Sale options for business owners

The Mail asked whether business owners should consider selling their business through one of the websites now specialising in this sector rather than using the traditional method of employing a business sale broker.

Brokers tend to charge around 15%, so the online route can offer large savings, but brokers warn about the potential loss of confidentiality, the difficulties in valuation and the time owners will take managing the process, which may detract from the performance of their business.