September 27, 2020  
 
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Selling a Powder Actuated Tools Business

Business-for-sale markets are susceptible to a variety of influences. As you know, the powder actuated tools business industry has seen more than its share of fluctuations in business values. Here's what you'll need to know to sell a powder actuated tools business during challenging economic times.

Business sellers sometimes face a long, hard struggle to get fair market value for their companies. But with the adequate preparation, your powder actuated tools business can attract buyers who recognize its potential.
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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 powder actuated tools business.

What to Expect in a Powder Actuated Tools Business Sale

It's impossible to predict the emotional highs and lows you will experience during the sale of your powder actuated tools business. Many sellers experience discouragement during a long sale process. Although it isn't easy, you can mitigate the emotional impact of a powder actuated tools business sale by setting realistic expectations before you list your business.

Sale Costs

You'll need to incorporate the cost of the sale into the calculation the minimum price you are willing to receive for your powder actuated tools business. Good brokerage takes a 10% success fee off the top of the final sale price. Attorneys, accountants and appraisers work for a flat fee that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Furthermore, your time has value, so you may need to include a personal compensation consideration in your expense estimates.

Selling a Powder Actuated Tools Business to an Employee

Employee sales have pros and cons. There are some perks to selling the business in-house. If you need to sell quickly, the timeframe is condensed in an employee sale because you don't need to track down a buyer. Yet most employees lack the means to buy their employer's business at or near the asking price. Seller financing is one way to get around the capital deficit of an employee-based powder actuated tools business sale, as long as you are willing to vet the employee's credit worthiness the same as any other buyer.

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