You are a business owner. You have worked hard, possibly for decades, building your business. You are smart. But you have never sold a business before. You have questions. Lots of questions. Where do you start? To whom do you turn? Your lawyer? Your accountant? A business broker? An investment banker? Who will you sell your business to? What is your business worth?
Business Transition & Exit Planning.com, or B-TEP, was built for you. This website offers plain English education about what you need to know to sell a business. B-TEP is not designed to obviate your need for a lawyer, accountant, and/or other professional advisor(s). However, it can help make you smarter about the subject – so you can find the right advisors, ask them the right questions, and better understand their answers.
You may choose to browse the BTEP website, “skipping around” to the topics that interest you. Alternatively, you may prefer to read a core group of articles in an order that BTEP believes will give you a solid framework from which to understand the process of selling a business. Click here to see our suggested reading order.
B-TEP is part of the Financial Poise family universe of on-line resources, devoted to educating business owners/executives, investors, and their respective trusted advisors. For more information, click here.
B-TEP’s home page is laid out in a rough chronological order. That is, as you go clockwise around the screen to the various circles you will come upon topics in the order in which you very may well want to address them as you think about and then work though the process of selling your business. We hope you enjoy our website.