Mastering Niche Market Exit Planning

Selling a Naturopathic Clinic

Over the past few years, the naturopathic clinic 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 naturopathic clinic during challenging economic times.

Business-for-sale markets are less dependent on economic conditions than most sellers think they are.

Many naturopathic clinic sellers fail to receive fair market value for their businesses. That's unfortunate because all it takes to get a fair price in today's market is ample planning and an awareness of what's important to buyers.

Preparing Your Naturopathic Clinic for Sale

The outcome of a business sale is largely determined prior to a market listing. Successful naturopathic clinic sales begin with a comprehensive strategy that incorporates planning, preparation and market positioning. Everything you do to increase market share and profitability has a payoff in the final sale price of your naturopathic clinic. 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.

The Best Person to Sell Your Naturopathic Clinic

There are benefits and drawbacks to handling the sale of your naturopathic clinic on your own. Without a doubt, you have the most at stake in the outcome of your sale. That makes you the most passionate advocate for your naturopathic clinic in the business-for-sale marketplace. But your knowledge and personal insights about the naturopathic clinic are also the problem. Nearly all sellers have an inflated sense of their company's value. Business brokers and other third-party consultants bring objectivity to the sale process and give you much-needed insight about buyers' mindsets.

When to End Negotiations

Negotiations have a way of dragging on forever. But sooner or later, someone needs to bring negotiations to a close. Unfortunately, that responsibility often falls on the seller. A lull in negotiations may be part of the buyer's strategy. Then again, it may be a sign that the search for common ground is a lost cause. At this point in the process, an awareness of negotiation parameters really pays off. If the buyer is unwilling to accept your minimum demands, it's time to end negotiations and move on to the next prospect.

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