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Which Businesses Cannot be Sold?

In our business brokerage practice we frequently receive calls from business owners almost desperate to sell their businesses. Owners start by explaining their business and the huge potential it has for the near future. Then, when I ask about their bottom line, their become very uncomfortable talking about it. These are generally businesses started in the two previous years with unproven business models. The owners made important investments in equipment, leasehold improvements and employee salaries but could not recover their investments for multiples reasons. Naturally the option to sell the business appears very attractive since it