The Viking Advantage

Are you considering listing your Charleston / Mt Pleasant, SC business for sale? Your timing is great, as the Charleston business marketplace is extremely active, with people moving into the area and looking for businesses they can call their own. But before you put the virtual “for sale” sign on your business, you owe it to yourself to talk to the experienced business brokers at Viking Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • Businesses sold through us sell for at least 96% of their listing price, on average
  • Our sale rate is more than 3x the national average; we sell more than 75% of businesses listed with us


The time of selling a business is one that can be filled with many different emotions—while you’re excited and ready to start the next chapter of your life, it’s natural to also feel a bit sad about saying goodbye to something you’ve dedicated so much of your time and energy to. Additionally, you may feel a bit overwhelmed or concerned about the sales process—what if your business lingers on the market for weeks or months? Or what if you price it too low and leave money on the table?

That’s where the experienced Charleston – Mt Pleasant brokers of Viking can help. Because many of our brokers have built, bought and sold their own businesses, we know the competing emotions that can occur when it’s time to sell. We also know the things that turn potential buyers off as well as the tweaks business owners can make to maximize the perceived value of your business—and will put this knowledge and experience to work for you in selling your Charleston, SC business.


One of the most important steps in the process of selling your business is to obtain an accurate valuation of your business; after all, if you don’t know what your business is worth, how can you effectively price it? Make sure that you don’t price your business too high (or too low) by working with the brokers at Viking. Request your free business valuation today.


Not all business brokers are the same—and the fees that they can charge you for selling your business can be radically different. Before signing on with a specific broker, make sure that you understand their fee structure. And steer clear of business brokerage firms that are less-than-forthcoming when talking about what they charge. The best business brokers will not only tell you about their fees, but will inform you about other fees you can anticipate during the process, ensuring you’re fully informed.


Certainly, seeing your business financials is something potential buyers must do; it’s an integral part of their due diligence process. But that doesn’t mean that your financials and other confidential information should be out there in the market, available to anyone who cares to look. The best business brokers ensure that your confidential information is only available on a “need to know” basis, keeping window shoppers and competitors from becoming privy to your private data.


Viking’s proprietary 7-step sales process is designed to keep you informed every step of the way. Because we have a deep understanding of what a business seller needs during the sales process, we can proactively address concerns and ensure things go smoothly. This proven process means that you can focus on what you need to without wondering what’s happening or feeling distracted with unnecessary interruptions.


Some businesses are a natural fit for an individual who wants hands-on ownership and operation of a business. Other businesses are more suited for private equity firms. And different business brokerage firms have varying levels of experience with these very different types of customers. Your best bet is to find a business brokerage firm that has a track record of working with (and successfully selling to) the types of potential buyers you need to attract.


Charleston’s business market is hot! And if you’re ready to take advantage of this active marketplace by listing your business for sale, contact us at Viking. As one of the leading business brokerage firms in Charleston / Mt Pleasant, we know the pulse of the market and have the experience necessary to get you every penny your business is worth.

Get in touch today for a no-cost consultation. Viking specializes in buying & selling businesses in Charleston / Mt Pleasant SC and throughout the Southeast U.S.

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