For most people, buying or selling a business is a once in a lifetime transaction. And, just like any other major life decision using an experienced, qualified professional to help manage the process will relieve many of the stresses associated with this type of life-changing event.
At Chinook, we don’t replace your existing professional support, instead we work in partnership with your current legal counsel and accountant. We understand that each professional advisor has a role to play in the transaction, in our view the role of a Business Broker is to:
- Evaluate your business
- Ensure confidentiality from the beginning to the end of the relationship
- Provide an accurate assessment of value
- Develop a comprehensive marketing strategy
- Execute that marketing strategy
- Generate interest in your business
- Assess potential purchasers
- Ensure that any prospective purchaser are financially qualified to complete the proposed transaction
- Complete the purchase
Along the way, there are normally a multitude of hurdles before finalizing a business sale and acquisition. We believe our job is anticipate and overcome these hurdles. But we also recognize that there are times when an obstacle is too great and both sides need to move on.