In a down economy, many hat cleaning and blocking business sellers wait to list their businesses until they see signs that the economy has rebounded, making it difficult to accurately evaluate the number of hat cleaning and blocking businesses that are actually for sale.
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Too often hat cleaning and blocking business sellers sell for a price that is well below market value. With the right strategy, your sale doesn't have to end that way.
Advertising Your Sale
Successful hat cleaning and blocking business sales incorporate comprehensive advertising plans. However, confidentiality and other concerns can present challenges, even for sales professionals. If sale information leaks out, competitors can use it to steal customers and circulate negative messages about your business throughout the industry. The best way to advertise a hat cleaning and blocking business is to enlist the assistance of a business broker who is skilled in locating and contacting prospective buyers.
Leveraging Seller Concessions
Seller concessions are becoming more commonplace in business-for-sale transactions. By far, seller financing is the most sought-after concession, especially in the current economic environment. Capital is scarce, causing new entrepreneurs to rely on sellers to finance at least part of the purchase price. If you are unwilling or unable to offer financing, be prepared to offer other types of concessions to close the deal.
Working with Appraisers
An experienced appraiser is part and parcel of a successful hat cleaning and blocking business sale. Leading industry appraisers equip sellers with a value gauge that can be accessed during negotiations. If you're disappointed with the appraiser's estimate of your company's worth, you have the option of seeking a second opinion. However, it's more often the case that you will need to adjust your expectations of your business's value to buyers.
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