Resources for Selling a Business

These resources meet you where you are at, whether you’re contemplating selling your business, or taking steps to prepare your business for sale, or listing your business and engaging with prospective buyers.

Steps to Selling Your Business

1. Contemplation

Webinar: How to Sell Your Business

This webinar was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Sign-up for the Community Futures Central Kootenay newsletter to be notified when the next webinar will run. Webinar Recordings:

Venture Connect Business Advisor

Free consultation on how to sell your business.

Community Futures Central Kootenay Business Counselling

Free 45-minute business counselling appointments available to anyone in the Central Kootenay region

2. Preparation

Business Succession Specialists

Venture Connect provides professional guidance to business owners to plan for their transition and ready their business for sale. Fees for this service run from $1,500 to $2,000.

Workbook: Pathway to Successful Sale

Check out the free workbook from Venture Connect that helps you prepare for a successful scale.  Access the workbook at the bottom of this webpage:

Webinar Series: Financial Statements

The Basin Business Advisors Program’s provides free pre-recorded webinars to help get your financial statements in order. Sign-up at  

3. Action

Listing Your Business for Sale

Kootenay businesses can list their businesses for sale on two excellent websites:

  • Imagine Kootenay: list your business for free on Imagine Kootenay, a site dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers in the Kootenay region and beyond.
  • Venture Connect: list your business for free on Venture Connect, an organization dedicated to retaining businesses in Western Canada.
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