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Selling a Poultry Hatcheries Business

You've learned a lot during your tenure as a poultry hatchery owner. The next step is to position your business for the demands of the business-for-sale marketplace.

It's a fact: Successful business sales take time.

Poultry Hatchery

This business idea is for the birds. Learn how commercial hatcheries make money by selling chicks to local egg and poultry farmers.

The business-for-sale market is extremely dynamic. So if you're waiting for the perfect market conditions to sell your poultry hatchery, you could be waiting a while. If your business is ready to be sold, the time to sell is now. To improve sale outcomes, you will simply need to tailor your poultry hatchery to today's buyers.

Sale Documents

We run into a lot of poultry hatchery sellers who intend to wait until the final contract to negotiate details. Big mistake. With few exceptions, sale structure is hammered out early, in the Letter of Intent . By the time the deal reaches the final contract, many of its features are set in stone. 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 poultry hatchery may be a waste of time.

Current Market Conditions

Today's poultry hatchery sellers face an intimidating economic landscape. So far, government intervention and promises that the economy is slowly recovering haven't been enough to alleviate many entrepreneur's fears. However, many business sellers don't realize that a full economic rebound can have devastating consequences, particularly if sellers who have waited to list their businesses suddenly create a glut in the business-for-sale marketplace. So what's our point? The economy isn't the most important factor in the sale of your business. Instead, you should be focusing on making your poultry hatchery as attractive as possible so to buyers right now.

Equipment and Inventory Concerns

It's incumbent on buyers to commission their own appraisal of your poultry hatchery's inventory, equipment, and physical assets. But you'll need to commission your own appraisal before you put your poultry hatchery on the market to arm yourself with information for the negotiation phase. Without an accurate assessment of asset values it's impossible to intelligently negotiate on price. During your appraisal process, you should also note the condition of your assets. Cost-effective repairs can then be made before your list your poultry hatchery.

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