September 23, 2020  
 
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Selling a Swimming Pools Business

Is the economy still a little shaky for a business sale? Sure it is. Yet swimming pools businesses haven't heard the news and are reporting steady action on the business-for-sale market.

It takes dedication to sell a swimming pools business under the best of circumstances. In the current market, you'll need to redouble your efforts and get serious about convincing prospects that your company is a good investment.
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If you're ready to move on, now is the right time to sell your swimming pools business.

Preparing Your Swimming Pools Business for Sale

The outcome of a business sale is largely determined prior to a market listing. Profitable swimming pools business sales begin with a comprehensive strategy that incorporates planning, preparation and market positioning. Even though it may take years to adequately position your swimming pools business, the amount of preparation you perform will have direct correlation on asking and sale prices. But your efforts to improve your company's position and profitability will only be effective if you invest similar effort into the preparation of accurate financial statements for buyers.

Family Business Sale Tips

There is no easy way to sell a swimming pools business, not even to a family member. If it isn't handled properly, a family sale can quickly create irreparable divisions within your family. Unless you have agreed to treat the family member like any other buyer, the risk of hard feelings among other potential heirs or family members is high. If possible, discuss a long-term, generational transition with the entire family and seek the advice of a professional consultant.

Tips for Working with A Business Broker

Brokerage is a mainstay of the business-for-sale marketplace. Brokerage is particularly common in the swimming pools business-for-sale market, where aggressive selling strategies are the norm. However, your broker will still expect you to materially participate in the sale of your business. Successfully brokered sales are based on solid relationships between brokers and sellers as well as the strict execution of a common selling strategy.

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