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Selling a Bicycle Rental Business

You've learned a lot during your tenure as a bicycle rental business owner. Now the trick is to convince cautious buyers that your operation is worth the asking price.

With planning and patience, most bicycle rental businesses can be sold for a fair price in the current business-for-sale marketplace.
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However, serious buyers also understand the value of a good bicycle rental business. So for bicycle rental business sellers, today's market is all about convincing buyers that the numbers make their companies worth the asking price.

When to End Negotiations

Negotiations have a way of dragging on forever. But sooner or later, someone needs to bring negotiations to a close. Unfortunately, that responsibility often falls on the seller. In a bicycle rental business sale, a stalled negotiation can be an indication that the deal is dead. At this point in the process, an awareness of negotiation parameters really pays off. If the buyer is unwilling to accept your minimum demands, it's time to end negotiations and move on to the next prospect.

When Is the Right Time to Sell?

Most business owners know when it's time to exit their company. There are a lot of naysayers out there advising bicycle rental business sellers to put their plans on hold until the economy fully rebounds. We aren't nearly as pessimistic about the bicycle rental business marketplace. The inventory of what we consider to be quality bicycle rental businesses is actually low right now and there is room for the right sellers to realize substantial gains with investment-conscious buyers.

The Best Person to Sell Your Bicycle Rental Business

There are benefits and drawbacks to handling the sale of your bicycle rental business on your own. Without a doubt, you have the most at stake in the outcome of your sale. That makes you the most passionate advocate for your bicycle rental business in the business-for-sale marketplace. The problem is that your passion for your business can also sabotage your sale. Nearly all sellers have an inflated sense of their company's value. At a minimum, conduct an independent appraisal of the bicycle rental business to gain an objective sense of fair market value.

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