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Full support to sell your business. 5x lower fees.

DealBuilder makes the sale of your business fast, easy, and private.

What is DealBuilder?

DealBuilder is a virtual platform that helps you sell your business. We match you with a dedicated Deal Manager who helps you value your business, find buyers, and close the deal.

But we are not a business brokerage, making us a bit different:

Traditional Brokers

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    10-15% commission
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    Exclusive listing agreements
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    $1,000+ engagement fees

DealBuilder

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    Flat 3% success fee
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    Non-exclusive agreement
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    No upfront costs or engagement fees

What our clients say

"The long and short of it is this: after our initial contact with the DealBuilder team, our business was sold for our asking price in less than four months."
-Owners, The Chocolate Pearl
I am very happy with my experience selling my business on the DealBuilder platform. I received a large volume of buyer inquiries immediately and received my first offer within 12 days.    When I first planned on selling my business, I thought I could do it without any support. But now that I have gone through the process - I was relieved to have the DealBuilder team there to support me along the way. They certainly added value!
The long and short of it is this: after our initial contact with the DealBuilder team, our business was sold for our asking price in less than four months.  ‍ The process was smooth – largely due to DealBuilder's knowledge of how small enterprises work. While we simply provided a description of our business, DealBuilder got the word out to bona fide prospects. We received inquiries from many parties, one of which gave us a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a deposit.   Not only was the process smooth, but the approach taken by DealBuilder was also highly professional and fluid. And, relative to the sale price, their fee was small. Whether you own the space or lease, for any business looking to sell, we would highly recommend DealBuilder
"When I first planned on selling my business, I thought I could do it without any support.
But now that I have gone through the process - I was relieved to have the DealBuilder team there
to support me along the way. They certainly added value!"

-Zac R. (former owner of Valkyrian Canning)

See how it works

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Access millions of buyers.

We confidentially advertise your business on the largest business-for-sale sites online.

The difference? These sites can cost over $300/month with minimum commitments of up to 6-months. DealBuilder has no minimum commitments.
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Block spam and unqualified buyers

Sell your business in private. With DealBuilder, nobody can access details about your business (or contact you) without first signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

This blocks spammers and keeps the sale of your business a secret from your employees, customers, and competitors.
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Double-check your asking price

Don't leave money on the table. Underpricing your business means less money in your pocket. While overpricing your business can make it impossible to sell.

By using DealBuilder, you gain access to an experienced Deal Manager to help you determine a realistic asking price for your business.

Looking to increase your valuation before selling? Start by joining our
exit-planning community.

Still not convinced?

Read our client case study
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Case Study

How To Sell A Company In 5 Days.

Read how this DealBuilder user received 2 full priced offers for their small-town chocolate shop.

Read the case study

FAQs

How do the fees work? Is there a minimum commitment period?

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There are zero costs to list your business with DealBuilder. To list on our platform, however, you must meet our listing requirements. After listing and successfully selling, we take a flat 3% success fee of the asking price.

There is no minimum commitment period with DealBuilder, allowing you to cancel at anytime.

Why is the 3% based on the asking price and not the sales price? 

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We do not act as an agent in the sale of your business and do not negotiate on your behalf. Due to this, we find a flat-fee structure based on the asking price is the most transparent & clear pricing model.

Further, we provide every client with a free business valuation before they decide to sell. Our job is to help both buyers & sellers complete successful business transactions - this means ensuring the businesses listed on our platform are priced correctly. Our flat-fee model is an incentive for clients to set a reasonable asking price.

What is required to list on your platform? 

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Our promise to Buyers is that every listing on DealBuilder will contain complete information. This includes: 

  • Historical financial statements from the Seller's accountant
  • A completed buyer presentation (see an example here)
  • Documents ready for due diligence

This may seem like a lot of work, but just like eating your greens, it's for your own good. As businesses are far more likely to sell when they are prepared correctly.

How do you keep the sale of my business confidential? 

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All buyers must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before accessing any information about your business. This legally prevents buyers from sharing information about your business to anyone else.

You have full control as to whether you accept or reject buyer access to the presentation.

How do you find buyers for my business?

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In addition to our growing list of buyers, we confidentially advertise your business across the internet. The sites we advertise on include BizBuySell.com and BusinessesForSale.com - the 2 largest business-for-sale sites online.

What type of support do Deal Managers provide? 

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Deal Managers provide comprehensive sales & marketing support while you sell your business. This includes completing your business valuation, writing your buyer presentation, and answering the questions you may have along the way.

You can think of your Deal Manager as your personal Deal Concierge. Need help finding a good transactional lawyer? Your Deal Manager can make a few recommendations. Is the Buyer trying to figure out how to get financing? Your Deal Manager can help them secure financing.

You can read more about the difference between a Deal Manager and a Business Broker here.

How long will it take to sell my business?

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The honest answer? It depends. On average, it takes 6-12 months to successfully sell a business.
Sometimes you can get lucky and sell faster, however, it is best to set the right expectations.