If you’ve always dreamed of being your own boss—setting your own hours, mapping your own course and being the master of your own destiny—then owning your own business is for you. But how do you determine which business is best suited for your talents and skills, your lifestyle and your budget? And how can you ensure you’re paying an appropriate price for it? If you’re ready to follow your dream of buying a business—or even if you want to sell a business you already own but aren’t sure of how to go about it—give Viking Mergers & Acquisitions a call. With a combined 88 years of experience helping people buy and sell businesses, our business brokers have the real-world experience it takes to ensure everything goes smoothly.
The Charleston Business Environment
Voted the Best City in America and the #1 City in the World by Travel & Leisure magazine, Charleston isn’t just a picturesque Southern gem with rich history, delectable dining and gorgeous weather; it’s also an award-winning metro area for business. The city was recently ranked 9th among top US metros for high foreign direct investment (FDI) intensity, and in 2016 Site Selection Magazine named Charleston its #2 pick for Best Business Climate in the US. A variety of tax credits and economic incentives entice businesses to call Charleston home, and the skilled workforce and lack of state property tax and local income tax are budget friendly.
Experts in mergers, acquisitions, and the sale and purchase of businesses, Viking’s business brokers have a keen awareness of the Charleston business climate. We’ve successfully closed sales on more than 500 businesses, including many in the Charleston area.
Selling a Business in Charleston, SC
Preparing to sell your business can seem like an overwhelming task, but Viking’s 7-step sales methodology removes the chaos and uncertainty from the process. In addition, we will introduce your business to our private network of more than 2,500 potential business buyers, each of whom has been pre-qualified and pre-screened. Our business brokers will keep you informed every step of the way, helping you earn top dollar for your business.
Getting Your Charleston, SC Business Ready to Sell
Here are a few tips on things that you can to help get your business ready to go on the market.
- Get in touch with Viking for a CONFIDENTIAL Consultation: Contact Viking for a complimentary business valuation. Our brokers—many of whom have bought and sold their own businesses—have a combined 88 years of experience buying and selling businesses.
- Pull together updated financial records: Work with your accountant to gather your fully-reconciled business financial statements. Your ability to show your business’ cash flow will have a huge impact on your sale’s success.
- Collect business records: If your paperwork isn’t already in one place, now is the time to gather it all together. Things like asset lists, lease agreements, contracts, etc. should all be in order to show potential buyers you’re organized and serious.
- Tidy up: If you’ve been putting off repairs or dragging your feet on cleaning up, remember that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Don’t let procrastination literally cost you; tackle these items before buyers start looking.
Buying a Business in Charleston, SC
Is the business you’re considering purchasing a good deal, or is there something lurking in the financials that you’re overlooking? Are you thinking about purchasing a business, but aren’t certain exactly what type of business would best suit your goals? Let the experienced business brokers at Viking help. Whether you need assistance determining the type of business that would best fit your lifestyle and your financial goals or you want a second look at a business’ books, we’re happy to help at any step of the buying process.
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The business valuations that we provide are so accurate, most businesses we sell go for within 95% of the published price. And the vast majority of businesses we’ve sold—95%, in fact—are still going strong today.