September 27, 2020  
 
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Selling a Showroom Equipment and Supplies Business

Unfortunately, many sellers are waiting to list their showroom equipment and supplies businesses until the economy fully rebounds. We think that's a mistake because for the right buyers, showroom equipment and supplies businesses are a great investment.

Intimidated by a sluggish economy, business buyers are more cautious than ever.
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Success is a factor of preparation, execution and a keen eye for the market. Since your future goals depend on the outcome of your sale, you'll need to have your head in the game from Day One.

Before You Sell

The upfront time you investment in the sale of your showroom equipment and supplies business will pay big dividends at closing. The first item on your checklist should be a reality check -- if you plan to sell your business for top dollar in just a few short months, you need to adjust your expectations%However, your first priority should be to set realistic expectations for the selling process and its eventual outcome. Armed with a realistic timeframe and asking price, you can begin to consult with your broker about the best way to approach likely buyers.

Maximizing Sales Price

There are no simple ways to sell a showroom equipment and supplies business. If you don't know what you're doing, your business could languish on the market for months or even years. Fortunately, a business broker can minimize the impact on your bank account and personal well-being. If you try to sell your business without a broker, your time will be consumed by the details of the sale. Subsequently, you'll be distracted from the demands of your auto supply store, business will suffer, and the sale price you receive for your company will be dramatically reduced. For a lot reasons, a decision to hire a broker is almost always the right decision, especially for sellers who need to receive top dollar for their showroom equipment and supplies businesses.

Seller Financing

Capital is hard to come by these days. Financial institutions have tightened up their lending policies, making it difficult for inexperienced and undercapitalized entrepreneurs to buy showroom equipment and supplies businesses. As a result, buyers expect sellers to finance a significant portion of the sale. As you prepare for the sale of your showroom equipment and supplies business, expect to be asked to finance a substantial part of the sale price.

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