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Most businesses sell within 3-6 months. The overall timeframe will vary by industry and is dependent on the company’s financial performance, the complexity of the transaction, buyer market and asking price.

Every potential buyer qualified and required to sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement before we provide the confidential business review. 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 post-closing.

Valuation is a complex topic with many facets. There are many different variables (tangible and intangible) that are considered when calculating the listing price including current financial performance, owner dependency, overall business model, profit margin ratios, profitability trends, growth potential, current market demand, “wow” factor, lifestyle, and more. Our brokerage uses a collaborative approach. The valuation is initially prepared by an accountant, then we work with with the seller and listing broker to unlock hidden value and pinpoint the most realistic selling price. Our proven methodology has resulted in an industry high success rate. Contact us today to learn more about the valuation process.

Lighthouse Business Brokers represents business in all industries and our experienced team has the expertise needed to find the right buyer for your business. Our approach is numbers based and we focus on businesses with a minimum of $100k SDE (seller Discretionary Earnings). We have sold businesses with up to $50mm in revenue and our team is prepared to handle larger sales. Our business brokers are knowledgeable on all types of businesses and we will take the time to learn the intricacies of every listing we represent. Our team is ready and able to 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. 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 reasonable supporting source documentation that was used to prepare the financial statements represented in the company’s CBR (Confidential Business Review). The supporting documentation usually includes leases, merchant account statements, company tax returns, w2’s, supplier invoices for the past 3 years and more. We take the time upfront to ensure all numbers presented are accurate and our team is experienced in facilitating a smooth due diligence process.

Our brokerage invests in more marketing than any other brokerage so our listings get most exposure possible. Our brokers practice excellent communication and make sure all potential buyers are taken seriously. Our team is comprised of licensed business brokers that have the resources and tenacity needed to find the perfect buyer for your business. We’re entrepreneurs just like you. We have personally started, operated and sold businesses of our own, and we have the first-hand experience needed to guide you every step of the way. We love the work and enjoy putting in the time it takes to successfully sell a business.

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