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Selling a Business FAQ | Business Selling Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is BizWorldUSA.com?

BizWorldUSA.com is the best business portal available in the market that connects sellers, buyers, business intermediaries, lenders, and other business professionals that want to sell or buy a business or business related services.

2. Why should I use BizWorldUSA.com?

BizWorldUSA.com is a highly secure and safe local business portal with the world’s best tools for marketing which help you sell your listed businesses and your business professional services.

3. Who are BizWorldUSA.com members?

Business owners/sellers, business buyers, business brokers, agents, business escrow companies, business advisers, business lenders, financial advisers, business marketing personal, franchising companies, and other business related professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in buying and selling businesses.

4. Do I need to register to use BizWorldUSA.com business portal services to sell my business?

Yes, in order to post your business for sale advertisement you have to register. Once you register with BizWorldUSA.com, you can post your business for sale advertisements whenever you want.

5. How can I activate after registration?

BizWorldUSA.com will send an activation link to your email address. Please click the attached link and your registration will be activated.

6. What will happen if I forget my password?

Do not worry or panic. You can just send an email to BizWorldUSA.com and we will send the password to your email address.

7. Is my registered information secure?

Yes, your information is absolutely secure. We do not share your personal information with any third parties. However, if you do opt to receive information from sellers, buyers, brokers, lenders, franchisers, and other third parties, they will contact you via the method you’ve chosen. Also, if you wish to receive other BizWorldUSA.com offerings, those people involved will have access to your information. To know more about the privacy, advertisement policy, and other company policies, please read the policies, terms, and conditions of the website. If you have further questions, please send an email to privacy@Bizworldusa.com

8. What fees do I have to pay to post an advertisement for my business?

Various programs are available on BizWorldUSA.com. You can verify all programs and fee structures under “Advertise with Us.” You will be charged based on the programs you sign up for. You can also read the terms and conditions before paying the fees and using the services.

9. How long will my advertisements be active?

BizWorldUSA.com offers a minimum time frame of two months with a maximum period of six months.

10. How many levels of advertisement does BizWorldUSA.com offer?

Currently BizWorldUSA.com has three subscription levels: Standard, Premier, and Platinum. You can opt for whatever suits you.

11. Can I upgrade my subscription level?

Yes, you can upgrade your level whenever and wherever you want. To upgrade, just log in to BizWorldUSA.com and select the level you want to upgrade to and follow the directions. You will be charged for the upgrade based on the level and duration you opt for.

12. Can I downgrade my subscription level?

Yes, but you can only downgrade at the time of renewal. Current subscriptions cannot be downgraded.

13. Besides advertisement fees, do I need to pay any commission on the sale of a business?

No, you do not have to pay any other commission or brokerage fee on the sale of your business. We understood that you might have paid fees with other portals or web services. We work for the benefit of our business community.

14. How do I renew my advertisement?

BizWorldUSA.com will send a reminder email to you before the expiry of your current advertisement. Just log in to your BizWorldUSA.com account, go to your homepage, and select the advertisement column. There you will see an icon/button for renewals. Please click on that button and follow the directions.

15. Can I post more than one business for sale advertisement?

Yes, you can post as many as you wish.

16. Do I have to pay a separate fee for each advertisement?

Each advertisement is charged separately and such fees will be charged based on the level and duration of the advertisement.

17. Is there an auto renewal program?

Currently, BizWorldUSA.com does not offer an auto renewal program. At the expiry of your advertisement, you have to login and renew it.

18. How do I renew my advertisement?

BizWorldUSA.com will send a reminder email to you before the expiry of your current advertisement. Just log in to your BizWorldUSA.com account, go to your homepage, and select the advertisement column. There you will see an icon/button for renewals. Please click on that button and follow the directions.

19. What is the BizWorldUSA.com cancellation policy?

You can see the cancellation policy information under the terms and conditions of the website. Please read and understand all terms and conditions before using BizWorldUSA.com services.

20. What is the refund policy?

BizWorldUSA.com’s refund policy is clearly explained in detail in the terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions in detail before paying any fees.

21. What is the method of payment?

BizWorldUSA.com offers three types of payment:

  • 1. Credit/debit,
  • 2. ACH payment,
  • 3. PayPal.

The BizWorldUSA.com payment gateway holding company is in another country so you will see the US dollar fee converted to that country’s currency. Please read all terms and conditions before using the BizWorldUSA.com web services.

22. How long does BizWorldUSA.com take to activate my business for sale advertisement?

Usually we activate and make ads available immediately upon payment confirmation. If you do not see your ad, you can email our team and they will take care of it immediately.

