The economy isn't the only thing that is uncertain these days. So are lasers and electro-optics consultants business buyers, many of whom are waiting to pull the trigger on their next acquisition.
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If your exit strategy involves selling a lasers and electro-optics consultants business now, business sellers may need to apply a combination of incentives and techniques.
Setting the Stage
A successful lasers and electro-optics consultants business 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 lasers and electro-optics consultants business to the marketplace. 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 lasers and electro-optics consultants business on the market.
Leveraging Seller Concessions
In the current marketplace, seller concessions can make the difference between a business sale and a lasers and electro-optics consultants business that languishes on the market for months or even years. Not surprisingly, seller financing is routinely requested by today's buyers. Capital is scarce, causing new entrepreneurs to rely on sellers to finance at least part of the purchase price. Other common seller concessions include staying on the mentor the new owner, non-compete clauses, and working as a consultant to mitigate the impact of new ownership.
Handling Unexpected Outcomes
When you made the decision to sell your lasers and electro-optics consultants business, you had a specific set of outcomes in mind. 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. Sometimes, sellers need to readjust their expectations to accommodate market realties. If buyers don't seem to be willing to meet your expectations, consult with your broker to modify your strategy and market approach.
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