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Guide to the Proper Timing of Selling Your Business

There is value in business not only from the standpoint of its economic concept of value but value in a sense where someone is made to determine the health and well-being of the firm. Business you see involves a common goal or purpose that is worked out by various talents and resources to achieve a specific goal, therefore its health and wellbeing is something that cannot be measured in monetary terms. This includes health or the value of employees, customers, suppliers, alliances, partners, pipelines partners, managerial value and of course societal value. What this means is that when we speak of business value, it does not only mean money, but it includes the intangible things like the intellectual capital and the blueprint of its business model.

The business has a score depending on its health. The future is not known to us, and so even if your business is experiencing health at present, we cannot know what it will be like in the future which always involves risks since the longer you hold on to that business which is growing at a fast speed, the more delicate your business becomes and the more susceptible to failure. When this happens, if you have an opportunity to sell your company then you should do so, either in part or the whole of your company to a potential buyer.

This is how it works: At the start of a business, when it is relatively small, its intellectual and economic capital are small as well. This is a good time to take risks for your small business since there is less danger when the company is small. Risk taking is actually beneficial for small business because this gives them an great opportunity to grow their business further. Hard work and hurdling risks are essential to business growth which increases the value of the business. However, it is only natural that the owner of the business starts to become more and more conservative concurrent to the growth of the business value. So now the business owner has the option to sell this business with high value, if he no longer want to take risks and do damage control or fix bad strategies. The decision to sell your business when its value is high is a smart decision, and not when it is in bad shape.
The Essentials of Businesses – 101

If you are one who are good at taking risky challenges, then you don’t have to do this on big stakes when you business lifecycle is on the latter stages, but on the first few stages of the business lifecycle. So when your business is at its prime, this is the best time to sell it, get a huge capital for your next venture which, hopefully, is a more interesting one, or one with a higher potential.
5 Takeaways That I Learned About Brokers

Many business owners who are considering the sale of their business will need someone to broker or market the business that they are selling. But a word of caution: You need to stay involved, you need to view them as member of your team along with your attorney, accountant, mentor and financial advisor.

Donna Mitchell