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. works with privately held companies wishing to obtain maximum value for their business operations through merger or acquisition. Our focus is in Western Colorado and Northwest New Mexico offering investors and corporations the opportunity to acquire profitable businesses in growing, desirable, communities. Confidentiality is maintained throughout all processes.

  • Business Valuations

    How many times have you heard a so-called expert tell you the value of a business is a multiple or percentage of this or that? This so called business valuation is nothing more than a rule of thumb (a principle with broad application that is not intended to be accurate or reliable) probably obtained from hearsay and you should never fall into this trap! We can assist you with the valuation of a company or how to value a small business as well.

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  • Buyer Advocacy

    We assist business buyers and investors in target acquisitions across multiple industries, locations and price. Our national and international affiliations combined with years of deal making experience can provide serious entrepreneurs with an advantage in the transaction of buying a business. We’ll help you navigate the sea of unrealistic and unprepared sellers in today’s economy to find and acquire a business at a realistic price providing a respectable return on your investment.

  • 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

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 […]

When It’s Time to Sell, Put Your Strengths First

Putting your strengths first will help you sell your business. While this may seem obvious, a surprising number of business owners will either improperly index the strengths of their business or fail to emphasize those strengths adequately. In this article, we will examine five key business strengths that you should focus on when it comes […]

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