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Selling an Embroidery Business

There are few things as intimidating as selling a business in a sluggish economy. Fortunately, a embroidery business sale isn't as scary as it seems.

You're optimistic about the economy and so are we. Now the challenge is to convert business buyers who may have a more skeptical outlook.

There is no simple way to sell a business. But the most prepared embroidery business sellers are achieving fair market value and more for their companies through persistence and the application of sound selling techniques.

Closing Strategies

Today's embroidery business buyers expect sellers to offer concessions to persuade them to close the deal. Concessions can consist of non-cash as well as cash incentives. When you've reached your limit on price, consider offering non-cash concessions to encourage a commitment from the buyer. In the current economy, seller financing is becoming common in embroidery business sales. If the prospect is inexperienced or lacks credentials in the industry, you can also offer to stay with the business for a specified period of time to help the new owner get on his feet and introduce him to your network of industry contacts.

Current Market Conditions

No one plans to sell an embroidery business in a down economy. Although the economy is gaining steam, recovery is slow and entrepreneurs are holding their cards close to their vests. However, many business sellers don't realize that a full economic rebound can have devastating consequences, particularly if sellers who have waited to list their businesses suddenly create a glut in the business-for-sale marketplace. The simple truth is that the economy shouldn't dictate whether or not now is the right time to sell an embroidery business. Your individual circumstances and personal goals are more influential factors in determining when it's time to put your business on the market.

Maximizing Sales Price

There are no simple ways to sell an embroidery business. If you don't know what you're doing, your business could languish on the market for months or even years. Fortunately, a business broker can minimize the impact on your bank account and personal well-being. Seller fatigue is a real concern - if your business sits on the market too long, you will be tempted to sell below your expectations. Time after time, sellers who hire qualified brokers are more satisfied with the sales process - and the price they receive for their embroidery businesses.

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