

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Fees for selling a business

Fri 21st September 2018

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

Together with the potential business valuation, what fees you will incur in the transaction is an important factor. Fees will…

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Why does selling your business become more difficult once you are over 70?

Fri 22nd June 2018

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

At Hornblower we sell over 80% of the business sale assignments we take on. Most of these are sold within…

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Is 2018 a good year for selling your business?

Sat 17th March 2018

Category: Accountancy Firms Wanted, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

In the first quarter of 2018 we have completed 5 deals and secured offers on another 3 mandates. There is…

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Negotiating win-win business deals

Fri 16th February 2018

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

This month we are sharing an article written by Terry Irwin at TCii Business Consultants and Acquisition Integration specialists. Whilst…

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Do I sell my company now or build it for 2 years more?

Fri 19th January 2018

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

This is a question often posed by owners contemplating the sale of their business. The answer lies in whether what…

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What is the market like for selling your business?

Fri 18th August 2017

Category: Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

With the holiday season in full swing, and the occasional ray of sunshine, we often find that July and August…

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Records that Convince Business Buyers to Pay Top Dollar

Mon 27th March 2017

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

There’s an old adage about the ABCs of record keeping: They are a) knowing what to keep b) knowing what…

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Who will buy your business?

Mon 20th March 2017

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

In our last two posts, we have looked at the most common reasons to sell a business and the best…

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Why would you sell your business?

Mon 20th February 2017

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

The reason for sale is one of the first questions asked by buyers and it can have a major impact…

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Will 2017 be a good year for selling your business?

Fri 20th January 2017

Category: Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

2016 was another good year for Hornblower and the M&A market in general. We have been busy especially during December…

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How long will it take to sell your business?

Thu 13th October 2016

Category: Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

“How long will it take to sell my business?” is a question we are frequently asked by prospective clients. Our…

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Will Brexit affect the sale of your business?

Thu 28th July 2016

Category: Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

It is now over a month since the Brexit vote and we have seen many changes in the political landscape….

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Finding an international buyer for your business

Wed 10th February 2016

Category: Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

In the past few months, we have concluded a number of M&A deals with overseas buyers – and we are…

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Will 2015 be a good year for selling your business?

Mon 26th January 2015

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

2014 was another very good year for Hornblower and the M&A market in general. The number of business owners deciding…

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How to value your own business? – FREE breakfast seminar in Moorgate, London on Thursday 22nd January

Wed 7th January 2015

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

Hornblower invites you to a round table discussion forum chaired by our managing director, Henry Campbell-Jones, alongside Chris Axford, Corporate…

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When valuing your business, how much is enough?

Thu 11th December 2014

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

‘Achieving financial independence’ is the most common long-term objective of entrepreneurs. Any business owners contemplating the possible sale of their…

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FREE breakfast seminar in Kent – November 2014

Mon 3rd November 2014

Category: Archive, Preparing to sell a business,

Hornblower Business Brokers and [W]sq solutions would like to invite you to our FREE Business Leaders breakfast meeting in Maidstone,…

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Is now the right time to sell your business?

Wed 24th September 2014

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

The timing of the sale of your business is closely linked with the reasons for selling. The reasons why to…

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FREE seminar in Central London – Friday 26th September 2014 – Would you buy your business?

Thu 19th June 2014

Category: Archive, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

Would you buy your business? Following the success of our recent seminar, we are running it again in September. Hornblower…

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FREE seminar in Central London – Friday 13th June 2014 – Would you buy your business?

Wed 28th May 2014

Category: Archive, Preparing to sell a business,

Would you buy your business? Hornblower Business Brokers would like to invite you to FREE Business Owners Seminar in Central London on Friday 13th June…

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Selling a business – 4 more myths

Thu 27th February 2014

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

In meeting and talking with business owners, we often come up against certain preconceptions on the process of selling a…

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FREE breakfast seminar in Maidstone, Kent Copy

Mon 9th December 2013

Category: Archive, Preparing to sell a business,

Hornblower Business Brokers and [W]sq solutions would like to invite you to our FREE Business Leaders breakfast meeting in Maidstone,…

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Growing your business through acquisition & Maximising your exit

Thu 31st October 2013

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

Choosing when to sell in order to maximise your exit value The reasons why a business owner might choose to…

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Selling a business – 4 common myths

Tue 15th October 2013

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

In meeting and talking with business owners, we often come up against certain preconceptions on the process of selling a…

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Who is buying businesses?

Fri 27th September 2013

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

In our last two articles, we have looked at the most common reasons to sell a business and the best…

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Why do business owners sell their businesses?

Tue 16th July 2013

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

The reason for sale is one of the first questions asked by buyers and it can have a major impact…

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How to negotiate the best deal

Thu 27th June 2013

Category: Preparing to sell a business,

In virtually every aspect of daily life, we negotiate in one way or another and we all learn to negotiate…

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Selling your business in a flat growth economy

Fri 21st June 2013

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

For several years now, most European governments have focused on controlling budget deficits and inflation rather than unemployment and growth….

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Selling businesses internationally

Wed 17th April 2013

Category: Business of the month, Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

2013 has got off to a cracking start at Hornblower with four businesses sold in the first three months. One…

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Why use a business broker ?

Tue 9th April 2013

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

You are an experienced business person who has built up a successful business; why do you need a broker to…

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Business Broker, Business Transfer Agent, M&A boutique or Corporate Finance practice?

Thu 28th February 2013

Category: Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

In this article we are unashamedly doing a bit of naval gazing – considering where we fit into the world…

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Is an acquisition right for your business?

Thu 3rd January 2013

Category: Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

Is an acquisition right for you? There are many legitimate reasons for acquiring another company. These include: expanding your markets…

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Property investment: is it really the right reason to sell your business?

Wed 19th December 2012

Category: Global M&A news, Helpful tips for SME's, Preparing to sell a business,

There are many reasons why business owners decide to sell their businesses. For approximately half our clients, the reason is…

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Which businesses will sell well in 2013?

Wed 12th December 2012

Category: Global M&A news, Preparing to sell a business,

The festive season at the end of another year is often a time when business owners take their heads out…

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Selling the family business

Wed 5th December 2012

Category: Preparing to sell a business,

Selling the family business: A means of passing the family asset to the next generation without them having to take…

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The 7 most costly mistakes you can make when selling your business

Wed 28th November 2012

Category: Preparing to sell a business,

Avoid the disastrous mistakes that can make your business simply unsellable or drastically reduce the price you achieve. Discover the…

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The Best Time to Plan Your Exit Strategy

Wed 21st November 2012

Category: Preparing to sell a business,

There are many reasons people decide to start their own business. For many it is a desire to leave employment,…

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Two directors, two views on how to manage the business. What do you do?

Wed 14th November 2012

Category: Preparing to sell a business,

This is a situation we often come across, where the two directors have differing views on how to take the…

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Two directors, one wants to retire. What do you do?

Wed 17th October 2012

Category: Preparing to sell a business,

Two directors, one wants to retire, the other is still young with plenty to give. What do you do?  …

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Preparation, preparation, preparation

Wed 10th October 2012

Category: Preparing to sell a business,

Preparing to sell your business The approach to the end of the year is often a time when business owners…

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