February 18, 2020  
 
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Selling an Internet Training Services Business

We hear it all the time: "This economy is a hostile environment for a business sale." However, internet training services businesses haven't heard the news and are reporting steady action on the business-for-sale market.

If you plan on selling your internet training services business quickly, prepare to be disappointed.
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There is no simple way to sell a business. But the most prepared internet training services business sellers are achieving fair market value and more for their companies through persistence and the application of sound selling techniques.

Negotiation 101

As a business seller, you have to be at the top of your negotiating game. More often than not, the person with the most knowledge will come out on top in an internet training services business negotiation. But before you can negotiate effectively, you need to have a clear sense of your minimum sale requirements. If you lack clarity about your goals, you're guaranteed to fall short of achieving of them. If you aren't sure what you need, put negotiations on hold until you gain a clearer understanding of your own deal parameters.

Brokerage Benefits

A good broker can offer several benefits to business sellers. First, business brokers are in tune with the realities of the market and are skilled at helping owners make their businesses attractive to premium buyers. More importantly, brokers have the ability to identify serious buyers and maintain confidentiality throughout the sale process. Although you will pay a fee for brokerage, it's generally worth it because the end result will be a higher sales prices and more favorable terms.

Timing the Market

Now may be the best time to sell an internet training services business. With interest rates at all-time lows, it's easy to see why internet training services businesses are an appealing investment opportunity for savvy investors. As the interest rates rise, it will be more difficult for buyers to make the numbers work in their favor. At Gaebler, we recognize the value of timing the sale of your internet training services business. But we think it's more important to properly position your business for current market conditions -- whatever they may be.

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