How much does it cost to advertise my business?
You can advertise your business to more than one million buyers a month by creating a listing on BusinessesForSale.com for the amount indicated below:
- 6 months
- $549 CAD
Less than $92 CAD per month
- Best Value
- 3 months
- $449 CAD
Less than $150 CAD per month
- 1 month
- $299 CAD
- Limited Trial
Advertise your business for 20 days
- No credit card details required
- See buyer interest before you pay*
- Buyer contact details will not be provided until you pay to advertise.
All packages are billed in one instalment unless Pay Later is selected. If you select Pay Later at checkout, your payment will be split into multiple instalments
This is a one-time fee and we will not take any commission. Included in this price is a free online business valuation and dedicated support.
For an additional fee our team will craft the listing for you and send out an email campaign to potential buyers championing your business.
Can I remain anonymous when selling?
Yes. BusinessesForSale.com recognises that selling a business is a sensitive process and we respect the privacy of sellers.
As a seller, you do not have to reveal specific details about your business for sale – such as the name of the business or its exact location. Also, you don’t need to reveal any contact details such as your email address, telephone number or name. All messages from buyers are delivered to you through the BusinessesForSale.com email system. This means that your anonymity can be protected at all times.
How do buyers make contact with me?
Buyers send an email directly to you by clicking the ‘Contact Seller’ button on your listing. All messages from buyers are delivered to you through the BusinessesForSale.com email system. You are able to screen all messages before replying.
Please note, when advertising on the free trial, some of the buyer’s contact details will be removed.
How do I monitor / improve my listing?
As soon as your business goes live on the site you can sign in and make changes to your listing.
Please note: when you submit a listing for the first time and when you submit a change, it may take up to one working day for our customer services team to process.
At any time during your advertising period you can sign in and monitor all inquiries made on your listing.
How do I renew my listing?
We will offer you an opportunity to renew your listing two weeks before your advertising period expires. However, you can sign into your account any time after your expiry date and make your business listing live and visible to buyers again.
Sign into your account to make changes or renew your listing.
How do I register with BusinessesForSale.com?
If you want to advertise your business, head to our sell a business page and follow the steps set out. There are details there of the process from start to finish and you should find the package that suits your needs.
How do I change or update my account details?
You can make changes to your listing at any time. Sign in and monitor all inquiries made on your listing anytime during your advertising period by signing into your account.
Please note that it may take up to one working day for your changes to appear on your account.
What membership/upgrade packages are available
Buyers can boost their chances of finding a buyer by choosing one or both of the following membership upgrades:
- Professional Prospectus: Our business sales copy team will rewrite your listing based on our long experience of how to attract buyers.
- Email Campaign: Target buyers proactively with an email campaign promoting your business.
How do I create multiple listings?
Private Sellers can do so from their account by using the "Create New listing" button. From there, select the country where the business is located. Each listing must be uploaded individually and will be linked to the country in which it is based.
Brokers can add the listings manually or via a data feed upload.
Can I create duplicate listings on different countries?
Currently, this is not offered. We advise Private Sellers against having multiple listings in different countries for the same business. Buyers looking for businesses in certain countries will search for them in those specific countries, not in the country they live.
For instance, a buyer based in the US who is interested in buying a business in Canada will filter their search results by businesses based in Canada, not the US.
Will my listing appear on Google search results?
Yes, your listing will appear on Google. However, the more details you include about your business, the greater exposure to prospective buyers it will get. Content-rich listings perform much better in search engines than listings containing few details.
For the greatest possible visibility to buyers, take advantage of our Professional Prospectus service and we will write you a listing that appeals to both buyers and search engines.
How do I create an effective listing?
Read our Create a Listing Guide. This will give you all the tips you need to optimize your listing for search engines, and to make your business sound appealing to prospective buyers.