Wondering if you’ll ever be able to sell your business? Here are the top 7 reasons why 75% of businesses never even get sold……
Learn what it takes to sell your business, who the players involved in the process are, and why so many businesses out there simply just don’t ever sell…. -Which we think is tragic considering the untapped market of buyers out there researching entrepreneurship. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Choosing to sell a company can easily be one of the most important decisions a business owner will ever make in their life. That is why it is important to be very prepared to sell your business in order to sell it at the price that it is agreeable to you, the seller. However, preparation starts years in advance. Here are 7 steps to take to ensure your business is ready for sale:
Maybe it was a passing mention that someone was interested in buying your company. Perhaps health concerns have you thinking of an exit. Or is it a nagging feeling that you’re just done? Whatever the reason, if you’re thinking of selling your painting business, know that it’s a journey that’s not for the fainthearted.
About 80% of businesses listed for sale don’t sell, says Peter Holton, managing director with Chicago-based Caber Hill Advisors. Holton oversees Caber Hill’s construction, painting, landscaping, and facilities management division, offering valuation and business consulting insights for those looking to buy or sell service organizations.
“Unrealistic expectations of the business owner are the main reason only 20% of businesses actually sell,” he said. Few business owners truly comprehend the reality check they’ll endure when selling their company. But with a willingness to listen, learn, and correct some deficiencies, it is possible for an owner to make a profitable exit.
In 1961, Kamal Yadav arrived in the United States with $15 in his pocket. He started Chemco Industries in 1975 and grew the business to $3M in revenue. Chemco sells environmentally-friendly cleaning chemicals, and Kamal’s customers included Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and the federal government.
When his children didn’t express interest in taking over the business, Kamal decided to sell. He hired Certified Value Builder™ Steve Denny of Innovative Business Advisors to help, and they quickly received 14 offers.