An Effective Prospectus
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Got questions about An Effective Prospectus? This page includes answers to many frequently asked questions about how we can help you sell your business. If you don't find the answer you need here, please send us your question using the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page.

Services
What is An Effective Prospectus?
What's included in An Effective Prospectus?
Do you offer any other services?
Can I get printed and bound copies of my sales prospectus?
Can I get my sales prospectus, advertisement, and cover letter on CD-ROM?
How do I know if An Effective Prospectus will work?

Ordering
How do I order An Effective Prospectus?
How does the process work?
How do you know what information to include in my sales prospectus?
How long will the intake interview last? What will it cover?

Payment
How do I Pay?
Why doesn't your website take credit cards?
What do I get for my $499?

Delivery
How will you deliver my sales prospectus?
How will you deliver my advertisement and cover letter?
What if I need my documents sooner than five business days?
What happens if I want to see a second preview copy of my sales prospectus, advertisement, or cover letter before final delivery?

Company Information
How did you come up with the idea for An Effective Prospectus?
How do I Contact An Effective Prospectus?

Confidentiality & Financial Information
Will you share my business and financial information with other parties?
Will you alter my financial information in any way?


What is An Effective Prospectus?
An Effective Prospectus is a powerful tool to help you sell your business to the most qualified buyer at the best price, without a business broker. We do all the researching, writing, presenting, and proofreading for you. All you have to do is negotiate a deal.
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What's included in An Effective Prospectus?
Every sales prospectus is custom written for a specific business, so no two documents are exactly alike. However, each sales prospectus typically contains an Industry Overview, a Market Analysis, a Competitive Analysis, Past and Present Sales and Marketing Campaigns, a Customer Analysis, Information About the Owner(s), and Detailed Financial Information.
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Do you offer any other services?
Yes. In addition to An Effective Prospectus, we offer two other products, An Effective Advertisement and An Effective Cover Letter. Both of these products are designed to work with An Effective Prospectus to help you sell your business more quickly and at the best possible price.
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Can I get printed and bound copies of my sales prospectus?
Yes.  This is an excellent way to make a strong impression on your potential buyers. Custom printed and bound copies cost just $10 each, plus shipping and tax. You'll also get a beautiful four-color cover on your sales prospectuses, including your business name and logo, along with custom-designed black and white contents. The document is wire bound for easy reading and reference.
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Can I get my sales prospectus, advertisement, and cover letter on CD-ROM?
Yes, all documents can be delivered to you on CD-ROM for $5 per disk, plus shipping and tax. Please note: the state of California doesn't tax information sent over the Internet. Needless to say, if you have your documents emailed, it's much more cost-effective.
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How do I know if An Effective Prospectus will work?
We cannot guarantee that you'll sell your business; there are simply too many factors involved. However, we do guarantee that An Effective Prospectus will make a strong positive impression on your potential buyers. Remember, when buyers first learn about your business, the only things they have to go on are your advertising, your cover letter, and your sales prospectus. Professionally written, proofread, and formatted materials will make a superior impression every single time, generate more leads, attract quality buyers, and present your business in the best possible light.
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How do I order An Effective Prospectus?
Ordering is easy. Just complete the intake form and we'll contact you within one business day to schedule your phone intake interview at a time that's convenient for you.

How does the process work?
First, we evaluate your intake form and schedule a phone appointment at your earliest convenience (we do this on your schedule, not ours). After your intake interview, our staff will begin researching, writing, editing, and proofreading your sales prospectus. Five business days later, you will receive a preview copy of your sales prospectus via email or fax for approval. After you approve the preview copy, we'll deliver your final An Effective Prospectus in the format you've chosen, just one business day later.
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How do you know what information to include in my sales prospectus?
During our initial phone appointment, we conduct a detailed intake interview, asking you various questions about your business. Then we conduct our own research into your industry, local economic conditions, recent sales of similar businesses, and so on.
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How long will the intake interview last? What will it cover?
The intake interview takes about 30 minutes. During your interview, we'll go over your intake form, ask you questions about your business, and take your credit card information if you wish to make your 50% deposit by credit card. It's best if you choose a time when you'll be relatively free from distractions so you can concentrate on giving our researcher your full attention. This ensures that you get the highest quality product.
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How Do I Pay?
After your phone intake interview, you'll be asked for a 50% deposit for the services you've chosen. After you give us final approval of your faxed or emailed preview documents, we'll ask for the other 50% of your fee (plus shipping and tax on the CD-ROM and printed and bound copies) before final shipping or delivery. We accept checks and credit cards!
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Why doesn't your website take credit cards?
We feel it's better to review the information from your intake form and speak with you personally before asking for any payment. We want to be sure our service is right for you before you pay any money.
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What do I get for my $499?

  • A 30-minute phone intake interview with one of our researchers
  • A preview copy that has been professionally researched, written, and proofread, delivered to you five business days after your intake interview
  • Changes (if any) included to your preview copy free of charge
  • Free email delivery in PDF format, ready to distribute and print, only one business day after we receive your approval
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How will you deliver my sales prospectus?
Standard delivery of your documents is via PDF email file attachment. This delivery method is always FREE and included in the base price of $499. If you'd like a CD-ROM or bound copies, we're happy to provide these, too. A CD-ROM costs just $5 plus shipping and tax, and bound copies cost $10 each, plus shipping and tax. Please see prices and delivery page for more details.
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How will you deliver my advertisement and cover letter?
If you order An Effective Advertisement and An Effective Cover Letter (recommended), these will be delivered to you in the same manner and on the same schedule as An Effective Prospectus.
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What if I need my documents sooner than five business days?
We can do that. For just $99 more we can complete your documents within three business days. Unfortunately, we can't complete the process in less than three days.
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What happens if I want to see a second preview copy of my sales prospectus, advertisement, or cover letter before final delivery?
No problem. We'll make the necessary changes and fax or email you another preview copy for your approval. Additional preview copies cost $49 for An Effective Prospectus and $20 for An Effective Advertisement or An Effective Cover Letter. These extra fees are necessary to cover our added costs.
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How did you come up with the idea for An Effective Prospectus?
It happened when Kristy Harris, our Founder and General Manager, was looking for a small enterprise to purchase. Kristy was surprised at the lack of quality in just about every sales prospectus she saw, and the light bulb went on. Realizing that small business owners simply don't have the time or expertise to put together a professionally researched, written, formatted, and proofread document, Kristy decided to develop a service to help small-business owners sell their own businesses without having to pay ridiculously high broker commissions.
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How Do I Contact An Effective Prospectus?
Email us at customerservice@nobrokerneeded.com
Call us at 650-679-9478
Fax us at 650-679-9493
Mail us at P.O. Box 2896-94064, Redwood City, California 94064
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Will you share my business and financial information with other parties?
Absolutely not. In fact, we have a detailed Mutual Nondisclosure Agreement guaranteeing that your information will not be released to anyone outside our company. All we ask is that you make payment for our service before distributing copies of your sales prospectus, advertisement, or cover letter to potential buyers.
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Will you alter my financial information in any way?
No. An Effective Prospectus will only explain the information you've provided us, but we won't touch your numbers. You may add your financial information to your document as an addendum, and we'll include it in your emailed PDF, CD-ROM or bound copies.
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