Selling A Business

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Preparations For Selling A Business

Commerce is an increasingly complex labyrinth these days, and whatever you're planning, it pays to take every precaution you can before making a move. If you're selling a business, the basis for your sale should be a sound appraisal of the complete value of your venture.

The buyer will want to know how fast your business has grown, how much it is worth now when compared to similar businesses on the market, and what its potential for growth would be. A comprehensive business valuation will help both you and the potential buyer when selling a business. You want to be sure that you're getting a fair price for what you're selling, and your buyer wants to be sure that he's buying a solid going concern.

Don't Take Risks With Your Information

It's obvious that selling a business is never as risky as buying one. But even so there are risks attached. What if after you've sold you suddenly find that there was a whole section of profitability that you didn't take into account? What if you suddenly discover that the market for that particular business niche was taking an unforeseen upturn and you could have sold for much more?

These are just a couple of reasons why you should never rush the process of selling a business. Always make sure you're in control of all the facts and that you're seeing the whole picture, warts an' all! Whatever you're doing in business, there's no substitute for solid information. The kind you can only really get when you enlist the help of a professional business valuation expert.


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