How to Sell your S Corporation?


If you own a small business and want to sell it, there are many things to consider. First, you need to make sure your business is ready for sale. What does this mean? To start, you should have prepared your books and records so they are organized and well-organized. You'll also want to get rid of any debts that could be an issue for the buyer.

How to Sell your S Corporation?

As an S Corporation owner, you will want to prepare your business for sale. This can involve a multitude of things such as reviewing contracts, getting the right buyer, and preparing the sales contract or agreement. When selling your business, it is important that you find the right buyer. You need to ask yourself: Who would be interested in purchasing my company? Answering this question requires research on potential buyers’ backgrounds and what they may want from your business. For example, some buyers may be looking for certain products or services that are only offered by you—or possibly even just by one other competitor. If another company does offer those same products/services, then that might make them less desirable as potential buyers because they already have access to those offerings (and therefore wouldn't need yours).

What Should be Done to get your Business Ready for Sale?

In order to get your business ready for sale, you need to do the following:
  • Make sure your business is profitable
  • Make sure your business is well-run and organized
  • Make sure your business has a good reputation
  • Make sure your business has a good customer base
  • Make sure your business is well maintained

How to Find a Buyer?

One of the first things you need to consider is who will buy your company. In order to find a buyer, you're going to need more than just money. The buyer is going to want a good return on investment, so they'll be looking at how much work it will take for them and whether or not there are any problems with the business itself. Here are some ideas for attracting buyers:
  • Get referrals from people in your network
  • Talk about it on social media (and make sure your privacy settings are locked)
  • Reach out directly via email or phone calls

Hiring a Broker

Should you hire a broker? Yes, if you want to sell your business quickly and for as much money as possible. An experienced buyer’s representative will help you find the right buyer, prepare the sales contract, negotiate the sale and get your company sold for more money than if you tried to do it yourself.

Prepare the Sales Contract or Agreement

The sales contract is the document that spells out all of the terms and conditions for the sale of your business. It should include:
  • A description of the company, including assets and liabilities
  • The purchase price, any financing arrangements, and other costs associated with closing
  • The buyer’s responsibilities after closing (such as continuing employee benefits) How long it will take to close


If you want to sell your S Corp then first prepare your business, find out the right price, and market it for sale. You should also make sure that there is a buyer who is willing to buy it in order to close the deal as soon as possible.