A Showcase listing is $84.95 per month. A Basic Ad is $59.95 per month.
BizQuest listings are published for two months, with an automatic renewal option, which can be selected at checkout.
Yes. You have four renewal options:
No. You pay a fee to list your business for sale on BizQuest only. BizQuest is not involved in the final transaction in any way, and does not collect any additional fees or commissions.
Sorry, we can only accept payment by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
The BizQuest.com website is fully secure, PCI-Compliant, and we use a leading class transaction provider to encrypt and process your credit card information. Absolutely no credit card information is stored in our systems. You can rest assured that your transaction will be safe with BizQuest.
Showcase ads are much more visible - they are shown first in the search results, and have an additional sales tagline. On average, Showcase ads receive on average 3 times as many leads as Basic listings. Additionally, Showcase listings come with a list of local prospective buyers, and a dedicated email alert is sent to potential buyers. With a Showcase listing you may also include a video, and add multiple images and attachments. A free electronic copy of "Guide to Selling" is also included.
A Basic ad is appears lower in the search results, so it receives less visibility and typically less leads than a Showcase Ad.
Our system is very flexible in allowing you to enter as much or as little information about your business as you like. For example, you can provide the exact city of your business or reveal only the state or general area. You don't even have to give your name or contact information.
Interested buyers will contact you using a simple email form. These inquiries will be emailed directly to you, and available in the MyAccount section of the BizQuest site, but your email address will not be revealed to the buyer.
Absolutely! You will have an account set up on BizQuest complete with a password. You can log into your account at any time during the term of your listing and make any changes you want to your listing information. Any changes you make will be reflected on the website instantly.
BizQuest never sells, rents, leases or otherwise divulges your email address to another company. And we will only send emails that you have asked to receive.
In addition, your email address will not be shown on your listing ad. Buyers who wish to contact you will use a simple online form to do so, and will not be given your email address.
No. BizQuest is in no way directly involved in business brokerage or mergers and acquisitions. We provide an online marketplace where buyers and sellers of businesses can meet.
Selling a business (from listing to final executed agreement) typically takes between 2 to 18 months. A recent study shows that 4% of businesses sell in less than a month, 26% within 2-5 months, 54% within 6-11 months, 16% within 12 to 18 months, and 1% of businesses take more than 18 months to sell. Average sale time varies within different industries using phones and tablets, and has active followings on various social networks.
We're glad you asked! BizQuest receives substantial organic traffic from, and has marketing partnerships with all of the major search engines, including Google, MSN, and Yahoo. BizQuest listings are advertised in The New York Times, Bloomberg Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and dozens of local publications. Many thousands of buyers each day visit the BizQuest website looking for businesses to buy.
BizQuest’s Search Agent emails act as alerts for business buyers who are looking for particular types of businesses and businesses located in certain locations. When a new ad matches a buyer’s criteria, it is included in an email sent to the potential buyer. BizQuest sends millions of business alerts each week, and these motivated and specialized buyers make up a large part of our buyer audience.
BizQuest maintains a mobile-specific site designed to display listings effectively to buyers using phones and tablets, and has active followings on various social networks.
Yes! We offer a full 30-day, money-back guarantee. If at any time during the first 30 days after you have posted your listing you decide that you are unsatisfied with BizQuest's service, just let us know and we will remove your listing from the website and give you a full refund.
To get started, compare prices of similar businesses. BizQuest offers a valuation tool that you may utilize to determine an asking price for your business select the Buy a Business tab selecting “Value a Business”. Popular valuation methods include:
The only information required is a listing Headline, Business Type, Country, State, and County where the business is located (you may choose to keep County confidential). Many other pieces of informational are recommended, such as Asking Price and Cash Flow. You can start out with the required information and fill in more information after listing your business.
Yes. To view stats please go to your Manage Listings page, select listing actions from the dropdown next to your listing, and choose View Stats.
To cancel your ad please go to your Manage Listings page, select listing actions from the dropdown next to your listing, and choose Deactivate Listing.
You upload photos after purchasing your listing:
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