Can I Talk With the Owner(s) Prior to Making an Offer?
At George and Company, we encourage a lively dialog between the owner and the business buyer. This promotes trust between the two and helps to build a successful closing deal. However, in order to secure confidentiality, we ask that any discussions with owners, management, suppliers, and etc. be done with our coordination.
Talking with the business owner is critical to making an offer. The more discussion between the owner and buyer, the more each will understand their individual goals for the business. Trust is a key factor in closing a successful deal, and that stems from the relationship between the owner and business buyer.
This process is critical to understanding the business in depth, but it must also be handled with delicacy. If you are in search of professional advice during this time, contact the seasoned professionals at George & Company.