A business broker is a person or firm engaged in the business of enabling other businesses to get sold.
Business brokers typically value the business, advertise it for sale, handle the initial discussions with prospective buyers and assist the owner of the business in selling it. They are paid either a fixed fee or a percentage of the sale price. Buyers sometimes retain a business broker to find them a particular kind of business.
In the United States, licensing of business brokers varies by state, with some states requiring licenses, some not. Some states require licenses if the broker is commissioned but not if the broker works on an hourly fee basis. State rules also vary about recognizing licensees across state lines, especially for interstate types of businesses like national franchises. Some states require either a broker license or law license to even advise a business owner on issues of sale, terms of sale, or introduction of a buyer to a seller for a fee.
This form is a general Non-Disclosure and Commission Agreement Between a Business Broker and a Prospective Buyer.