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The New Listing Work Sheet

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For Sale - Canada Work Sheet For Sale - Canada
The   New   Listing   Work   Sheet

This work sheet has been prepared to assist you in composing your entries for a new "BUSINESS FOR SALE" listing of your Business.
NOTE: This "Help" information is also available as a "Text Only" WorkSheet that you can view, save to your own computer, and work on at your leisure off-line as you compose your listing.   < Get WorkSheet >   (When the text copy appears here, just use the ToolBar on your Browser to: "File" --> "Save As"   it to your hard-drive.  Press the ALT+F keys if you can't see the ToolBar at the top of your browser.  You can sometimes also find the "Save As" option by Right-Clicking on the screen.)
As you work your way along, please sit quietly and reflect as to how the prospective purchaser will see and understand the information that you are entering.   Keep your descriptions simple and straightforward.   Remember that the purpose of this FOR SALE Listing is to encourage the prospective purchaser to contact you so that he can inquire about further details.
 
Please be totally honest in your listing information.   Prospective purchasers quickly leave if they feel that you have misrepresented even a small item on your listing.   So please - No extravagant claims.   Better to say: "One of only 3 Pizza restaurants in town" -- than to say: "We serve the BEST Pizza in town - There's no one like us".
 
Please note that for the various data entry boxes, there is often a limit as to the maximum number of characters (letters, numbers, spaces, and punctuation marks) that you will be allowed to enter in that particular input box.   Please compose your listing information so as not exceed these limits.
And now ....   the entries


Initial Entries



  User Name and Password:  

This entry is required so that at a later date you can be allowed to edit the text of your listing while "on-line" if you find that you want to say something differently, to add an additional point, or to adjust the selling price.   The Password should be from 8 characters and/or numbers to 16 characters long.   For a User Name, usually just use your own first name or nickname.   Take a look at the password hints - and then enter a suitable password.   Choose the "hint" that matches up with your password.   Please note that the password that you enter is not stored anywhere in clear English - so we are not able to actually tell you again what it was - hence the" hint" to help you remember.   Also note that both the User Name and the Password are case sensitive - so if you mix Capitals and small letters in the spelling of either, then you'll need to remember that.   The Password "hints" are:
  • Spouse's name
  • Children's name
  • Pet's name
  • Your Birthday
  • Spouse's Birthday
  • Children's Birthday
  • Car Model
  • Your Address
  • the Other Address
  • Your Phone #
  • the Other Phone #

  Promotion Code:  

For most people, this field is Optional and should be left blank. However, if you did receive a "Promotion Code" as part of an e-mail offer, then please enter that code here.




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  Title for the Listing:  

This is where you need to have a relatively short but succinct description of what the business actually is.   Be enthusiastic but honest.   This is the descriptive text that a potential purchaser sees when your listing comes up in response to his search.   You have 80 characters maximum to encourage him to look further at the "details" of your business.   Please do not use all capital letters nor any unusual characters.


  Business Location:  

Here, you enter the first 3 characters of the Canadian Postal Code for the business.   If the business is "Relocatable" (see below), then it won't really matter what Postal Code you choose for entry here, except that it is also used to indicate the Province (or part) that the business is currently located in.   Note: this vagueness of location is done intentionally so as not to jeopardize the current business operation when customers and employees find out about your sale prematurely.   If you are not concerned about casual browsers knowing the location of your Business For Sale, then you can state it somewhere else later in one of the following text description boxes.


  Relocatable:  

Can the Business be relocated without a significant change in its operation ?   This is a Yes/No question and is usually answered as "No".   To be relocatable, the business must be something like a home business or mail-order business where the only contact with the customer is by phone/mail/e-mail - there is no building structure that your customers would ever need to see, and no reason whatsoever that it is currently located where it is.


  Primary & Alternate Business Categories:  

These are category descriptions that describe the general class for your type of business.   (See the complete list.)   Please make both a first and second choice of the descriptions that best classify your type of business.   Your choices here are important because a prospective purchaser may decide to look only at certain types of businesses.


  Asking Selling Price:  

Enter the price (in Canadian dollars - no pennies) that you want for the sale of the business.   This should be the price that you want for the main/principal part of the business.   If there are portions of the business that are optional and/or extra, you will have a chance later to list these with their additional prices.


  Your E-mail Address:  

This is your own e-mail address.   It must be a real valid address.   It will be used by BusinessSellCanada to correspond with you - and for the initial enquiries from prospective purchasers.   Please remember to check your mail regularly - at least once a day - while your listing is current; as purchasers may wander off to other listings if you don't respond to them promptly.   If for some reason your listed e-mail address becomes inoperative, please contact us immediately - or change it yourself on the listing.   Listings with inoperative e-mail addresses or "Full" mailboxes will be removed without warning and much of your listing time will be lost !


