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Selling a Photographers Business

Economic uncertainty influences the timing of many photographers business sales. But based on what we're seeing in the business-for-sale marketplace, we don't think economic conditions should deter you from putting your photographers business on the market.

The business-for-sale market is just as frustrating for buyers as it is for sellers these days. There are lots of buyers who want to own a photographers business, but have limited capital to get their foot in the door.

But sooner or later, all good things must come to an end. When that happens, your future plans will be dependent on your ability to receive the highest possible sale price for your photographers business.

Pre-Sale Checklist

There is a lot of work that needs to be done before you're ready to sell your photographers business. The first item on your checklist should be a reality check -- if you plan to sell your business for top dollar in just a few short months, you need to adjust your expectations%However, your first priority should be to set realistic expectations for the selling process and its eventual outcome. Once your expectations are in the ballpark, you can move on to making your business presentable to prospective buyers.

Finding Photographers Business Buyers

It's difficult to predict where the buyer of your photographers business will come from. Avoid pigeon-holing your search to a single buyer category. Although it's helpful to target promotional tactics to likely buyers, allow for some exposure to the broader market. Sellers should also recognize the value of promoting their sale in trusted business networks, carefully balancing the need for confidentiality with the promotional potential of their contact base.

Sale Documents

In a photographers business sale, the Letter of Intent contains the vital elements of the deal between the buyer and the seller . If you are seeking buyer concessions, the time to address them is before the Letter of Intent is drafted. So after consulting with your broker and attorney, make sure you're comfortable with the terms of the Letter of Intent. If not, everything you do to close the sale of your photographers business may be a waste of time.

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