In a down economy, many dating service sellers wait to list their businesses until they see signs that the economy has rebounded, making it difficult to accurately evaluate the number of dating services that are actually for sale.
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Success is a factor of preparation, execution and a keen eye for the market. But for business sellers, the process begins with having the right mental attitude.
How to Increase Sale Price
There are no simple ways to sell a dating service. If you don't know what you're doing, your business could languish on the market for months or even years. Fortunately, a business broker can minimize the impact on your bank account and personal well-being. If you try to sell your business without a broker, your time will be consumed by the details of the sale. Subsequently, you'll be distracted from the demands of your auto supply store, business will suffer, and the sale price you receive for your company will be dramatically reduced. For a lot reasons, a decision to hire a broker is almost always the right decision, especially for sellers who need to receive top dollar for their dating services.
Preparing for What's Next
What will happen if your dating service is a success? many sellers find themselves ill-equipped to handle life after their business and fail to understand that their future plans can influence the sale process. For example, seller financing can be an extremely valuable concession, especially in the current economy. But if you need all of the proceeds of the sale upfront, seller financing is off the table and you'll need to find a different way to make your dating service attractive to buyers.
The Case for Confidentiality
Confidentiality determines risk in the business-for-sale marketplace. If you are rigorous about maintaining a confidential sale, there is little risk in putting your dating service on the market. But if word leaks out to the wrong people, your competitors can use that information to steal business and damage your credibility. Although it can be difficult, it's important to strike a balance between confidentiality and sale promotion. Brokers and consultants can mitigate the risk by implementing confidential sale techniques.
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