November 14, 2019  
 
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Selling an Anodizing Business

You've heard the naysayers - now isn't the time to sell a anodizing business. But what they don't know is that many entrepreneurs see anodizing businesses as a smart business investment.

Business-for-sale markets are less dependent on economic conditions than most sellers think they are.
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But they're also savvy enough to know a good deal when they see it. Financial statements and ROI are essential in converting modern anodizing business prospects into buyers.

Average Timeframes

Hoping for a quick anodizing 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. To adequately prepare your business listing, plan on spending six months to a year prior to listing. Even though it's conceivable that an attractive opportunity could sell in weeks, an immediate flood of offers could indicate that the business is underpriced.

Business Valuation

The methods for valuing an anodizing business vary according to your business model and circumstances. However, there are generally three valuation methods appraisers use to determine your company's worth. While the income method uses anticipated revenues as a value basis, the asset method focuses on the company's capital, real estate and intellectual assets. In many sales, the most accurate valuation comes from the market method which determines value based on the recent sales of similar businesses. As a safeguard, consider conducting appraisals using variations of multiple appraisal methods. Sellers should take note of the fact that all three valuation methods reward businesses that takes steps to increase assets and income.

Legal Considerations

It pays to invest in first-rate legal counsel when you sell an anodizing business. Competent legal counsel ensures that the sale documents are in proper order. Furthermore, a good lawyers provides the counsel necessary to navigate the tax and liability issues that surround a business sale. It's helpful to introduce your attorney to your broker to facilitate a smooth sale and a productive working relationship.

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