Questioning How Much Your Business

Is Worth or If it’s Sellable

Thinking of

Selling or Acquiring a Business

We Work With Sellers and Buyers

In a Wide Range of Industries

Get the Best Price & Best Terms

Apply the VA (Value Activator) System

Welcome to Business Associates™ and

our unique Value Activator™ system

We may not be the biggest in the industry, but take pride in being thorough, professional and innovative. We believe that selling a business is a process, not an event. As such we like to get involved as early as possible so that we can help prepare your business to be ‘Sale Ready’. This means that when you decide to sell we can obtain the best possible price and terms for you.


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Business Appraisal

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Value Activator System

Our unique VA (Value Activator) System™ positions your business for maximum value – whenever you want to exit. We will work with you, well in advance of marketing your business, so that we optimize the likely exit price and terms.


My partner and I took the “leap of faith” with Peter after having being disappointed with previous agents/brokers, and also having a crack at selling it ourselves. It was the best thing we ever did. Peter advised us with effective marketing strategies, particularly offering the freehold, business and FHGC separately – 3 different options instead of just one. This resulted in us selling the Land and Buildings to an investor, and the business to another party giving us a higher return than originally anticipated.

Peter was always at the end of the phone or email when we asked for any clarification, and potential buyers always commented on what a great guy he was to deal with, which I’m sure assisted with the selling of our business – twice.  

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Peter to sell your business/property. I hope you are pleasantly surprised the way we were.


Yours sincerely 

Stacey Stevenson 

Formerly owner of The Omakau Commercial Hotel for 13 years,

(now Living The Dream J)

Featured Businesses

The Orchard Garden Café & Function Centre

RD1 Alexandra 9391, Central Otago
Price Guide: NZD$2M+


Fort Enfield Tavern – Thriving Business & Home

Enfield, Oamaru 9491
Price Guide : Deadline Sale


Outstanding Dunedin Restaurant

Price Guide : $900,000


Get Your Business Exit Ready

Business Analysis

How does your business stack up?

A detailed analysis of the key factors that drive the value of your business, and how these align with ‘the market’. Identify the ‘work-ons’, to enhance the marketability and value of your business.

Implementation Program

We’ll work with you to make a difference

Having identified the areas to work on, we can work with you, to help implement the critical changes required, to prepare your business for marketing.

Market Appraisal

Pricing at the correct level

Once your business is ready for marketing, we will present a written appraisal of the realistic market price, under various scenarios.

Value Dossier

Present your business professionally

Prepare a detailed, professional compilation of just about everything that a prospective buyer/investor and/or their professional advisors will need, to make an informed decision about whether to progress with your business.