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Selling a Public Health and Safety Business

The decision to sell your public health and safety business isn't something that should be taken lightly, especially these days. If a business exit is on the horizon, you'll want to check out our suggestions for staying ahead of the market.

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

Eventually, it will the time will come to exit your business. And when that day arrives, you need to know how to sell your public health and safety business in a way that achieves positive outcomes for you and the business.

Tapping Into Business Networks

These days, public health and safety business buyers are an extremely diverse group with backgrounds in and outside of the industry. To advertise your sale to the widest possible audience, consider a listing on BizBuySell.com or other top online business-for-sale listing sites. For more targeted lead generation, consider tapping into your network of industry contacts. When leveraging industry relationships for sales prospects, you'll need to be cognizant of the potential for competitors to use knowledge of your sale against you in the marketplace. Use good sense in restricting the flow of information within the industry and focusing your efforts toward trusted industry allies.

Understanding Market Timing

Now may be the best time to sell a public health and safety business. A depressed economy means lower interest rates; lower interest rates increase the number of investors willing to take a chance on public health and safety businesses. As the interest rates rise, it will be more difficult for buyers to make the numbers work in their favor. Market conditions can be intimidating. But your larger concern should be whether or not your business is ready to be presented to qualified sale prospects.

Equipment and Inventory Concerns

It's incumbent on buyers to commission their own appraisal of your public health and safety business's real assets. But you'll need to commission your own appraisal before you put your public health and safety business on the market to arm yourself with information for the negotiation phase. A professional appraisal is a necessity because it gives you the information you need to negotiate a sale 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 public health and safety business.

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