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A Broker’s Perspective on Selling TrollingMotors.net

The sale of a business can be a fickle mistress. Thomas Smale of FE International is a business broker who knows this all too well. He specializes in selling high ticket online property stores, as well as other properties. Thomas offered some extremely valuable advice to me during the process of selling TrollingMotors.net.

On this week’s episode, we’ll dive in to the first of a two-part series to wrap up the TrollingMotors.net auction case study. I’ve invited Thomas on to the show to share some of that insight and advice with you.

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Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • How I qualified the prospective buyers after they made a bid.
  • Why there is such a lack of transparency in traditional acquisition processes.
  • From a broker’s perspective, how to make sure every part of the deal is safe for both parties.
  • The importance of trust and building that kind of a relationship during the acquisition process.
  • Why it’s not always about getting the highest price possible.

What Was Mentioned

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Andrew Youderian
Post by Andrew Youderian
Andrew is the founder of eCommerceFuel and has been building eCommerce businesses ever since gleefully leaving the corporate world in 2008.  Join him and 1,000+ vetted 7- and 8-figure store owners inside the eCommerceFuel Community.

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