selling a client list question

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by bushwoods1, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. bushwoods1

    bushwoods1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    I was wondering if there are any guide lines, or general rule of thumb for selling your client list. I have a business that will be moving out of state later this year, and wanted to know how to go about selling my client list in this area. These are customers that have alrady renued for the 2007 season. Do you take an average of the gross sales over the last three years? Any thoughts or input would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.
     
  2. theturfboss

    theturfboss LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 47

    What type of business? If its mowing, there are numerous threads on that subject. I have purchased 2 different lawn and landscape business in the past, and gross sales do not tell the whole story. I would be more interested in net profit. For example, gross sales dont make you money if you are selling at cost. Just my thoughts...
     

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