The essential guide to trading businesses from an expert in the field.
For many the dream of owning their own business remains just that. Even if you have a great idea, the work and money involved in building a business from the ground up can prove too daunting. What few aspiring entrepreneurs realise is that buying an already existing business can be far easier, sometimes possible with little or no money at all, and can be just as satisfying a route to self-sufficiency.
In easy-to-follow language, Buying and Selling a Business takes you through the entire process, from identifying your target business and assembling the right team to help you, to valuation, agreeing terms and finding the necessary finance. Just as importantly, Haigh helps you ensure your deal is the right deal for you, offering advice on running the business you buy and implementing proper exit strategies from the start. With valuable appendices containing typical documentation, and how to read them, Jo Haigh's book is a one-stop resource to closing the deal and transforming your life.
Jo Haigh is trained in law and accountancy, and has over 25 years first-hand business experience. She owned her own company for 11 years. She teaches hundreds of people every year for the Institute of Directors' director diploma courses in Pall Mall and works with CEOs across the country through TEC and the Academy of Chief Executives. She works as a corporate financier and has been on the board of over 30 companies. She was Young Graduate Entrepreneur of the Year at age 26. Jo Haigh has written many articles for her local press and has been on BBC Radio. She lives in Huddersfield.