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The buying and selling of businesses can be fraught with pitfalls for those who do not know what to be careful of. Even experienced business operators can make mistakes, and those mistakes can potentially be very costly.

Obviously it is best to avoid costly mistakes, and one of the best ways to do this is to employ the services of a business sales agent to ensure everything is completed as smoothly as possible.

The only business agents in Melbourne you should choose to handle your transactions is Trident Business and Corporate Sales, because our fully accredited business brokerage service has successfully negotiated many satisfactory deals for clients over time, earning a unique and trusted reputation that is unmatched by any other business sales agency in Melbourne. Read more…

Why you need a business agent

Agents do much more than just facilitate sales. They are an independent third party providing essential oversight to the transaction, ensuring that a fair outcome is achieved to the mutual satisfaction of buyer and seller.

Other things agents do include:

  • Investigating the viability, legal standing, and regulatory compliance of the business being sold.
  • Obtaining all the necessary documentation required for the sale and transfer of the business.
  • Providing advice and recommendations to help in the decision making process.
  • Providing escrow services to maintain trust in the transaction for buyers and sellers while the sale and transfer is being completed.

Those are some of the ways agents help clients to make smart choices and get good results, but there are many other things agents do as well.

What Makes Trident the Best Business Sales Agent?

You could choose any business agents in Melbourne to assist you, but when you come to Trident, you know you are in safe hands.

We know our most important asset is our reputation, and it’s an asset we protect very carefully. This is what has helped us to become the best business sales agents in Melbourne, and why we continue to achieve outstanding results year after year.

Buyers trust Trident Business and Corporate Sales to provide sound choices in business opportunities. They know we only list businesses that are genuinely viable operations, so they won’t waste time or money looking at businesses that don’t have potential or doesn’t suit their needs.

Sellers are happy with the services Trident Business and Corporate Sales provides because we get results.

Selling a business requires specialist skills that most people don’t possess and also needs an impartial approach that business owners certainly can’t adopt. The process should therefore be left to a business sales agent who can ensure a smooth and effective outcome.

Use Business Agents in Melbourne for the Best Outcome

An experienced business agent will have the negotiating skills that are needed to achieve the best outcome. These skills include:

  • an ability to build a rapport with potential buyers by treating each one as an individual and being friendly, informative and helpful
  • being able to focus on the main issues and not being side-tracked by insignificant facts
  • truly understanding the nature of the business and being able to put facts over in a positive way to prospective buyers
  • paying attention to detail and always carrying through with promises
  • being totally honest and transparent so that the buyer has confidence in what is said
  • flexibility in approach so that a rigid attitude doesn’t delay or prevent the sale
  • confidence in the offer without being too glib or adopting too much of a sales pitch.

Working Together With Business Sale Agents in Melbourne

Although the business agent will be handling the negotiations and the paperwork for the deal, it is your business and you will always have the final say. Nevertheless, it is in your interest to work closely with the agent, keeping them fully informed of everything that is likely to affect the deal.

The agent will be prepared to disclose fully all material facts, good and bad, and to answer all the buyer’s questions.

However, sensitive information that may damage your business will not be given out without putting in place a non-disclosure agreement. If any details are likely to have a negative impact for the buyer, they will always be described in as positive a way as possible.

The business agent in Melbourne will have sufficient experience to know what to divulge to the buyer and when. An initial meeting may be about building a relationship and establishing aims rather than haggling over the price. That will come later, after the buyer has conducted due diligence and ascertained their view of the true value of the business.

The agent will know the benefit of not divulging everything too early and not disclosing anything that is likely to weaken your position — such as an immovable deadline the buyer may be able to take advantage of.

The difference between over- and under-disclosure is a fine line that an experienced agent will tread to achieve the best result for everyone.

Contact The Best Business Sales Agents in Melbourne Today!

If you are Buying or Selling a Business, Trident Business and Corporate Sales makes it easy. We are also named as Melbourne’s best Business Brokers specialises in Business Valuations. Our service is convenient, and contacting us is easy. You can phone us on 03 8687 2116 or email us at sales@tridentbusiness.com.au for prompt service and all the answers you need.

Contact Trident Business and Corporate Sales today to start working with the best business agent in Melbourne, and find out what a difference it makes when you don’t have to worry.

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Brian BUDD

Brian BUDD
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Brian was exposed to the world of business straight out of school by joining the Worlds largest Franchise, McDonalds. Here he obtained a Restaurant Manager's position and quickly learned the importance of building relationships along with attention to detail. After several years managing busy company locations, Brian joined Victoria Police where he undertook a range of different duties and faced many challenges. This time in Brian's life served to build a better foundation for his future business endeavours, specifically in the areas of attitude, communication, and his ability to get the job done.

These traits served him well throughout his time owning multiple Subway outlets and managing his team, but all the while feeding his love of business and the corporate world. Brian has purchased existing locations and developed sites into profitable ventures, and it was only a matter of time before a position in the world of Business Broking beckoned. Brian is able to relate to people, both vendors and purchasers alike, and has the never say die mentality required to get results. He is known for his honesty, openness, and business knowledge and his work ethic speaks for itself. His high standards are uncommon, but very necessary in the business world. In addition to his Subway experience, Brian has owned fitness centres and a food manufacturing facility. He is a full time business broker and has a proven track record for getting results. Brian is a Licensed Estate Agent and an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute Victoria. Brian is professionally accredited as a Certified Practising Business Broker.

In his spare time, Brian likes spending it with his family, training hard at the gym, and enjoys reading as much as he can.

"Hi Brian,
Just wanted to touch base and personally Thank you for selling our Transport Interests.
Although we gave not much to work with and a very difficult and complex set of circumstances to negotiate, you didn’t shy away from the challenge.
Through a combination of your professional approach, hard work and your ability to allow difficult circumstances some time to breathe we have come out with a successful outcome, not once but twice.
Thank you for being flexible enough to step outside the square for a minute and see everyone’s point of view.
Cannot recommend you highly enough.
Will not hesitate to touch base when we need services in this area again.
Nigel Cordon, on behalf of Cortran Cold Freight Pty Ltd.
"By Nigel CORDON


Good morning Brian,
On behalf of Jeff, Alaister and myself I would like to express our great appreciation for your efforts in selling our business. While you admitted you had not had experience in selling an IT company, the way you went about it was so professional and enthusiastic. The speed at which you had produced our company profile and had set up the web sites was truly amazing.
Your vetting of prospective buyers meant that we did not waste a lot of time on inappropriate discussions. We were able to continue to concentrate on running our business. You were always present at meetings with prospective buyers, and were always prepared to answer any questions we could not handle.
We are very pleased with the result you achieved and thank you for your efforts. Should you wish to have prospective clients contact me for a referral, please feel free to do so.
Kind Regards
Michael Hearn
Syscap Retail Systems
"By Mike HEARN

"Dear Brian, I like to take this opportunity to thank you for selling my shop. I am excited about the result, and thankyou for working through all the barriers and issues that popped up along the way. Oli J - Subway Owner"By Olivera Jovanovska