Selling a Calendars, Planners, and Organizers Business
Few entrepreneurs relish the idea of selling a business in a struggling economy. Yet calendars, planners, and organizers businesses continue to be sold at a brisk pace, outperforming the sales of many other types of businesses.
When it comes to selling a calendars, planners, and organizers business, there are no shortcuts to success.
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Eventually, it will the time will come to exit your business. When that happens, your future plans will be dependent on your ability to receive the highest possible sale price for your calendars, planners, and organizers business.
Dealing with Your Emotions
Business sellers sometimes struggle to handle the emotions of a sale. Although you might think you're ready to exit your business, selling and separating from a calendars, planners, and organizers business scan stir up a range of emotions. Instead of feeling guilty about your emotions, take the time to process them with a mentor or friend. 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.
Signs You're in Over Your Head
Many calendars, planners, and organizers business are tempted to save brokerage fees by selling their businesses on their own. Although there are exceptions, solo sales typically take longer and are less productive than brokered sales. As a rule, no business should sit on the market for more than six months without attracting the interest of at least a handful of qualified buyers. Lack of buyer enthusiasm or persistence indicates that something is wrong. The remedy is professional brokerage or a consultation with more experienced sellers.
Seller concessions are becoming more commonplace in business-for-sale transactions. By far, seller financing is the most sought-after concession, especially in the current economic environment. With entrepreneurs struggling to secure capital, you may be the buyer's only source of financing. As an alternative, clearly state that seller financing is not an option and consider offering other concessions to see the sale through to its completion.
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