October 29, 2020  
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Selling an Earthquake Engineering Firm

Business-for-sale markets are susceptible to a variety of influences. As you know, the earthquake engineering firm industry has seen more than its share of fluctuations in business values. Here's what you'll need to know to sell an earthquake engineering firm during challenging economic times.

Intimidated by a sluggish economy, business buyers are more cautious than ever.
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Despite the conventional wisdom, we believe current economic conditions are right for selling an earthquake engineering firm. We'll tell you what you need to know to achieve a successful sale outcome

Finding Earthquake Engineering Firm Buyers

Buyers of earthquake engineering firms run the gamut. Some are seasoned earthquake engineering firm veterans interested in expanding their operation or adding a new location. Others are first-time entrepreneurs with a taste for the small business lifestyle. To cover all your bases, you'll need to conduct a broad buyer search process. Although it's helpful to target promotional tactics to likely buyers, allow for some exposure to the broader market. networking may also prove to be a valuable resource for identifying prospective buyers, but only to the extent that it can be done discreetly.

Working with Appraisers

An experienced appraiser is part and parcel of a successful earthquake engineering firm sale. Leading industry appraisers equip sellers with a value gauge that can be accessed during negotiations. Even though you may disagree with the appraiser's value estimates, it's important to give your appraiser the information and independence he needs to present an objective opinion. To ensure accuracy, ask your broker to provide references for appraisers with industry experience.

Preparing Your Earthquake Engineering Firm 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. Attractive earthquake engineering firm sales begin with a comprehensive strategy that incorporates planning, preparation and market positioning. Everything you do to increase market share and profitability has a payoff in the final sale price of your earthquake engineering firm. 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.

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