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Are you thinking about buying or selling a business? You have a lot of decisions to make… Don’t make costly mistakes. Commercial Ventures can help you prepare to buy or sell a business and introduce you to a host of opportunities. Placing a value on your business is a critical business process. LEARN MORE

PREPARATION BUYING & SELLING

Things BUYERS need to know
Things SELLERS need to know
Don’t Make Costly Mistakes.

OPPORTUNITY BY LISTING

View our CURRENT LISTINGS

The Perfect Opportunity May Be Waiting for You.

Buyers

BE PREPARED!
  • Don’t overpay
  • Don’t get trapped in a bad lease
  • Don’t get something different than you thought you paid for
  • Don’t make costly mistakes!

CONTACT US FIRST!

Buyers Frequently Ask:
  • How do I find a business for sale?
  • Why is the business for sale?
  • Is it the right business for me?
  • How do I perform the due diligence?
  • How do I check out the business?
  • How are businesses valued?
  • Where do I get financing?
  • Should it be a share or asset sale?

VIEW CURRENT LISTINGS

LEARN ABOUT CURRENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THAT MEET YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

HAVE US EVALUATE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS

Sellers

BE PREPARED!
  • Don’t underestimate the value of goodwill you’ve established
  • Don’t let unexpected crises put your financial future in jeopardy
  • Don’t make costly mistakes!
    CONTACT US FIRST!
Sellers Frequently Ask:
  • How much is my business worth?
  • Have I asked the BEST price?
  • Can I justify the price?
  • When is the best time to sell?
  • How do I find qualified buyers?
  • How do I maintain confidentiality while selling?
  • Do I have the skills and time to sell my business?
Commercial Ventures helps sellers make the most of opportunities!

Have Us EVALUATE Your Business
Have Us LIST Your Business

Evaluation

Are you considering selling or buying a business? If so, it is critical to know just how much it is worth on today’s market. The process of coming up with this amount is called “Evaluation for Fair Market Value”.

Placing a fair market value on a business is essential for business owners, buyers, and sellers. Innovative ways of structuring organizations can complicate the simple question: “How much is it worth?”. Pam Ryan and her Commercial Ventures team can determine the current worth of any business.

A properly done evaluation can provide valuable information for decision making on:

  • The purchase and sale of businesses for assets or shares
  • Partnership buyout
  • Transactions among related parties
  • Divorce
  • Estate planning.
  • Exit strategies
  • Being prepared to sell due to an who owner wants to sell or is forced to sell due to circumstances such as health, divorce or partnership split.

 

Request for Evaluation

In order to evaluate your business, we will need as much of the following information as possible. All information you provide will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Contact us at (403) 278-7839 to arrange a meeting.

Three to Five years of Profit and Loss Statements, including monthly gross sales for the recent two years so that we can see your high and low months and where the business has increased or decreased in sales as well as seasonal periods.

  • A copy of the lease for your premise and/or other leases.
  • Are you the sole shareholder? If not, who are the other shareholders?
  • Is there only one corporation, or are there other corporations or holding companies involved?  If so, what are their names and dates of incorporation?
  • What are your days and hours of operation?
  • How many hours per week do the owner/shareholders work on average?
  • How many weeks or months are the owners/shareholders away from the business not working each year?
  • What are the owners/shareholder’s primary roles in the business and what do these roles entail?
  • Has there been any monthly increase or decrease in expenses for salaries, rent, etc. since your last year end?
  • What do the shareholders personally take out each year in wages and fringe benefits?
  • A list of assets to be included in the sale and their approximate market value, including copies of any appraisals on equipment.
  • A list of employees or sub-contractors and how long they have worked for the company, plus their roles, hours, wages, commisions or bonuses.
  • How long will the owners/shareholders stay to train a new owner in the business if the business is sold?
  • Do you want the price based on assets or shares?
  • Do any of the equipment items or leaseholds need to be upgraded or replaced within the next year?
  • Are any special licenses, trademarks, patents or trade names to be included in the sale?
  • Are any websites, social media or intellectual property to be included in the sale?
  • What are your approximate number of regular customers?
  • Approximate Inventory at cost?

Commercial Ventures helps sellers make the most of opportunities!

Call (403) 278-7839 now for more information … your business is worth it.

Calgary, Alberta