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Selling a Fashion Design School

Business-for-sale markets are susceptible to a variety of influences. As you know, the fashion design school industry has seen more than its share of fluctuations in business values. Many sellers have exited their companies under less-than-ideal circumstances. Yet it's still possible to achieve personal and professional goals when selling a fashion design school in the current economic environment.

In a down economy, many fashion design school sellers wait to list their businesses until they see signs that the economy has rebounded, making it difficult to accurately evaluate the number of fashion design schools that are actually for sale.

You'll always have an excuse for not putting your business on the market. Selling a fashion design school isn't easy, but we believe sellers can achieve their goals in any economic environment.

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a fashion design school?

The calculation of your asking price should include a buffer to cover the expense of the sale process. Good brokerage takes a 10% success fee off the top of the final sale price. Professional consultations can also represent a significant expense during the course of a fashion design school sale. Likewise, you'll need to consider how much it will cost to promote the sale as well as the lost time it will take for you and your team to navigate the sale process.

Laying the Groundwork

A successful fashion design school sale begins with careful planning. Although you are convinced your business has value in the marketplace, the planning process establishes a framework for communicating its value to prospective buyers. Professional business brokers understand buyers and know how to properly communicate a fashion design school to the marketplace. Specifically, brokers can advise you about the preparation of financial statements and other documents buyers expect to see in a premium fashion design school opportunity.

Valuation Methods

Multiple valuation methods exist for a fashion design school. Appraisals based on the asset method gauge value as a factor of the company's real property and non-tangible assets; appraisals based on the income method consider the business's anticipated revenue. In many sales, the most accurate valuation comes from the market method which determines value based on the recent sales of similar businesses. A good appraiser will often use multiple valuation methods to arrive at a reasonable estimate. But regardless of the method that is used, it's always in the seller's best interest to increase revenue and asset values prior to a sale.

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