After much worry, pondering, and maybe even praying, have you decided that it's time to close your business? If so, it is more than likely that you are feeling extremely disappointed. After all, closing your business probably signifies that a dream you had just didn't turn out the way you thought it would. You may also be very worried about workers that will be losing their jobs because of the closure of your business. From writing down lessons you've learned to arranging for asset liquidation services, here are some things that might help you as you close your business.
Write It Down - Have you ever heard that you might see things more clearly after you've written down your thoughts? As you go through the process of terminating your business, think of making a list of things you've learned along the way, things you can use in the future. For example, you might write down advice people gave you, you might write down the names of individuals who were good resources for you, and you might write down mistakes you now realize that you made. After all, the fact that you are closing your business doesn't mean that you can't start a new one in the future. One of the things you might have learned is that you would have succeeded if you had taken on a partner. Write that down.
Start The Liquidation - Besides investing your dreams into your business, you have probably invested a great deal of your money, maybe even your life's savings. Part of the process of closing your business may be you doing the liquidation of assets yourself. Even an old-fashioned Going Out Of Business sale might bring in quite a bit of money. If you decide to go that route, pay attention to the way you handle the sale. For example, if you own a boutique that sells things like gifts and clothing, it would probably be best to close your business before Christmas. If you don't want to have that type of sale, consider consignment sales. Just know that going that route might take a longer period of time.
Whether you liquidate your assets yourself or whether you hire professionals to do the asset liquidation, your business items will be itemized carefully. A description and condition of the things you are liquidating will be noted and a price will be affixed to each item. Remember that items you give to charity are tax deductible.
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