Business owners who have decided to sell their business may be concerned about whether their employees will react negatively to the news of the sale and leave for other jobs. Although this concern is warranted, in many cases the sale of a business may create a feeling of excitement for employees. Here’s why:
New business owners are often concerned that the employees in their new business will leave. They will try hard to create a positive atmosphere for them so they are encouraged to stay with the new owner. A point for existing business owners to make with employees is that a new owner may mean better job security. The new owner is going to depend on his or her existing talent to continue to operate successfully. It is very unlikely they would sacrifice their business by eliminating knowledgeable employees.
Another advantage for employees is when a bigger company buys their business. Suddenly they may have career advancement opportunities that would not exist in a smaller business. If a new owner takes a smaller family business to a much larger one, the opportunities should be there for the employees.
Lastly, a new business owner will bring new energy to the business. Many older people who decide to sell a business may be tired of the daily grind and not willing to explore new ideas from employees. A new owner, if smart, will listen to the employees and have a desire to grow the business.
For these reasons and others, a business sale should not be a concern for existing employees but rather a chance to be excited for a new owner and the potential opportunities it can bring. If you are ready to sell your business in the greater Sarasota area please contact Hallmark Business Brokers at 941-445-4726 and let us be your advocate as you go through the sales process. We can also help you find a new business if you are ready to explore new opportunities!