An AllBusiness.com blog reader contacted me to ask how they could sell their US Virgin Isle. teak business to someone in the
I don’t know how large this business is but I get the feeling it isn’t that large. Most small/medium businesses get marketed on the Internet so I would want to make sure it gets listed on www.bizquest.com, www.bizbuysell.com, and especially www.businessesforsale.com, since that one is international in scope. If a business broker is used, I would make sure it get listed on these tops sites, or if this is a do-it-yourself project, I would pay the listing fees to get on the sites.
For the Virgin Isle. business I would strongly recommend getting a
How to choose a broker? Go to the International Association of Business Broker’s site www.ibba.org and find one with a CBI certification (Certified Business Intermediary). The CBI means a broker is serious enough about his profession that he spent the time and money to get specific training in the craft. I’m certified, and with an MBA degree I thought it would be a piece of cake. It wasn’t.