October 24, 2020  
 
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Selling a Motion Picture Special Effects Business

Your motion picture special effects business is a tangible reminder of the passion and dedication you've invested in your entrepreneurial career. But the hard work isn't done yet. Before you can make a graceful exit, you will have to invest yourself in your business sale.

You won't find any magic formulas for selling a motion picture special effects business, especially while the market is struggling to overcome the perceptions created by a down economy.
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Most motion picture special effects businesses are good business opportunities, a fact that is not going unnoticed by today's discerning buyers.

Valuation Methods

Professional appraisers can use three methods to determine the value ofa motion picture special effects business: The income method, the asset method and the market method. 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.

Are You the Right Person to Sell Your Business?

An unassisted business sale is a double-edged sword. Few people know your business as well as you do. The problem is that your passion for your business can also sabotage your sale. Nearly all sellers have an inflated sense of their company's value. At a minimum, conduct an independent appraisal of the motion picture special effects business to gain an objective sense of fair market value.

Preparing for What's Next

The decision to sell your motion picture special effects business can't be made without adequate consideration of what will happen after the sale. many sellers find themselves ill-equipped to handle life after their business and fail to understand that their future plans can influence the sale process. In today's market, many buyers expect seller financing - a concession that might not be a possibility for sellers whose next step requires the entire proceeds at the time of the sale.

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