You didn’t settle for average when building your business. Don’t settle for average now that it’s time to sell and reap the benefits of your hard work.
Visit the sections below to further enhance your understanding of selling your business:
What Is Your Business Worth?
Contact Us For A Complimentary Consultation
We are the leading and largest business brokerage firm in Indiana specializing in marketing and selling Main Street and Lower Middle Market businesses. With more than 175 Indiana businesses available for acquisition and more than 220 franchisers seeking to expand in the state our access to a network of 10,000 businesses of all sizes nationally and internationally keeps us at the forefront of business brokerage.
Since 1981, Indiana Business Advisors has taken the mystery and confusion out of buying a business. That’s because we possess the depth of knowledge, experience and key business relationships required to give you discreet, full-service, investment banking-level professionalism through every step of the transaction. Your success is our success.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is My Business Worth?
Ultimately, any business is worth what somebody else would be willing to pay for it. While seemingly an obvious and simplistic statement, many business owners (especially Main Street) are challenged to objectively view their business in this manner. How that market value is established and the right asking price is determined can be subjects of complex formulas, depending upon the size and nature of the business. The two main factors that determine worth: cash flow and risk. To learn more, we suggest visiting our Business Valuations section.
Why Should I List My Business For Sale With A Business Broker?
The quick answer, better results. Business brokers and intermediaries specialize in preparing, pricing and marketing businesses for sale. Additionally, they are connected with a pool of potential buyers. You can focus on running and improving your business, while your business broker is finding and screening the buyers, and guiding the process to a successful closing. Given this expertise and focus, you are far more likely to sell at an optimal asking price and optimize your net proceeds, all in a shorter period of time.
What Is The Difference Between a Main Street (MS) and a Middle Market (MM) Business?
While these terms are widely used within the industry, they do not have a standard definition. At Indiana Business Advisors, we generally classify businesses valued at less than $1m as Main Street, and greater than $1m as Middle Market. However, there are other factors that distinguish MS from MM. For example, in MS transactions, all the parties (seller, buyer, broker) are local; in MM, your right buyer may be in another state or country, and may be an individual, private equity group, or institutional investor. Additionally, while most MS transactions are asset sales, many more deal structures are typically contemplated with MM business sales.
We have over 40 years experience providing small business owners guidance on buying and selling businesses.
Our team of 16 transaction advisors throughout Indiana are always available to help.
We help our clients confidentially buy and sell privately held businesses aligning the interests of all parties for mutual success and satisfaction.
Here’s what some of our clients have said
Their established market presence in the Indianapolis area was key for me. The sale process was simple and led to finding the perfect buyer for my business. I highly recommend them.
Having two offers at the same time was somewhat confusing. You were able to help us understand the differences and choices we had. Thank you so much for your help!
I’m grateful to IBA for all the help they provided when we were ready to sell the business. They are always professional and courteous. They were immensely helpful – I don’t think that the deal would have gone through without their guidance and recommendations. Thank you so much for helping us along the journey.
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