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Selling a Scientists Business

No one said selling your business in a depressed economy would be easy. But selling your scientists business doesn't have to be as daunting as it sounds.

You survived all the ups and downs of owning a business. Next, you'll need to prepare yourself to address the rigors of selling a scientists business.
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You'll always have an excuse for not putting your business on the market. Selling a scientists business isn't easy, but we believe sellers can achieve their goals in any economic environment.

Selling a Scientists Business to an Employee

Although it may seem easier to sell your scientists business to an employee, this approach also has some pitfalls. A key employee may seem like a natural sales prospect. Since the worker already knows the ins and outs of the business, due diligence should be a breeze, not to mention the fact that you won't have to wait months or years for the right buyer to emerge on the open marketplace. But in many cases, employees expect to get a deal from their employer based on their years of service to the company. Seller financing is one way to get around the capital deficit of an employee-based scientists business sale, as long as you are willing to vet the employee's credit worthiness the same as any other buyer.

Leveraging Industry Connections

Today's scientists business buyers can be found in a variety of locations. To advertise your sale to the widest possible audience, consider a listing on or other top online business-for-sale listing sites. But industry connections can also be a valuable source of leads. Time and time again, successful scientists business sales emerge from relationships within the industry. The challenge is to leverage industry connections while keeping knowledge of the sale hidden from your competitors. Use good sense in restricting the flow of information within the industry and focusing your efforts toward trusted industry allies.

When Is the Right Time to Sell?

Most business owners know when it's time to exit their company. Some experts are telling scientists business sellers (or would-be sellers) to take a wait and see approach. At Gaebler, we have a much more optimistic view of your chances in the scientists business-for-sale market. With fewer scientists businesses on the market, there are ample opportunities for sellers to capture the attention of qualified buyers.

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