Selling a business can be a complex and time consuming process, especially without a licensed business broker to guide you every step of the way. At Lighthouse Business Brokers, our professional advisors develop highly effective listing strategies that are custom tailored to each business we represent and are designed to maximize the final sale price. We never charge upfront fees and our compensation is always 100% performance based, ensuring we don't receive our commission fee unless we sell your business at a price that is acceptable. With a 95% close rate, our attention to detail and our formula for success consistently produces favorable results for our clients. We make buying and selling businesses simple, fast and easy - Contact us today to get started with your free business valuation.

With offices across the country, our experienced business brokers understand the dynamics of these local markets unlike anyone else and our national footprint maximizes listing exposure to consistently produce superior results for our clients. All of our licensed business brokers have strong financial backgrounds and hold bachelor's degrees in Finance, Accounting and Business Management. Four of the business brokers on the LBB team are also licensed Realtors in Illinois, New York and Florida, ensuring we can handle even the most complex transactions. At Lighthouse Business Brokers, we are dedicated to achieving results for every client we represent and we have the local market expertise you need on your side to get the best results possible. Take the guesswork out of selling your business and contact Lighthouse Business Brokers to work with the local market experts.

Through our years of experience, Lighthouse Business Brokers has established a powerful buyer network with thousands of qualified buyers that are specifically looking for high quality businesses in the Chicago and Miami markets. The active buyers in our database include professional investors, private equity firms and venture capitalists that are always looking for high quality acquisition opportunities. We carefully monitor our database of buyers to ensure we are only marketing our exclusive listings to serious, well qualified investors. This powerful resource is routinely used to get our exclusive listings in front of thousands of qualified buyers on day 1 of the listing phase and frequently results in LBB securing multiple offers for our clients. Our extensive buyers database is one of many resources we have at our disposal and is a powerful tool that we use to maximize the sale price of every business we represent.

Most businesses sell within 3-6 months. The overall timeframe will vary by industry and is always dependent on the company's financial performance and the complexity of the transaction.
We carefully screen all buyers and every buyer is required to sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement before providing the company prospectus. In addition, we keep the most important "trade secrets" of each business completely confidential, even during the due diligence phase, ensuring the truly sensitive information is only revealed days before the closing.
There are many different variables (tangible and intangible) that are considered when calculating the listing price including current financial performance, overall business model, profit margin ratios, profitability trends, growth potential, current market demand and many other factors. Contact our experienced business brokers today to receive your free business valuation.
Lighthouse Business Brokers represents business in all industries and our experienced team has the expertise needed to find the right buyer for your business. From restaurants to gas stations, retail or wholesale, our business brokers are knowledgeable on all types of businesses and we will help you navigate the complex process of selling a business.
With our compensation being 100% performance based, we invest a considerable amount of time, energy and money upfront to represent each business. Since there is no guarantee that we will actually be paid for our work, it's customary for buyers to sign an exclusive listing agreement, which gives us the time we need to get the deal done and outlines the terms of our representation.
Lighthouse Business Brokers seller representation is 100% performance based. There are no upfront fees and we only get paid after we successfully sell your business.
After an offer has been accepted by the seller, the buyer is entitled to review any and all supporting source documentation that was used to prepare the financial statements represented in the company prospectus. The supporting documentation usually includes company bank statements, merchant account statements, company tax returns and supplier invoices for the past 3 years.
At Lighthouse Business Brokers, our team is comprised of licensed business brokers that have the financial background and experience needed to find the perfect buyer for your business. Our financial professionals have degrees in Finance, Accounting and Business Management, and 2 of our brokers are also licensed Realtors, which collectively gives our clients a competitive edge that simply can't be matched by our competitors. We're entrepreneurs just like you. We have personally started, operated and sold numerous business of our own and we have the first-hand experience needed to guide you every step of the way.
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