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Selling a Recycling Information and Training Business

A good business is about more than dollars and sense. To make your recycling information and training business what it is today, you've had to fully invest yourself in its success. But the hard work isn't done yet. Before you can make a graceful exit, you will have to invest yourself in your business sale.

The recycling information and training business-for-sale marketplace is a nuanced environment, full of pitfalls for sellers who aren't prepared for its demands.

Fortunately for sellers, forward-thinking entrepreneurs continue to be attracted to recycling information and training businesses that exhibit strong financials and potential for future growth.

Equipment and Inventory Concerns

During due diligence, the buyer will undoubtedly conduct his own appraisal of your recycling information and training business's physical assets. Your appraisal should occur before you put your business on the market. A professional appraisal is a necessity because it gives you the information you need to negotiate a sale price. When you conduct your appraisal of your assets, note their condition and include it in the information packet you prepare for prospective buyers.

Benefits of Third-Party Assistance

Rarely, if ever, do owners sell a recycling information and training business without outside assistance. Although it's wise to recruit a business broker, brokerage isn't your only concern. Additionally, you may want to hire professionals for legal, valuation and other functions before you put your business on the market. The early recruitment of external resources reduces your risk and results in a more predictable final outcome.

Realistic Expectations

Emotions run high during the sale of a recycling information and training business. Your estimate of your company's worth is probably skewed by your emotions and your close, personal connection to the business. Although it may be a hard pill to swallow, you need to find a way to introduce objectivity into your sale. A business broker can be a valuable resource in right-sizing your expectations and preparing you for market realities.

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