January 22, 2021  
 
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Selling an Ethnic Grocers Business

A good business is about more than dollars and sense. To make your ethnic grocers business what it is today, you've had to fully invest yourself in its success. To see your ownership role through to completion, you will need to exhibit similar diligence in selling your company.

You need to get a good price for your ethnic grocers business. To get there, you'll need to set realistic expectations and follow a deliberate selling strategy.
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Most ethnic grocers businesses are good business opportunities, a fact that is not going unnoticed by today's discerning buyers.

Maintaining Objectivity

Objectivity is a rare commodity in a business sale. Your estimate of your company's worth is probably skewed by your emotions and your close, personal connection to the business. Although it may be a hard pill to swallow, you need to find a way to introduce objectivity into your sale. A business broker can be a valuable resource in right-sizing your expectations and preparing you for market realities.

The Best Person to Sell Your Ethnic Grocers Business

An unassisted business sale is a double-edged sword. Without a doubt, you have the most at stake in the outcome of your sale. That makes you the most passionate advocate for your ethnic grocers business in the business-for-sale marketplace. But your knowledge and personal insights about the ethnic grocers business are also the problem. Nearly all sellers have an inflated sense of their company's value. So in many cases, the introduction of third-party opinions regarding value and negotiation parameters is a fundamental requirement for a successful ethnic grocers business sale.

Identifying Serious Buyers

Many prospective buyers will have a strong desire to acquire your ethnic grocers business. The bad news is that they will lack the financial capacity to close the deal. As a seller, it's important to separate the tire kickers from the serious buyers as soon as possible. Each tire kicker is an investment of time and energy that could be poured into finding a more qualified prospect. If you aren't sure what to look for in a serious buyer, ask your broker for advice. Never provide detailed information about your ethnic grocers business until the prospect has been qualified as a serious buyer.

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