When you’ve dedicated yourself to a business - whether started from scratch or taken on at a later date - it’s not always easy to make the decision to sell. Unfortunately, there’s no one who can make that decision for you, but if you carefully consider your options you can ensure you feel comfortable that you’ve chosen the right path.
We’ve explored some of the major warning signs that you should consider selling up, and the factors you should take into account before you make your final decision.
Passion vs exhaustionWhen you launched your new business you were probably filled with enthusiasm and a passion for the industry you were entering. And this passion is necessary when you start up a new company due to the many hours you will need to dedicate to it to ensure it is a success.
Out of your depthYou may have had the perfect skillset when you took on your business, or perhaps you feel you’ve developed the skills and knowledge you need during your time in charge of the company. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll always be the right person for the job.
An ever-changing industryThe rapid advancements of the modern world mean industries are constantly having to adapt to new ways of working and thinking. No longer able to remain content with the status quo, modern business owners have to stay ahead of the next big industry advancement or trend if they want to stay afloat.
The perfect opportunityPerhaps you’re quite happy in your business, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sell up if the right opportunity presents itself. Whether you’re offered enough money to tempt you into retirement, approached by a company with merger plans or even offered the opportunity to start a new business in a different industry, there’s no reason why you can’t make the decision to sell a successful business.
Very profitable, Midlands-based long-established specialist metal stockholder with freehold - offers invited for 100% share sale.
A rare opportunity to acquire this four-in-one highly profitable business which consists of a butchers, a delicatessen, a breakfast/sandwich and hot food bar, a coffee lounge and off-licence selling local ciders, beers and wines.
This butchery offers an excellent opportunity for a first auspicious purchase or to add to an existing business. The business has been owned and operated by the current vendor's family since 1959.
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