How to sell your business Las Vegas?

How to sell your business Las Vegas?

How to sell your business Las Vegas? You can take a simple question like this and it can explode in so many different directions and have so many different answers. Just one question can open up a slew of opportunities and forks in the road that you will have to decide which direction to travel down. Do you want to keep your business within your personal network of family or friends? Are you interested in selling immediately or sometime or someday down the road with no real date in mind? What kind of price would you expect to get from a prospective buyer when they buy your business? Would you expect that prospective buyer to provide you with all of your asking price in cash up front or is there a possibility that you might want to work with them and maybe carry some of that financial burden? That one simple question has now opened up and become something a little bit more complicated. By asking yourself one thing you have opened up several cans of worms and now you must address several different issues.

When answering the question how to sell your business Las Vegas from the business broker’s perspective, the answer might go something like this: first and foremost you need to really understand what is motivating the seller to do so. It is always important to remember that businesses have consumed a lot of the owner’s life, time and money. Knowing what has brought them to sell their company can really help you in making the entire transaction successful one. Is also important to know if they have a specific timetable that they want to work with especially when they want the entire selling process to begin. When it comes to selling a business this is not something that happens quickly in just a matter of days or a couple of weeks. It can take anywhere from six months to an entire year for the entire process to go through and on average sale time is about eight months if the sale happens at all. It is important to make sure that the seller also is aware that only about 25% of all businesses that go on the market will actually sale. That leaves the potential for having to shut down at 75%. These numbers can seem very daunting and in some cases make the situation seem very hopeless.

Once it is become clear that it is time to sell your business Las Vegas the next step is getting prepared and ready for the process of sale. Often time’s owners are very timid in their approach of selling their business and this can be a very negative mind frame to have. This can be a very long and tough journey and there are many different aspects of owning and operating a business that must be addressed and many different decisions that must be made. In depth looks will have to be made into the basic operations, finance, accounting, management and other more sensitive areas that are involved in running a business. There is also the more emotional side that many owners have to go through when they have reached this fork in the road. Small business owners tend to be more emotionally invested in their businesses and this can be a very hard time for them. Now is the time for the hard details of the business to be understood so they can be laid out on the table just exactly what is up for sale. It is important to have professional help in making sure that all the proper and necessary documents are ready and both up-to-date and accurate. When the potential buyer is found for business taking too much time to seal the deal can kill the deal. The buyer does not want to come up on surprises and feel that there are too many matters within the business that are out of their control so having everything in order is very important. You do not want to leave open a window of opportunity for the potential buyer to begin feeling that this just might not be the right business for them and they begin seeking out other opportunities.

Every business has different needs that need to be met when it comes time to sell your business Las Vegas. When the time comes you need to have at least three years statements of profits and losses, tax returns as well as balance sheets. It is also handy telecopy of the lease, listings of all the fixtures, furniture and equipment as well as the disclosure she filled out by the potential seller that will explain any conditions that need to be met in order to successfully operate the business. This is including but not limited to permits, licenses and other information that needs to be known in order for the business to legally be run by the potential buyer. When a buyer has come forward and an offer has been negotiated and agreed upon by both parties the due diligence phase will come into play. At this point the seller will need to make available all sensitive documents and information about the business to the buyer. In the final phase of selling a business all monies that need to be paid to different parties connected to the sale need to be handled and legal ownership needs to be handed over to the buyer. 99% of the time selling the business is not a sprint but more like a marathon that all parties have to run to get to the finish line. It takes time and dedication.

Jennifer Weinberg