If I am Considering Selling My Business, Should I Handle it Myself or Engage an Investment Banker?
By K.C. Caldabaugh - Jacksonville, Florida. For a privately owned business, the decision to sell your business is one of the most important and often gut-wrenching decisions you will make. In many cases, the owner will have devoted the better part of his or her adult life to building the business, and the decision to let go is not an easy one. Selling a privately owned company may be the most important business transaction in which the owner has ever been involved. As the owner considers what to do and how to go about it, there is a fundamental decision to be made—do I hire an investment banker to help me or do I handle it myself?