Buyers

Buying An Online Business - how to evaluate

The process of searching for and identifying a solid, sustainable online or home based business can be pretty overwhelming, especially if you haven’t been through the process before.

I’m consistently asked “Where can I find out what I should be looking for as I evaluate a business for a potential purchase?”

First of all, you can learn a lot if you just take a few minutes to read this post Top 10 Buyer Questions, but I strongly recommend you request your own FREE copy of the report Questions to Ask When Buying an Online Business.

That report is chock full of really great information to help you build a list of initial questions you can ask about any online business you’re looking at. The answers you get will help you decide if you want to learn more about the business, make an offer or just move on.

If you’re really serious about buying or starting an online or home based business I’d encourage you to check out my guide Why Buy or Start An Online Business? It covers all the basics and it’ll give you a solid outline of the process of evaluation and the primary search criteria all buyers should know before starting an online business or beginning their search to buy an existing web based business.

Once you reach a point where you’ve identified an interesting opportunity, you’ll need to be prepared to evaluate and act quickly while ensuring you’re making a fully informed decision before committing and submitting an offer.

Our Website Audit and Review Services will save you time and effort, (bear in mind that time from your initial inquiry to submitting an offer can be THE factor that decides if you’re the new owner or not). Our team can do the site research for you and help you evaluate a business much faster and often more completely to help you reach a fully informed decision.

You can then pick it up from there, or you can choose to have our team become your team, with our full Buyer Assistance Service to help you with further detailed evaluation and negotiations, reviewing all aspects of the business, and the deal, specifically from your perspective throughout the process.

Whatever level of assistance you need or choose and whether you’re buying an existing online business for $10,000 or $500,000 or more, the benefits of having knowledgeable advisors to assist you every step of the way, is quite simply a smart investment and a smart way to avoid costly mistakes.

Website Audit

Scope of Service:

  • Basic Website Review – addresses strengths and weaknesses of current website layout
  • SEO Review – identifies primary keywords currently optimized for
  • Link Audit – analysis of inbound and outbound links for both quantity and quality
  • Traffic Analysis – review history to identify sources, site-flow, trends, cycles
  • Sales Performance – review to identify trends, cycles, events and opportunities

$250





Biz Advantage Review

Scope of Service:

  • Basic Website Review – addresses strengths and weaknesses of current website layout
  • SEO Review – identifies primary keywords currently optimized for
  • Link Audit – analysis of inbound and outbound links for both quantity and quality
  • Traffic Analysis – to identify sources, site-flow, trends, cycles
  • Sales Performance – review to identify trends, cycles, events and opportunities
  • Review of Profit & Loss Statements – to identify trends & cycles, event impact
  • Review of Systems & Processes – to maximize and leverage efficiency
  • Marketing Audit– review of current marketing initiatives
  • Recommendations & Strategies for Growth

$495





Buyer Assistance

Scope of Service:

  • Consultation with buyer to identify & confirm search criteria
  • Website Review – addresses strengths and weaknesses of current website layout
  • SEO Review – identifies primary keywords currently optimized for
  • Link Audit – analysis of inbound and outbound links for both quantity and quality
  • Traffic Analysis – to identify sources, site-flow, trends, cycles
  • Sales Performance – review to identify trends, cycles, events and opportunities
  • Review of Profit & Loss Statements – to identify trends & cycles, event impact and verify true operating expense for a new owner
  • Marketing Audit – review of current marketing initiatives
  • Recommended Strategies for Growth
  • Preparation of Initial Questions for Seller
  • Offer Structure & Negotiation assistance
  • Recommendations for Letter of Intent
  • Due Diligence Assistance – facilitation of conference calls and screen share meetings as required with seller to review and verify revenue; expenses; vendor/supplier relationships; products & dealer requirements; web traffic; marketing campaigns
  • Recommendations for Asset Purchase Agreement
  • Recommended Transition Process
  • Recommended Transitional Training Process and Check List

$2,500 or 5%

of total acquisition price (whichever is greater)
$1,500 retainer due at start, balance due at time of closing

If you’re interested in learning more about our services, shoot an email to Sales(at)NextGenBizTools(dot)com and myself or a team member will contact you by return, we’ll be happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have, no pressure and no obligation!

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I launched my 1st website back in 1996 selling baking mixes, now I blog about doing business online, most of all I love to travel, cook, enjoy wine, good company, music & movies in no particular order – I like it best when I can enjoy them all at the same time! Connect with me on Google+