Top 5 pitfalls to avoid when selling a business

How does the thought of selling your business make you feel? Excited to hand over the result of years of hard work to your lucky successor? Terrified that you won’t find a buyer because your business has seen better days? Sad that it’s time to leave your team and your professional passions behind? Wistful about what might have [...]

What to do when someone asks to buy a business you own

When you’ve spent years of hard graft building a prosperous company with a strong brand, there’s perhaps no greater accolade than an approach from a fellow entrepreneur keen to buy a business you own. In our work as corporate finance experts, we meet many business owners who have been approached by someone who wants to [...]

Entrepreneurs Hub advise on the sale of Elite Fire Protection to Scutum Group

We are delighted to announce that Entrepreneurs Hub has recently completed a deal for the sale of the fire safety products and services provider Elite Fire Protection to Scutum Group, an electronic security company. The perfect match The acquisition of Elite Fire Protection is part of the continued investment in critical services by Scutum Group. [...]

How to buy a business from a retiring Baby Boomer

From Millennials to Generation X, Y and even Z, there’s a veritable alphabet of entrepreneurs of all ages out there looking for advice on how to buy a business.  Career options have evolved far beyond landing a job within a company straight after education, working for someone else and staying on that route for decades. [...]

Get the lowdown on Entrepreneurs’ Relief – 10% tax

When you sell a business, you want to walk away with the satisfaction that you’ve achieved your professional goals, made an impact on your peers and customers, and left a legacy through the quality of the products or services you’ve developed. You also want to move on to the next stage of your life or [...]

How to maintain confidentiality when you sell a business

Selling a business is a journey that begins in one of two ways. It can be buyer-initiated, where opportunity knocks and someone approaches you and asks if you want to sell a business. Alternatively, as a business owner one day you may feel it’s the right time to exit and choose to put your business [...]

A quick guide to attracting the right buyer when selling a business

Over the last 15 years, our team have worked with a diverse range of businesses across a broad range of sectors. Every director selling a business that we work with is as unique as the companies they own, but we do see a common thread in terms of their top two concerns. Whether the business [...]

“How much is my business worth?” Are these three factors affecting the value of your company?

One of the biggest strengths your business has always had is the ability to put yourself in a customer’s shoes and anticipate their needs. When you’re thinking about selling your business, this doesn’t change. If you’re wondering “How much is my business worth?”, imagine you don’t own it and consider what you would pay. The [...]

Negotiating the best deal for your business: 3 reasons why you should engage a corporate finance company

Painting the garden fence, putting up shelves, maintaining a classic car – there are plenty of occasions when it’s fine to DIY but negotiating the best deal when selling your business is not one of them. Although it may appear to be an easy task on the face of it, ask anyone who’s sold a [...]

5 signs it’s the right time to sell your company

In so many areas of life, success happens when you take the right action at the right time. That’s certainly no less true when it comes to selling a business. A question we’re asked more than any other by people wondering how to sell a company is, “When is the best time to sell my [...]

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