  Business Owner or Broker/Agent:  

This is where you declare if you are the "Owner" of the Business being sold, or if you are a "Broker" or "Agent" working for the business Owner.   In general, if you are not the actual owner of the company, then you are a Broker/Agent.   If you are required by law to make a further declaration in this regard, please include it in one of the descriptive paragraphs following.


  Internet URL of the Web Site for the Business:  

This is an optional listing field and you can leave it blank if you like.   However, if your business has a Web site, and if you want to permit purchasers to browse through that site, then list it here.   You must enter the complete URL starting with "http://www. ..etc..".   Please check your site first to make sure that there is no information on it that you wouldn't want a prospective purchaser to know initially: such as a telephone number, or a street address.


  Internet URL of a Picture of the Business:  

This is an optional listing field and you can leave it blank if you like.   However, if there is a picture of your business (or perhaps of your product) that is already on the Web, you may want to allow it to be shown here.   You will need to enter a complete URL starting with "http://www. ..etc..", and ending with ".gif" or ".jpg".   The picture should be about 400 to 600 pixels wide in order to display properly.   Please consider this as a very positive feature of your listing.   Purchasers like to see a picture of your business or product.




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  Included:  

Here you list specifically what's INCLUDED in the listed selling price.   You can either do it in point form with room for 9 points -or- you can do it in sentence form in a text entry box.   This is an optional listing field and you can leave it blank if you like.   If you use it, it is important to accurately list or describe exactly what is included so that the purchaser can rely on it.   Please sit and reflect on what the purchaser would want to know .... consider: the building, cars/trucks, existing inventory, sales literature and copyrights to manuals, corporate name, patents and processes, training, customer lists, supplier lists, formulae, employees (and their benefits), etc.   If the list becomes too long and detailed, then simply add a note to the effect: "Contact Seller for full details".   The individual point lines will hold a maximum of 80 characters each while the text area will hold about 500 characters total.
 
 

  Excluded:  


This is the list of the items which are NOT included as part of the listed selling price.   You can either enter in point form with room for 9 points -or- you can write in sentence form in a text box.   This is also an optional listing field and you can leave it blank if you like.   Please read over the above instructions, and separate things out into included or excluded -or- into the "optional" list of items which comes next.
 
 

  Optional & Extra:  


This is the list of the items which are neither included nor excluded from the selling price.   You can either do it in point form with room for 9 points -or- you can do it in sentence form in a text box.   This is also an optional listing field and you can leave it blank if you like.   Please read over the above instructions, and separate things out into included or excluded, or into optional.   If there are no optional items, just enter the word "None" on the first line.   If you don't currently have a price for some extra item - simply state so.   For example:   "Existing inventory must be purchased at an extra cost."   -or-   "Additional training time can be negotiated".




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  Best Features:  

Most important, here are 700 characters of text space to describe the best features of your business and why someone would want to buy it.   This is a REQUIRED input field.   You do not need to include anything that has already been described or listed above.   This feature description will actually be shown first near the top on the detailed listing page, so here you will want to encourage the prospective purchaser to read further - and to be excited about purchasing your business - and to contact you and to make an offer.
 
 

  Financial Conditions:  


Here you can describe something of the financial condition of the business.   There is room for about 500 characters of text.   This is an optional listing field and you can leave it blank if you like.   If you use it, make some statement of the gross sales last year and the amount of the profit or owner income.   State if audited financials are available on request.   Generally here, you want to encourage the purchaser with the opportunity for profit, and leave the finer details to your later negotiation.
 
 

  Competition & Market:  


Here is where you disclose the type of people and businesses that you sell to, and indicate what sort of competition there is for (or against) your product or service.   There is room for about 500 characters of text.   This is an optional listing field and you can leave it blank if you like.   Generally it is best to be completely frank and honest about the situation.   You might also mention what the opportunities for expansion are at this time.


  That's It !!!  


NOTE: This "Help" information is also available as a "Text Only" WorkSheet that you can view, save to your own computer, and work on at your leisure off-line as you compose your listing.   < Get WorkSheet >   (When the text copy appears here, just use the ToolBar on your Browser to: "File" --> "Save As"   it to your hard-drive.  Press the ALT+F keys if you can't see the ToolBar at the top of your browser.  You can sometimes also find the "Save As" option by Right-Clicking on the screen.)
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