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Buying and selling a company

This section provides helpful guides and tips on how to sell or buy a business in the UK and how to prepare your business for sale, covering contracts and valuations. View Be The Boss video case studies.

Are you ready to buy a business and become an entrepreneur?

The entrepreneurial lifestyle is seductive; come and go as you please, make all the decisions and answer to nobody, but it takes a lot of time, money and hard work.

Buying and selling a company

Buying and selling a company

How to manage existing staff when buying a business

When buying a business, as well as taking on a going concern, you will also be taking on the concerns of ongoing staff.

Buying and selling a company

What should I look for in a business premises?

Finding a suitable site for a business is best done by preparing a list of requirements before starting any search.

Buying and selling a company

Sell your business with style: Five key negotiation skills

Here are some tips for keeping your cool in negotiations and getting the right price, and buyer, for your business.

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What to know when growing your business for acquisition 

David Vine explores the options for a business owner keen on selling down the line.

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How to choose the best business broker on the block

Selling a business is never simple. There are so many things to consider including prospecting, valuation, marketing, negotiation and financing.

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Why your business may be worth a lot more than you think 

Clinton Lee discusses business valuation and why a small businesses can command a market price far in excess of the owners' expectations.

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Buying a business vs starting one: The pros and cons

Deciding to be your own boss is often a lightbulb moment, but finding the right way to achieve this will be your first challenge; should you start a business from scratch or buy one that's ready to go?

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Dealing with existing staff in an acquired business

I am about to acquire a second business which already has existing employees. What do I need to be aware of in terms of HR procedures and inheriting the policies of existing staff?

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Buying a business: What you need to know

Stephen Attree outlines the most important stages that need to be considered in order to ensure the successful acquisition of a business.

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Preparing your small business for an exit

This piece, in association with Bibby Financial Services, looks at why it is always worth thinking about an exit plan, even in the early stages of your business.

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Advice for those considering buying a B&B

Here, Gareth Smyth looks at the key things to weigh up before purchasing a bed and breakfast business.

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How to sell your business: Planning the exit strategy

Many people set up a business with the ultimate goal of selling it for the maximum possible price and moving to pastures new. Here are some tips to achieving a successful sale.

Buying and selling a company

How to keep control of your sales process

Shaun Thomson, founder of sales and leadership training company Sandler, discusses how to modify your sales approach for the best chance of success.

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

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5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

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Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

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Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime