February 18, 2020  
 
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Selling a Shot Peening Business

Does the economy have you down? For exiting owners, the idea of listing their company now can be terrifying. But selling your shot peening business doesn't have to be as daunting as it sounds.

It's a fact: Successful business sales take time.
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However, serious buyers also understand the value of a good shot peening business. Financial statements and ROI are essential in converting modern shot peening business prospects into buyers.

Preparing Your Shot Peening Business for Sale

First-time business sellers sometimes don't realize that the success or failure of their sale is determined before it hits the market. Profitable shot peening business sales begin with a comprehensive strategy that incorporates planning, preparation and market positioning. Even though it may take years to adequately position your shot peening business, the amount of preparation you perform will have direct correlation on asking and sale prices. Additionally, you'll need time to compile financials and other information that buyers will expect to receive.

Legal Considerations

It's obvious that you're going to need to hire an attorney to finalize the sale of your shot peening business. Competent legal counsel ensures that the sale documents are in proper order. Furthermore, a good lawyers provides the counsel necessary to navigate the tax and liability issues that surround a business sale. It's helpful to introduce your attorney to your broker to facilitate a smooth sale and a productive working relationship.

Negotiation Teams

It's not unusual for shot peening business sellers to feel overwhelmed when they negotiate the sale of their business. Negotiation is a chess game, best played with the resources and backend support of a negotiation team. By enlisting the assistance of a negotiation team (senior leaders, experienced negotiators, etc.), you can improve the quality of your negotiation strategy and position yourself to receive top dollar for your shot peening business.

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