September 19, 2019  
 
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Selling a Sharpening Services Business

We hear from a lot of business owners who are timid about listing their sharpening services business. Despite the mood of the market, we think there are still opportunities to receive a good price for your sharpening services business. Here's what you need to know . . .

These days, the prospect of selling a sharpening services business is so daunting that many would-be sellers are biding their time, waiting for a break in the economic clouds.
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There are many factors involved with the decision to sell a business. Knowledgeable entrepreneurs understand that market timing isn't nearly as important as other factors in a sharpening services business sale. The key is to go into the sale with your eyes open and with complete awareness of market condition.

Seller Concessions

Seller concessions are becoming more commonplace in business-for-sale transactions. By far, seller financing is the most sought-after concession, especially in the current economic environment. Capital is scarce, causing new entrepreneurs to rely on sellers to finance at least part of the purchase price. As an alternative, clearly state that seller financing is not an option and consider offering other concessions to see the sale through to its completion.

Tips for Working with A Business Broker

Business brokers are professional business sellers. It's typical for sharpening services business to rely on brokers to reduce market time and increase the final sales price. However, your broker will still expect you to materially participate in the sale of your business. Successfully brokered sales are based on solid relationships between brokers and sellers as well as the strict execution of a common selling strategy.

Current Market Conditions

Today's sharpening services business sellers face an intimidating economic landscape. So far, government intervention and promises that the economy is slowly recovering haven't been enough to alleviate many entrepreneur's fears. However, many business sellers don't realize that a full economic rebound can have devastating consequences, particularly if sellers who have waited to list their businesses suddenly create a glut in the business-for-sale marketplace. Like it or not, the time to sell your sharpening services business may be right now, as long as your willing to adequately prepare your business for the marketplace.

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