Deciding to sell a business brings with it many questions. How much is my business worth? Where would I find a buyer? What does the process even involve? These are all questions that Intelligent are here to answer for you at this year’s show.
Offering free, on the spot valuations this year at The Business Show – you’ll get a rough indication of what your business would fetch on the open market – as well as advice and guidance on how to grow your business to get the exit strategy you deserve. Intelligent is the UK’s leading authority on business sales, offering a bespoke service that works. That’s why 98% of their successful clients would recommend them.
“Intelligent Business Transfer did a great job on selling my business,” says Jim Burton, a previous seller, “they were constantly in touch with updates and secured a sale in no time”.
Mark Fitzgerald-Cooke is the Managing Director at Intelligent, and he had this to say: “trying to sell a business on your own isn’t easy, you could undervalue the business, get stuck at the negotiation stage or even come up against distractions during the sales process. Using Intelligent for either buying or selling, removes the stress and lets you, as an owner, get on with maintaining the day to day running of your business”.
But how do they go about finding the right buyer for a business? “We think of it a bit like a dating website,” tells Mark, “we find your perfect match from our database of over 100,000 registered business buyers, getting you the value that you deserve.”
“We know the majority of owners at The Business Show will be there to grow their business, not necessarily sell it. But knowing their current value and starting an exit strategy now could be instrumental to achieving the future exit strategy of their dreams – whether that be 2, 3 or 5 years down the line!”
But it’s not only business sellers that Intelligent are here to help. With businesses on their books from all sectors across the country, Intelligent are also here to help budding buyers find their perfect business match. John Crayford is the Business Sales Director for the company, and he had this advice for any entrepreneurs looking to be their own boss:
“starting a business up from scratch can be dangerous territory. The percentage of start ups that fail within the first two years is staggeringly high, but buying a business that’s already established, with a team of staff in place and a great reputation eliminates this risk”.
Exhibiting on stand 590, Intelligent will also be showcasing current businesses they have available for sale. With business across multiple sectors, including: catering; business services; health and beauty and franchises - if you’re considering purchasing your first business, or looking for a good bolt on for your current company, be sure to take a look at their current stock.