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Selling Your Business

Start Here to Maximise the Sales Value of Your Business

When you own a business, you owe it to yourself to make sure you maximise its value, for yourself, your partners and your heirs.

LINK have been selling businesses since 1996 and our network includes experts in selling specific industries, small businesses to large corporates.

When you approach LINK to sell your business, here’s what you get:

  • Free, and completely confidential discussions and market value appraisal
  • Access to a marketing network and tools, unmatched in the world
  • Experienced Brokers with integrity who are motivated, committed and creative

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Questions about Selling a Business

How does the negotiation process work?
How long is the business marketed for sale?
How long will it take to sell my business?
What can I do to help sell my business?
What does an Information Memorandum include?
What information do I need to prepare my business for sale?
What is my business worth?
When is the best time to sell my business?


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The Mistake of Not Marketing Widely Enough

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Selling an Asset Rich Business

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Who Should Be On Your Sales Team?

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How New Zealand's Tourist Arrivals Have Grown

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