September 24, 2020  
 
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Selling an Export Consultants Business

You've learned a lot during your tenure as an export consultants business owner. The next step is to position your business for the demands of the business-for-sale marketplace.

Waiting for better economic times to sell your company? That's a common anthem in the small business community.
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Fortunately for sellers, forward-thinking entrepreneurs continue to be attracted to export consultants businesses that exhibit strong financials and potential for future growth.

Dealing with Your Emotions

Business sellers sometimes struggle to handle the emotions of a sale. You probably have good reasons for selling your export consultants business now, but that doesn't make the emotions you will experience any easier. It's important to allow yourself time to process your emotions during your exit. At the same time, it's helpful to consult with people who can help limit the influence of your emotions on negotiations and other aspects of the sale process.

Dealing with Tire Kickers

Unfortunately, many of the prospects you will encounter aren't serious buyers. 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. Your business broker can offer insights about how to quickly spot tire kickers. It's likely that non-serious buyers will want to know everything about your export consultants business during their initial inquires. Avoid releasing details about your export consultants business until you have established that they have the financial capacity to make a legitimate offer.

Sale Costs

In an export consultants business sale, pricing is based on a number of factors, including the costs incurred during the sale. Hiring a broker is a mixed bag because although brokers can increase the sale price, they also take a 10% fee. Depending on your circumstances, you may also incur substantial expenses in hiring legal, appraisal and accounting professionals. Furthermore, your time has value, so you may need to include a personal compensation consideration in your expense estimates.

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