The Four Steps To Selling Your Business

Written by Josh Hines on June 10, 2013 under Startup Funding Blogs
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Most people can fathom and idea, some can become entrepreneurs and business owners but few know what to do next and what their startup exit strategy is going to be and their long terms goals as business owners.

The Four Steps To Selling Your Business

In order to make sure you get the most value our of your next startup business venture, here is a list of the top 4 things to consider when you start your next business venture.

Business Preparation


The best preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today but when you are thinking about selling a business that you have put your heart and time into, you probably need to take little more time to make sure you do it right.

The process of selling a business concept can be go a bunch of different ways, even if you have a very successful business with high value sometimes it is still hard to sell. Like anything else you buy or sell you need to figure out who your potential customers are and what value you can add to your product or service to intrigue them to buy.

Another key idea to remember is while you trying to sell your business, don't forget to still be in operating towards growth. The worst thing you can do is say, "I'm going to slow things down because I am going to be selling soon." If your product looses its edge and appeal it could be disastrous.

Power Negotiating


When you find a buyer for your business, do your homework and find out why they are interested in buying your business. Knowing how your potential business purchaser handles themselves and associates risk can help you to close the deal faster and for more profit on your end. Knowing how much they are willing to gamble can help you negotiate and show more value in your company that can intrigue them even more.

Be Prepared For The Long Haul But Stay Strong


Often times when a buyer is interested in buying your company they are going to do their homework and cross their t's and dot their i's. Most business purchases are for large amounts of money so buyers are going to want to make sure they are making the right decision which at times can seem to drag on forever.

During this time be sure to keep your business operating and continually making efforts towards growth to ensure that you get out of your company what you are looking for.

Maximize Your Return On Investment


Be sure as you are going through this sales process to connect with a financial advisor that can help you to transfer your funds and position you in a way that you won't be hit with a huge tax deduction. Often times you can use your sale ticket and position it into an investment package in order to keep more of the money you've worked hard to earn.

Once you are done with the sale of your business be sure to reward yourself. Most people get in a habit of working hard and even after they sell their business they jump right into another business venture, take some time after your sale to enjoy life and your financial freedom!

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