These days, the small and medium-sized business market is more confusing than ever before. There are lots of buyers who want to own an aviation sports business, but have limited capital to get their foot in the door.
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Most aviation sports businesses are good business opportunities, a fact that is not going unnoticed by today's discerning buyers.
From the day they decide to sell their company, the question that plagues many owners is how long it will take to sell their aviation sports business. 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. Before you can list your aviation sports business, you'll need to invest as much as a year in preparing it for prospective buyers. Once your business is ready for the marketplace, it could take an additional six months to a year to locate the right buyer.
Working with Accountants
Accountants come into play at several stages of the sale process. Most aviation sports business have significant tax consequences requiring the input of a qualified accountant. Brokers often advise their clients to have an accountant perform an audit of the business prior to sale. In certain instances, it may be appropriate to ask your accountant to vet the financials of prospective buyers, run credit checks or even structure the terms of a seller-financed deal.
Business sellers are sometimes surprised to find themselves in the position of negotiator-in-chief. When you sell your aviation sports business, your business brokers may or may not be willing to conduct negotiations for you. But although you will responsible for negotiating terms with buyers, you should never approach negotiations without support. A negotiation team comprised of trusted advisors and senior business leaders is essential in helping you devise a winning negotiation strategy. More importantly, a negotiation team can serve as a sounding board -- an objective presence that prohibits your personal emotions from clouding your judgment or sabotaging your efforts to negotiate a successful deal.
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