November 29, 2020  
 
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Selling a Motion Picture Stock Shots Business

Over the past few years, the motion picture stock shots business 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 motion picture stock shots business during challenging economic times.

Although we're optimistic about the economy, we also recognize that it takes the right strategy to sell a motion picture stock shots business in today's market.
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But at Gaebler, we see motion picture stock shots businesses still selling at a brisk pace. Like always, unprofitable and poorly positioned businesses struggle to find buyers while sellers who have invested time and effort to prepare their sale are being rewarded in the marketplace.

Sale Preparations for Your Motion Picture Stock Shots Business

The outcome of a business sale is largely determined prior to a market listing. Profitable motion picture stock shots business sales begin with a comprehensive strategy that incorporates planning, preparation and market positioning. Branding, market positioning, and revenue growth take time, but they directly influence the price your motion picture stock shots business will command in the marketplace. But your efforts to improve your company's position and profitability will only be effective if you invest similar effort into the preparation of accurate financial statements for buyers.

Selecting a Broker

Good business brokers inevitably produce better business sales. In the motion picture stock shots business industry, experience is a must-have characteristic for qualified brokerage. The best brokers should also come with a list of references, a demonstrable track record and a proven plan for selling motion picture stock shots businesses.

Identifying Serious Buyers

If you haven't sold a business before, prepare to be overwhelmed by tire kickers -- seemingly interested buyers who lack the capacity, ability or desire to actually purchase your motion picture stock shots business. Even though tire kickers are a fact of life in any sale scenario, they sap valuable time and energy that could be spent identifying more serious prospects. Good business brokers are adept at separating serious buyers from the rest of the pack. As a rule, they limit the amount of information that is provided in the initial stages of an engagement, waiting to reveal the juiciest details of the business until the prospect has been thoroughly vetted. Smart sellers may require prospects to provide background and financial information fairly early in the process as a way of verifying the financial capacity to close the deal.

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