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If you have ever sold a small business, you would know that it is a challenging and complex process. Selling a business the right way can be an expensive and resource-intensive exercise. However, it doesn’t have to be the case.
With help from business brokers, the entire process can be streamlined. Through specialised tools and methods, brokers can promote and sell the venture faster. This will inevitably save you money, as you can then focus on profitability while they work on finding a worthy buyer.
What to know when selling a business
It isn’t really that potential buyers only look for investment opportunities in a certain season or month. It’s more about when the market prices are high and low, whether your past few months show good numbers, and when people are more likely to be willing to shop. Think about the festive season as an example. If everyone is at the beach enjoying their vacation, who will be looking for businesses for sale? Below are a few necessary things to know when putting your project on the market:
· The size of the business does not determine the period of sale.
· Building and keeping record of your customer base is essential.
· Shed light on future financial possibilities so that buyers can see the potential.
· Keep your current high performing employees happy, as they may just add to the value.
· Allow brokers to handle the selling process for optimal results.
Many owners are scared to sell because they don’t have the latest technology, high sales or prime location. However, many aspects attract buyers. Not everyone is searching for a large, well established company. To someone out there your boutique store might be exactly what they are looking for, despite it only being six months old. Experienced brokers know what makes a business stand out and can market yours to the right crowd.
Prepare to seal the deal
In life, planning is everything. It is no different when selling a business. While certain instances exist in which you need to sell immediately, if you think you might want to transfer your project to another in future, start the preparation process as soon as possible.
If you give yourself a couple of months before contacting brokers to start the marketing process, you might get more out of it. Take this time to assess operation weaknesses and also what makes your offer attractive. Fix what needs to be fixed and fine-tune the positives to make it easier to draw potential buyers. Use our seller’s checklist to help with the preparation process.
Get all permits, licences and agreements in place. Make sure you have access to any books and paperwork that may be asked for later on. Discuss the future sale with key employees. If the key members of your team are aware of what you want to do, they can assist in pushing the performance of the venture.
Where to get help in selling a business
Reach out to our brokers to find the right buyer and to help you sell at the best possible price.