23. What should I do if BizWorldUSA.com emails go to my spam folder?

Just log in to your email account, check the Spam folder, and mark any BizWorldUSA.com emails as “safe” or “not junk.”

24. How does BizWorldUSA.com bring traffic to the portal?

BizWorldUSA.com is one of the top business portals on Google, Yahoo, and other search engines. Their search engine results show BizWorldUSA.com as the best and most trusted site to buy businesses. We have a top position on search engines and also the GoDaddy web portal promote us as a secure site. BizWorldUSA.com is also doing radio talk shows, broker opinions, franchiser opinions, business intermediary professional opinions, blogs, forums, RSS, news, tips, and business news and articles to attract users to the site.

25. Why is BizWorldUSA.com helping me make my businesses for sale advertisements available?

This portal helps you market your listed businesses for sale to achieve your desired object of selling a business quickly and confidentially with effective marketing. Sellers spend thousands of dollars to sell their businesses but they fail to sell quickly and confidentially as they lack effective marketing tools. To take out all obstacles, to save you tons of money, and to help your success, BizWorldUSA.com has created a powerful business search engine to market your business for sale advertisements effectively, confidentially, and within a reasonable time frame.

26. What is meant by marketing versus success?

Key to success is effective marketing. No matter what, all businesses require effective marketing to sell and run a successful business. The tools for effective marketing are content, pictures, audio and video. Effective marketing with great and new tools can help you increase the chances of selling of your listed business in a reasonable time frame. World sales reports show 99% of businesses that are sold or doing great business, irrespective of the market conditions, are practicing effective marketing. BizWorldUSA.com offers effective tools to help you sell your business confidentially and effectively in a reasonable amount of time while saving you money and time.

27. What is meant by material and picture marketing?

It’s a good idea to tell about your business including information about how you are doing, salient features of the business, sharing of non-financial information, and other business related information. For the intended buyer who is waiting and looking to buy a business this could be the ideal place to read about your business. Adding photos can increase your chance of getting buyers’ attention and selling of business. There is an adage, a picture is a worth a thousand words. You can greatly utilize this tool by posting your business pictures, logos, trademarks, etc. which gives a constant silent message to the buyer. The silent message is always running on the platform and that increases the chance that your business will sell safely and quickly.

28. What is meant by audio marketing?

The world is growing, barricades are breaking down and opportunities are increasing. Buyers and entrepreneurs will buy a business which reaches them with an effective message. Even then every person wants to do the businesses or buy a business within their community as they feel more comfortable and can express their needs to them to fulfill their needs with someone who can speak their own language. An audio message in your words, in your language is worth a million pictures and words. This also saves lots of time for sellers and buyers and further it reduces the liability of all parties. BizWorldUSA.com offers this tool to sell your business and reach the targeted community. This gives a great opportunity for you to tell about your business, such as how the business is doing, future growth, business offering, etc. And you can present your message in multiple languages to reach the intended target community.

29. What is meant by video marketing?

This is an amazing tool which connects people and makes business transactions happen quickly. This high-end, effective tool not only sells your business, it makes a relationship with buyers. In the experts view, a picture is worth a thousand words, an audio message is worth a million pictures, and a video is worth billions of words and pictures. BizWorldUSA.com brought this tool to sell your business effectively, safely, and quickly. Most businesses are sold with this method in 1/10 of the time that other methods take. With this amazing tool you can talk about your business, show your business premises, and give your marketing presentation in multiple languages. This flawlessly performing tool helps you to sell a business faster than ever.

30. What is meant by market platform?

BizWorldUSA.com brings all the available resources, such as brokers, lenders, buyers, sellers, intermediaries, vendors, franchisors, etc., into one community. This common platform gives an opportunity for community members to see and exchange services, products, offerings, etc. to develop our business community.

31. How can I use the platform to grow my business?

This is a one-stop shop platform and the ideal place to sell your listed business and interact with buyers to achieve your goals.

32. What are the differences between local search versus general search?

There are a lot of business portals available in the market which are unable to fulfill your desired object, such as selling your listed business. Their vague and unwanted search results don’t show your advertisements, and if even if they do, it’s on the bottom page which never makes it to the user’s attention. On BizWorldUSA.com the user can short list their business needs such as category, business service, geographical area, etc. and in all cases your business for sale advertisement will be the among the first in your area.

33. What are the differences between the restrictions versus freedom advertisements?

Most portals and media charge huge amounts of money, but they put restrictions on marketing material such as content, logos, photos, address, etc. For each change, you have to call them and the work has to be done by them. Here, you have freedom to access, edit, and add by yourself. With BizWorldUSA.com you have 24/7 access and you can add or delete your content/audio files/video files without calling anyone. This is a user-friendly community portal giving you direct access to make all necessary changes 24/7. You can make these changes as many times as you want at no extra cost.

