It’s nice to know that almost anything can be bought and sold online these days. Web sites like Ebay and Amazon have made it possible for people to earn a living by simply buying low and selling higher. But when it comes to selling a business, most people cannot imagine how that would be done online. Businesses have real property, competitors, leases, contracts, employees and more. They may have vehicles, warehouses and complicated debt. But in today’s fast-paced world it is possible to buy and sell a business online.
Whether they plan to go through a business broker or sell the business on their own, small business owners are starting the sales process by posting a listing in a business opportunities directory. These online directories can be local or national in scope, and generally allow visitors to search for businesses by state, industry and price range. Many sellers wonder if it matters which business directory they are in, and I always tell them to look for the directories that come to the top of the Google search rankings. The better optimized the site is, the more likely your listing will be seen when people search by keyword.