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How To Sell Your Business Blog

Get advice, tips on how to sell your business today.

My name is Chris Spenner, and I am a business consultant in St. Louis that helps business owner sell their business promptly. I am a partner with Metro Business Advisors in St. Louis, and all of our consultants are past and current business owners who help other business owners looking to sell their business in St. Louis.    I am not your typical business broker in St. Louis because I have a vast amount of skills that separates myself from a typical business broker in St. Louis.   I currently invest and own several businesses in the area.  Most advisors in the area, don't have successful business ownership experience and can't relate to the emotion that is involved in selling your business.  It is important to find a consultant who has a broad range of expertise in business ownership who can represent your company to potential buyers. If the broker you hire, can't relate to another business owner or a customer, they will have a tough time selling your business.

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I created this blog to help current business owners with tools and tips on how to sell their business.   I will also be blogging about how to buy a business and things to look for in a business that is for sale.

About Metro Business Advisors:

Our firm specializes in advising business owners throughout the whole M&A process which removes the stress and emotional strain throughout the process or buying and selling a business.  We sell every business confidently and will always get the best selling price for our clients.  Our team of brokers will interview each potential client which will prevent our sellers from wasting time on unqualified buyers.  If you are ready to get out of the business and would like to get equity for your blood, sweat and tears give us a call.  Most business owners know us as the preferred business brokers to use when it is time to sell your business. MBA knows the St.Louis Market and our fees are very competitive. Metro Business Advisors is very selective on the clients we choose to broker.  Our company works with business all over Missouri, not just the St.Louis area so give us a call to set up your free consultation.

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What Are SDE and EBITDA? What's The Difference?

By Chris Spenner | Nov 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is my business worth? This is a common question from small-business owners considering selling a business. The basis of all business valuations revolves around two terms: SDE and EBITDA. SDE = seller’s discretionary earnings EBITDA= earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization How are SDE and EBITDA calculated, and what is the difference? SDE…

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What are SDE and EBITDA? What's the difference?

By Dave Driscoll | Nov 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is my business worth? This is a common question from small-business owners considering selling a business. The basis of all business valuations revolves around two terms: SDE and EBITDA. SDE = seller’s discretionary earnings EBITDA= earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization How are SDE and EBITDA calculated, and what is the difference? SDE…

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Knowing Business Value is a Very Good Place to Start

By Adxotic | Oct 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Business valuation services

  People don’t want to spend money on things they don’t need. So why would you need an estimate of your company’s value if you don’t expect to leave for several or many years? You may not if you fall into one of two groups: Owners who are sure that their business exits are more…

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Why do we keep hearing about Private Equity?

By Adxotic | Oct 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
St. Louis Commercial Realtors

And how can it help you sell your business? You hear it on the radio, read about it in the papers, some politicians are part of private equity. So what exactly is it? Let’s start by defining a Private Equity Fund, another term you hear all the time. A Private Equity Group establishes a Private Equity…

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The Main Reasons To Sell Your Business

By Adxotic | Oct 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sell Your Business

Reasons for selling your business There may be some reasons why you are looking to sell your business: Divorce Change in direction Medical, health, personal and family reasons Disillusioned Been approached by an interested party Economic downturn Relocation Cashing in Shareholders split in direction Relocation Bereavement Divorce -In a divorce decree, it’s seldom declared that…

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Value-Building Tip: Create a Management Incentive Plan

By Dave Driscoll | Oct 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Management Incentive Plan builds Business Value Do you need to increase business value and create a succession plan through sale or management buyout? (Hint: The answer is nearly always yes!) Create an incentive plan to cultivate and motivate your management team to help reach the goals. Incentivize your team to the company’s bottom line…

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Bar & Grill For Sale

By Chris Spenner | Sep 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

S-6224 Bar & Grill for Sale Ferguson, Missouri Asking Price:  $198,000                                             Gross Revenue: $ 910,000 Years in Business: 7                                                   Type of Sale: Asset Sale # of employees: 10 FT (30-40 hrs); 11 PT       Business Description: Family-friendly sports bar and grill in a business development area committed to pedestrian traffic and a community atmosphere as…

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Cosmetology Career Training School For Sale

By Chris Spenner | Sep 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located in Missouri Asking Price:  $510,000                                             Gross Revenue: $350,000 Years in Business:      10                                            Type of Sale: Asset Sale # of employees: 4        Business Description: This premier training school for cosmetology students was very intentionally designed to provide an exceptional education for the students and an upscale experience (at a bargain price)…

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Asphalt Paving & Sealing Company for Sale

By Chris Spenner | Sep 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Asphalt Paving & Sealing Company for Sale Serving Franklin & Jefferson Counties and greater St. Louis area in Missouri Asking Price: $1,450,000                                         Gross Revenue: $1,825,000 Including FF&E and Inventory                                   Type of Sale: Asset Sale Years in…

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Lighting Company And Mosquito Control Business For Sale

By Chris Spenner | Sep 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Residential/Commercial Landscape Lighting & Mosquito Control Franchises Greater St. Louis Area Asking Price:  $1.2 million                             Gross Revenue: $1.25 million combined Years in Business: 12 with current owner      Type of Sale: Asset Sale # of employees: 8        Business Description: This opportunity comprises two highly-successful business entities with complementary clientele and seasonality.  The combination of these market-leading…

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