Options for Selling Your Small Business Online

sell your business onlineHas your profitable business become too much for you to manage on your own? Are you interested in early retirement, or in making a sharp career change? Are you ready to become a small business owner, but would prefer to purchase a business that’s already up and running?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should think about purchasing a small business or selling your profitable business to buyers who may be better situated to operate your small business. The small business law attorneys here at the Gierach Law Firm have found a list of online sources that can facilitate the sale of your small business to worthy buyers.


Owned by The Wall Street Journal, BizBuySell.com facilitates the online purchasing and sale of small businesses throughout the country. BizBuySell.com purports to be the best online resource for business sales because of its 10 million page views each month, as well as 150 partner websites. In fact, to date BizBuySell.com has facilitated the sale of over 100,000 businesses. However, the popularity of this website means that business sale ads must be carefully constructed in order to maximize user viewership, because competition is quite stiff given the diverse offerings available. Memberships start at $59.95 for a three-month term.


BizQuest.com focuses on the sale and purchase of small businesses. They also provide access to sale brokers who can facilitate the purchase of your small business on your behalf. BizQuest.com is also an industry leader in franchise purchases and sales. The website includes easy-to-use interactive features, including a blog. Like BizBuySell.com, this heavily viewed site is ripe with competition, so owners must make their listing stand out in order to see results. A standard ad costs $69.95 a month.


BusinessforSale.com offers access to businesses for sale throughout the world. The website also contains an extensive business broker directory. BusinessforSale.com might not be the best option for someone looking to purchase a business in a very specific location, but it all depends on the particular listings available. A one-month listing starts at $109.00.


The BusinessMart.com website has a simple, easy-to-use interface, along with an impressive resource center full of a variety of business support tools, articles, and other media. This website doesn’t see as much traffic as the above websites, but is easier to maneuver and use for newcomers. BusinessMart.com offers an extremely affordable rate of $35.99 per month.

Deciding to sell or purchase a small business can be tough, but it is also one of the first steps towards retirement, financial independence or a substantial career change. If you are thinking about purchasing or selling a small business, you should contact the small business law attorneys here at The Gierach Law Firm in Naperville, Illinois before entering into any binding legal agreements. Our small business attorneys will always have your best business and personal interests in mind.