Feb 3 - I have made a good living for my family from our small business for years. It is time for me to retire and I would like to sell. My tax return shows a small profit. Does this mean I will not be able to sell at a good price?

I routinely sell businesses for individuals in the same position. Your tax returns should be done to show as little taxable profits as possible. My specialty is showing buyers how the business will profit them at a level that will yeild the seller a fair sales price while providing the buyer a healthy income with minimal tax ramifications. Not to worry. You are normal. You just need a thorough analysis to determine the true owner benefit derived from the operation of your business.