Selling a business


Getting ready to sell your business

2:07PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 |  Are you contemplating selling or merging your business? If so, there are a few key details you should consider first. BY GREG HAYES.

Know the right time to exit

4:51PM | Wednesday, 11 April 2012 |  Knowing the right time to exit your business is a more important decision than deciding to go into business in the first place. Here’s why. BY GREG HAYES.

Receivers put Queensland hospitality training body up for sale

9:32PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  The receivers of the Queensland-based non-profit Hospitality Training Association have put the organisation up for sale, looking for expressions of interest into the facility which offers training and education for students looking to break into the industry.

10 key lessons from Microsoft’s purchase of Skype

5:01PM | Friday, 13 May 2011 |  What can start-ups hoping to follow in Skype’s footsteps learn from its deal with Microsoft? Here are the top 10 lessons from the Microsoft/Skype marriage.

Tech start-up MacTalk turns to online bidders for sale

2:46PM | Thursday, 24 February 2011 |  The founder of Australian technology website MacTalk is selling the business via an online auction website instead of via traditional channels.

How can you maximise the value of your business?

2:52PM | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 |  Many small business owners will be in for a shock when they discover potential buyers aren’t beating down their doors, or offering them the price they hoped for, come sale time.

How do I value another business?

8:00PM | Saturday, 28 August 2010 |  Valuing a business is extremely difficult, whether it is your own or someone else’s. Like beauty, value is often in the eye of the beholder

What should I find out about a potential acquisition target?

8:58PM | Saturday, 28 August 2010 |  Due diligence is the term given to the process whereby the potential buyer of a business investigates the company’s performance and valuation.