May 29, 2020  
 
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Selling a Grain Drying and Fumigating Business

No one said selling your business in a depressed economy would be easy. But selling your grain drying and fumigating business doesn't have to be as daunting as it sounds.

It takes dedication to sell a grain drying and fumigating business under the best of circumstances. In the current market, you'll need to redouble your efforts and get serious about convincing prospects that your company is a good investment.
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However, serious buyers also understand the value of a good grain drying and fumigating business. So for grain drying and fumigating business sellers, today's market is all about convincing buyers that the numbers make their companies worth the asking price.

Laying the Groundwork

In addition to improving profitability and market share, planning the sale of your business will require you to think about how you will present your company to buyers. A first-rate business broker can give your business an edge by facilitating the preparation process and orienting your presentation toward today's buyers. At a minimum, you'll want to position your business to receive the highest possible sale price, prepare a packet for prospective buyers and perform an initial appraisal before you put your grain drying and fumigating business on the market.

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. When you've reached your limit on price, consider offering non-cash concessions to encourage a commitment from the buyer. A limited amount of training and mentoring may seem inconsequential to you, but to a young grain drying and fumigating business owner, they can be critical launching points for their ownership journey.

The Best Person to Sell Your Grain Drying & Fumigating Business

There are benefits and drawbacks to handling the sale of your grain drying and fumigating business on your own. On the one hand, no one knows your business better than you do. When it comes to earnings potential, asset condition, and other considerations, you are the world's leading expert on your company. But your knowledge and personal insights about the grain drying and fumigating business are also the problem. Business owners are subjective and biased about their company's true worth. At a minimum, conduct an independent appraisal of the grain drying and fumigating business to gain an objective sense of fair market value.

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