Selling a business

Articles, guides and expert advice on the process of selling a business, from valuation, to finding a buyer, to completing the sale.


Entrepreneurs made £11.8bn selling firms in the past year

Business owners have been selling their firms – but total sales figures are down significantly compared to previous years

Legal advice

Using an NDA in your small business

NDAs or non-disclosure agreements are becoming increasingly common. When should you use them? And are they even enforceable?

Buying and selling a company

7 things to remember when selling your business

Selling your business can have a profound change on not only your own life but that of your family. The best thing to do is to prepare well in advance for those psychological and financial shocks, says Coutts entrepreneur adviser Greg Kyle-Langley

Buying and selling a company

How to sell your business: Planning the exit strategy

When people go into business for themselves, they rarely think about how to sell their firm. But the earlier you think about exit strategy, the better, says Simon Rigby

Employing & managing staff

Do existing staff have to stay on after a sale?

If a company is sold, do new owners have to employ the existing staff on the same terms as their original contract?

Buying and selling a company

Valuing your business for sale

Valuing your business for sale is one of the hardest questions for any entrepreneur. Rupert Cattell guides you through the valuation process

Buying and selling a company

How to value the goodwill

Accountant James Johnson explains how to value goodwill in your business and the warnings you must heed in doing your calculations

Business management

How to sell your small business without a broker – Small Business guide

Not every business needs to be sold through a broker. Many microbusinesses could be sold direct, saving you, the owner, thousands in fees

Buying and selling a company

A three-step guide to selling a business: completing the sale

In the last of a three-part series in association with BusinessesForSale.com, we focus on best practice when completing the sale.

Buying and selling a company

Guide to selling a business part 1: Why are you selling up?

In the first of a three-part series in association with BusinessesForSale.com, we explore the reasons people sell their company and when it is right to let go.

Buying and selling a company

7 of the most common myths around selling a business

In partnership with BusinessesForSale.com, we explain seven of the most widespread myths when it comes to selling a business

Buying and selling a company

How to negotiate the best deal when selling a restaurant

In partnership with BusinessesForSale.com, here's what you should be thinking about when you're selling a restaurant business

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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