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alec
03-18-2014, 01:56 PM
I was thinking recently about those people that make a business out of selling the businesses they create.

I first noticed this online, with software. There are people that create software, make that software somewhat popular, then sell it to a bigger company for tons of cash. I'm not saying that each piece of software they produce gets popular so that they can sell at an immense price, just that they try until they succeed, then sell.

Is it a good idea to invest time and money in a business with the intent of selling, and would you do it if you had the resources?

Taru
03-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Yes, I think it's a good option to consider. Maintaining a business can get very stressful and daunting, but at the same time, starting businesses is also exhilarating, so I think this is a good way to get the best of the opportunity while eliminating the negatives. Of course, the downside is that you don't get to continually profit off of a business you built, but if you receive a large enough compensation for it, then I think overall it would be a fair trade. I would definitely do it if I had the resources and knowledge to do so, and I know a lot of people already do this in a small scale because I have seen a good number of people selling online accounts on social media and even gaming accounts.

gadgetised
03-20-2014, 07:46 AM
Yeah, people do it all the time. It is a great way to make some money, especially if you can build something worth buying.

SteakTartare
03-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Is it a good idea to invest time and money in a business with the intent of selling, and would you do it if you had the resources?

Yes and yes. There are many reasons to sell a business (time to move on to a new venture, change in the market, etc.), but selling one for a pile of cash is certainly one incentive. My "day job" is in the IT world (software development) and the example you gave is very common. However, its certainly not limited to that field.

owesem75
03-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Any business opportunity is a good opportunity. If I were to create a business and someone wants to buy it.. I could initially offer business partnership if they want.. if they are really interested to buy the business and they offer me good terms that is good for both of us, then why not?

crimsonghost747
03-20-2014, 03:58 PM
Starting a business just to sell it, yes it's doable. However I think that you should start a business because you are passionate about it, and shouldn't intend to sell it. Obviously if you get an offer that is too good to refuse then you should sell, but then you will have to restart from scratch.

There are reasons to sell and money is one of them, but I wouldn't recommend you start a project just with the intention of selling it soon.

DrakeD
03-22-2014, 03:08 PM
I guess it depends on the business. I own properties and sometimes I buy a house cheap, do a few minor repairs and flip it for profit. I would assume any other buisness could follow this same model.

However, it is about presentation of the home, or in your case business, you want to sell. People only buy the "home" or business" if they have some kind of proof that they "could" make a profit from it. Not that they will, but they have to see the possibility of it.

mikelouis
03-23-2014, 01:58 AM
Any business opportunity is a good opportunity. If I were to create a business and someone wants to buy it.. I could initially offer business partnership if they want.. if they are really interested to buy the business and they offer me good terms that is good for both of us, then why not?

Depending on the business you have, am sure there is a lot of money you can earn from it if you decide to sell it.

fredkawig
03-23-2014, 10:38 AM
It really depends. For people who have no money, they have no choice. For those people who can market and make it into something big then they shouldn't and I think they wouldn't sell it.

bingaguilar
03-25-2014, 06:22 AM
Starting a business just to sell it, yes it's doable. However I think that you should start a business because you are passionate about it, and shouldn't intend to sell it. Obviously if you get an offer that is too good to refuse then you should sell, but then you will have to restart from scratch.

There are reasons to sell and money is one of them, but I wouldn't recommend you start a project just with the intention of selling it soon.

I agree. The only way that a business could really take off and attract people who would want to buy it is if it is really successful and has even more potential for growth. And a business would not reach that stage if the pioneers were not passionate about it. First, love your business and make it grow. If you get an offer that's just too hard to refuse then sell it, nothing wrong with that. Just don't start a business that you intended to sell even at the get-go. I'm sure it wouldn't succeed enough to attract anyone. ;)

MahaKarthi
03-04-2016, 12:48 AM
Some businesses are created with a purpose to getting a higher value once sold. For example, real estate is a very promising sector where plots are bought, apartments are constructed and then sales made to get very high returns.

RuthWalter
04-25-2016, 05:59 AM
I think it's a good option to consider. Maintaining a business can get very stressful and daunting, but at the same time, starting businesses is also exhilarating, so I think this is a good way to get the best of the opportunity while eliminating the negatives.

Hellosolifornia
07-18-2016, 06:01 AM
Yeah mostly people are using that software to gain leads and you can also use that

IIXIIXII
01-28-2017, 11:43 PM
Yes that is a good idea if you dont have a lot of capital for expansion. You can find business brokers in your area and see what people are selling..also, you can call them and aske them for advice to structure ur company for a future sale.

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03-20-2017, 01:10 AM
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Monte
03-21-2017, 10:31 AM
I first noticed this online, with software. There are people that create software, make that software somewhat popular, then sell it to a bigger company for tons of cash.


This is my ultimate goal.



Is it a good idea to invest time and money in a business with the intent of selling, and would you do it if you had the resources?

I think this depends on what you want. Some may want to do that, some may want to pass the business on to family because of all of the time and effort they've put into building and growing it.

Like I could possibly see myself running my own business and then passing it down to family. I could also see myself selling certain apps. Of course, if my business got big enough and made enough money, I could see myself selling it -- for the right price.

That's something else you have to consider. You've got to have a certain level of discipline if you decide to sell. You might not want to take the first offer. You'll have to know the market, so you can know if you're lowballed on a price. Sometimes even when a price is enticing, you should say no. I've heard of that happening.

Some people won't sell below $x dollars, some people won't sell at all.

S_Lindq
06-01-2017, 11:48 AM
If you feel that you would earn more by selling your company rather than maintaining it, then by all means sell!

ellenronn
06-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Or you can also buy dwindling businesses, flip them, and then sell them at a profit!

S_Lindq
06-07-2017, 11:34 AM
Or you can also buy dwindling businesses, flip them, and then sell them at a profit!

Good idea!

Bizsort
06-07-2017, 07:00 PM
I agree. The only way that a business could really take off and attract people who would want to buy it is if it is really successful and has even more potential for growth. And a business would not reach that stage if the pioneers were not passionate about it. First, love your business and make it grow. If you get an offer that's just too hard to refuse then sell it, nothing wrong with that. Just don't start a business that you intended to sell even at the get-go. I'm sure it wouldn't succeed enough to attract anyone. ;)

Yes Agree with the above, it will be a daunting task to build business for sale if you do like what you do, because it will take time and commitment to succeed

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