Messy BusinessA good approach to improve value in a business is to identify any negatives that might turn a buyer off.

Look at the financials, the operation, the facility, employees — everything. Be honest and not in denial! Enlist the help of advisors or even friends and have them walk through the operation.

Fixing the problems might take time or money, but if the business owner can’t solve the problems, it can mean buyers making lower offers or walking away.

Michael MarksMichael Marks, creator of Toons ‘n Tips, is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and has over thirty-six years of business experience and ownership. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Colorado and has been selling businesses for over eighteen years. Michael has taken up cartooning as a hobby in recent years and has found that by using those skills, along with his extensive business experience, he has been able to create the Toons ‘n Tips drip marketing service for clients all over the country. Find out more about Michael at