Business buyers are a timid lot, even more so now that they are facing an uncertain economic landscape.
(article continues below)
Many business owners don't know that commodity brokers businesses are still a hot commodity, to the extent that sellers have properly prepared them for the marketplace.
Tips for Working with A Business Broker
Business brokers are professional business sellers. Brokerage is particularly common in the commodity brokers business-for-sale market, where aggressive selling strategies are the norm. However, your broker will still expect you to materially participate in the sale of your business. Successfully brokered sales are based on solid relationships between brokers and sellers as well as the strict execution of a common selling strategy.
Dealing with Your Emotions
Business sellers sometimes struggle to handle the emotions of a sale. You probably have good reasons for selling your commodity brokers business now, but that doesn't make the emotions you will experience any easier. 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.
Sweetening the Deal
Today's commodity brokers business buyers expect sellers to offer concessions to persuade them to close the deal. Concessions can consist of non-cash as well as cash incentives. In fact, many concessions have little or no financial impact, but go a long way toward making the deal more palatable to young entrepreneurs. A limited amount of training and mentoring may seem inconsequential to you, but to a young commodity brokers business owner, they can be critical launching points for their ownership journey.
Given your interest in exit planning and in commodity brokers businesses, you might find these additional resources to be of interest.
If starting a commodity brokers business is on your agenda, these guides will help you get started:
If you want information on how to sell to commodity brokers businesses, this isn't the best resource for you on our site. These helpful guides are more appropriate for you:
If you are looking for exit plan advice for a different kind of business, try our alphabetical list exit planning guides below.