Buy a Business
Buying a business can be daunting, contact us for an initial interview to match your criteria, financial needs and abilities with a potential fit. We add new listings, so check back with us frequently.
Sell a Business
CBB's focus gives us an advantage: we’ve refined our process to maximize business value and find best-fit buyers. We have a 10 step process to maximize the sale of your business.
We specialize in the marketing and sale of Chicago businesses. CBB works closely with sellers and buyers to offer guidance in the process. We understand what makes a good fit.
Exit Planning Guide
Exit Planning Guide: Deal dynamics were strong in 2018 and the trend is continuing in 2019; small business optimism is high. Our Exit Planning Guide outlines current deal dynamics, best practices that should be top of mind, as well as outlines our 10-step sale process. From getting your business ready to sell, to preparing a marketing strategy, to developing go-to-market tactics - it's all in there.
Typically, the best time to sell your business is when things are going well, when macro conditions are favorable and when the operating drivers of your business have been maximized. We work with business owners to help them drive growth and unlock value. It's never too early to be thinking about the value of your business, how buyers will perceive value and what should be implemented before considering a sale.
Starting the process of either buying or selling a business can be difficult and frustrating at times; preparation is key. Before you embark on the journey, take advantage of what we think will be helpful at the start, during and end of the process.
“CBB has been instrumental in helping improve the outcome of our sale. Having been a multi-unit retail owner and an area developer, CBB provides real world insight on how to help a business owner plan their exit while realizing the best possible value.”
~ James Y. | President, Lawn Care Business
“CBB is very knowledgeable and one of the best business brokers in Chicago I have had the privilege of knowing. CBB's detailed, methodical approach helps to insure nothing falls in the cracks and he easily earns the trust and confidence of it's clients in all scenarios.”
~ Jeff B.| President & CEO, Home Care Business
“I find CBB to be a company of high integrity and diligent work ethic. I’ve worked CBB for eight years. CBB has a industry depth and seldom lets anything alter the goals for it's clients. CBB is an easy firm to make a recommendation.”
~ Gary K. | President, Business Consulting
We'd love to learn more about your situation & goals. Request a no-obligation call with a broker: