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How To Sell A Business In Auburn, AL

We help business owners sell their business confidentially & for top dollar.

As the Mid- South’s largest business brokerage, we have helped sell over 150 business for over $125,000,000.

We have a backlog of buyers interested in acquiring businesses in the Auburn, AL area, and our Auburn office is led by one of our top brokers, Bill Kendrick.

We have the tools, resources, and experience to reach potential buyers, while maintaining condifentiality about the sale.

Whether you are looking to sell your business to capitalize on its value, decrease your risk, or because it’s time for a change, we are here to answer your questions and guide you successfully though the process.

Bill Kendrick

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Business in Auburn

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The once quaint and quiet business community of Auburn-Opelika has been growing over the past several years. According to Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report, the area is #1 for economic growth potential among small cities. 

Part of the success for this growth is the supportive Chamber of Commerce, known for their active involvement with small business and entrepreneurs. 

 Thanks to a thriving economy, great education opportunities, and its tight-knit community feel, Auburn is listed on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live. 


About Auburn, Alabama


Auburn has just under 164,000 thousand residents. As the city is still considered largely a college town, it’s no surprise the median age is 24 (all data from World Population Review).

Unemployment Rate

 The unemployment rate in Auburn-Opelika is 4.7% according to Livability

Cost of Living

 There has never been a better time to do business in Auburn. though interest in the area is picking up, it still enjoys a cost of living 8% below the national average. 

Forbe's Rankings

 Auburn holds several ranking with Forbes, including:

  • #25 Best Small Places For Business And Career
  • #8 in Job Growth
  • #61 in Cost of Doing Business

Top Industries in Auburn

 Per Livabilty here is a look at the top 3 industries in Auburn:

  • 35.6% Education and health services
  • 14.7% Arts, entertainment and food services
  • 10.2% Retail trade

Business Resources

The following is a list of resources for business owners in Auburn-Opelika:

FAQs About Selling A Business

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Business Valuation
Mergers and Acquisitions

Business Valuation

Opinion of Value 

Most business owners do not know the true value of their business. Let our intermediaries at Alliant use both tools and expertise to help you realize the maximum market value for your business.


Why is confidentiality important in the sale of a business?

When a business owner decides to sell a business, confidentiality is a priority. At Alliant, we believe that it is imperative for employees, customers, vendors and lendors to remain unaware of the sale until it’s completed. This protects the value of the business for both the seller and any potential buyers. Otherwise, businesses run the risk of losing customers, employees and vendors unnecessarily.


Confidential Marketing Package 

At Alliant, our process includes a Confidential Marketing Package for your company. We then use a combination of print media, trade publications, internet marketing, direct mail marketing and telemarketing to reach a broad base of buyers. 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Different advisors available

Merger and acquisition advisors can have different styles and techniques for selling your business, which is why we offer a large scale of advisors. They are here to help you make the right calls for your future.

Whether you prefer a more hands-off approach constant communication through the process, we have an M&A advisor with the style to best suit you. Our advisors can tackle everything from taking care of administrative to offering advice. 

Selling a business can be a complex and challenging task, which is why we make sure you get the best advisor for you. 

What Our Clients Are Saying

Buyer, Commercial Printing Company

“Thanks so much for your assistance with our recent business acquisition. Because of your guidance and ability to maneuver through the necessary dialog between both parties, from the due diligence stage to closing, we enjoyed a seamless and successful transition.”

Owner, UPS Store

“When I decided to sell my UPS Store franchise, I chose Alliant to broker the sale of my store. They were fast, professional, and efficient in getting the details necessary to provide my listing to the public. Through their network of leads they were able to quickly procure a buyer for my store and the transaction closed successfully. From start to finish, Alliant stayed on top of the transaction and was an integral part of managing the negotiations between the Buyer and myself.”

Owner, Personal Staffing Agency

““Selling a business is not easy. Alliant Capital Advisors has effective systems for helping clients with questions about value, preserving confidentiality and creating a positive negotiating environment. The final negotiations with the buyer were handled in an extremely professionaland creative manner.”