November 15, 2019  
 
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Selling an Architectural Illustrators Business

You've learned a lot during your tenure as an architectural illustrators business owner. The next step is to position your business for the demands of the business-for-sale marketplace.

Most business sellers are interested in disposing of their businesses as quickly as possible. But that's not how an architectural illustrators business sale works.
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The good news is that ambitious entrepreneurs continue to see architectural illustrators businesses as a smart business investment -- and the market is rewarding owners who are willing to invest time and energy in their sale.

Hiring an Attorney

It's obvious that you're going to need to hire an attorney to finalize the sale of your architectural illustrators 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. We recommend hiring an attorney early in the process to gain insights about the legal consequences of various sale outcomes.

Advertising Your Sale

Profitable architectural illustrators business sales incorporate comprehensive advertising plans. However, confidentiality and other concerns can present challenges, even for sales professionals. If sale information leaks out, competitors can use it to steal customers and circulate negative messages about your business throughout the industry. There are multiple ways to promote an architectural illustrators business sale, many of which require the assistance of a professional business broker.

Pros & Cons of a Sale to an Employee

Although it may seem easier to sell your architectural illustrators business to an employee, this approach also has some pitfalls. A faithful employee may have the motivation and ability to continue to operate the business. If you need to sell quickly, the timeframe is condensed in an employee sale because you don't need to track down a buyer. Yet most employees lack the means to buy their employer's business at or near the asking price. Seller financing is one way to get around the capital deficit of an employee-based architectural illustrators business sale, as long as you are willing to vet the employee's credit worthiness the same as any other buyer.

More Info on Business Transitions and Related Articles

Given your interest in exit planning and in architectural illustrators businesses, you might find these additional resources to be of interest.

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