34. How can I verify/monitor/track my advertisement?

You can just log in to your account and go to your advertisement and there you will see the views/history. Just click on the tab and you will see the number of visitors, including the locations and time of view. This is real time data that you can access from anywhere, and with that data you can identify from where you are getting calls, hits, and mail.

35. How can verify that email I received from a BizWorldUSA.com user was sent by the client?

All emails sent from the site go directly to your registered email account. You can also see the emails on BizWorldUSA.com. To see on BizWorldUSA.com, you need to log in to your account and go to your advertisement and there you will see the email icon. Just click on that icon and you will see the number of emails you have received from clients, including the locations and time sent. This is real time data that you can access on BizWorldUSA.com whenever you want to read your email.

36. How can I create a business for sale advertisement?

Once your registration is activated, you can select “Post Ad” and select the type of advertisement, and from there, BizWorldUSA.com will guide you to create a business for sale advertisement. You fill out the appropriate information in the relevant fields and submit.

31. Do advertisements have to be approved by BizWorldUSA.com?

Yes, all new and edited advertisements have to be approved by the BizWorldUSA.com for the safety and benefit of the society.

37. Do all edits have to be approved by BizWorldUSA.com?

Yes, all edits have to be approved by BizWorldUSA.com for the safety and security of the community.

38. How can I deactivate, delete, or remove my businesses for sale advertisement from the BizWorldUSA.com portal?

You can log in to your BizWorldUSA.com account and you can deactivate, delete, or remove your business sale listing 24/7.

39. What are the best tools I can add to create my listed businesses for sale advertisement?

The experts say three things.

  • 1. For all written content you add all salient features of your listed business for sale such as how the business is doing, possibility of addition of services, partial financial information and other important business points. The information should be concise, informative, and attractive.
  • 2. For all audio clips talk about the greatness of the business such as how the business is doing, what kind of services you offer, goods, etc. If possible, post the seller or business operator comments or an interview. This is where most of buyers will become more confident to buy this business over other business. It is always a good idea to speak in more than one language to attract different communities.
  • 3. For all video clips show the business premises, talk about the business for sale, and show important business areas, business equipment, operational area, and specialty area, etc. You can also use this tool to emphasize certain important areas where your business is strong and unique. Keep the business premises neat and clean and add as many marketing points as possible in the video clip.
40. How can I edit my businesses for sale advertisement material?

BizWorldUSA.com proudly offers 24/7 access. You can log in to your BizWorldUSA.com account and go to your home page and open your advisement list. In each advertisement you can see an icon for editing. Just click that icon and edit whatever you want. You can change some or all of your material at one time, or as many times as you wish. This facility applies for all the features, including audio and video clips.

41. Can I include the purchase price and other relevant financial information?

There is no limit on what to tell and what not to tell, but in order to attract buyers and sell your business quickly it is always good to advertise your asking price and to reveal other financial information. Please take the advice of a broker/agent/CPA/attorney. It is wise not to enter confidential information for the safety and security of your business.

42. How can I keep the sale of my business a confidential sale?

This is one of the most important items when you are preparing the marketing materials. We do not display your address or your contact email address on BizWorldUSA.com. In order to keep further information confidential, please opt out of the business contact information. Even in photos, audio and video clips, avoid giving the business location address. If this is not sufficient, talk with your broker/agent/attorney about how to keep the sale of your business confidential.

43. What is the minimum time frame it takes to sell a business?

There is no minimum time frame to sell a business. Based on sales research and analysis reports, the lowest time frame to sell a good business is anywhere between five to six months. To learn more about the stages of selling a business, please read about the stages of selling.

44. What is the right time to sell my business?

There is no right time or wrong time to sell a business; businesses can sell anytime. It all depends on the motivation and seriousness of the seller and also the conditions or factors associated with the business.

45. Will I need to finance the purchase of my business?

Not unless you are interested in doing so. It is always a good idea to talk with your financial advisor and attorney before making such a decision.

46. Can I impose the terms and conditions for my listed businesses for sale?

There is no law or restriction prohibiting doing so. This is solely at your discretion. Discuss with your attorney and they will guide you on what to add and what not to add.

47. What is my current business worth?

Your business worth will be determined by a business appraiser or business valuation person who is licensed and certified in business valuations based on the books and market. It is always a good idea to talk with them before deciding the sale price.

48. Can I add my own NDA/CA?

Yes, you can add your own agreement. However, talk with your attorney and ask them to prepare a confidential agreement to protect you and your business information.

