Selling a Business

Horizon Business Brokers offers our clients years of professionalism, experience, expertise, and knowledge in the process of selling businesses in a variety of different industries. We keep things confidential by following the strict code of ethics set forth by the IBBA in the Washington, DC area and Mid-Atlantic region. We are well-trained professionals who are aware of your needs with one goal in mind, to sell your business for you.

Deciding to sell a business is sometimes the easy part. How you go about selling it is another matter altogether.

Horizon Business Brokers can assist you in setting a price, determining when is the right time to sell, preparing the business for sale, confidentially advertising and marketing the sale, negotiating with prospective buyers, and a host of legal and financial details that need to be addressed. We will help you maximize the value of your business when selling by showing its true earnings capacity and potential.

Horizon Business Brokers markets and advertises the sale of every business confidentially and discreetly to not disrupt the integrity of the business and allow our sellers to be sure that employees, vendors and suppliers, and customers don’t become aware of the sale. Horizon Business Brokers protects information about the business for sale from being presented to unqualified buyers. We fully vet the buyers we work with, requiring them to complete our Buyers Package, the first thing a potential buyer has to complete to qualify to purchase a business and before any information about your business is shared. The Buyers Package has the buyer execute a Confidentiality Agreement, complete a buyer profile to determine they are professionally qualified and a good fit for your business, and has them provide a financial statement to ensure they have the financial ability to acquire your business in obtaining any funding, and making sure they will be approved for any lease, license or franchise agreements where applicable.

Business financing options are also available through our network of lenders to qualified buyers. Sellers often get cash at settlement in all of our transactions.

When selling a business with Horizon Business Brokers, our clients benefit from our industry experience, expertise in various industries, and high ethical professional standards. We promise to treat our clients fairly, professionally, and honestly. Imagine your dream of finally selling your business coming true!

Seller’s Process

Here is a snapshot of the typical process to sell your business, a full outline can be found on the Process Page for Sellers by clicking here.

1. Initial Consultation
2. Business Data Collection
3. Value the Business
4. Engage Services/List the Business for Sale
5. Prepare Marketing & Advertising Materials
6. Market Business for Sale
7. Interview Prospective Buyers
8. Showing the Business & Meeting with Buyers
9. Offer to Purchase
10. Due Diligence
11. Assist in Resolving Any Issues
12. Establish Definitive Purchase Agreement
13. Finalize Funding
14. Settlement

Horizon Business Brokers understand that sellers need answers, advice and direction before making the very important decision to sell their business. We solve those questions and provide the clear path needed. We have relationships with attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors to assist you through the entire process to make sure you are making the right decision. Selling a business is a process that is time-consuming and can be frustrating without a professional broker to guide you through it, so don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation to learn how Horizon Business Brokers can help you sell a business!


To see what your business is worth and get a valuation, please click here.

If you are unclear about something, please visit our glossary of terms.

If you have any questions, please contact us.