Remotely ran businesses are easier to sell to the masses.
A business that can be run remotely is definitely going to sell quicker since it can be transferred to wherever the buyer is. You don't have to rely on buyers being in your physical location. This opens up the world to become a buyer and a new business owner.
So what makes a business able to be run remotely?
Online there are many people who run their business remotely since they deal primarily with websites or they are a freelancer for a website.
Here are a few things to go over in order to run a business remotely:
Communication and Support Systems – New buyers may have a favorite system to use, but it is always nice to see a website that we're interested in buying have something in place already that is working well. Top notch support from a pop up chat system is common practice now a days and will increase user satisfaction.
Automation – Whenever you can, make sure something is automated so that the new buyer doesn't have to put 10+ hours a day into the new business. If the website or business is 90% or more automated, it will sell pretty quick. An example of easy automation is a recurring billing system. This can easily be set up through paypal or any other payment system that you'd prefer.
Team File Sharing – Simply emailing and storing systems and scripts on a hard drive just isn't enough. If you can store something in one place, like the cloud, where your entire team can go in and use it, that will help the work flow and satisfaction of the employees. This will also show the new buyer that you're invested in your team enough to set something up like this for them. A happier team is a more profitable team, and the new buyer will see that right away.
Good Employees – You can hire 10 people and only one will be doing the work while the other 9 slack off. Not everyone is cut out to work remotely due to the fact they don't really have a boss telling them what to do. Weeding out the 9 and finding more people like the one left will increase productions and satisfaction around the workplace.