The decision to sell a fabrics laminating and bonding business is never easy. In our experience, a common owner concern is how the sale will affect customers and employees.
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Eventually, it will the time will come to exit your business. And when that day arrives, you need to know how to sell your fabrics laminating and bonding business in a way that achieves positive outcomes for you and the business.
The sale of a fabrics laminating and bonding business can be a rollercoaster of emotions. One minute you'll be elated at the possibility of moving on the next stage of your life and the next minute you'll be nostalgic about the memories of your time at the helm of your business. Given your personal investment, you may also experience disappointment in the market's assessment of your company's value. Accurate expectations, a solid strategy and a strong support system can be valuable resources for coping with the personal impact of the sale.
Sweetening the Deal
Seller concessions sweeten the deal for buyers and are a necessary fixture in a sluggish economy. 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. In the current economy, seller financing is becoming common in fabrics laminating and bonding business sales. If the prospect is inexperienced or lacks credentials in the industry, you can also offer to stay with the business for a specified period of time to help the new owner get on his feet and introduce him to your network of industry contacts.
How Much Does It Cost to Sell a fabrics laminating and bonding business?
The calculation of your asking price should include a buffer to cover the expense of the sale process. Although they can significantly increase the final sale price, brokers typically receive a 10% commission. Attorneys, accountants and appraisers work for a flat fee that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Furthermore, your time has value, so you may need to include a personal compensation consideration in your expense estimates.
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