Have you thought of cashing in your business for a big profit?
This year may be the optimal time to do so, and we’ll explain why. Market analysts are calling 2024, especially its first half, a possible “Goldilocks Year” to sell a company for a substantial lump sum. If you agree, then Hallmark Business Brokers can help you navigate the process for terrific results.
2024: Ripe for the Picking (for Sellers)
What makes 2024 an ideal time to profit by selling a well-run business?
Obviously, the best sales will involve businesses that are experiencing significant popularity in today’s market. This includes (but isn’t limited to) anything to do with healthcare, construction, service businesses, technology, and transportation. So, if you have a small company in one of those areas, you can expect to find reputable buyers and command strong asking prices.
The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates, which should loosen things a little for otherwise wary buyers, who could purchase with credit easier. Finally, the stock market is doing well at least for the timing being. Should that change in several months, or a couple years, you may find yourself having to sell in much less favorable conditions, leading to a veritable “seller’s remorse.”
In other words, 2024 might be the time to sell while things are more within your control.
When Should You Get Started?
Any time you’re thinking about selling, it’s imperative to remember that time is of the essence. It takes at least six to 12 months to process everything. That covers an array of important steps: marketing your business for sale, reaching a reasonable asking price, negotiating with multiple buyers, finalizing contracts, and closing a deal.
Important Considerations for Selling
If you’re ready to pull the trigger and sell, then you’ll want to focus on cleaning your books to prepare for the transition.
- Get your financial records in order.
- Standardize your business’s accounting methods.
- Make sure you keep personal financial obligations separate from those of the business
- Calculate the precise value of all assets and liabilities.
- Do all of this with your accountant to make sure you don’t overlook everything.
Other than that, once you’re ready, it’s time to employ the help of a professional business broker to complete an effective sale. We’re the ones who will help you get through all the difficult details and make a smooth landing while selling your business.
So, get in touch with Hallmark Business Brokers for hands-on support with either selling or buying a company. Contact us today to learn more by calling 941-445-4726.