Preparing to Sell: Manufacturing Business

Preparing to Sell: Manufacturing Business

A manufacturing business is formally defined as any business that uses components, parts, or raw materials to make a finished product. These products can either be sold directly to consumers or to other manufacturing businesses that use them to make another product. With both a business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) aspect, this type of business has a diverse customer base.

To prepare a manufacturing business for a sale, one must begin as they would for any other business. The first step is always to get the finances and documents in order. Doing this also will make determining a selling price much easier when the time comes. For now, this means ensuring balance sheets are balanced, profits are calculated, and cash flow is updated. At the same time, for a manufacturing business, this means establishing the depreciation of any and all property and equipment used to make its products.

The next step is ensuring taxes are up to date. Once this has been finalized, you will need a business valuation. This is the process of coming to the right selling price. Transworld Business Advisors Houston offers a free business valuation consultation which is ideal for determining if it is the right time for you to sell your manufacturing business.

Beyond the business valuation, the next step (or rather, the first step) is to hire a business broker. Transworld Houston has brokers with extensive knowledge in the manufacturing industry. Thanks to this, they are very familiar with the industry, its trends, client base, and even competitors. This ensures you, as the business owner, can focus on the day to day aspects of the business, while a professional can get your manufacturing business in order for a sale.

Once your Houston area manufacturing business has been listed, a broker and their office will serve as a neutral location for all negotiations. From the first meeting to the final signature on the dotted line, your business is our main priority. Our brokers guarantee the best service and attention is given to your manufacturing business.

Contact the Transworld Business Advisors Houston office to book your free business valuation consultation today!