A Good Business Broker Can Sell Your Business

Selling A Business is one of the most stressful and emotional times to a business owner.  St. Louis Business Brokers, Metro Business Advisors, help business owners with sale process taking the headache out of the process.

We Are Business Brokers in St. Louis And M&A Advisors that have the experience and the answers to reach YOUR goals.

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Why do Business Owners Sell?

Deciding to sell a business can be agonizing Recognizing that only about four in ten businesses listed for sale actually sell, we need to understand that a large portion of the seller population may have waited too long to begin the succession process. There are some owners that simply decide they are ready to move on,…

Selling a Business Is Harder Than Starting It

Starting a business seems like the hard part…until you realize that one day you will need to leave your business Think back to the day you started your business. You made the commitment and started building your company block by block, decision after decision. After much time has passed, you are arriving at the point…

Improve Cash Flow And Build Business Value

These tips are easy to implement and make a big difference in your business value… Tip 1: Incentivize key employees to increase cash flow over baseline. Use WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?) to align your cash flow goals with employee behavior. Let’s say you want to reduce your product’s material costs or increase your…

Learn From Other Owners When Preparing For Business Transition- Example 3

Business Liquidation may sound like the opposite of Business Transition – but sometimes it’s the Smartest Option St. Louis area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing…sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell, planning to sell, and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that…

Pre-Engagement Checklist for Owners

This Owner Checklist is the starting point so we can help you Sell your Business We aren’t like a lot of business brokers…Metro’s process revolves around collaborating with owners to learn the unique ins and outs of your business. Before listing your business for sale, providing a valuation, or helping you with succession planning, we’ll need to…

Learn from Other Owners’ Examples (Positive & Negative) when Preparing for Business Transition – Example 2

Business Transition Planning ensures Options St. Louis area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing…sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell, planning to sell, and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount greater than the liquidation…

Learn from Other Owners’ Examples (Positive & Negative) when Preparing for Business Transition – Example 2

Business Transition Planning ensures Options St. Louis area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing…sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell, planning to sell, and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount greater than the liquidation…

Learn From Other Owners When Preparing For Business Transition

Business Transitions are more difficult in owner-dependent businesses St. Louis-area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing for business transition – sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount…

Podcast: Smart Biz Show Revisited!

The owner of Metro Business Advisors, Dave Driscoll, was recently featured (again!) on the Smart Biz Show. Listen to (or read) his entire interview below. You’ll Learn: What goal you should always have in mind as a business owner What is the power of the multiple? How not to rely on your kids for your retirement…

Vacation is a perfect time to make sure your business isn't too owner-centric

A fun test to see if your business is owner-centric Business owners are workaholics – that’s not a news flash. But even business owners need time to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and get a fresh perspective. AND, businesses need to be able to operate successfully without the boss’ constant presence. Businesses that are…

Pricing a Business too High is a Risky Strategy

Pricing a Business should involve more Research than Emotion Often, sellers want to go to market with a very high price for their businesses, hoping buyers will appreciate what the seller perceives as a great value. Sellers assume that buyers will at least take time to check out the business. In reality, there are many…

You only exit your business once…(audio)

…there’s no time for mistakes Business owners are used to doing whatever needs to be done, largely on their own. But planning for and completing the transition out of your business is unlike anything else you have ever done. Don’t try to go it alone when you exit your business – you need professional advice while…