The decision to sell a legal counsel and prosecution business is never easy. But have you considered how your customers, vendors and employees will handle the sale?
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The business-for-sale market is extremely dynamic. That's why we think it's important for legal counsel and prosecution business owners to know that it's possible to sell a business in any economy. The key is to go into the sale with your eyes open and with complete awareness of market condition.
Preparing for What's Next
The decision to sell your legal counsel and prosecution business can't be made without adequate consideration of what will happen after the sale. many sellers find themselves ill-equipped to handle life after their business and fail to understand that their future plans can influence the sale process. In today's market, many buyers expect seller financing - a concession that might not be a possibility for sellers whose next step requires the entire proceeds at the time of the sale.
Tapping Into Business Networks
There are a lot of different places to look for legal counsel and prosecution business buyers. Online business-for-sale databases have value, although they appeal to an exceptionally wide base of prospects. For more targeted lead generation, consider tapping into your network of industry contacts. The downside of industry networks is that it leaves your company vulnerable to exploitation by competitors. Your broker may be able to offer strategies for promoting your sale within your network while maintaining some remnant of a confidential sale.
Identifying Serious Buyers
Unfortunately, many of the prospects you will encounter aren't serious buyers. Even though tire kickers are a fact of life in any sale scenario, they sap valuable time and energy that could be spent identifying more serious prospects. Your business broker can offer insights about how to quickly spot tire kickers. Never provide detailed information about your legal counsel and prosecution business until the prospect has been qualified as a serious buyer.
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