September results thus far have been good, but not as strong as we would have liked. Whilst it is a very good improvement on the volume of enquiries received leading up to August, we had hoped that the number of new enquiries for September would be higher.
It is important to note, that the graph below only refers to ‘new’ prospects, ie they have not made contact with our company before. We highlight this point as when we looked at our own internal data, it showed that on the volume of activity on businesses had actually increased. This has indicates to us that the number of prospects that have enquired with us previously are returning to have a look at other businesses for sale.
In summary, whilst September is still over a week from finishing we don’t expect the total number of new enquiries for September to exceed August, however we are positive about the increase in Activity on Businesses currently for sale.