More business owners deciding to sell, most retiring

BVWireIssue #236-2
May 11, 2022

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The long anticipated “Silver Tsunami” wave of retiring baby boomers appears to be arriving and is expected to supply the market with a steady stream of available businesses throughout the year, according to a report from BizBuySell. An increasing number of small business owners, many aging and no longer willing to wait on the sidelines, believe now is the time to exit. Of surveyed owners, over 63% say they are over 50 years old and 30% say they are over age 60. More than a third (37%) say they plan to sell within two years. Of owners recently surveyed, the majority (55%) cite retirement as their motivation for selling, while a substantial 31% say their business is doing well and feel they can currently receive a good price. Active for-sale inventory has climbed 10% over the past year, the report says.
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