Sell a Business

Selling your business is a major decision! You have devoted your time, money, and energy into building, running, and operating your business.

View Business for Sale Listings

Click here to view our current business for sale opportunities.  Not all listings we have for sale are listed due to confidentiality.

Buy a Business

Buying a business can be a complicated procedure, from finding the right one to working out all the details required for a smooth transfer of ownership.

Cole & Company Inc.

Cole & Company, Inc. is a professional business intermediary firm assisting entrepreneurs in the purchase and sale of small businesses. Our experienced and certified brokers and appraisers offer business brokerage services, business appraisals, and machinery & equipment appraisals. We have valued and transferred ownership of manufacturing, service, energy, medical, agricultural, retail, distribution and professional practice firms of various sizes. We represent business sellers in Western Colorado and Northern New Mexico and business buyers, lenders, attorneys and accountants on a national basis.

  • Business Valuations

    An appraisal is not about what a business is worth in the current owner’s hands; it’s about the company’s transferrable value. Anyone ever tell you the value of a business is a multiple or percentage of this or that? They’re probably referring to a rule of thumb (or, rules of dumb as we call them) found on the Internet or through hearsay. Don’t fall for it. When you’re contemplating sale, you need a defensible estimate of value.

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  • Buyer Advocacy

    Thinking of buying a business? We have years of deal-making experience and know how to examine a business purchase to ensure the price and terms are equitable. We’ll help you navigate the flood of available businesses and structure a deal that makes sense. Small business is risky, so risky in fact, that most banks want a government guarantee just to loan on them. Call us for some sound advice!

  • Seller Agency

    Selling your business is a major decision and may well represent your life’s work so you obviously want the the very best professional guidance available. We have the experience and expertise to properly package, market and sell your company to qualified buyers on both a national and international basis. We understand the need for confidentiality in this type of transaction and buyers are screened for both technical and financial sufficiency before discovery of your business. If you are serious about selling a business and believe experience matters, call us; we specialize in transactions, not listings!

  • Financing Solutions

    We work with SBA Lenders and Commercial Banks to offer as many financial solutions as possible to help both buyers and sellers reach their objectives. Contact us today for more information. 

  • Negotiations

    In todays business climate, direct negotiation between buyers and sellers is awkward at best. Our Intermediary Service reduces the tensions and allows for a reasonable approach to the transaction. It is critical that a positive relationship remain for both parties to ensure a smooth transition. If you’re selling a business or buying a business and you have found a buyer or seller to work with, call us to help close the transaction.

From Our Blog

The Importance of Understanding Leases

Leases should never be overlooked when it comes to buying or selling a business.  After all, where your business is located and how long you can stay at that location plays a key role in the overall health of your business.  It is easy to get lost with “larger” issues when buying or selling a […]

Day One is the Day to Prepare Your Exit

Pepperjam CTO, Greg Shepard recently published “Planning Your Exit Should Begin When You Launch” in Entrepreneur magazine. In this article, Shepard puts forward a variety of thought-provoking ideas including that entrepreneurs should be thinking about partnering early on with those they believe will ultimately want to buy their business. Thinking Ahead Much of Shepard’s thinking […]

What Makes the Sale of a Business Fall Through?

There are a myriad of reasons why the sale of a business doesn’t close successfully; these multiple causes can, however, be broken down into four categories: those caused by the seller, those caused by the buyer, those that just happen (“acts of fate”), and those caused by third parties. The following examines the part each […]

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