How do I sell my business online?

In this digital age it has never been easier to buy and sell online, and the property market is no different. There are many reasons to sell your business from wanting a change of lifestyle to taking an early retirement, but every owner needs to know the best way to go about selling their business online. In this article, we hope to give you a useful insight into some of the best ways to sell your business.

Selling your business can be really beneficial, it provides you with more free time to invest in other projects or enjoy a large influx of cash in a short period of time. To get the best value out of your business it’s important to sell in the right way. Before you invite people for viewings and chats regarding the business it’s important to prepare for them. Here are some tips to provide a strong foundation.

Get an independent valuation

Valuing your business correctly is important as it directly affects the profit you can make from the sale. It ensures you receive a fair payment while also proving credibility to potential buyers. Getting a valuation can be tricky as there is no set formula for calculating it, as there are so many different factors to consider. Speaking with a professional business appraiser is the best way to get an accurate value.


If you have a physical location that will be viewed by potential buyers then it’s important to make the area look presentable and professional. Cleaning all areas of the property and organising all paperwork and desk areas would be recommended; but ideally a professional cleaning service would be used.

One way to sell your business would be to use a broker. They are there to guide you through the selling process whilst handling the preparation of documentation for solicitors and banks. Using professional services like a broker is always advised when handling the sale of high value businesses, they can provide confidential, professional guidance. They do charge a fee for their services which can range between 8% and 10% of the selling price.

A way to avoid these fees would be to try to sell your business yourself. You know it better than anyone else and it is common for business owners to go down this route. While not having to pay those fees is an advantage, it also has its disadvantages. It is a long, complex process that involves negotiations and communication with many different people in a professional capacity. Not having knowledge or experience in doing this can be extremely time consuming. To avoid the complex nature of the process, getting professional help is always advised.

If you’re wondering where the best and easiest place to sell your business would be, then look no further. At FastCash4Houses, we can buy any business at a time that suits you. Whether it’s retail or professional services, if you are making profit or not, we can provide you with many options to exit, without the difficulty or the usual fees that are associated with selling a business. If you are interested in finding out more, then visit our website or get in contact with a member of our team who will be more than happy to help on [email protected] or 01204 294356. At FastCash4Houses, we are here to support you every step of the way in selling your small business.

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How to sell a leasehold business

Yes, a leasehold business can be sold. A leasehold business is a business with a lease agreement in place for a property which is used