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  1. #1
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    possible company for sale

    Hello everyone, i have a webhosting company for possible sale. this has been a hard issue to think of as I have put alot of time and effort into this company. here are some stats from my billing area.

    Total number of monthly clients: 13
    Total number of quarterly clients: 1
    Total number of Bi-Annual clients: 1
    Total number of yearly clients: 1
    Total number of clients: 16


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    Total income from monthly clients: $196.44
    Total income from quarterly clients: $69.95
    Total income from Bi-Annual clients: $45.95
    Total income from yearly clients: $29.95
    Total yearly income: $2758.93

    we are almost 2 years old publicly.. I have only advertised twice but nothing major. The end might come as i own another venture that requires alot of my time. so im looking for reasonable offers

    most of these clients are long term over 1 year with me and support issues are 1 ticket a month.

    these are all hosted on a dedicated server and not a reseller account. server fees are around 170 a month all on cpanel.

    this also includes a WWD reseller account, full website with domains, and an offnetwork site.
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  2. #2
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    What exactly are you wanting to sell, the entire business with all assets or just the clients?

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  3. #3
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    LOL i updated it as you posted, but im looking to possible sell EVERYTHING. there is alot into this site as it was not a thrown up by night idea.
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  4. #4
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    How much are you willing to ask for "taking over" your company?
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  5. #5
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    What sort of plans do you offer? And would you be happy to let us move the clients to our own servers?

    Also, have you had any offers yet and what sort of range are you looking for?


    Best Regards,
    Steve
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  6. #6
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    no real offers yet, im unsure of what somethign like this is worth as i have never sold something on this caliber.

    here is a quick rundown of just our shared plans, we also offer reselling.

    Feature V40 V100 V200 V400 V700 V1000
    Price $7.95 $8.95 $12.95 $15.95 $18.95 $23.95
    Web Space 40 MB 100 MB 200 MB 400 MB 700 MB 1000 MB
    Bandwidth 2000 MB 5000 MB 7500 MB 10000 MB 15000 MB 20000 MB


    im looking for some guiding light also in a way on this transaction as to the value. Also if you would like to move the clients that is also your descretion but it would be nice if they could stay where they where and not be moved to another control panel server unless it was Cpanel again.
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  7. #7
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    I'm hoping some of the more experienced users here may give an estimation of the possible price as I would be interested in this, but again am not sure on what sort of price.

    Your plans are very well priced so moving them over would not be a problem.

    If we were to move them over it would be to another CPanel server, we would obviously work to make sure the transaction was a smooth as possible to keep downtime as low as possible, 0 is of course the aim.

    Another question, how do you take payments?


    Best Regards,
    Steve
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  8. #8
    My firm is also very interested. I sent you a PM. I agree with Steve. I don't really know what to offer right now.
    Lee W.
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  9. #9
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    Let me make sure everyone knows the totals posted from my clients area is before all fees are removed, the only expense is the dedicated lease so if you did move the clientsto your own server you would not have the extra expense. also all clients payby paypal and 1 client pays by 2checkout
    Last edited by lifeisboost; 03-13-2004 at 11:14 PM.
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  10. #10
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    PM is sent also. It looks like your net is $26/month after all the expenses... hosting companies are usually sold at about 6 months or profit, that's $180 in this case.
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  11. #11
    We'll offer $190.
    Lee W.
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  12. #12
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    Surely the yearly profit is actually about $700 making 6 months $350.

    We will make an offer soon, but need to make sure everything is clearly laid out etc.

    Best Regards,
    Steve
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  13. #13
    The yearly profit is approx. $538.98. According to the data that he provided and if the server is the only expense.
    Lee W.
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  14. #14
    Where is the server hosted?
    Lee W.
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  15. #15
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    Total yearly income: $2758.93
    Total yearly server expense: $2040 (170 x 12)
    Total gross annual profit: $718.93
    Total gross monthly profit: $59.91

    6 months gross revenue = $359.46.

    lifeisboost, can you tell us how much disk space and transfer your customers currently use each month?

    Vito
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  16. #16
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    some more information of server disk usage,

    /dev/hda5 7.9G 3.9G 3.6G 52% /
    /dev/hda1 38M 15M 21M 41% /boot
    /dev/hda8 56G 6.0G 46G 12% /home
    none 247M 0 247M 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda2 1011M 33M 927M 4% /tmp
    /dev/hda6 7.9G 914M 6.5G 12% /var
    /dev/hdc1 73G 17G 53G 24% /backup


    we use venturesonline for our dedicated. transfer rate for last month is

    Total for [Feb 2004] 76606.332331 74.810871
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  17. #17
    Is there anyway I could contact you other than the forums and PMs? We would like to speak with you a little more about negotiation.
    Lee W.
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  18. #18
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    im goging to hold off on the sale here the highest offer is around 300 dollars. I realise this is fair market value for a hosting company but feel it is not enough to sell right now.
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