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  • Jeremy Bombard


Recently, I sat down with Rita Coco to discuss the legal aspects of selling your business. It was recorded for WACA-TV, and if you want to know what is needed from a legal standpoint to sell your business, you can watch the episode here:

First, I wanted to thank Rita for having me on the program. Rita is a small business coach and consultant. For 21 years, she has made business owners more profitable. She has developed a True Business Ownership growth path with specific stages and best practices to get to each next level with ease. I highly recommend her to my clients and suggest you contact her at

In the show, I focused on these points:

1) How to get your business ready to sell:

a. Get your finances organized and spend the time to work with a business consultant.

b. Get a valuation of the business to determine its worth.

c. Work with a business broker to find a buyer.

d. Hire me to ensure your governing documents are in order and assist you with the offer and sale process.

2) The sale process:

a. We determine if you are selling the assets or transferring the interest in the corporation or LLC to the buyer.

b. I draft the agreement and ensure that you have no further liabilities once you sell the business.

c. We discuss your staying on to consult/work and what a reasonable fee would be for that.

d. If there is a lease involved, that needs to be addressed and assigned.

e. We negotiate a non-compete and ensure it is not too oppressive if you want to continue in the same field.

3) Timeline:

a. The best practice is to involve me sooner rather than later, but in an emergency, we can work to get the closing done in short order.

I encourage you to watch the video to get a complete sense of what is involved in a sale. While this information just scratches the surface, I recommend if you have questions, or are thinking about selling your small business, contact me, and we can have a more detailed conversation.

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