Get your ducks in a row. Source: Unsplash/Joshua Coleman

Brendan Wykes

Checklist: 20 things to do before selling your business

Brendan Wykes
2 minute Read

Even if you’re not planning on selling your business in the short term, you should be aware of what could trip up your sale in the long term.

Follow this 20-point checklist, and you’ll be in a much better position when that time comes, having preemptively solved the common issues that slow down negotiations, and put the potential buyer in a stronger position to negotiate.


Consult with any co-owners to ensure you all have the same or similar objectives, or agreed approaches that are satisfactory to all stakeholders.

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