January 18, 2021  
 
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Selling a Domestic Violence Information and Services Business

You've learned a lot during your tenure as a domestic violence information and services 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 domestic violence information and services business.
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Despite the conventional wisdom, we believe current economic conditions are right for selling a domestic violence information and services business. We'll tell you what you need to know to achieve a successful sale outcome

Moving On

So you've decided to sell your domestic violence information and services business. That's great -- but have you considered what's next? Are you moving on to another business venture? Are you retiring? 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. We frequently encounter business sellers who haven't thought enough about their futures to know whether certain concessions (e.g seller financing) are a real possibility. As a result, they make bad decisions during the sale and experience less-than-optimal outcomes.

Buyer Concessions

Sellers aren't the only ones who can make concessions in a business sale. In many instances, sellers can request buyer concessions. Although this scenario frequently plays out around seller financed deals, it's possible to push for a higher sales price or other form of compensation if you agree to mentor the buyer for a specified period of time. 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.

Handling Unexpected Outcomes

Every business seller dreams of a fast sale and a fat payday. However, no one told the marketplace about your expectations. The outcome of your sale will be determined by market forces - not by your personal circumstances or desires. Despite your best efforts, you need to prepare yourself for the possibility of receiving less than you expected from the sale of your domestic violence information and services business. If price is the most important outcome, you may need to agree to seller financing or other concessions. If a fast sale is the highest priority, you may need to lower the asking price to quickly capture the attention of the marketplace.

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