If your up to it, it'd interesting to know any information on your experience of selling your business.
Posted it on Gumtree, got stacks of phone calls from every idiot ever born - even one scammer from Africa.... go figure?
2x local blokes were genuinely interested with good offers around what I was asking.
Priced at $/cut x10 (for quick sale) + $gear, $machinery and $2x trucks.
Sold at $/cut x7.5 + $gear, $machinery and $1x truck.
Actually sold to the bloke with the lower offer 3 days after listing for sale - simply because he was "the right bloke" to look after my customers. He had the right attitude, personality, skills.
Worked 2x weeks with the new owner introducing him to customers and showing him the tricks and trips. It's been another week now and seems to be going well. All the existing customers have transferred over and seem OK with the shift. He can offer a lot of the services I had to decline due to failing health over the past 5 years.
Got so many cards, gifts, wife got sent flowers, customers teared up, I teared up, what a lovely bunch of people to spend the last 20 years with.
Not really any hassles - probably because the sale revolved around people first, money second. We'll review the customer base in another week, and I'll compensate for any loss of clients due to the change (only 2 so far - who I originally told I was shutting down before other customers convinced me to sell). Then it's all done.
Hope that helps you.