How to sell your business

Agents spend their whole careers telling vendors and landlords why they will be able to achieve a better sale price or a higher rent than they could achieve themselves. Then, at the end of their career, they try to sell their own business. I am constantly amazed by this and during the twenty-five years that…

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I was very sorry to hear that Andrew Grant in the Midlands had gone into administration. It seems a sad end for a business that has been trading for almost fifty years, but I fear that it will not be the last business casualty of Covid-19. Most letting businesses have performed well during the lockdown,…

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE If you’re one of our register buyers, please see a list of our current businesses for sale. Reference Location T/o Description Guide Price Status REF A72 London £2.26m Sales and Lettings £3.25m Sale Agreed REF A91 North England £2.5m pa Residential Investment Sales £1.35m – REF A83 Hertfordshire £361,010 pa Mostly lettings…

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Despite 40 years in the property business, I never cease to be fascinated by what separates the most successful businesses from the rest. One of the key differentiators though is that successful businesses nearly always have a detailed written business plan. The crisis caused by coronavirus has demonstrated very clearly why business planning is so…

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In Switzerland the process for applying for a Coronavirus business loan is as follows: 1. Fill out a one-page form online2. Qualify for interest free loan of 10% of your annual turnover repayable in 5 years’ time3. Receive money within a few days sometimes within hours This simple process has enabled the Swiss government to…

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I hesitate to write anything about the impact of Coronavirus. It is by far the worst thing that has happened to the world in my lifetime and the enormity of the situation and the impact that it is having on people’s lives is terrifying. The debate that is about to commence across the world will be…

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Sadly it looks as if Coronavirus may bring tragedy to some UK families but its financial impact could be very serious for many more so what can you do to prepare your business for it? Twenty five years of consultancy experience has taught me that when extraordinary events occur it is the businesses that prepare…

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Some businesses sell for more than Ten times profit others sell for less than one. This course will show you how to increase the value of your business. Regardless of whether you are planning to sell in six months’ time or ten years’ time, the actions that you take between now and then will have…

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Employee fraud is a significant problem faced by organisations of all types and sizes, says, Adam Walker and there is no reason to think that estate agents and letting agents are exempt from it. Whilst we would all like to believe that our employees are loyal and honest, there are still many reasons why your…

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