49. What are the materials I have to add on the written content of BizWorldUSA.com advertisements?

Expert opinion says you should add the salient features of the business and great points of the business. When a buyer reads the material those salient features of the business will show them that your business is a wonderful opportunity.

50. How many photos can I upload and what file size can I upload for my advertisements?

Currently BizWorldUSA.com offers four photos/pictures on a business sale advertisement. The max size of each file is 300 KB. The file types are JPEG/GIF/PNG.

51. Is it mandatory to up load the photo?

It is not mandatory. If you wish, you can add the photos.

52. How many audio clips I can upload and what file size I can upload for my advertisements?

Currently BizWorldUSA.com offers only one audio clip per advertisement with a max file size of 5 MB. Usually this covers anywhere between 3 to 5 minutes of recording.

53. What are the marketing factors I need to explain on the audio content?

It is a great opportunity talk about the greatness of your listed business, future growth, and salient features of the business. If possible, post a seller interview regarding the greatness of the business, what kind of business is offered to clients, goods, etc. If needed, you can use multiple languages to target the desired community.

54. Can I replace my audio clip?

Yes, you can access it 24/7. Just log in to your BizWorldUSA.com account and delete the old clips and add new clips. New content will be ready to use immediately.

55. Is it mandatory to use the audio tool?

It is not mandatory. If you wish, you can add or use the audio tool for fast and easy selling.

56. How many video clips I can upload and what file size I can upload for my advertisements?

Currently BizWorldUSA.com is offering only one video clip per advertisement with a max file size of 5 MB. Usually this covers anywhere between 45 to 60 seconds of recording.

57. What are the marketing things I need to add on the video column?

It is a great opportunity talk about the business, show the business area, have a seller interview, and talk about yourself and your business. Show important business areas, business equipment, operational area, etc. You can also use this tool to emphasize certain important areas where you are strong and unique.

58. Is it mandatory to use the video tool?

It is not mandatory. If you wish, you can add or use the video tool for the fast and effective sale of your business.

59. In audio and video messages can I use my own language?

Yes, absolutely. You can use as many languages as you like.

60. Can I do a seller interview and post on the website?

Absolutely. This is great way to let the seller talk about the business. It not only attracts customers, it also reduces the liability since you as the seller are giving the business facts.

61. There are lots of disclosures and other legal forms on the site. Can I use them?

These are model forms for registered users which were prepared by our legal professionals. Our primary aim is to protect the brokers or agents who have a great risk of liability and are the first victims of lawsuits. Read the BizWorldUSA.com terms and conditions before using any forms

62. Do I need to pay any fee to use these forms?

No. These are absolutely free for BizWorldUSA.com registered users.

63. Can I change the status of the business?

Yes, you can change the status of the business for sale advertisement at any time. Just log in to your BizWorldUSA.com account and change the status whenever you want.

64. What things are displayed in my BizWorldUSA.com advertisement?

It is always ideal to display your marketing points and salient features that include non-confidential information. This information should be precise and informative to the buyer to attract them to your business.

65. How can I avoid fake buyers or third-party calls?

This is very simple. Ask the contacting party to sign your confidential agreements and request a valid photo ID. Also ask for a pre-approval letter or proof of funds before releasing business information. You could also ask them to send an email request from BizWorldUSA.com. The site will track the IP address of the sender and with that you will know whether the requester is true or fake. This can minimize fake calls.

66. My listed businesses for sale and my professional service offerings are targeted to a particular community. Can I use my own language via audio/video to reach the community?

Yes, you can use your own language as long as it is acceptable. If there are any abusive messages in the messages, BizWorldUSA.com will remove all audio/video from the listing without notice.

67. Should I utilize the escrow process to close my deal?

In order to sell or exchange a business you need a medium of exchange to satisfy the law and also to protect all parties involved in the transaction. It is always a good idea to talk with your broker/agent/attorney who is specialized in local laws and knows about business sale requirements. Based on their suggestions within the permitted law you can make the decision that works for you.

68. Will BizWorldUSA.com allow my business/personal website or logo and contact info to be posted?

Yes, you can post your website address and you can forward customers to your site where they can reach you directly if they wish.

69. Can I email my advertisement to my friends?

Yes, you can forward your advertisement to as many friends as many times as you like.

70. Can I refer this site to my friends?

Absolutely, you can refer this site your friends that may find it helpful.

71. I am interested to learn more about BizWorldUSA.com’s services. How can I get more information?

Send us an email at help@bizworldusa.com or 415-234-8833 with all of your questions and we will contact you.