Buying a business

  • Business listings
  • Buyer search program
  • Detailed business reports
Businesses for sale

Selling your business

  • Accountant referred buyers
  • Buyer waiting list
  • Short average selling time
Sell your business

Valuations

  • Professional written valuations
  • Quick delivery
  • Well prepared documentation
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Contract negotiation

It may be that you already have the perfect buyer for your business but would like the assistance of a professional to help with the finer points of the written contract.

Empire Business Sales can help with as little or as much as you would like from simply writing the contract to following it all the way through from start to finish taking care of all the conditions along the way and following it through to a successful settlement.

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Find a business

Can’t seem to find that perfect Business?

We can help you by targeting specific businesses on your behalf. Maybe you have been looking but just can't seem to find that business that is perfect for you?

We regularly target specific businesses or industries for our clients that are having trouble finding that perfect one.

This is a simple process consisting of an initial meeting with us to give us the information we require to find out your desired target market, from then on, leave it with us and we’ll do the rest.

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Valuations – What is involved?

You may not necessarily be thinking of selling your business but may need a written valuation for other purposes such as partnership buyout, marital disputes or simply to present to shareholders etc

All businesses are different so what we require from one, we may not need from another. Basically to enable us to complete your in depth written valuation we require a certain amount of financial documentation from you and an interview with the owner to get a clear background of what the business entails including where it came from, staffing structure, what the owners role is, what the business has achieved and where it is capable of going in the future.

Please call our office to arrange an interview and receive a free client information pack which will give you an idea of what the process entails for your valuation and information on the procedure should you decide to sell.

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More testimonials

"It’s with much pleasure that I provide this testimonial for Helen Sharman. When I first thought about the prospect of selling a business I held dear to me for 10 years I was filled with trepidation at the whole process.

I was reassured with their attention to detail in ensuring all facts and information were disclosed in the sales prospectus to be given out to prospective buyers, and the quality of the report was very impressive. My biggest concern in the whole process was confidentiality and keeping knowledge of the impending sale from staff and clients. All prospective buyers were made to sign a confidentiality agreement before receiving the report and I am pleased to say I was the one who got to tell my staff and clients of the sale and not the grapevine.

I was given a clear analysis and explanation of market trends in their determination of the recommended asking price. I always felt assured that they had my best interest at heart in reaching that price and were not after a quick sale at my expense.

As part of the selection process Helen would meet with prospective buyers to determine their suitability/financial situation before a meeting was arranged with myself which ensured I was not bogged down with time wasters. I was impressed by the continued follow up and feed back that I received after each meeting.

Finally when the offers came in, I felt comfortable in the knowledge that both myself and the buyer had signed off on all aspects of the sale with the signing the sales prospectus and that no one was in for any nasty surprises. For me it was even more pleasurable because I was happy with the new owner of my business, but I think in truth the fact that Helen had a clear understanding of the business she was selling led to this result!

I would have no hesitation in recommending her services and would be happy to talk with anyone wanting such reference."

Sue Armstrong
Ex-Proprietor
Pax Books


"This is to confirm that Helen Sharman was the acting Business Sales Executive for the purchase of Liquid Coffee Equipment & Supplies.

In our dealings with Helen, we found her to be reliable, efficient & friendly.

The whole process of purchasing Liquid Coffee Equipment & Supplies was made much easier by her professionalism and close attention to detail.

All of our queries and requests were attended to quickly and answered within a short period of time.

If Liquid Coffee Equipment & Supplies was to be put on the market for sale, I would have no hesitation in appointing Helen to oversee the sale of the business."

Ross Francesca
General Manager
Liquid Coffee Equipment & Supplies



"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your assistance with our search to purchase a quality business, meeting our personal/professional guidelines and specific requirements.

Now that we have settled into and am thoroughly enjoying our new business venture, we felt it appropriate to share with you and your potential clients the degree of professionalism shown by yourself.

We initially made contact some 18 months earlier when our interest was sparked with an advertised business for sale. On our initial meeting both my husband and I were very impressed with Helen’s attention to detail and exacting knowledge of business sales.

Helen always maintained and honesty and integrity with her own style which we both felt very comfortable with. After spending time outlining our 'wish list' clarifying our exacting requirements the search began.

Amongst Helen's virtues is patience and because of our commitment to secure the right business we painstakingly assessed each worthy candidate accordingly.

Helen always maintained contact on a regular basis, updating with new listings and generally getting to know us. This was used in a positive way and enabled Helen to refine her search. Never wasting our time but keen to share an opportunity should and when it arose.

Looking for and purchasing a business can be challenging and very rewarding. Knowledge, competency, honesty and the desire to always put the client first is how Helen bases her role.

The complete process from beginning to end was the smoothest business purchase we ever made. As we had a family trip planned to visit our daughter in Canada it was imperative that all was in order prior to departure.

Helen again proved her professionalism and co-ordination skills ensuring all documentation was completed with not one oversight. A tremendous effort of both teamwork and quality of service putting the client first.

We were able to enjoy our family reunion and become owners of a successful business all at the same time.

We have great pleasure in recommending Helen, knowing that she will be a great asset to both sellers and buyers alike."


Sandy & Dennis Bullied
Directors
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