September 17, 2019  
 
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Selling a Shrimp Retail Business

Few entrepreneurs relish the idea of selling a business in a struggling economy. Yet shrimp retail businesses continue to be sold at a brisk pace, outperforming the sales of many other types of businesses.

It's a fact: Successful business sales take time.
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Undaunted by economic conditions, many shrimp retail business sellers are achieving their sale goals through deliberate sale strategies.

Family Issues

Many sellers embarked on their shrimp retail business sale without adequately considering the impact it will have on their families. Whether you realize it or not, your shrimp retail business has been an important part of your family life. The sale of the business will likely result in new family dynamics. Subsequently, selling a shrimp retail business should allow opportunities for all family members to share their feelings and offer input about the sale process.

Why Confidentiality Matters

In the business-for-sale universe, publicity translates into risk. A low-key selling strategy is a low risk activity because you can control who does (and doesn't) know that your business is on the market. Eventually, word will leak out. When that happens, it can damage your standing with customers and vendors. Successful sales walk a fine line between total confidentiality and aggressive promotion. Brokers and consultants can mitigate the risk by implementing confidential sale techniques.

Maximizing Sales Price

A successful shrimp retail business requires an investment of both time and money. Fortunately, a business broker can minimize the impact on your bank account and personal well-being. Seller fatigue is a real concern - if your business sits on the market too long, you will be tempted to sell below your expectations. For a lot reasons, a decision to hire a broker is almost always the right decision, especially for sellers who need to receive top dollar for their shrimp retail businesses.

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