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Affordable training courses for small and medium sized businesses

Preparing & Selling Your Business


Shaping a business to improve the chances of sale. Ways to increase profitability and boost the price. How to minimise the tax payable on the proceeds. What buyers are looking for and what puts them off. A step by step guide to the business sale process. Who buyers are and why buyers buy businesses. Ways to advertise and likely response rates. 

Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and relevant documents by e-mail after the workshop.


Owners of small and medium sized businesses who are considering selling their businesses.


The workshop will be run by Ian Benson who has sold more than 150 businesses over the last 15 years as a business broker. 


£95. Refreshments provided. No VAT. No booking fees. 


All places must be booked using a debit or credit card through the online booking system. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a business debit card please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.


Workshop bookings are non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable between dates. If you are unable to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place. 


If you have a question about the workshops please e-mail and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.

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Brighton 12 September 2017 Booking Details
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Southampton 13 September 2017 Booking Details
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Bristol 14 September 2017 Booking Details
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Reading 15 September 2017 Booking Details
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Nottingham 05 September 2017 Booking Details
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Birmingham 06 September 2017 Booking Details
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Manchester 07 September 2017 Booking Details
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Leeds 08 September 2017 Booking Details
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Edinburgh 01 September 2017 Booking Details
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What Past Attendees Have Said About Our Preparing & Selling Your Business Workshop
Yours is one of the best, most relevant, least bullshit sessions I’ve been to for a very long time. I enjoyed it. Very practical advice.
Excellent session - thank you! Thanks We found the two hours really useful and have already made a couple of quick changes.
I found the workshop very interesting and informative with much food for thought.  

Thanks again for the talk last Friday, very interesting.

I enjoyed the session and got some very good pointers. The material was full of surprises for me; much of it might be described as ‘counter-intuitive’.
I had already taken advice from my accountant and my business consultant about how to go about selling my business and the information you provided last night gave me a lot more clarity than I had before.
Thanks Ian, it was a good course, very practical. I knew all the initial “complicated“ bit about tax but none of the practical stuff.

Thanks some useful food for thought.

The session was excellent / outstanding. No but’s. Thank you for your time yesterday at your seminar, it was all very informative.
I found the workshop extremely useful. It provided exactly what I was looking for – no-nonsense, practical information and guidance from someone who has experience of selling businesses. I learned a lot. 
All clear and found it useful. Thank you again for the workshop. It was excellent. I found the information very interesting and worthwhile.