September 30, 2020  
 
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Selling a Slot Car Racing Business

Most businesses are susceptible to economic conditions and slot car racing businesses are no exception. But in some cases, a down economy can actually improve saleability. Now all you have to do is convince the right buyer that your business is built for long-term success.

You need to get a good price for your slot car racing business. To get there, you'll need to set realistic expectations and follow a deliberate selling strategy.
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Undaunted by economic conditions, many slot car racing business sellers are achieving their sale goals through deliberate sale strategies.

Adjusting Expectations

If you're smart, you entered your slot car racing business with a set of assumptions about what it would achieve. Ultimately, many sellers find that the market is unable to deliver their anticipated outcomes. Surprises are inevitable, so to minimize the disappointment you will need to prioritize the outcomes you require from the sale. If price is the most important outcome, you may need to agree to seller financing or other concessions. If a fast sale is the highest priority, you may need to lower the asking price to quickly capture the attention of the marketplace.

Preparing Your Employees

As a business owner, you want to keep you employees informed about your plans; as a seller it's in your best interest to keep your employees in the dark for as long as possible. The more people who know that the business is on the market, the riskier the sale becomes. However, the longer the selling process drags on, the more likely it is that rumors will begin to circulate throughout your workforce. When that happens, it's best to have a frank conversation with your team rather than allowing rumors to circulate through the organization. Above all else, it's imperative to encourage your workers to maintain a positive attitude and work ethic. If you're having trouble navigating the employee minefield, consult a business broker for advice.

Setting the Stage

In addition to improving profitability and market share, planning the sale of your business will require you to think about how you will present your company to buyers. Professional business brokers understand buyers and know how to properly communicate a slot car racing business to the marketplace. Specifically, brokers can advise you about the preparation of financial statements and other documents buyers expect to see in a premium slot car racing business opportunity.

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