November 25, 2020  
 
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Selling a Bowling Clothing Retail Business

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

You survived all the ups and downs of owning a business. Next, you'll need to prepare yourself to address the rigors of selling a bowling clothing retail business.
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If you're ready to move on, now is the right time to sell your bowling clothing retail business.

Working with Appraisers

An experienced appraiser is part and parcel of a successful bowling clothing retail business sale. By hiring an appraiser to conduct a thorough appraisal of tangible and non-tangible assets prior to listing, you get a measure of the true worth of your business. Although the appraised value of your business may not be the same as the sales price, you gain valuable insight that can be used to your advantage during negotiations. Even though you may disagree with the appraiser's value estimates, it's important to give your appraiser the information and independence he needs to present an objective opinion. To ensure accuracy, ask your broker to provide references for appraisers with industry experience.

Family Issues

Many sellers embarked on their bowling clothing retail business sale without adequately considering the impact it will have on their families. Unfortunately, families often experience turmoil during a sale even when the primary owner is convinced it's the right decision. The sale of the business will likely result in new family dynamics. Subsequently, selling a bowling clothing retail business often begins with a family conversation and a mutual decision to move on the next stage of life.

Buyer Concessions

Sellers aren't the only ones who can make concessions in a business sale. In many instances, sellers can request buyer concessions. For example, if the buyer needs seller financing, you can leverage a five-year loan to push for a higher sales price. Although you won't see all of the proceeds upfront, you'll earn interest on the balance and realize a higher price than you would in an all cash deal. Asset exclusions, retained ownership shares and long-term contracts with another of the seller's companies can also be leveraged to extract concessions from buyers.

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