Sell a Business

Sell My Business With Certified Business Broker, John Holland

Call John Holland at 949-218-1454 to get started today.


1. To Sell My Business: Determine What The Business Is Worth

You’re asking, How do I sell my business? John starts by establishing what the business is worth. We will accomplish this by determining earnings, applying rules of thumb for that industry and then looking at what comparable businesses have sold for as well as what is currently on the market.

Our office can help determine the accurate value of your business. Thanks to being part of the Murphy family we also have access to a lot of data on businesses that are for sale, as well as those that have sold in the past several years – so you can be confident that our valuation will be accurate.

2. To Sell My Business: Prepare A Detailed Offering Portfolio

John will put together an attractive and informative offering portfolio that we will use to market your business to potential buyers – only after they’ve signed a confidentiality agreement.

The portfolio will include pertinent information about your business: Company history, manager profiles, financial statements, pictures and any other important information.

3. To Sell My Business: Develop A Marketing Plan

Except in special cases, all of our listings go out to over 30 different websites where your business is advertised. Because Murphy is the largest brokerage firm in North America, John has a large pool of buyers with which we work.

Depending on the type of business, John uses a specialized approach. For example, we may do a mailing to other businesses of your type in the area that may be interested in acquiring your business for the purpose of expanding. Your business name and identifiable information are withheld until we are certain they are serious.

We are a creative team with lots of experience and are always finding new ways to find buyers!

4. To Sell My Business: Negotiate An Offer & Structure A Deal

We will be the intermediary in the negotiation between the seller and buyer and will work diligently to ensure that everyone comes away happy.

Murphy Business & Financial has relationships with some of the premier loan brokerage firms in the country. These loan brokerage firms have relationships with hundreds of lenders and the expertise to know which ones to go to for which types of deals.

We are also knowledgeable and creative when it comes to structuring the deal so that the deal not only happens but again – all parties come away happy.

5. To Sell My Business: Perform Due Diligence

During the due diligence period, the buyer will make sure that everything is in order for the business. We will facilitate this happening, as well as be there to smooth over any hiccups that may come up to ensure that the deal happens.

6. To Sell My Business: Finalize Closing

Once due diligence has been performed and everything is in order, the buyer and seller will attend the closing where all necessary documents are signed and any loans are finalized.