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State of the Business Sales Market 15th to 28th March – Happy Easter

State of the Business Sales Market 15th to 28th March – Happy Easter
Within the next few short weeks I expect to see the level of enquiries on businesses slowing down until we get through the Easter period. The graph below shows firstly January, February and March enquiry levels for 2012, then November 2012 through to March 2013.  The graph illustrates March 2013 has seen a higher level of enquiries than February 2013 and slightly higher than January 2013. ... more

State of the Business Sales Market 1st to 15th March 2013

State of the Business Sales Market 1st to 15th March 2013
I was suitably surprised when I saw the statistics/graph below.  I was half expecting to write a report on how the long weekend and the news of Victoria in a recession for the last quarter of 2012 may have limited the number of enquiries for the month of March.  However halfway through March we are already on par with total enquiries with February and more than halfway past January.  I do... more

State of the Business Sales Market 15th to 28th February 2013

  Surprisingly the amount of enquiries we have received for February is slightly lower than the number we experienced in January. Please keep in mind the figures from January are a little skewed due to the fact leads from the Xmas break are included in January figures, ie a lead on the 25th of December will be recorded as a January enquiry. However, you can still see that the number of... more

State of the Business Sales Market 1st to 15th February 2013

In general, enquiries are still very strong and as we’re part way through February, we are looking at matching, if not improving on the number of enquiries received for the month of January 2013. It has been very pleasing seeing a high amount of offers being made on businesses this month, a positive sign indeed! In some cases we have seen two parties competing for the same business which is... more

State of the Business Sales Market 15th to 30th January 2013

We’ll let the graphs do the talking in this report. You can see from the first graph the spike in the number of Confidentiality Agreements signed by prospective buyers in the later part of January (note we were closed for the first two weeks of January).  The second graph records the amount of activity in our office, the increase in enquiries and ‘work’ involved with business... more

State of the Business Sales Market 1st to 15th January 2013

I hope you enjoyed a well-deserved break over the Christmas and New Year period.  Our office is back and ready for what I believe will be a far better year in terms of business sales. As we only re-opened our office yesterday, we do not have available a graph of stats to show you but there are positive signs in the amount of general enquiries about business sales. In 2013 you will see a... more

State of the Business Sales Market 1st to 15th Decemeber 2012

This will be my last official blog on this site for 2012, in what has been a very challenging year.  Our office will close on the 20th and re-open on the 14th of January. 2012 has definitely been a challenging year in respect to business sales, but as I’ve been pressing numerous times in this bog, I believe a change is just around the corner.  The result of the number of enquiries this... more

State of the Business Sales Market 15th to 30th November 2012

State of the Business Sales Market 15th to 30th November 2012
As you will see in the graph below, my previous prediction that the enquiry rate would increase later in November has come true.  I believe it is a result of two main factors. The upward trend is a continuation of the slowly improving market that was just briefly interrupted by school holidays and the Melbourne Cup weekend.  Keep in mind many of our prospective business buyers do have school... more

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