Looking to sell your business – but you don’t know where to start?
Are you worried about the costs of selling your business? How will you know whether any offers made are realistic or not? Should you use a Broker to find a Buyer?
Confused at the thought of selling your business?
There’s a good expression that says, “you don’t know what you don’t know!”. And if you’ve never sold a business before, the chances are that there are lots of things you really don’t know! Selling a business can often be a long drawn out process, with no guarantee of success.
Fortunately, with the benefit of strategic planning well in advance, a business can be made to become “Exit Ready”. Once the right buyer is in place, with an acceptable deal to both parties, the whole process can move forward in a much more orderly, less stressful way than the majority of deals.
Who am I and how can I help you?
Let me introduce myself, my name is Roger Stirling Smith, owner of two business Brokers – Stirling Business Solutions Ltd and Langley London Ltd.
Based on my experience of selling two of my own family businesses plus my inside knowledge and experience of being a Business Broker since 2000, I am fairly uniquely placed to see both sides of the fence. So, I decided to write a book!
Inside you will find everything you need to know about selling your business including:
- How to avoid making the biggest mistakes
- Planning to avoid crazy low offers
- Planning to sell, avoiding dodgy Brokers!
- Maximising value – what to do and what not to!
- How businesses are valued
- The process of selling a business
What have others said about my book?
“Refreshingly open and often witty account of the business sales process (and exit strategies in general) delivered in a concise but structured manner and offering a wealth of excellent, well founded advice arising from real world experience. I’d commend anyone thinking about the possibility of selling their business to read this book, it will open your eyes and prepare you for the entire process – no doubt resulting in a financially much better outcome for you!
– Peter Connon, Director, WebReactive Ltd
“Roger writes in a friendly, chatty style that is easy to follow. That’s a big plus because, let’s face it, this is a dry subject. More importantly, Roger’s phenomenal history in the industry and hands on experience with the sale of so many businesses makes the advice in his book worth reading and following. Whether you’re considering selling your business now, or at some point in the future, this £20 investment is a great one to be making today.”
– Clinton Lee, The only UK expert on business brokers & every other type of firm that sells businesses
“Many business books are ten times longer than they need to be, just to get a book out of a few simple concepts. This isn’t one of them. Roger has delivered the perfect balance of detail with anecdote and practical examples without any padding. ‘Sell your business FAST’ is a readable and practical guide to anyone starting to think about a business sale. I will be recommending it to all the business owners I work with.”
– David Parry, Director, Wellmeadow Ltd
“It is not easy to sell a business and even if it does sell it can very easily take you longer than you would like. There are also many things to consider when buying a business, again it can prove a complex exercise. Improving a business is hard work.
After a career in Manufacturing, leading a number of manufacturing organisations and spending the last three years either selling businesses, buying businesses, or coaching business owners on ways of improving their business, I would like to say I have a qualified opinion.
I have just finished reading Roger’s book; I read it very quickly because it is written in very clear easy to understand language. The book gives excellent advice to any business owner.
If you are thinking about selling or buying a business, I suggest you follow my lead and read Sell Your Business Fast by Roger Stirling Smith. It will give you many useful tips and good advice that will help you make the right decisions.”
– Darrel Edwards, Founder, West Midlands Business Advisors
“This is a clear, pragmatic and unbiased book giving practical advice on how to sell a business. The approach is high level, mainly focused at those not experienced in business sales but works equally well for more experienced individuals with comprehensive check lists. It’s an easy read with good “common sense” points which all add as a useful reminder for what’s required when trying to run a business, whilst trying to find a suitable buyer. A required read for any business owner trying to sell a business.”
– Mike Morrison ACA, Chartered Accountant (Retired, ex PwC and Morgan Stanley)
“ A must read for any SME business owner throughout the world. Clear, simple and concise advice. Read this whether you are thinking of selling your business or even if you think you will never sell.”
– Marco Guglielmucci, Principal Consultant, CEO Consulting Solutions.
“Written in an enjoyable, self-deprecating style. Plenty of punchy, proven, practical advice to serve as a checklist to help sell your business.”
– Simon Williams, Director & Business Coach, Arrivista Ltd
“A good, no nonsense, guide to selling your business packed with practical advice. The checklists at the end of each chapter are really useful to support the business owner’s action planning. The approach is direct and based on Roger Smith’s experience of not only selling his own business, but others too. Recommended reading for any business owner thinking about selling their business.”
– Alan Berck-May, Director, ABM HR Services
“An enjoyable read, easy to understand with a thorough and honest account of all the major issues affecting the preparation and sale of a business. I am happy to commend it to anybody thinking of selling their business or acquiring one in the next few years.”
– Richard Wright, Director, Prepare To Sell Ltd
Why should you get a copy?
By taking action, this book will help save you time and money in the long run, and will help ensure that your business becomes more saleable and valuable for when the time comes to sell.
The amount to pay for all this helpful advice is just £19.95 and even includes FREE postage & packing.
All you have to do to get your very own copy, is click the button below and leave me a few details, and I’ll get one in the post to you.