Business owners might want to pay attention to the “Writing on the Wall”!
No matter what price a business owner wants for his or her company, the market is the true indicator of what buyers are willing to pay. Selling a business can be very emotional – all the hard work over the years, attachment and loyalty to employees, the profitability in the past, etc., etc. But if the business has been properly presented to the market and there are offers, the business owner must pay attention to “the writing on the wall”. He or she should negotiate hard but must consider the reality of those offers.