November 15, 2019  
 
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Selling an Acoustical Ceiling Tile Business

Your acoustical ceiling tile business is a tangible reminder of the passion and dedication you've invested in your entrepreneurial career. To see your ownership role through to completion, you will need to exhibit similar diligence in selling your company.

Most entrepreneurs have the skills and stamina to endure and prosper during the sale ofan acoustical ceiling tile business.
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The business-for-sale market is extremely dynamic. So if you're waiting for the perfect market conditions to sell your acoustical ceiling tile business, you could be waiting a while. If your business is ready to be sold, the time to sell is now. To improve sale outcomes, you will simply need to tailor your acoustical ceiling tile business to today's buyers.

Dealing with Your Emotions

There is no easy way to say goodbye to your business. You probably have good reasons for selling your acoustical ceiling tile business now, but that doesn't make the emotions you will experience any easier. We advise sellers to discuss their feelings with family members and close friends before, during and after the sale. But since it's important to remain as objective and rational as possible, we also recommend establishing a firm sale strategy and negotiation team to limit the impact of your personal feelings on the sale outcome.

Post-Sale Details

The way you exit your acoustical ceiling tile business is just as important as the way you sell it. The transition to the new owner, the distribution of sale proceeds and other issues can weigh heavily on sellers. Ideally, these and other post-sale details should be addressed early on. But if you haven't dealt with them yet, it's important to have a frank conversation with the buyer, your broker and other professionals as soon as possible.

Negotiation 101

As a business seller, you have to be at the top of your negotiating game. More often than not, the person with the most knowledge will come out on top in an acoustical ceiling tile business negotiation. However, the first step in good negotiating is to develop a sense of what you need to get out of the deal. A thorough understanding of sale price, possible concessions and other bottom line requirements gives you the ability to negotiate with confidence. If you aren't sure what you need, put negotiations on hold until you gain a clearer understanding of your own deal parameters.

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