March 28, 2020  
 
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Selling a Babysitter and Child Care Service

Many business leaders say that now isn't the time to try to sell a babysitter and child care services business. At Gaebler, we think it's a great time to sell a babysitter and child care services business. Here's why . . ..

An assortment of hurdles and obstacles stand between you and the successful sale of your babysitter and child care services business.
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Many business owners don't know that babysitter and child care services businesses are still a hot commodity, to the extent that sellers have properly prepared them for the marketplace.

Dealing with Your Emotions

Business sellers sometimes struggle to handle the emotions of a sale. You probably have good reasons for selling your babysitter and child care services business now, but that doesn't make the emotions you will experience any easier. It's important to allow yourself time to process your emotions during your exit. At the same time, it's helpful to consult with people who can help limit the influence of your emotions on negotiations and other aspects of the sale process.

Handling Unexpected Outcomes

Every business seller dreams of a fast sale and a fat payday. However, no one told the marketplace about your expectations. The outcome of your sale will be determined by market forces - not by your personal circumstances or desires. Despite your best efforts, you need to prepare yourself for the possibility of receiving less than you expected from the sale of your babysitter and child care services business. If price is the most important outcome, you may need to agree to seller financing or other concessions. If a fast sale is the highest priority, you may need to lower the asking price to quickly capture the attention of the marketplace.

Finding Babysitter & Child Care Service Buyers

Qualified babysitter and child care services business buyers come from a range of sources and backgrounds. To cover all your bases, you'll need to conduct a broad buyer search process. That means listing your babysitter and child care services business in trade-specific directories as well as general business-for-sale databases. Networking is another useful tool in locating buyers. It might surprise you to learn how many babysitter and child care services business buyers emerge from conversations with peer groups, vendors, and business associations. In some cases, leads obtained through networking are preferred because they come with personal recommendations.

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