November 18, 2019  
 
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Selling a Linemen's Equipment and Supplies Business

The decision to sell your linemen's equipment and supplies business isn't something that should be taken lightly, especially these days. If a business exit is on the horizon, you'll want to check out our suggestions for staying ahead of the market.

The process of selling a linemen's equipment and supplies business can be one of the most stressful experiences of your entrepreneurial career.
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For sellers who are willing to perform adequate sale preparation, the numbers make linemen's equipment and supplies businesses a solid investment for qualified buyers in the business-for-sale marketplace.

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a linemen's equipment and supplies business?

The calculation of your asking price should include a buffer to cover the expense of the sale process. Good brokerage takes a 10% success fee off the top of the final sale price. Professional consultations can also represent a significant expense during the course of a linemen's equipment and supplies business sale. Furthermore, your time has value, so you may need to include a personal compensation consideration in your expense estimates.

Average Timeframes

Hoping for a quick linemen's equipment and supplies business sale? You may be disappointed. Although asking price and other factors contribute to sale time, it's difficult to predict how long your business will be on the market before you locate the right buyer. Before you can list your linemen's equipment and supplies business, you'll need to invest as much as a year in preparing it for prospective buyers. Once your business is ready for the marketplace, it could take an additional six months to a year to locate the right buyer.

Buyer Identification

It's difficult to predict where the buyer of your linemen's equipment and supplies business will come from. So you'll need to take a diverse approach to identifying prospective buyers. Although it's helpful to target promotional tactics to likely buyers, allow for some exposure to the broader market. Sellers should also recognize the value of promoting their sale in trusted business networks, carefully balancing the need for confidentiality with the promotional potential of their contact base.

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