Over the past six months, we have experienced an increase in the number of business owners deciding that now is the time to sell their business. This is an indication of things to come. It is a reflection of the recovery of their investment portfolios, an improvement in their business operations—growth in sales and profits—and the increasing age of the average business owner.
Prices for quality businesses have remained fairly constant and there is a good market for them. As this trend towards faster rate of business transfer continues, it will become increasingly difficult to find buyers for businesses of lesser quality.