Selling a small business is a complex venture that involves several considerations. It can require that you enlist a broker, accountant, and/or an attorney as you proceed. Whether you profit will depend on the reason for the sale, the timing of the sale, the strength of the business's operation, and its structure.

The business sale will also require much of your time and, once the business is sold, you'll need to determine some smart ways to handle the profit.

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