Business Brokers Beware

Enjoyed reading your article on eBay listing businesses for sale through its Business Exchange ("Add to Shopping Cart," Keeping Score, June 12). Although an Internet-based marketplace for buying and selling small businesses is happening, the real impact has yet to be felt. At a continuing-education class for members of the Michigan Business Brokers Assn., few knew of Web-based electronic exchanges for small businesses. These business brokers could easily be blindsided when the function of matching a buyer and seller is performed quicker, cheaper, and better through an electronic marketplace.

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