A new online marketplace for buying and selling companies officially launched this week: BizTrader.com.
I believe BizTrader will be a strong competitor to the current company marketplace juggernaut, BizBuySell.com. Both BizTrader and BizBuySell charge customers monthly fees to list their business for sale starting at $39.95 per month for BizTrader and $59.95 per month for BizBuySell. Both also offer ancillary services, such as valuation services and help finding financing opportunities.
BizTrader will compete with BizBuySell by taking a global focus and pushing its listings with broad search-engine exposure. For an extra $20 a month ($59.95), BizTrader will promote your listing to broader search services like Google, Oodle, and Craigslist.
BizTrader also looks to be a step ahead of BizBuySell when it comes to referring professional help to their customers, such as accountants and attorneys. BizBuySell referrals seem to be limited to business brokers.
Check out BizTrader and let us know what you think.