September 28, 2020  
 
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Selling an Embroidering Machines Business

A good business is about more than dollars and sense. To make your embroidering machines business what it is today, you've had to fully invest yourself in its success. But the hard work isn't done yet. Before you can make a graceful exit, you will have to invest yourself in your business sale.

The buzz in the marketplace is that now isn't the right time to sell an embroidering machines business. Consequently, sellers are holding their businesses off the market until they are sure the market will sustain their asking prices.
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Success is a factor of preparation, execution and a keen eye for the market. As a business seller, you need to go into the process with the mental goal of presenting your business in the best possible light.

Broker vs. No Broker

When selling an embroidering machines business, you have two choices: Hire a broker to facilitate the sale or perform the sale unassisted. Is there a cost associated with hiring a broker? Sure - about 10% of the final sale prices. But a good broker will make selling your embroidering machines business much less painful. You can also expect to receive a higher sales price for your business in a broker-assisted deal.

Promoting an embroidering machines business Sale

The best embroidering machines business sales incorporate comprehensive advertising plans. But if you think advertising your embroidering machines business will be the same as running a product promotion, think again. Multiple factors complicate business-for-sale advertising, not the least of which is the fact that you don't want your competition to know that your company is on the market. If sale information leaks out, competitors can use it to steal customers and circulate negative messages about your business throughout the industry. Business brokers are skilled at publicizing embroidering machines business sales while maintaining the confidentiality that is critical to your business.

Why Confidentiality Matters

In the business-for-sale universe, publicity translates into risk. If you are rigorous about maintaining a confidential sale, there is little risk in putting your embroidering machines business on the market. Eventually, word will leak out. When that happens, it can damage your standing with customers and vendors. Although it can be difficult, it's important to strike a balance between confidentiality and sale promotion. We recommend consulting a business broker to learn how you can simultaneously identify prospective buyers and maintain a confidential sale environment.

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