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Welcome to Business for Sale Central Canada

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Business for Sale Central is your source to buy and sell businesses and franchises in Canada. If you are looking to sell your small to medium size business, we can help you. We offer a risk free complimentary trial listing that allows you to sell your business with no money down, no credit card deposit or preauthorization, no commitment.

You pay absolutely nothing unless you choose to. Your free business for sale ad will be displayed like any other paid ads and receive leads. You will only have to pay if you choose to view these potential business buyer leads. You will not spend even a penny to enjoy the privilege of showing your business for sale ad to countless potential buyers looking for businesses just like yours. Our goal is to help business owners like yourself to sell your business as fast as possible and as easy as possible. Business for Sale Central understand that selling a business that you have built is not an easy thing. One of the biggest issues faced by entrepreneurs with businesses for sale is how to find that perfect buyer who believes in your business model as much as you do, maybe even more. We understand that it is not easy to find someone who values your business as you do and have the necessary skills and love that you do to make the business flourish. This is why, we have designed our web site to help interested buyers find the businesses for sale that match their criteria. We also know that to accomplish this, Business for sale Central must be one of the top Google ranking sites to attract people looking for businesses for sale, all across Canada, especially in major cities, such as Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa; Vancouver, BC, Victoria; Calgary, Alberta, Edmonton; Montreal, Quebec; Halifax, Nova Scotia, and all the other Canadian cities.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a franchisee, or even a broker representing a business for sale, this is your online solution to sell your business. For business brokers, we offer special bulk rates to help you sell your clients’ businesses faster and effortlessly. We offer free screening tools for business brokers to make your job easier.

Search Franchise Opportunities in Canada

learn about Tim Horton’s, Subway & more

Are you in the market to buy a franchise. Business for sale is the perfect place to start your search and find the ideal franchise for you, whether it is to take over an existing franchise for sale or to sign up directly with one of the top franchisors in Canada. Our website features some of biggest brands in Canada and around the world as well as some of the new up and coming franchise concepts. Start your search here today.

Selling a Business in Canada

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Are you considering selling your business or franchise but not sure how to start. We can help. At Business for Sale Central, you can sell your business with confidence. Unlike regular classifieds, we cater only to entrepreneurs, business brokers, franchisors and franchisees. Sell your business with confidence with us and sign up today for a free trial ad.

How to List Your Business for Sale in Canada

Selling the Business Yourself


Once you make a decision to put your business for sale in Canada, you have to get down to the task of actually finding buyers. There are two ways you can do this – sell it yourself or hire a broker. Both approaches have their pros and cons and which one you choose depends on how much time and money you have at your disposal.

If you have a business for sale Canada, selling it yourself is the right option if you are looking at saving on expenses. Hiring a broker to sell your business involves a considerable payment as broker’s commission and this may be more than what you can afford to spend.

Many people who put their business for sale in Canada also prefer to do the selling themselves if the buyer is someone who is currently an employee or a trusted member of their family. In such situations, it does not make sense to hire a broker and bear the additional expense because you are already familiar with the buyer.

However, if you do not have a likely buyer, but wish to sell on your own, the best option is to use classifieds to advertise the availability of your business.

Tips for Selling Using Classifieds


Selling a business using classifieds helps you save money because you do not have to make any commission payments to a broker. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you go about the job.

  • Study the business opportunity columns in local newspapers, looking out for buyers who advertise their willingness to buy a business; if there is anyone you find interested in your specific area of business, get in touch with them.
  • Put up an advertisement of your own in the local newspaper classifieds, giving relevant information along with your contact details, and wait for potential buyers to contact you.
  • Register online on a business for sale Canada website by providing the necessary information. Most such sites review ads before posting them, to ensure the business is a legally established one that is currently active. You will also have to pay a fee as specified by the website for listing your business. Some of the business for sale Canada websites also require you to have the past 6 months’ financial records available so that a potential buyer may review them if he so desires; so make sure you have these records in order.

Selling your business yourself using classifieds is definitely a low-investment mode of selling. However, it may not always be the perfect way out in certain situations when you wish to avoid advertising this fact to your employees or customers. If you have fears over key employees quitting or losing customers or vendors, it is best to use a more discreet means of looking for potential buyers when putting up your business for sale in Canada.