“I’m only going to do this once….”

This is the most common thing a business owner will say when planning to sell their business, and that can naturally lead to a lot of anxiety that things may go wrong.

Selling a company can be one of the most significant decisions an entrepreneur can make. Whether it’s due to retirement, a desire to pursue other ventures, or simply the right time to cash out, the process itself can be emotionally taxing – it’s rarely just a commercial transaction.

It also comes with a lot of questions: “What if I sell for less than the business is worth?”, “What if the buyer doesn’t do what they said they would?”, “What if I don’t get paid in full?”

While the final step will always take a leap of faith, there are things you can do before signing on the dotted line to avoid seller’s remorse.

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