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How Do You Know When It's Time to Sell Your Business?

There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to make critical decisions that can have immense impact on his life. Selling a business is...



There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to make critical decisions that can have immense impact on his life. Selling a business is one of them. We are frequently tempted to hold on to things that might have outrun their usefulness to the extent that what initial started as a blessings begins to take the better part of our lives. There are a number of factor that can influence a decision to sell a business – some arise from limitations in the business while others are born out of a strategic plan to make progress.

Exits in a business can take the form of ownership transfer, selling the business, or in extreme cases dissolving the business entirely. As a sole owner in charge of the executive arm of the business it might be challenging to determine the right time to sell a business. In this article we will discuss some notable signs that present you with a green light to hit the road.


1. Lack of Interest


Enthusiasm is a fuel that art as a live wire to any business. If you have gotten to a point in your life where you no longer enjoy running the franchise or business maybe it’s time you hit the road. However, be sure that you aren’t just having a relapse caused by stress. If your business is still very profitable and has lots of potential for upside growth, we’d advise that you make changes to your lifestyle or approach to running the business to stay enthusiastic about it.

If for some personal reasons you no longer have the urge to continue, then you will be better off selling. We understand that running a business comes with a lot of challenges that most entrepreneurs can’t cope with for a long time. Issues about hiring the right personnel, HR management and having to put up with a special character disposition can be overbearing. 



2. You no longer have the skill set to maintain the business


Business growth often comes with changing skillset needed to tackle modern problems. We live in a generation of light speed internet, modernized applications and increased technologies. Many a time, as a business grows, owners who haven’t invested in acquiring the right skills become less of an asset to a company. Although there are entrepreneurs who can adjust with the companies required skillset, others aren’t so lucky. At this stage its better if you do something about it- get the right skillset or sell to more competent hands.


3. Dwindling Profit margins


Dwindling profit margins year in and year out can be attributed to negative market forces against the existence of your business. Sometimes there is a huge shift in consumer behavior or a pending mega trend that threatens to make your business obsolete. Other times, lower profit margins might be because the company has outgrown your skill set.

In today’s world, no business is safe, with ever changing technological advancement. It’s important to always stay innovative to keep up with the challenges. It’s better to sell if you can’t keep up to the demands to avoid a total collapse of earnings and profitability. This Australian businesses for sale website presents you with a good widow to showcase your business to large compaines 



4. Other opportunities present themselves


Unless you are a multitasker and have superhuman abilities to control lots of businesses at a time, it’s better to sell off one to pursue the dreams of another. Sometimes more lucrative opportunities present there selves but you aren’t financial buoyant to run them. If you are absolutely certain that this new opportunity can fulfil your dreams, then there is no need holding on to one. Sell what you have to pursue what you need to. If for example you have an innovative social website that has caught on with the internet and a Giant like Facebook comes knocking at your door, we’d advise that you seriously consider the offer. 



5. Increased Business value


If your business isn’t trending towards disaster but you have successfully increased the value, it might just be the right time to cash out. There is a high probability that other entrepreneurs are eyeing your business for a possible acquisition.

If for example you have fully developed a business that caters to a particular niche, you can sell it to a larger company for a tidy profit. Sometimes acquisitions require that you are involved for a set amount of time before you leave. So factor that in


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