It takes years of hard work and sheer perseverance to build a business. But then, one fine day, you realise that all is not well with your business. The alarm bell rings, and it becomes clear that it is time for a distress sale.
Selling your business can be frustrating. Evaluating the offer and getting it executed is the toughest part. The common notion that ‘if an offer is too good to be true, it might just be’ holds a lot of wisdom at this time. With the evolution of complex market assets and technologies, the ways of cheating and frauds have also evolved. And for all you know, you could be walking into a deal that is either one-sided or simply a trap meant to cheat you and take control of your business.
Located at the heart of some of the world’s most important trade and commerce routes, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been known as an important economic center of the middle-east. UAE has also been ranked among the top 21 countries globally as per World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report and it ranks over all other middle-east countries as well.
It takes as much effort to fold something right as it does to blossom something from scratch. What can go wrong when one wants to sell a business and how can a business-person be better equipped to face it all?
For many reasons, an entrepreneur can find oneself standing at the sunset point and ready to conclude a journey that started with a small business. Sometimes, it is helpful to end something at the right time than to stretch it to everyone’s agony. Market factors, industry dynamics, sustainability issues and the roadblocks of scale or speed are just a few triggers that spur any small business owner to consider shutting down the curtains for good. It is only with the lessons learned and the hassles encountered here that the entrepreneur in question can be ready for forthcoming ventures that will gain from all the prudence and caution acquired in this very phase. Provided, the business owner does it right. But this is seldom a picnic.
It is not as simple as baking cookies, but it is not as tough as assembling a rocket either. All you need is careful planning, a grandma for tips and the right oven.
Do you know that eleven percent of the adult population in India has been spotted to be engaged in early-stage entrepreneurial activities? Well, wait till you read the next figure. A mere five percent of people in India actually go on to establish their own business.
Knowledge is power, and it applies so powerfully when you are looking for brokers.
Business is seldom a smooth affair. One has to navigate all shades of challenges to survive and succeed in today’s landscape. At every stage of business, you need someone who knows someone. At the inception, it is the need to scout for talent, legal work or suppliers. As one scales, the expansion plans need a different category of partners. Even when a business is wrapping up, the right conclusion and transition would require contacts that can help a business owner transcend from one level to another smoothly.
If you are reading this article, chances are you know the inherent advantages of choosing the franchise route instead of diving into the start-up whirlpool or grinding yourself in a 9 to 7 rut.
It is as good as being an entrepreneur but without the overwhelming risk, uncertainty and regulatory weight that deter even the most ambitious entrepreneurs.
The Indian property landscape has undergone massive upheavals in the last few years. From the seismic effects of demonetization to the advent of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) as well as GST, a lot has changed in the industry in a short span of time. These are not just regulatory changes intent on bringing in more transparency, speed, and efficiency; but also ripples that are making the sector sharp, technologically-inclined and digitally-savvy as we move forth.