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Selling a sole trader

Selling a sole trader

Selling your sole trader can be the biggest deal you make as an entrepreneur. With good planning, you can avoid many problems.

A change of ownership involves several different phases. If you start the planning in time, you will be in control of the process. In this section, we consider the most important aspects of a change of ownership.

  • Motive: review why and how much of the company you want to sell.
  • Buyers: define the types of buyers you have in mind and how the purchase will be financed.
  • Advisors: use qualified advisors who can make objective assessments.
  • Structure: review your business's organisation and routine, so that it doesn't depend on you. A well-managed company will also be more attractive to buyers.
  • Future: think about your role after the sale, check the tax implications and make sure you have funds to live on when you retire.

Tips when selling or closing your business - Companies Registration Office (in Swedish)