September 28, 2020  
 
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Selling a Wreaths Retail Business

Business sellers have diverse personal and professional goals for the sale of their companies. But no matter what you expect from the sale of your wreaths retail business, it's in your best interest to maximize the sales price through the application of proven sales techniques.

Selling a wreaths retail business? You'll need to be prepared to address a variety of challenges that are common in the business-for-sale marketplace.
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If your exit strategy involves selling a wreaths retail business in this environment, sellers need to make a strong case for buyers to purchase at or near the asking price.

Sale Preparation Timeframes

Preparing a wreaths retail business sale takes time. Since buyers prefer to see evidence of future cash flow, you'll want to to strategically lock in cash flows and increase profits before you list the business. Additionally, prospective buyers usually request documentation that allows them to understand the business's daily workflows and operational strategy. Since all of this takes time and effort, a wreaths retail business can rarely be ready for the marketplace in less than six months. However, to command the highest price, you'll probably need to spend one to two years preparing and positioning your business for buyers.

Signs You're in Over Your Head

Many wreaths retail business are tempted to save brokerage fees by selling their businesses on their own. Although there are exceptions, solo sales typically take longer and are less productive than brokered sales. As a rule, no business should sit on the market for more than six months without attracting the interest of at least a handful of qualified buyers. When buyers fail to exhibit substantive interest, it could indicate unrealistic pricing or an inferior selling strategy. The remedy is professional brokerage or a consultation with more experienced sellers.

Family Business Sale Tips

There is no easy way to sell a wreaths retail business, not even to a family member. If it isn't handled properly, a family sale can quickly create irreparable divisions within your family. Whether you offer the family member special concessions or not, either the buyer or other family members may take offense. The best advice: if a family sale is a possibility, it needs to be handled objectively, with ample input from third-party advisors.

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