Valuing your personal life over business ventures

No matter how much you love running your business, there may come a time when you realise you want to move on.

Knowing the right time to sell a business is one of the most important aspects of business ownership, as it enables you to get maximum enjoyment from your business, as well as maximum profits. When the sale is complete, you are then free to enjoy your personal life to the full, including aspects you may have previously had to miss out on.

Here are some of the main reasons to sell a business, and why selling an accommodation business at the right time can make so much sense.

Reasons to sell your business

Accommodation business owners sell their businesses for a huge variety of different reasons, but here are some of the signs which show you that selling might be a wise decision.

1. You have the opportunity to make a big profit

If the value of your business has increased significantly, this can be a good time to sell. This can come about as a destination increases in popularity or because of the work you’ve put in to improve the accommodation. The more your business expands, the greater the risks you will have to face, so it can make sense to sell at a point where you are happy with the amount of money you have made from it.

You may also get an offer from a potential buyer which is too good to refuse. This is something you should always think seriously about taking.

2. You want to start a new business

Some business owners find they want to move into another type of business or they have identified a bigger and better business opportunity elsewhere. If this is the case for you, selling your accommodation business can give you the cash you need for a down payment on your new venture.

3. You’ve lost your drive for business

It is possible to simply fall out of love with your business. Providing holiday accommodation is a challenging job, and it might not be what you want to do for ever. If it’s exhausting you instead of exciting you, it might be time to hand over to someone else who has the enthusiasm for your business that you have lost.

4. You want to look after your health

If your business is affecting your health, either physically or mentally, you should seriously consider selling it. Selling your business will enable you to have the time you need to rest and recover. You can always look into starting another business in the future.

5. You want more time with family

Running an accommodation business takes up a lot of your time, at all hours of the day. Many owners of this kind of business realise that they are not spending enough time with their families and loved ones. This can be a good enough reason to sell your business, so you can make the most of your personal life.

6. You want to retire

At some point, most business owners will want to retire. You have worked hard for years building up your business, so retirement is the ideal time to enjoy the rewards. Selling your business can be an ideal way to achieve the comfortable and active retirement you dream of, giving you the financial freedom to enjoy life to the full.

More information about selling an accommodation business

If any of these situations apply to you, or you are considering selling your accommodation business for another reason, it is always beneficial to have the right help and support. Accommodation Business Brokers can offer you more advice about how to sell an accommodation business in Australia, giving you the time and resources to enjoy your personal and family life once more. Please contact us for more information.

Chris Rowe & team

With a strong appreciation of what constitutes a successful accommodation business sale, I’m able to recommend a sale price for your business; whether its a hotel, motel, resort, backpackers, caravan park, or management rights , at optimal market value. During my time as a broker, I have sold in excess of 100 properties around New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory. On average, I can take a property from ‘Listed’ to ‘Sold’ within 30 days.

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