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Is It Time To Sell?

The news is bleak, but in the right market and industry you can sell your business.

This story appears in the January 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It might seem crazy, but now could be a great time to sell your . Data from BizBuySell, an -for-sale marketplace, showed that in the second quarter of 2008, asking and final sale prices for businesses were higher compared with the same period in 2007.

Nationally, the businesses sold had a median revenue of $395,000 and a median sale price of $200,000 in the quarter ended June 30. The businesses had a median cash flow of nearly $95,000. Close to 2,100 businesses changed hands through in the second quarter, up from 1,559 in second-quarter 2007.

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