Cash out. Move on. Finish strong.
You’ve built a successful business. Now you’re ready to move on. The idea of turning years of hard work into your last — and often largest — business deal can seem both exhilarating and overwhelming. Where do you begin?
While selling a business is a complex process, it’s what we do every day at Allan Taylor & Co. As successful entrepreneurs who have started and sold ventures of our own, we’ve been in the same position you’re in now. We understand that selling a business is more than a transaction. It’s the culmination of an extraordinary accomplishment, and the beginning of what comes next — whether it’s travel, an extended vacation, retirement, or the launch of your next big thing.
It starts with a lot of questions.
- Is now the right time for me to sell my business?
- Will selling be the right exit strategy for me, my family and my business?
- What is my business worth to a buyer?
- What advisors do I need to help me sell my business?
- What types of buyers will be interested in my business?
- What’s the first thing I should do?!
At Allan Taylor & Co. we start by taking the time to get to know you and your business, as well as your goals for a sale. We will provide you with honest feedback about how ready both you and your business are to go to market. We will also help you set realistic expectations for what the selling process entails, and how buyers will view your business.
ARE YOU & YOUR
A 10-POINT CHECKLIST
We help you find answers.
Selling a business is something most owners only do once. You’ve got one shot to get it right. You may be an expert at running your business, but the process of selling will likely be unfamiliar territory. The advisors at Allan Taylor & Co. will lead you through the entire process, from preparing best-in-class marketing materials to finding the right buyer and getting a deal closed. We also work collaboratively with your other advisors (CPA, attorney, financial planner) to ensure that all of your bases are covered. It takes a team effort!
TestimonialsI had the pleasure of having Allan Taylor & Company on my team for three years. They led our efforts to define and evaluate all layers of my business. They helped me measure where we fell into each category, determining and planning what steps were …read more
TestimonialsAllan Taylor & Co. was instrumental in helping us grow our business from a small start-up to one of the top competitors in our area prior to selling. Chris and Barbara helped us see our business for what it was: An asset that provided a healthy ret …read more
TestimonialsSelling my business of 23 years was emotionally difficult for me, but Barbara and Chris patiently walked me through the process beginning to end. After I decided to sell, their professionalism, experience, and knowledge landed me multiple offers in suc …read more
TestimonialsWe couldn’t have been more pleased with the professional manner, advice, and attention to detail that Allan Taylor offered us throughout the selling and post-sale process. We felt lucky to have found them!…read more
How to Understand (and Boost) the Valuation Multiple for Your Business
Learn what a valuation multiple says about a business, how the multiple is determined, and how sellers can nudge that multiple higher.
Signing a Business Broker’s Contract? Read This First.
Selling a business is the antithesis of a cookie-cutter affair. While there are several commonalities, every deal truly is different. Many business owners embark on the process of selling their business thinking that it will be similar to selling a piece of real...
4 Stubborn Myths About Selling Your Business
On a good day the cloud of misinformation surrounding the process of selling your business is irritating. On a bad day it is infuriating. I was recently helping a business owner prepare his business for an eventual sale. The first exercise we went through was...